Trade and Economic Issues

  • Photo of COTED endorses Made in CARICOM initiative

    COTED endorses Made in CARICOM initiative

    Trade ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have unanimously endorsed a proposal to develop a ‘Made in CARICOM’ promotional initiative which will capitalise on one of the opportunities presented by the pandemic. The endorsement came at a Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on the 26 and 27 November 2020, under the Chairmanship of the Hon.…

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  • Photo of Representatives of Border Agencies and Private Sector meet on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

    Representatives of Border Agencies and Private Sector meet on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

    Approximately 108 representatives of Border Agencies and the Private Sector from CARICOM WTO Members and Observer countries participated in a Regional Capacity Building Workshop on the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation, organized by the WTO and CARICOM Secretariats,  in Saint Lucia from 28 January to 1 February 2019.    The Workshop,  which focused on border agency co-ordination and co-operation, was…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM/EU Capacity Building Workshop on Restorative Justice ends with loud praise for the Initiative

    CARIFORUM/EU Capacity Building Workshop on Restorative Justice ends with loud praise for the Initiative

    (CARICOM Secretariat) The Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop on Restorative Justice, using the Sycamore Tree Project methodology ended on 4 December, in Georgetown, Guyana. The initiative targetted officials from the government Criminal Justice System and non-govermental organisations working in rehabilitation, across the Region. This capacity building initiative is an activity of the Crime and Violence Prevention and Social Development Project within the…

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  • Photo of Prime Minister Rowley and President Granger Sign Energy MOU

    Prime Minister Rowley and President Granger Sign Energy MOU

    (Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago) Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley and President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana His Excellency Brigadier David Granger signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Sector Cooperation today Wednesday 19 September, 2018 (at State House, Georgetown, Guyana). Prime Minister Rowley said today represents a documentation of his country’s commitment…

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  • Photo of CARICOM BUSINESS: Vol.1 No. 7

    CARICOM BUSINESS: Vol.1 No. 7

    A Weekly Business News Aggregation Service Vol.1 No. 7 compiled & edited by the Directorate of Trade & Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat only as a convenience for the Member States.   https://caricom.org/documents/16088/caricom_business_7_-_4_march_2018.pdf

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  • Photo of STATEMENT BY THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) ON EU LIST OF NON-COOPERATIVE TAX JURISDICTIONS

    STATEMENT BY THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) ON EU LIST OF NON-COOPERATIVE TAX JURISDICTIONS

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) strongly objects to the disappointing decision of the European Union to “blacklist” four CARICOM jurisdictions under the guise that they maintain harmful preferential tax regimes or have failed to comply with international standards for tax transparency and good governance.  This classification will significantly damage the reputation of these jurisdictions even if they are eventually removed from…

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  • Photo of Coordinated approach necessary to manage external relations – COTED hears

    Coordinated approach necessary to manage external relations – COTED hears

    The importance of effectively managing the external relations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was strongly underscored at the opening of the 45th meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Thursday in Georgetown, Guyana. Chair of the COTED, the Hon. Paula Gopie-Scoon, Trade and Industry Minister of Trinidad and Tobago,  and Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary General referred to…

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  • Photo of Private Sector capacity building and consultation: CARICOM strategy for regional implementation of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA)

    Private Sector capacity building and consultation: CARICOM strategy for regional implementation of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA)

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has convened a Private Sector Consultation and capacity building workshop on the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) and the CARICOM Strategy for Regional Implementation.      The Meeting, intended for national Business Development Organisations from CARICOM WTO Members, takes place in Kingston, Jamaica, 19-20 April, 2017,   with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat/European Union…

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  • More than 50% of electricity demand to be supplied by Renewables

    The Government is projecting that within two years, more than half of Jamaica’s electricity demand, totalling nearly 700 megawatts will be generated from renewable  sources. According to Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, this is based on the Government’s “aggressive” approach to fuel diversification resulting in over 200 megawatts  of renewable energy already being supplied to the national…

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  • Photo of Antigua-Barbuda strongly objects to being listed as a tax haven by Illinois

    Antigua-Barbuda strongly objects to being listed as a tax haven by Illinois

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday registered strong objections with the US state of Illinois, which has introduced legislation listing Antigua and Barbuda and ten Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries along with six other Caribbean jurisdictions as tax havens. In letters to Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Illinois General Assembly, Michael Madigan and House Representative…

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