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  • Photo of CARICOM Agriculture Ministers meet in Georgetown

    CARICOM Agriculture Ministers meet in Georgetown

    Ministers of Agriculture of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet in Georgetown Thursday and Friday for a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Agriculture. The Meeting will be held at the CARICOM Secretariat. Among the matters the discussions will focus on are commodities which the Community had identified as priorities: roots and root tubers,…

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  • Photo of CSM, private sector engagement, Cuba feature prominently at COTED

    CSM, private sector engagement, Cuba feature prominently at COTED

    Action to ensure that the CARICOM Single Market (CSM) is placed on a more efficient footing to benefit Community nationals; the importance of standards and consumer protection; and the role of the private sector in Regional development, were among the key matters Trade Ministers took decisions on when they met in Georgetown, Guyana, 23-24 April, 2015. CSME Ministers, at the Fortieth Meeting…

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  • Photo of ‘Ceaseless efforts’ continue to boost Regional development through CSME – CARICOM Secretary-General

    ‘Ceaseless efforts’ continue to boost Regional development through CSME – CARICOM Secretary-General

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)      Ministers with responsibility for Trade began a two-day Meeting on Thursday against the background of greater urgency being attached to consolidating the Community's gains under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Addressing the Opening ceremony of the Fortieth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Thursday morning at the…

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  • Photo of Opening Remarks by Ambassador Irwin LaRocque Secretary-General, Caribbean Community at The Fortieth Council For Trade and Economic Development (COTED)

    Opening Remarks by Ambassador Irwin LaRocque Secretary-General, Caribbean Community at The Fortieth Council For Trade and Economic Development (COTED)

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)      I welcome you all to this Fortieth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED).  I extend a particularly warm welcome to our Chairman, Minister Claude Hogan who, while not a stranger to this Council, is attending his first COTED as Minister.   Today’s welcome is special, given that Montserrat…

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  • Photo of Officials begin meeting ahead of 40th COTED

    Officials begin meeting ahead of 40th COTED

    Officials of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Monday began preparatory deliberations at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, ahead of a Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED, which will be held later in the week. The Fortieth Meeting of the COTED will be held April 23-24. Over the two days, Ministers with responsibility for Trade will focus on…

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  • Energy centre to highlight discussions at Special Meetings of COTED

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The establishment of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) will be the focus of discussions at two Special Meetings of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) that will be held in Georgetown, Guyana on Wednesday and Thursday.   A Special Meeting of COTED on Energy will be convened…

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  • Photo of Trinidad and Tobago signs important protocol

    Trinidad and Tobago signs important protocol

    “Trinidad and Tobago on Friday signed the Protocol to Amend Article 83 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas establishing the Caribbean Community including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. This important Protocol clarifies the flexibility afforded to COTED (Council for Trade and Economic Development) in its administration of the Common External Tariff, which is a fundamental element of the CARICOM…

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  • CAHFSA begins operations in Suriname

    The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety (CAHFSA), a Regional institution, held its third meeting at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat from November 17-19, 2014. The Chairman of the Board is Ms. Audine Mootoo of Trinidad and Tobago. Other members are: Dr. Helena Browne of Antigua and Barbuda, Dr. Beverley Wood of Barbados, Mr. Emir…

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  • Photo of COTED approves two new standards for the region

    COTED approves two new standards for the region

    The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) has adopted two regional standards – both of which have been in development for a number of years. The region now has a common Specification for Cement, and a Code of Practice for Organic Production and Processes, both of which have been hailed as major developments by the CARICOM Regional Organisation for…

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  • Photo of The Council for Trade and Economic Development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) concluded a two-

    The Council for Trade and Economic Development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) concluded a two-

    The Council for Trade and Economic Development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) concluded a two-day meeting on 7 November 2014. Key agenda items were strengthening the operation and effectiveness of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and the free movement and the facilitation of travel; engagement with the private sector; external economic and trade relations; and the strategic direction…

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