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    CARIFORUM and EU discussing projects for funding

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 28, CMC – The Steering Committees of the CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME) and CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Standby Facilities are considering proposals for eight projects for funding. The two-day meeting, which begins here on Tuesday, is being held at the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The Steering Committees comprise representatives of European Commission, The Guyana-based…

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  • CARIFORUM Platform to be Strengthened, says New DG

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Mr. Percival Marie, a national of the Commonwealth of Dominica, assumes office on August 1 as Director-General of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) Directorate in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. He replaces Mr. Ivan Ogando Lora. Mr. Marie who has been appointed for a period of three years…

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  • EPA and CSME Standby Facilities launched

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) (The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Standby Facility represents a new paradigm for collaboration between Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) States and the European Union (EU), as does the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME) Standby Facility with respect to collaboration between CARICOM States and the EU. The Director-General…

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  • CARIFORUM gears up for key EPA Meeting

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Trinidad and Tobago will, on 27 September 2012, play host to the Second Meeting of the Trade and Development Committee (TDC) under the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM)-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). A preparatory meeting of CARIFORUM Officials, also to be held in Trinidad and Tobago, will be…

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  • CARIFORUM moves to ensure Non-State Actors participation in EPA

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) is moving to finalise its team for its side of the Consultative Committee with the European Union (EU). The Committee is one of the five institutions required under the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). A Meeting in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on 11…

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  • EPA market intelligence platform one step closer to becoming reality

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Director General of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) Directorate, Mr Ivan Ogando Lora, expressed satisfaction with recent progress made by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) to bring on stream its Market Intelligence Platform. When it begins operations, the Platform is expected to be of great benefit…

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  • EU Development Ministers Enlightened on ACP Issues

    The informal meeting of EU Development Ministers and the Informal ACP-EU Dialogue took place on 12-13 March 2007 in Petersberg near Bonn. The purpose of these meetings, which were chaired by German Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, was to discuss the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union and the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Region. One…

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  • NEGOTIATIONS AND THE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT : CARICOM MINISTERS EXPRESS CONCERN AT EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S ASSESSMENT OF AGRICULTURE TRADE

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Ministers of the Caribbean Community, meeting at the Twenty First Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in Trinidad and Tobago on May 12-13, 2006, expressed serious concern about the stance being taken on agriculture by the European Commission (EC) in the current negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The…

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  • CARIFORUM-EU Principal Negotiators take stock of EPA Negotiations

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – The Fifth Meeting of CARIFORUM-EU Principal Negotiators was convened in Barbados on March 27-28. A Joint Statement (appended to this News Release), which takes stock of the one and a half day encounter, was issued this afternoon at a Joint Press Conference, in which both the CARIFORUM and EU Principal Negotiators participated. The meeting of Principal…

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  • CARIFORUM and European Commission Advance Regional Integration Elements of EPA Negotiations

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – Senior Caribbean and European Commission (EC) officials met in Barbados today, November 12.  The encounter marked the Second Meeting of CARIFORUM-EC Principal Negotiators; the first having been convened in Brussels, July 15, 2004. CARIFORUM officials were led by Ambassador Dr. Richard Bernal, Director General of the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (RNM) and Caribbean Principal Negotiator on…

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