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  • Photo of Guyana public sector representatives benefit from Competition Law and Policy training

    Guyana public sector representatives benefit from Competition Law and Policy training

    More than fifteen public sector  representatives in Guyana are now more empowered to address issues  related to competition law and policy, as a result of training received at a CARIFORUM-EU workshop held from 17 -21 October 2016, in Georgetown. The workshop on competition law and policy was designed to increase knowledge and awareness and to build the intuitional capacity of…

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  • Photo of More steps underway to produce high quality statistics

    More steps underway to produce high quality statistics

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is embarking on a project to strengthen capacity to measure the contribution of international trade in services to the economies of Member States by their trading partners. The project is to be funded by the European Union under the Tenth European Development Fund (10th EDF). The general objective of the project is to provide the decision-makers in…

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  • Photo of Customs Officers get training – under CARIFORUM–EU agreement

    Customs Officers get training – under CARIFORUM–EU agreement

    Several local customs officers, as well as stakeholders in the public and private sector benefitted from a customs and trade facilitation capacity workshop, conducted today at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA.) The workshop, held in the agency’s Training Room, at Camp Street, forms part of a slew of capacity building initiatives being implemented across the region, under the Caribbean Forum…

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  • Photo of EPA to benefit Departments of Statistics, Bureau of Standards

    EPA to benefit Departments of Statistics, Bureau of Standards

    Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Launch of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)/CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Standby Facility for Capacity Building Projects, held on Thursday morning at the Ocean Terrace Inn, has been described as a momentous occasion by the Minister of International Trade, Commerce and Consumers Affairs, the Honourable Lindsay Grant.  Minister Grant, who spoke to St. Kitts and…

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  • Photo of Opening remarks delivered by EU Ambassador Mikael Barfod

    Opening remarks delivered by EU Ambassador Mikael Barfod

    It is a real pleasure to be here with you today and deliver some opening remarks at this Preparatory meeting to the CARIFORUM Civil Society Consultative Committee.   The    text   of   the    EU-CARIFORUM   Economic   Partnership Agreement is extremely clear in reserving a fundamental role to the  Consultative  Committee.  The overall objective is to promote dialogue and ensure that the voice…

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  • Photo of Opening remarks delivered by Carlos Wharton, Director – EPA Implementation Unit, CARIFORUM Directorate, CARICOM Secretariat

    Opening remarks delivered by Carlos Wharton, Director – EPA Implementation Unit, CARIFORUM Directorate, CARICOM Secretariat

    – Mr. Remwick Rose, Chairman of the CARIFORUM Representatives of Civil Society; – Ambassador Mikael Barfod, Head of the EU Delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean; – Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen  On behalf of the Director-General of the CARIFORUM Directorate, Mr. Percival Marie, I would like to thank CARIFORUM Civil Society for inviting the CARIFORUM Directorate to this important…

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  • Photo of CDB meets with Haiti’s Minister of Commerce and Industry to Discuss EPA/CSME Projects

    CDB meets with Haiti’s Minister of Commerce and Industry to Discuss EPA/CSME Projects

    Port-au-Prince – Edward Greene, Division Chief of the Technical Cooperation Division of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)  held talks yesterday with the Minister of Commerce and Industry of Haiti that were described as both “frank and productive”. In addition, Greene met with a senior official of CARIFESTA, the Caribbean Festival of the Arts, and affirmed the Bank’s commitment to support of the…

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  • Photo of Opening speech from H.E. Mr Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

    Opening speech from H.E. Mr Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

    Honourable Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Grenada and CARIFORUM High Representative, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies the Ambassadors and Other Representatives of CARIFORUM States, Distinguished Members of National Delegations, Distinguished Director General of CARIFORUM, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my pleasure to be here in Georgetown, Guyana for the third meeting of the Joint CARIFORUM – EU EPA Council.…

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  • Photo of Joint Communiqué : Third Meeting of the Joint CARIFORUM-EU Council

    Joint Communiqué : Third Meeting of the Joint CARIFORUM-EU Council

    The Third Meeting of the Joint CARIFORUM-European Union (EU) Council under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) took place in Georgetown, Guyana, on 16 July 2015. The Meeting was held under the chairmanship of Hon. Oliver Joseph, Minister of Economic Development, Planning, Trade, Cooperatives and International Business of Grenada.   Several CARIFORUM States were represented at the Ministerial level. The EU…

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  • The way ahead for the EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement

    Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Trade Mrs. Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Trade, European Commission: Opening Speech to the Third Meeting of the Joint CARIFORUM-EU Council Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Trade 3rd meeting of the EU-CARIFORUM Joint EPA Council Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here with you in Georgetown, capital of Guyana. I'm happy to because it's my first…

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