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  • Photo of Policy-makers discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industry

    Policy-makers discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industry

    The ability of sugar industry in the Region to survive after the removal of production quotas in the European Union (EU) on September 30, 2017, will depend on improved competitiveness and pragmatic diversification options, according to a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat official.The end of EU’s quota management for sugar is expected to lead to a fall in prices towards the international sugar price and…

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  • Photo of Regional sugar association to work closely with COTED

    Regional sugar association to work closely with COTED

    The Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC) has agreed to work closely with the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to implement decisions taken by the Council in November 2014. The Association held its Board of Directors Meeting on 12-13 December, 2014 in Georgetown, Guyana, where it noted and welcomed the decisions taken at…

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  • Communiqué Issued At The Conclusion Of The Fourth CARICOM Sugar Stakeholders Meeting, Georgetown, Guyana

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Stakeholders on Sugar are confident that the industry will retain its ability to meet the challenges of the international environment for the commodity. At their Fourth Meeting in Georgetown, Guyana, on 11 and 12 January 2007, Ministers and industry representatives of Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad…

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  • Photo of Frank discussions needed for common action plan on sugar – Dr. Henry Jeffrey CARICOM Ministerial spokesman on sugar

    Frank discussions needed for common action plan on sugar – Dr. Henry Jeffrey CARICOM Ministerial spokesman on sugar

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministerial Spokesman on Sugar, Guyana's Foreign Trade and International Cooperation Minister, Dr. the Honourable, Henry Jeffrey, has urged Regional stakeholders to engage in frank discussions towards achieving a common action plan to set the framework for the future in sugar. Delivering opening remarks at the fourth Meeting of the CARICOM Stakeholders…

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  • CARICOM STAKEHOLDERS ON SUGAR MEET THURSDAY

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Fourth Meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Stakeholders on Sugar will be convened on Thursday January 11, 2007, at the CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana. The Stakeholders will consider the developments since the reform of the European Union Sugar Regime, including the state of play regarding the implementation of the 1,244 billion Euro…

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  • CARICOM MINISTERS SPEAK OUT ON SUGAR, BANANA AT WTO MINISTERIAL MEETING

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, Hon. K.D Knight has pledged his country’s ongoing commitment to trade liberalisation, but has expressed disappointment over the declining terms of trade and erosion of preferential treatment for Jamaica’s banana and sugar exports. Addressing the 6th WTO Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong, Minister Knight said…

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  • CARICOM Heads Express Bitter Disappointment Over EU Decision On Sugar

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown) The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Malta for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting were alarmed at learning that the EU has taken the decision to drastically reduce by 36%the price that ACP states will receive for their sugar exports to the EU. The Heads of Government were bitterly disappointed that…

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  • CARIBBEAN SUGAR SITUATION MORE WORRISOME SAYS CARICOM MINISTER

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) Guyana's Minister of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation, Hon. Clement Rohee has suggested that the recent ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Appellate Body on the European Union (EU) Sugar case has made the situation for sugar in the Caribbean more “worrisome”. Minister Rohee was at the time addressing the Second Meeting of Sugar Stakeholders…

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  • CARICOM PRESSES CASE FOR PHASED SUGAR PRICE CUT

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) The transformation of the Region's agriculture sector and discussions on the future and present threats to the sugar industry being among the matters deliberated on by CARICOM Heads of Government at their 16th Inter-Sessional Meeting in Suriname. Briefing the media on sugar, the development of a Common Fisheries Policy and the sustainable development of agriculture in…

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  • CARICOM HEADS TO CONSIDER SINGLE MARKET, SUGAR AT UPCOMING REGULAR MEETING

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have a packed agenda before them for the upcoming 25th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, which runs from July 4 through July 7 in Grande Anse, Grenada. High on the agenda will be a focus on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), which is geared towards…

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