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  • CARICOM Region Prepares For WTO 10th Ministerial Conference

    BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – In preparation for the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) 10th Ministerial Conference (MC10), Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States met to review the state of play of the WTO Doha Round of Negotiations, and their approach to preserve their interests in the context of MC10. The meeting which was held October 15‐16, 2015 in Barbados was convened by…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Welcomes Canada’s Approach To WTO On Caribcan

    CARICOM Welcomes Canada’s Approach To WTO On Caribcan

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat welcomes the decision of Canada to seek a new waiver in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for the CARIBCAN arrangements. The Secretariat looks forward to its early approval which will ensure that existing CARICOM trade with Canada will continue without disruption. The Secretariat will be convening a Special Meeting…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair meets Chinese President – China, Bahamas pledge to boost cooperation

    CARICOM Chair meets Chinese President – China, Bahamas pledge to boost cooperation

    BEIJING, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie pledged to boost cooperation between the two countries as they met on Wednesday at the Great Hall of the People. “China attaches great importance to ties with the Bahamas,” Xi told the visiting prime minister, who is in Beijing to attend the opening ceremony of…

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  • CSME and External Negotiations Link to be Discussed in Jamaica

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – Regional Prime Ministers are expected to convene in the inaugural Joint Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-committee on External Trade Negotiations and CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) on February 5-6 2007 in Montego Bay Jamaica. The agenda will be informed in part by the discussions of the preceding 20th Special Meeting of the Council for…

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  • Photo of Bilateral discussions on sugar exports

    Bilateral discussions on sugar exports

    Export of sugar to Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago was the subject of separate and successful bilateral discussions between Minister of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation of Guyana Clement Rohee and his counterparts from the two sister CARICOM countries, K.D Knight of Jamaica and Kenneth Valley of Trinidad and Tobago. These discussions took place during the just concluded Special meeting…

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  • RNM Brings Agriculture Trade Negotiations into Focus

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – The Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery’s (RNM) Seventh Technical Working Group (TWG) on Agriculture came to a close yesterday. The two-day meeting – convened in Bridgetown, Barbados, July 21 to 22 – provided an overview of agriculture trade negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Regarding the WTO, the…

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    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers responsible for Trade and Economic Development have agreed to a CARICOM position on Agriculture and Services in the current round of negotiations taking place in the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Assistant Secretary-General for Regional Trade and Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat, Byron Blake, reporting on the CARICOM initiative, explained that the Ministers also agreed…

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