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  • Photo of Trade Policy Experts offer solutions to issues affecting Trade in the Caribbean

    Trade Policy Experts offer solutions to issues affecting Trade in the Caribbean

    Strategies to deal with the effects of global issues affecting trade in the Caribbean were advanced at a recent meeting of international and regional stakeholders which sought to outline trade policy challenges impacting OECS and CARICOM countries and discuss the way forward. The two-day meeting, organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Organisation of Eastern…

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  • Photo of Private Sector capacity building and consultation: CARICOM strategy for regional implementation of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA)

    Private Sector capacity building and consultation: CARICOM strategy for regional implementation of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA)

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has convened a Private Sector Consultation and capacity building workshop on the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) and the CARICOM Strategy for Regional Implementation.      The Meeting, intended for national Business Development Organisations from CARICOM WTO Members, takes place in Kingston, Jamaica, 19-20 April, 2017,   with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat/European Union…

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  • Photo of Consultation on the CARICOM Strategy for Regional Implementation of the World Trade

    Consultation on the CARICOM Strategy for Regional Implementation of the World Trade

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, with the support of the World Bank Group (WBG) is convening a Consultation on the CARICOM  Strategy for Regional Implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA). The Meeting, intended for CARICOM State Officials with responsibility for WTO Trade Facilitation, will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados on 10-12 October, 2016, and is funded…

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  • CARICOM Kicks Off LMIS Training in Trinidad and Tobago

    The region is set to benefit from a major effort by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat to establish a labour market information system (LMIS) as a vital element of the smooth functioning of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). As part of this effort, the Secretariat is undertaking a series of LMIS training workshops in Member States. The first…

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  • Photo of Regional Trade officials put spotlight on services

    Regional Trade officials put spotlight on services

    The CARICOM Secretariat’s Office of Trade Negotiations in collaboration with the Inter‑American Development Bank (IDB), through its Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) and the IDB Integration and Trade Sector is hosting a Regional Workshop for CARICOM Trade Officials on the Trade and Services Agreement (TiSA) Negotiations and the Negative List Approach to Services and…

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  • CARICOM Making Cross-Border Business Easier

    One of the major aims of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is to stimulate economic growth and competitiveness by facilitating intra-regional commercial activity. An important project being executed by the CSME Unit of the CARICOM Secretariat will make this increasingly possible. On Monday, the Secretariat hosts a 2-day regional consultation in Trinidad and Tobago on the development of…

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  • Trade, investment prominent as CARICOM, SELA host meeting in Georgetown

    Trade and integration officials from member countries of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA), gather in Georgetown, Guyana, next week for talks on economic and cooperation relations among Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. The Meeting on Wednesday and Thursday at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is geared at placing at the forefront, the importance of trade, investment…

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  • Photo of MOU Signed Between Caribbean Export and the Latin Chamber of Commerce

    MOU Signed Between Caribbean Export and the Latin Chamber of Commerce

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Latin Chamber of Commerce of the USA.  The agreement forms the basis for the strengthening of investment and trade promotion and facilitation and develop reciprocal cooperation between the US based entities and the member states of Caribbean Export which includes CARIFORUM countries. “These agreements will open new…

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  • Photo of Dominica to host national workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

    Dominica to host national workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

    ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Dominica will stage a two day national workshop on the implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) in the OECS Economic Union. The April 7-8 meeting is being held in collaboration with the Saint Lucia-based OECS Commission, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development…

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  • Photo of CDB urges Regional governments to DECIDE

    CDB urges Regional governments to DECIDE

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has pointed to an urgent need for broad policy initiatives, including labour market reform and investment in developing the skills of potential workers to move Regional economies forward. In a presentation at the Bank’s Annual Review and Forecast titled, ‘Time to D.E.C.I.D.E,’ Director of Economics, Dr. Justin Ram said governments must aim to become Dynamic,…

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