• Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development

      Before the beginning of our business here today, I would like to pause to pay tribute to Margaret Kalloo, former Deputy Programme Manager in the Agriculture Unit of the Secretariat. We, at the Secretariat, are in a reflective mode following Margaret’s death last week. Margaret almost single-handedly designed and carried the Regional SPS Programme and through her many years…

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  • Photo of New study urges the Caribbean to do more to facilitate trade

    New study urges the Caribbean to do more to facilitate trade

    WASHINGTON,USA – A new study by the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) is urging Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to do more to facilitate trade in order to boost exports. “Three years of sluggish growth in the exports of Latin America and the Caribbean make it urgent to implement policies that facilitate trade,” notes the study, entitled “Trade and…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Export and GIZ join forces

    Caribbean Export and GIZ join forces

    Caribbean news. Bridgetown, BARBADOS, October 13, 2014.  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has once again partnered with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to support the development of the SERVICES Go Global programme – an instructor-led, competency based export training programme for service providers managed by the Caribbean Network of Service Coalitions (C-NSC). Introduced for the first…

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  • CCJ to protect traders of goods and services

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Traders of goods and services will have protection from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), under the Caricom Regional Integration Electronic Public Procurement System, being developed across the region. According to Ivor Carryl, programme manager for the Caricom Single Market and Economy at the Caricom Secretariat, a regional public procurement notice board will be created for member…

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  • CARICOM approach needed to consumer protection, says Barbados minister

    There is a need for greater co-operation and coordination of action of regional bodies with regard to the issue of protecting the health and safety of consumers. Barbados industry minister, Donville Inniss, who is also responsible for consumer matters, expressed this view as he gave remarks on Thursday at the opening of a consultation on the CARICOM Rapid Alert System…

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  • Caribbean Plant Health Officials Meet to Discuss Strategies to Improve Food Security, Expand Agricultural Trade, and Protect Plant Resources in the Region

    Grand Cayman Island, – 1st August,2014 – During the period July 29 to August 1, 2014, representatives from more than 20 Caribbean countries and territories and several partner organizations, including the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United States Department of…

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  • CARICOM Canada project improving regional flow of CSME information

    Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis to benefit from capacity-building project (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) As part of its on-going efforts to advance the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), the CARICOM Secretariat is undertaking a six month project aimed at enhancing the distribution of information about the Single Market’s…

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  • Caribbean Export Awards €2.9 Million to Firms

    Caribbean news. Bridgetown, BARBADOS, July 14, 2014.  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has announced the awarding of BBD 8,081,874.06 (€2,992,287) to firms and Business Support Organisations (BSOs) across the region via their flagship programme the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS) as part of the Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP) funded by the European Union under the 10th…

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  • CDB Urges Continued Focus on Gender Mainstreaming in Trade

    Regional trade policymakers are calling for further sensitisation and education on gender mainstreaming in their respective territories as they came to the end of Day two of Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) seminar on Gender Mainstreaming in Caribbean Trade Policies and Programmes, now on in Barbados. This, as delegates from across the region, looked at recent statistics, challenges and best practices…

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  • Photo of EU support boosts CARICOM Merchandise Trade Statistics

    EU support boosts CARICOM Merchandise Trade Statistics

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     As efforts continue to provide core, high quality statistics to regional decision-makers for the establishment and monitoring of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), staff members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat on Monday were brought up to date on new systems for Merchandise Trade Statistics. A consultancy in that regard got underway…

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