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  • Caribbean: Sugar Price Cut Unconscionable, Devastating

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – “The decision of the EU to proceed with such a hefty price cut is outrageous and unconscionable, and as though to add insult to injury EU beet sugar producers will now receive compensation covering 64.2% (inclusive of an additional €2.2 billion) of the loss incurred by the price cut. In contrast, a meagre €40 million has…

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  • Civil Society Discusses Caribbean-EU Trade Pact

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – As part of efforts to strengthen the participation of and dialogue with regional civil society stakeholders as regards CARIFORUM-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations, a Caribbean Non-State Actors (NSA) Network was launched in Barbados, November 13. The regional network of NSAs, embracing private sector umbrella groupings, trade unions, farmers’ associations, consumer groups, academics and…

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  • JAPAN TO HOST FIRST CARIBBEAN TRADE, TOURISM AND CULTURAL FAIR

    Preparations for the historic Caribbean Trade, Tourism and Cultural Fair billed to run for four days in Tokyo, Japan next year, moved into high gear with the Region's processed food and beverage manufacturers, and the public and private sectors getting ready for what promises to be a grand Caribbean exposition. The Caribbean exposition is mooted as the stepping stone to…

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  • CARICOM STATEMENT ON THE EU BANANA IMPORT REGIME ISSUED BY THE 10TH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE

    The Tenth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) which was convened in Georgetown, Guyana,11-12 January 2001 is dismayed at the decision of the Agriculture Council of the European Union to direct the Commission to prepare for a revised EU banana import regime based on the principle of “First Come, First Served” (FCFS). The proposal is totally…

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