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Trade representatives of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States on Monday morning began a two-day meeting in preparation for the Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) 9-10 November, 2017.
Given its importance, and the mandate issued by CARICOM Heads of Government last year for a full review, the implementation CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) will be a main agenda item at the two-day Meeting at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown. Discussions will centre on a draft Public Procurement Protocol, police certificates of character, and the harmonisation of laws.
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 Caribbean States (OECS), was held on 26-27 June, 2017, in Saint Lucia and convened Senior Trade Officials from OECS and CARICOM Member States; Commonwealth and CARICOM Secretariats; Ambassadors of Member States in Geneva; Regional Advisers of the Hubs and Spokes Programme; and international consultants.
Working sessions included presentations and discussions on six main topics:
- The Caribbean Region in the Trade Slowdown: Implications for Growth and Development;
- Connectivity and Global Value Chains: Implications for the Caribbean;
- Strengthening Trade Multilateralism: Preparations for WTO MC11 and Beyond;
- Emerging Issues in World Trade: Implications for the Caribbean;
- Regional Trade Developments in the Caribbean; and
- The Implications of Brexit for Caribbean Trade and Integration
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