Regional Stakeholders Consultation to Look at Making the CSME More Effective

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CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is hosting on behalf of the lead Head of Government for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), a Stakeholders consultation on the CSME on 8-9 June 2018 in Guyana. State and non-State stakeholders will examine the CSME and its implementation as currently configured and identify what is necessary to make it more effective and used.

The findings and recommendations from the Consultation are intended to be considered by the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and also to inform the review of the CSME being undertaken by the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government which will continue in a Special Session at its upcoming meeting next month.

The two-day activity will engage, via a series of panels, on what the CSME objectives and priority measures should be; a more and effective CSME; the Free Movement of Persons, Public Awareness, and Labour and the Private Sector.

Almost fifty participants are expected to gather at the venue – the Ramada Princess Hotel in Guyana for the Consultation. The event is being facilitated with assistance from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

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