Thirty-SECOND Meeting of the Council for Trade

and Economic Development (COTED)

 

Meeting Venue:       

Officials:        16-17 May 2011 (CARICOM Secretariat)
  Ministerial: 19-20 May 2011 Guyana Pegasus Hotel
 


ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
 

1. Savingram No. 287 dated 25 March 2011 - Convening WORD Version PDF Version
2. Savingram No. 339 dated 13 April 2011 - Documentation and Administrative Arrangements WORD Version PDF Version
3. Attachment I to Savingram No. 339 - Hotel Rates WORD Version PDF Version
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Attachment II to Savingram No. 339 - Adjustment to the Secretariat’s Procedures for the Provision of Transportation Services on Sundays and Public Holidays as Part of its Continuing Programme  of Cost Containment

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Savingram No. 360 - Thirty-Second Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), Georgetown, Guyana, 16-20 May 2011 (Revised Provisional Agenda)

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6. Attachment to Savingram No. 360 - Revised Annotated Provisional Agenda WORD Version PDF Version
7. Draft Agenda dated 4 May 2011 WORD Version PDF Version


DOCUMENTATION
 

  OFFICIALS REPORT OF THE THIRTY-SECOND MEETING OF THE COTED - NEW WORD Version PDF Version
1 ITEMS 1-3 OF THE WORKING DOCUMENT WORD Version PDF Version
2 ITEM 4 - RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE COTED WORD Version PDF Version
  ITEM 5 - CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY (CSME):    
3

5.1 - Status of Implementation of the Decision of the COTED to Grant Non-Reciprocal Preferential Access for Certain Products from Haiti (Requested by Haiti)

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4 Addendum to Item 5.1 WORD Version PDF Version
5 5.2 - Outcome of the Joint Meeting of Officials on the Free Movement of Persons and Facilitation of Travel and on Contingent Rights, Guyana, 5-7 April 2011 WORD Version PDF Version
6 5.3 - Government Procurement - Framework Regional Integration Policy on Public Procurement (FRIP) WORD Version PDF Version
7 Attachment to Item 5.3 - Framework Regional Integration Policy on Public Procurement – Fourth Draft, April 2011 WORD Version PDF Version
8 5.4 - Development of a Model Consumer Protection Bill WORD Version PDF Version
9 Attachment to Item 5.4 WORD Version PDF Version
10 5.5 - Treatment of Mergers and Acquisitions -    
11 5.5.1 - A CSME Framework Policy WORD Version PDF Version
  ITEM 6 - IMPACT OF THE RISING GLOBAL PRICES OF FUEL AND COMMODITIES ON THE REGION'S ECONOMIES (Requested by Antigua and Barbuda):    
12 6.1 - Regional Response to Rising Energy Prices WORD Version PDF Version
13 6.2 - Regional Response to Upsurge in Commodity Prices WORD Version PDF Version
14 6.3 - Crisis in North Africa and Impact on Regional Economies WORD Version PDF Version
  ITEM 7. EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:    
  7.1 - Update on the Negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement -    
15 7.1.1 - Report on the Third Round of Negotiations and Issues Arising in the Negotiations WORD Version PDF Version
16 Attachment I (A) to Item 7.1.1 - Trade in Services WORD Version PDF Version
17 Attachment I (B) to Item 7.1.1 - Investment WORD Version PDF Version
18 Attachment I (C) to Item 7.1.1 - Development Cooperation WORD Version PDF Version
19 Attachment I (D) to Item 7.1.1 - Trade and Development Agreement WORD Version PDF Version
20 Attachment I (E) to Item 7.1.1 - Dispute and Avoidance Settlement WORD Version PDF Version
21 Attachment I (F) to Item 7.1.1 - Technical Barriers to Trade WORD Version PDF Version
22 Attachment I (G) to Item 7.1.1 - Agriculture and Fisheries WORD Version PDF Version
23 Attachment I (H) to Item 7.1.1 - Facilitation of Business Persons WORD Version PDF Version
24 Attachment I (I) to Item 7.1.1 - Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) Measures WORD Version PDF Version
25 Attachment I (J) to Item 7.1.1 - Alcoholic Beverages WORD Version PDF Version
26 Attachment I (K) to Item 7.1.1 - Safeguards WORD Version PDF Version
27 Attachment II to Item 7.1.1 - SUMCON of 2nd TWG on Trade Related Issues   PDF Version
28 Attachment III to Item 7.1.1 - SUMCON of 3rd TWG on IIDSD   PDF Version
29 Attachment IV to Item 7.1.1 - SUMCON 4th TWG Services and Investment   PDF Version
30 Attachment V to Item 7.1.1 - CARICOM TNG Investment Report (Round III)   PDF Version
31  Attachment VI to Item 7.1.1 -  CARICOM TNG Market Access Report (Round III)   PDF Version
32 Attachment VII to Item 7.1.1 - CARICOM TNG IIDS Report (Round III)   PDF Version
33 Attachment VIII to Item 7.1.1 - CARICOM TNG Trade in Services Report (Round III)   PDF Version
34 Attachment IX to Item 7.1.1 -  Draft CARICOM text on Energy Cooperation WORD Version PDF Version
35 Attachment X to 7.1.1 - Draft CARICOM text on Tourism   PDF Version
36 Attachment XI to Item 7.1.1 - Competition Policy, Monopolies & State Enterprises - draft CARICOM Proposal WORD Version PDF Version
37 Attachment XII to Item 7.1.1 - Follow-up Action May 2011 WORD Version PDF Version
38 Attachment XIII to Item 7.1.1 - Trade & Innovation - draft CARICOM Proposal WORD Version PDF Version
39 7.1.2 - Recommendations from the CARICOM Working Groups on Labour and on Environment WORD Version PDF Version
40 Attachment I to Item 7.1.2 WORD Version PDF Version
41  Attachment II to Item 7.1.2 WORD Version PDF Version
  7.2 - CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) -    
42 7.2.1 - Developments Relating to CARIFORUM Governance WORD Version PDF Version
43 Attachment to Item 7.2.1 - Draft Summary Of Recommendations and Conclusions of The Eighteenth Meeting Of The Council Of Ministers Of The Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean And Pacific (ACP) States, Belize, 1 April 2011 WORD Version PDF Version
44  7.2.2 - Update on EPA Implementation WORD Version PDF Version
45 7.3 - Implementation of the CARICOM-Dominican Republic Free Trade agreement WORD Version PDF Version
46 7.4 - Developments related to the CARICOM-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) WORD Version PDF Version
47 Addendum to Item 7.4 WORD Version PDF Version
  7.5 - Developments in the WTO -    
48 7.5.1 - Update on the Doha Development Agenda Negotiations WORD Version PDF Version
49 7.5.2 - Issues Relating to Energy at the WTO WORD Version PDF Version
50 7.6 - Participation by CARICOM Member States in  2012 Yeosu Expo WORD Version PDF Version
51

7.7 - Update on the Implementation of the Trinidad and Tobago/Panama

Partial Scope Trade Agreement (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

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52 7.8 - Update on the Implementation of the Third China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) WORD Version PDF Version
53 7.9 Update on the Caribbean Investment Forum (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) WORD Version PDF Version
54 ITEM 8 - UPDATE ON THE 9TH AND 10th EDF CARIBBEAN REGIONAL INDICATIVE       PROGRAMMES (CRIP) WORD Version PDF Version
  ITEM 9 - TRADE IN GOODS:    
  9.3 - Common External Tariff –    
55

9.3.1 - Review of Step Three of Part B of the New Procedure for Requests for

Suspension of the CET - Revised

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56 9.3.2 - Notification of Competent Authority on Matters relating to the Suspension of the CET WORD Version PDF Version
57 9.3.3 - Intra-Regional Trade in Sugar (Requested by Guyana) WORD Version PDF Version
58 9.3.5 - Report by the Secretary-General on the Grant of Suspension of the CET under Paragraph 3 of Article 83 of the Revised Treaty WORD Version PDF Version
59 9.3.6 - Request for the Suspension of the Common External Tariff (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) WORD Version PDF Version
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9.4 - Rules of Origin - Report by the Secretary-General on the Grant of Certificates under the Safeguard Mechanism in accordance with paragraphs 3-7 of Article 84 - Community Rules of Origin of the Revised Treaty

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61 9.5 - Update on the Consultancy for the Comprehensive Review of the CET and Rules of Origin (Requested by Antigua and Barbuda) WORD Version PDF Version
62 9.6 - Update on the Consultancy to Review Article 164 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (Requested by Antigua and Barbuda) WORD Version PDF Version
63 9.7 - CARICOM Interactive Market Place (Requested by Suriname) WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment to Item 9.7 WORD Version PDF Version
  Flowchart Concept Procedure Trade and Suspension   PDF Version
 

ITEM 10 - MATTERS RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION -

   
64 10.1 - Report of the Task Force on the Feasibility Study on the Establishment of a Fast Ferry Service in the Southern Caribbean WORD Version PDF Version
65 Attachment to Item 10.1 - Report of the Chairman of the Task Force Established to Consider the Matter of Establishing a Fast Ferry Service in the Southern Caribbean WORD Version PDF Version
66 10.2 - Location of the Permanent Headquarters of the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) WORD Version PDF Version
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Attachment I to Item 10.2 - Proposal by Barbados to Host the Permanent Headquarters of the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS)

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68 Attachment II to Item 10.2 - Jamaica's Bid to Host CASSOS Headquarters   PDF Version
69 Study on the Feasibility of Establishing a Fast Ferry Service in the Southern Caribbean Index2  
  ITEM 11 - CREATIVE/CULTURE INDUSTRIES:    
70 11.1 - An Exemptions Regime for CARICOM Cultural Industries WORD Version PDF Version
71 Attachment I to Item 11.1 - The Design and Impact of an Exemptions Regime for the CARICOM Cultural Industries   PDF Version
72 Attachment II to Item 11.1 - International Best Practice In Government Policy – Incentives For Cultural Industries Development MICROSOFT EXCEL PDF Version
73 11.2 - Capacity-Building for Data Collection on Creative Industries WORD Version PDF Version
74 Attachment to Item 11.2   PDF Version
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Power Point Presentation in relation to Agenda Item 11.2 - Enhancing Data Collection in the Creative Industries Sector

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76 Power Point Presentation in relation to Agenda Item 11.2 - Enhancing Data Collection, Analysis and Dissemination in CARICOM's Creative Industry Sector (Revised) MICROSOFT POWERPOINT PDF Version
  ITEM 12 - CARICOM COMPETITION COMMISSION (CCC):    
77 12.1 - Rules of Procedure of the CCC WORD Version PDF Version
78 Attachment to Item 12.1 - Rules of Procedure (CARICOM Competition Commission) WORD Version PDF Version
79 12.2 - Update on the Staffing of the CCC WORD Version PDF Version
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ITEM 13 - CONSIDERATION FOR APPROVAL OF CARICOM REGIONAL STANDARDS

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81

Attachment A to Item 13 - CARICOM Regional Standard Specification for

Poultry feed and feed ingredients

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Attachment B to Item 13 - CARICOM Regional Standard Labelling of retail packages of aerosol insecticides

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Attachment C to Item 13 - CARICOM Regional Standard Specification for Honey

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84

Attachment D to Item 13 - CARICOM Regional Standard Specification for Tourist Accommodation - PART 1 – General Requirements

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Attachment E to Item 13 -CARICOM Regional Standard for The labelling of retail packages of tobacco products

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86 ITEM 14 - DRAFT CONSTITUTION OF THE CARIBBEAN BUSINESS COUNCIL (CBC) WORD Version PDF Version
87 Attachment I to Item 14 - Final Draft Constitution (Caribbean Business Council) WORD Version PDF Version
88 Attachment II to Item 14 - Agreement to Establish the Caribbean Business Council   PDF Version
89

ITEM 15 – DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL BILL FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES

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90 Attachment I to Item 15   PDF Version
91 Attachment II to Item 15 WORD Version PDF Version
92 ITEM 16 - STATUS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DECISION OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT HELD IN MONTEGO BAY, JULY 2010 ON THE REMOVAL OF VISA REQUIREMENT FOR HAITIAN BUSINESSMEN (Requested by Haiti) WORD Version PDF Version
93 ITEM 17 - DATED AND VENUE OF THE THIRTY-THIRD MEETING OF THE COTED WORD Version PDF Version
94 ITEM 18 - ANY OTHER BUSINESS WORD Version PDF Version

REQUEST FOR ITEMS TO BE INCLUDED ON THE AGENDA AFTER THE

FOURTEEN (14) DAYS DEADLINE

1 Request for the Suspension of the Common External Tariff (CET) on Ice Cream of HS Heading 2105.00.10 and Yogurt of HS Heading 0403.10.00 for a period of five (5) years. (Requested by Saint Lucia) WORD Version PDF Version

 

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