Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED)

Georgetown, Guyana  

6-11 December 2012

      Officials:  6-8 December 2012 - Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat

  Ministerial: 10-11 December 2012 - Princess Hotel, Providence

DRAFT SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS

OF THE THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR

TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED)

 

Savingram No. 32 - Thirty-Fifth Meeting of The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) Georgetown, Guyana, 10-11 December 2012 (Draft Summary of Recommendations and Conclusions)7 February 2013

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  Savingram No. 125 - Thirty-Fifth Meeting of The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) Georgetown, Guyana, 10-11 December 2012 (Draft Summary of Recommendations and Conclusions)7 February 2013 WORD Version PDF Version
 

Attachment  - Draft Summary of Recommendations and Conclusions of The Thirty-Fifth Meeting of The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) 7 February 2013

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  Content Page 7 February 2013 WORD Version PDF Version
  Annex 1 - List of Delegates 7 February 2013 WORD Version PDF Version
  Annex II - Agenda 7 February 2013 WORD Version PDF Version
 

Annex III - Suspension of CET on Construction Imports for the period August 1, 2012 to February 28, 2014 7 February 2013

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Annex IV - CARICOM Regional Standard for the labelling of retail packages of Tobacco products 7 February 2013

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  Annex V - CARICOM Regional Standard Specification for Poultry and Poultry Products 7 February 2013   PDF Version

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

  Savingram No. 753/2012 dated 16 October 2012 - Convening WORD Version PDF Version
  Provisional Agenda dated 8 November 2012 WORD Version PDF Version
  Savingram No. 820/2012 dated 8 November 2012 -Documentation and Administrative Arrangements WORD Version PDF Version
 

Revised Provisional Agenda dated 4 December 2012 

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 MATTERS FOR INFORMATION

 

Notification to the COTED by Saint Lucia Regarding the Application of Article 150 of the Revised Treaty on Ordinary natural Waters and other Waters

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WIPO Regional Ministerial-Level Meeting on Intellectual Property for Caribbean Countries - Trinidad and Tobago, 27-28 November 2012

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Resolutions of the Eighth Meeting of Ministers with responsibility for Intellectual Property of the Caribbean 2012 - Trinidad and Tobago, 27-28 November 2012

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Notification to the COTED on the Establishment of a Regional Patent Administration

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DOCUMENTATION

1.

AGENDA ITEM 4 - STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF THE COTED

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AGENDA ITEM  5 - Addressing the Factors and Circumstances Restricting the Full Integration of Belize and the OECS into the CSME

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3. Attachment I to Agenda Item 5 - WORD Version PDF Version
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Attachment II to Agenda Item 5 - FINAL REPORT – CONSULTANCY TO DEVELOP IMPLEMENTATION PLAN AND WORK

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Attachment III to Agenda Item 5 - TIMEFRAME, OF THE PROJECT PARTIALLY INFORMED BY THE METHODOLOGY AND DISCUSSIONS IN THE MEMBER STATES

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Amendment to pages 5-9 of Agenda Item 5 - ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES COUNTRY PROGRAMME; TRANSFORMATION OF THE SMALL SCALE FAMILY BUSINESS SECTOR

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Attachment II to Agenda Item 5.1.4 - Request for the Suspension of the CET on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Items (Submitted by Jamaica)”

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Attachment to Agenda Item 5.1.5 - “Notification by Saint Lucia on the activation of the Conditional Duty Exemptions on Construction Materials”

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AGENDA ITEM 6 - RECOMMENDATIONS TO ALLEVIATE THE EFFECTS OF RISING PRICES OF FUEL AND COMMODITIES ON THE REGION'S ECONOMIES

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Attachment I to Agenda Item 6 - LIST OF PRODUCTS WHICH TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO OBJECTS TO THE REDUCTION OF THE CET

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Attachment II to Agenda Item 6 - LIST OF PRODUCTS FOR WHICH MEMBER STATES HAVE INDICATED OBJECTION

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Attachment III to Agenda Item 6 - ITEMS FOR WHICH THERE WERE NO OBJECTIONS

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Attachment IV to Agenda Item 6 - Terms of reference Technical Team to advise COTED on Measures to Reduce the Impact of Rising Prices of Fuel and Commodities on the Region’s Economies

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  AGENDA ITEM 7 - TRADE IN GOODS:

Agenda Item 7.1 - Findings of the Review of Article 164 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and the Products Benefiting Thereunder

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13. Agenda Item 7.2 - Common External Tariff (CET) -

Agenda Item 7.2.1 - Towards a Phased Implementation of the CET by Haiti (Requested by Haiti)

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  Agenda Item 7.2.2 -  Issues Relating to the Suspension of the CET on Cement (Requested by Saint Lucia) WORD Version PDF Version
  ADDENDUM to Agenda Item 7.2.2 - Issues Relating to the Suspension of the CET on Cement (Requested by Saint Lucia) WORD Version PDF Version
 

AGENDA ITEM 8 - EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS

Agenda Item 8.1  - Update on the Negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement

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ATTACHMENTS TO AGENDA ITEM 8.1 ENTITLED “UPDATE ON THE NEGOTIATIONS FOR A CARICOM-CANADA TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT”

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  Attachment I to Agenda Item 8.1 -  REPORT ON THE FOURTH ROUND OF NEGOTIATIONS ON DEVELOPMENT CO-OPERATION17-20 July 2012, Barbados WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment II to Agenda Item 8.1 - REPORT ON THE FOURTH ROUND OF NEGOTIATIONS ON MARKET ACCESS/TRADE IN GOODS 17 – 20 July 2012 -Bridgetown, Barbados WORD Version PDF Version
20. Attachment III to Agenda Item 8.1 - REPORT ON THE FOURTH ROUND OF NEGOTIATIONS ON TRADE IN SERVICES 19 July 2012 –Barbados WORD Version PDF Version
21. Attachment IV to Agenda Item 8.1 - REPORT ON THE FOURTH ROUND OF NEGOTIATIONS ON INVESTMENT 17-18 July 2012, Barbados WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment V to Agenda Item 8.1 - REPORT ON THE FOURTH ROUND OF NEGOTIATIONS ON COMPETITION POLICY, MONOPOLIES AND STATE ENTERPRISES -17 – 20 July 2012 -Bridgetown, Barbados WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment VI to Agenda Item 8.1 - REPORT ON THE FOURTH ROUND OF NEGOTIATIONS ON DISPUTE AVOIDANCE AND SETTLEMENT 17 – 20 July 2012 Bridgetown, Barbados WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment VII to Agenda Item 8.1 - SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS & CONCLUSIONS  OF THE SIXTH (6th) TWG ON SERVICES AND INVESTMENT FOR A CARICOM-CANADA TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment VIII to Agenda Item 8.1 - SUMMARY REPORT OF THE SIXTH TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP ON MARKET ACCESS AND AGRICULTURE FOR A CARICOM-CANADA TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment IX to Agenda Item 8.1 - CARICOM DRAFT CHAPTER ON CULTURAL COOPERATION WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment X to Agenda Item 8.1 - CARICOM PROPOSAL ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (INCLUDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS) AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment XI to Agenda Item 8.1 - SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE SEVENTH (7th) TWG ON SERVICES AND INVESTMENT FOR A CARICOM-CANADA TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment XII to Agenda Item 8.1 - SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE THIRD TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP ON TRADE RELATED ISSUES FOR A CARICOM CANADA TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WORD Version PDF Version
 

Attachment XIII to Agenda Item 8.1 - CVs FOR CARICOM SPOKESPERSONS ON LABOUR AND ENVIRONMENT TO THE COLLEGE OF NEGOTIATORS

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  Addendum to Agenda Item 8.1 - UPDATE ON THE NEGOTIATIONS FOR A CARICOM-CANADA TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment to Addendum  8.1 - COMPARISON of EPA EXCLUSIONS AND CARICOM-CANADA PROPOSALS UPDATED 30 NOVEMBER 2012 WORD Version PDF Version
  Agenda Item 8.2 - Outcome of the Fourth Meeting of the Joint Council under the CARICOM - Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement WORD Version PDF Version
  Agenda Item 8.3 - Request from the Government of Cuba for Updating of the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement signed between CARICOM and Cuba WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment I to Agenda Item 8.3 - A copy of the letter from the Ministry of foreign Trade, Investment and Cooperation of the Republic of Cuba   PDF Version
 

Attachment II to Agenda Item 8.3 - A copy of the letter and Draft Agenda received from Cuba

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Attachment III to Agenda Item 8.3 - Summary of CARICOM-Cuba Trade Performance

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Attachment IV to Agenda Item 8.3 - Cooperation Proposals submitted by the Government of Cuba

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Agenda Item 8.4 - Developments in Relation to the Threat to CARICOM Exports of Rum to the United States and Options for the Way Forward

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  Attachment  - Cover to Agenda Item 8.4 WORD Version PDF Version
  (i) Letter to President Obama;   PDF Version
  (ii) Letter to the United States Trade Representative (USTR)   PDF Version
  (III) Response Letter from USTR   PDF Version
 

Agenda Item 8.5 - Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)

Agenda Item 8.5.1 - Participation in the Working Group of the CELAC to Develop a Latin American and Caribbean Tariff Preference (PALC) (Requested by Jamaica

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ADDENDUM to Agenda Item 8.5.1 - Participation in the Working Group of the CELAC to Develop a Latin American and Caribbean Tariff Preference (PALC) (Requested by Jamaica 

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  Agenda Item 8.5.2 - Other Developments WORD Version PDF Version
 

Attachment I to Agenda Item 8.5.2 - Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States 9CELAC) - 2012 Caracas Action Pla

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Attachment II to Agenda Item 8.5.2 - EU-LAC SUMMIT, Madrid, 18 May 2012 "towards a new stage in the bi-regional partnership: innovation and technology for sustainable development and social inclusion" Madrid Action Plan 2010-2012

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  Attachment III to Agenda Item 8.5.2 - CELAC - Santiago Action Plan   PDF Version
 

Attachment IV to Agenda Item 8.5.2 - II Meeting of Regional and Subregional Integration Mechanisms and Organisms 8&9 November 2012, ECLAC, Santiago, Chili

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Agenda Item 8.6 - Revision of Haiti's Bound Rate in the Framework of the World Trade Organisation (Requested by Haiti)

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ADDENDUM to Agenda Item 8.6 - RE-BINDING OF MFN TARIFFS FOR THE REPUBLIC OF HAITI (A NOTE BY THE SECRETARIAT)

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AGENDA ITEM 9 - CONSIDERATION OF THE CARIBBEAN REGIONAL AID-FOR-TRADE STRATEGY

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  Attachment to Agenda Item 9 - Draft - Caribbean Community Regional aid for Trade Strategy 2013-2015 - December    PDF Version
 

AGENDA ITEM 10 - DISCUSSION OF ISSUES RELATED TO THE PROPOSAL OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SURINAME ON CARICOM ENTERPRISES (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

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AGENDA ITEM 11 - CONSIDERATION OF REGIONAL PREFERENCE UNDER THE CARIFORUM-EU ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (EPA)

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AGENDA ITEM 12 - UPDATE ON THE CCJ JUDGEMENT IN TRINIDAD CEMENT LIMITED V. CARICOM COMPETITION COMMISSION

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Attachment I to Agenda Item 12 - A Copy of the Caribbean Court of Justice Original Jurisdiction - CCJ Application No. OA 1 of 2012

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Attachment II to Agenda Item 12 - A copy of Letter from Mrs. Paula Gilford - Registrar CARICOM Competition Commission dated 22 November 2012 to Ms. Desiree Field Ridley, Officer-in-Charge, Caribbean Community Secretariat

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AGENDA ITEM 13 - IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES RELATED TO THE PROGRAMMING OF THE 10TH EDF FUNDS

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AGENDA ITEM 14 - UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARICOM-COSTA RICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago

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Addendum to Agenda Item 14 - SUBMISSION BY THE CARICOM SECRETARIAT

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Attachment to Agenda Item 14 - Letter to KC Confectionery Limited from a Law Firm in Costa Rica

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  AGENDA ITEM 15 - TRADE IN GOODS

Agenda Item  15.1 - Common External Tariff (CET)

Agenda Item 15.1.1 - Approval of the Revised Structure of the Common External Tariff and Schedule I based on HS 2012 (HS) Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System

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Agenda Item 15.1.2 - Report of the Secretary-General on the Grant of Suspension of the CET under Paragraph 3 of Article 83 of the Revised Treaty

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Attachment to I Agenda Item 15.1.2 - Summary of Authorisation for Suspensions of the Common External Tariff (CET) Under Paragraph 3 of Article 83 of The Revised Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community Including The CARICOM Single Market And Economy, Granted by the Secretary-General During The Period -16 March 2012 - 9 November 2012

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Attachment II to Agenda Item 15.1.2 -  Requests for Suspensions of the Common External Tariff (CET) which were not granted by the Secretary-General (during the period 16 March 2012 to 9 November 2012)

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Agenda Item 15.1.3 - Requests received by the Secretary-General from Member States for Suspension of the CET to be submitted to the COTED pursuant to Revised Step 3 of the New Procedures agreed to by the COTED

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Agenda Item 15.1.4 - Requests submitted by Member States for Suspensions of the CET

(i)     Request by Trinidad and Tobago for Suspension of the CET on:

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(ii)   Request for the Suspension of the CET on Renewable Energy   and Energy Efficient Items (Requested by Jamaica)

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Attachment to Agenda Item 15..1.4 (ii) - Request for the Suspension of the CET on Renewable Energy   and Energy Efficient Items (Requested by Jamaica)

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  Attachment II to Agenda Item 15..1.4 (ii) - Request for the Suspension of the CET on Renewable Energy   and Energy Efficient Items (Requested by Jamaica) WORD Version PDF Version
 

Agenda Item 15.2 - 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 Regised Treaty

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Attachment to Agenda Item 15.2 - Summary of Certificates under the Safeguard Mechanism in Accordance with Paragraph 3-7 of Article 84 of the Revised Treaty, granted by the Secretary-General during the period 16 March 2012 to 9 November 2012

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Agenda Item 15.3 - Non-compliance with Provisions of the Revised Treaty and Decisions of the COTED – Action Taken by Guyana and Saint Lucia to make their Environmental Levy Consistent with the Revised Treaty

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  AGENDA ITEM 16 - PROPOSAL RELATING TO FREE CIRCULATION OF GOODS WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 17 - CARICOM COMPETITION COMMISSION

Agenda Item 17.1 - 2013 Work Programme and Budget

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  Agenda Item 17.2 - 2011 Audited Financials WORD Version PDF Version
  Corrigendum 17.2 - 2011 Audited Financials   PDF Version
 

AGENDA ITEM 18 -STANDARDS:

Agenda Item 18.1-CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Operational Budget (2013-2014)

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Agenda Item 18.2 - Standards of Approval

(i)      Tobacco Labelling Standards

(ii)      pecification for Poultry and Poultry Products

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Attachment to Agenda Item 18.2 - Synopsis of Standards presented to the 35th Meeting of the COTED Ministers (10-11 December 2012)

CARICOM Regional Standard - The labelling of retail packages of tobacco products CRS 26:20XX

CARICOM Regional Standard - Specification for Poultry and poultry products CRS 28:20XX

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ITEM 19 - DATE OF THE THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING OF THE COTED

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ITEM 20 - ANY OTHER BUSINESS

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Attachment to Agenda Item 20.1 - “Recognition of the Organisation Of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) On The Achievement Of its Tenth Anniversary

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Attachment to Agenda Item 20.2 - Candidatures FOR THE POSTS OF:

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BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

 

BACKGROUND DOCUMENT IN RELATION TO ITEM 16 - Support for the Implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME): Completing the Regime for Trade in Goods - Implementation of Free Circulation of Goods  - The Customs Dimension, Final Report March 2010

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  BACKGROUND DOCUMENT IN RELATION TO ITEM 16 - Support for the Implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME): Completing the Regime for Trade in Goods - Implementation of Free Circulation of Goods - Economic and Fiscal Aspects, Final Report March 2010   PDF Version

AGENDA ITEMS RELATING TO THE REPORT OF THE MEETING OF OFFICIALS PREPARATORY TO THE

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED)

 

Ministerial Session Commences at 9:30 am at Princess Hotel Guyana  

 

AGENDA ITEMS 1-3- INTRODUCTION

                   REPRESENTATION

                   OPENING

                   ADOPTION OF AGENDA

                   PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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  AGENDA ITEM 4 - STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF THE COTED WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 5 - ADDRESSING THE FACTORS AND CIRCUMSTANCES RESTRICTING THE FULL INTEGRATION OF BELIZE AND THE OECS INTO THE CSME WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 6 -RECOMMENDATIONS TO ALLEVIATE THE EFFECTS OF RISING PRICES OF FUEL AND COMMODITIES ON THE REGION’S ECONOMIES WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 7 -TRADE IN GOODS:

 

Agenda Item 7.1 - Findings of the Review of Article 164 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and the Products Benefiting Thereunder

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Agenda Item 7.2 - Common External Tariff (CET) -

 

Agenda Item 7.2.1 - Towards A Phased Implementation of the CET by Haiti (Requested by Haiti) and  Revision of Haiti’s Bound Rate in the Framework of the World Trade Organisation (Requested by Haiti)

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  Agenda Item 7.2.2  - Issues Relating to the Suspension of the CET on Cement (Requested by Saint Lucia) WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 7.3 - Application of Article 150 with respect to Imports of Water of Tariff Headings 22019010 and 2209090 (Requested by Saint Lucia) WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 8 - EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:

Agenda Item 8.1 - Update on the Negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement

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  Agenda Item 8.2 - Outcome of the Fourth Meeting of the Joint Council under the CARICOM-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement WORD Version PDF Version
  Agenda Item 8.3 - Request from the Government of Cuba for Updating of the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement signed between CARICOM and Cuba WORD Version PDF Version
  Agenda Item 8.4 Developments in Relation to the Threat to CARICOM Exports of Rum to the United States and Options for the Way Forward WORD Version PDF Version
  Agenda Item 8.5 Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)

Agenda Item 8.5.1 - Participation in the Working Group of the CELAC to Develop a Latin American and Caribbean Tariff Preference (PALC) (Requested by Jamaica)

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  Agenda Item 8.5.2 - Other Developments WORD Version PDF Version
  Agenda Item 8.6 - Revision of Haiti’s Bound Rate in the Framework of the World Trade Organisation (Requested by Haiti) WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 9 - CONSIDERATION OF THE CARICOM REGIONAL AID-FOR-TRADE STRATEGY WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 10 - DISCUSSION OF ISSUES RELATED TO THE PROPOSAL OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SURINAME ON CARICOM ENTERPRISES (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 11 - CONSIDERATION OF REGIONAL PREFERENCE UNDER THE CARIFORUM-EU ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (EPA) WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 12 -UPDATE ON THE CCJ JUDGMENT IN TRINIDAD CEMENT LIMITED V. CARICOM COMPETITION COMMISSION WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 13 -IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES RELATED TO THE PROGRAMMING OF THE 10TH EDF FUNDS WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 14 -UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARICOM-COSTA RICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 15 -TRADE IN GOODS:

Agenda Item 15.1-Common External Tariff (CET) –

Agenda Item 15.1.1 - Approval of the Revised Structure of the Common External Tariff and Schedule I based on HS 2012

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  Agenda Item 15.1.2 - Report of 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
  Agenda Item 15.1.3 - Requests received by the Secretary-General from Member States for Suspension of the CET to be submitted to the COTED pursuant to Revised Step 3 of the New Procedures agreed to by the COTED WORD Version PDF Version
  Agenda Item 15.1.4 - Requests submitted by Member States for Suspensions of the CET

Agenda Item 15.1.4 (i)-(a) -Soya Bean Oil of tariff heading 1507.90.00, with respect to an estimated demand of 13,100 tonnes, for the period January 1 to December 31, 2013

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  Agenda Item 15.1.4 (i)-(b) -Selected Personal Protective Equipment of tariff headings Ex. 3926.90.90; Ex. 6307.90.90; Ez. 9004 and 9020.00.00 for the period January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
  Agenda Item 15.1.4 (i)-(c) -Frozen French Fries of tariff heading 2004.10.90, with respect to an estimated demand of 24,000 tonnes, for the period January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
  Agenda Item 15.1.4 (i)-(d) -Additional pharmaceuticals of tariff heading 30.04 that are not produced regionally, for a period of four (4) years from January 21, 2013 to June 8, 2016 WORD Version PDF Version
  Agenda Item 15.1.4 (i)-(e) -A selected list of basic food items, to apply a zero tariff for a period of two (2) years from March 5, 2013 to March 4, 2015 WORD Version PDF Version
 

 Agenda Item 15.1.4 (i)-(f) Pneumatic tyres on tariff numbers HS 4012.20.10, HS 4012.20.90, HS 4012.90.00 and retreaded tyres of HS 4012.1900 to apply a rate of CET 30%, for a period of three (3) years with effect from January 1, 2013

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 Agenda Item 15.1.4 (ii) Request for the Suspension of the CET on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Items (Requested by Jamaica)

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  Agenda Item 15.1.5 -Notification by Saint Lucia on the Activation of Conditional Duty Exemption on Construction Materials WORD Version PDF Version
  Agenda Item 15.2 - Rules of Origin – Report of the Secretary-General on the Grant of Certificates under the Safeguard Mechanism, Paragraphs 3-7 of Article 84, Community Rules of Origin of the Revised Treaty WORD Version PDF Version
  Agenda Item 15.3 -Non-compliance with Provisions of the Revised Treaty and Decisions of the COTED – Action Taken by Guyana and Saint Lucia to make their Environmental Levy Consistent with the Revised Treaty WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 16 -PROPOSAL RELATING TO FREE CIRCULATION OF GOODS WORD Version PDF Version
 

AGENDA ITEM 17 - CARICOM COMPETITION COMMISSION:

Agenda Item 17.1 - 2013 Work Programme and Budget

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  Agenda Item 17.2 - 2011 Audited Financials WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 18 - STANDARDS

Agenda Item 18.1 -CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Operational Budget (2013-2014) and Work Plan

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  Agenda Item 18.2 - Standards for Approval -

Agenda Item 18.2 (i) -Tobacco Labelling Standards

Agenda Item 18.2 (ii) -Specification for Poultry and Poultry Products
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AGENDA ITEM 19 -DATE OF THE THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING OF THE COTED

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AGENDA ITEM 20 - ANY OTHER BUSINESS

 

Agenda Item 20.1- Recognition of the Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) on the Achievement of its Tenth Anniversary
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  Agenda Item 20.2-Candidatures for the posts of WORD Version

 

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  (i)     Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
 

(ii)    Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

  (iii)   Executive-Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC)
  Agenda Item 20.3 - Free Movement WORD Version PDF Version
       

 ANNEXES

  ANNEX I - LIST OF DELEGATES WORD Version PDF Version
  ANNEX II - AGENDA WORD Version PDF Version
 

ANNEX III - SUMMARY OF AUTHORISATION FOR SUSPENSIONS OF THE COMMON EXTERNAL TARIFF (CET) UNDER PARAGRAPH 3 OF ARTICLE 83 OF THE REVISED TREATY ESTABLISHING THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY INCLUDING THE CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY, GRANTED BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL DURING THE PERIOD – 16 MARCH 2012 – 9 NOVEMBER 2012

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ANNEX IV- REQUESTS FOR SUSPENSIONS OF THE COMMON EXTERNAL TARIFF WHICH WERE NOT GRANTED BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL (During the period 16 March 2012 to  9 November 2012)

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