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

Georgetown, Guyana  

 

    Officials:    29-30 April 2013, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat

 

  Ministerial:  2-3 May 2013, Guyana Pegasus Hotel   

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

1. Savingram No. - 239/2013 dated 24 March 2013 entitled " Thirty-Sixth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), 29 April - 3 May 2013, Georgetown, Guyana (Convening)" WORD Version PDF Version
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Savingram No. 284/2013 dated 12 April 2013 entitled " Thirty-Sixth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), 29 April - 3 May 2013, Georgetown, Guyana

(Documentation and Administrative Arrangements)"

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3. Attachment I to Savingram 284 - List of Hotels WORD Version PDF Version
4. Attachment II - to Savingram 284 - Provisional Agenda WORD Version PDF Version
5. Attachment III - to Savingram 284 - Annotated Provisional Agenda WORD Version PDF Version
       

 MATTERS FOR INFORMATION

 

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EXPLANATORY NOTES SUBMITTED BY JAMAICA

Request for Suspension of the CET on Hot- rolled Deformed Reinforcing Steel Bars

 
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  DOCUMENT FOR INFORMATION IN RELATION TO AGENDA ITEM 12: UPDATING OF THE COMMON REGIONAL STATISTICS WORK PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATISTICS IN CARICOM

ATTACHMENT I TO AGENDA ITEM 12 - STANDING COMMITTEE OF CARIBBEAN STATISTICIANS TERMS OF REFERENCE AND RULES OF PROCEDURE

   
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3. ATTACHMENT II TO AGENDA ITEM 12 RESOLUTION ON REGIONAL STATISTICAL DEVELOPMENT WORD Version PDF Version
4. ATTACHMENT III TO AGENDA ITEM 12 - STATISTICS  MODEL  BILL WORD Version PDF Version
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Submission to the THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED) by CARICAD

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UPDATE ON THE REGIONAL AID-FOR-TRADE STRATEGY

 
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STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARIFORUM – EU ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (EPA)

2/5/13

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DOCUMENTATION

1. Cover - 36 COTED WD WORD Version PDF Version
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AGENDA ITEMS 1-3   -   OPENING

                    -    ADOPTION OF AGENDA

                    -    PROCEDURAL MATTE

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3. AGENDA ITEMS 4 - STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF THE COTED WORD Version PDF Version
4. Attachment to Agenda Item 4 - Notes on Strategic Focus of COTED WORD Version PDF Version
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AGENDA ITEM 5 – CONSOLIDATION OF THE CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY (CSME):

Agenda Item 5.1 -Recommendations on Free Movement of

Skilled Community Nationals and Facilitation of Travel

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6. Agenda Item 5.2 - CARICOM Framework for consumer Protection Policy and Five-Year Strategic Plan of Action WORD Version PDF Version
7. Agenda Item 5.3 - Approval of the Regional Policy and Regulatory Framework for the Provision of Professional Services in the CSME WORD Version PDF Version
8. Agenda Item 5.4 - Approval of the Harmonised Model Bill - Small and Medium Business Development Act WORD Version PDF Version
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Attachment to Agenda Item 5.4 - Model Legislation (Small and Medium Business Development Act 2013)

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10. Agenda Item 5.5 - Treatment of Goods Exported from Free Zones WORD Version PDF Version
11. Attachment to Agenda Item 5.5 - Trinidad and Tobago position on the recommendations formulated from the Third Meeting of the Taskforce to determine possible terms and condintions under the which Products from free zones could be traded in the Single Market   PDF Version
12. AGENDA ITEM 6 -EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:    
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Agenda Item 6.1 - Consideration of the Way Forward in

 Relation to the Threat to CARICOM Exports of Rum to the

United States

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Attachment to Agenda Item 6.1 - Letter from the Governor, USVI to the Chairman of the Conference dated 15 February 2013 and Letter from the Chairman of the Conference to the Governor, USVI dated 21 March 2913 2/5/13

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14. Agenda Item 6.2 - Options for Concluding the Negotiations for a CARICOM/Canada Trade and Development Agreement WORD Version PDF Version
15. Attachment I to Agenda Item 6.2 - Draft Report of the First Meeting of the Working Group of Senior Trade Officials on the options for concluding the Negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada Negotiations - Barbados, 9 April 2013 WORD Version PDF Version
16. ttachment II to Agenda Item 6.2 -Summary of Recommendations and Conclusions of the Eighth (8th) Technical Working Group on Services and Investment for a CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement, Barbados, 29-31 January 2013 WORD Version PDF Version
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Agenda Item 6.3 Developments in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) -

Agenda item 6.3.1 - Preparations for the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference, December 2013

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18. Attachment to Agenda Item 6.3.1 -Brief 36th Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development - Developments in the World Trade Organization (WTO): Preparations for the 9th WTO Ministerial, December 2013   PDF Version
19. Agenda Item 6.3.2 - Update on the Selection Process for the Post of Director-General of WTO WORD Version PDF Version
20. Agenda Item 6.4 - Conclusion of the CARICIOM-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement WORD Version PDF Version
21. Attachment to Agenda Item 6.4 - Draft Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Caribbean Community WORD Version PDF Version
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AGENDA ITEM 7 - TRADE IN GOODS:

   
23. Agenda Item 7.1 - Trade in Cement

Agenda Item 7.1.1 - Review of the Demand and Supply of cement in the Region

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 Attachment I to Agenda Item  7.I - Draft Proposal to amend Article 83 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas - Proposal 1

   
  Attachment II to Agenda Item  7.I - Draft Proposal to amend Article 83 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas - Proposal 1    
24. Agenda Item 7.1.2 - Monitoring Mechanism for Cement WORD Version PDF Version
25. Agenda Item 7.2 - Application of Article 92 with respect to Imports of Water of Tariff Headings 22019010 and 2201990 WORD Version PDF Version
26. 7.3 - Common External Tariff (CET)

Agenda Item 7.3.1 - Review of Article 83 of the Revised Treaty

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27. Agenda Item 7.3.2 - Classification of the CET with respect to Marinated Chicken WORD Version PDF Version
28. Agenda Item 7.3.3 - An Exemptions Regime for CARICOM Cultural Industries WORD Version PDF Version
29. Attachment I to Agenda Item 7.3.3 - Revised Exemptions Regime for the CARICOM Cultural Industries: Revised Proposal - Sacha Silva November 2011 – May 2012 WORD Version PDF Version
30. Attachment II to Agenda Item 7.3.3 - Revised Exemptions Regime for the CARICOM Cultural Industries: Indicative List WORD Version PDF Version
31. Attachment III to Agenda Item 7.3.3 - Report on an Exemptions Regime for CARICOM Cultural Industries WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment IV to Agenda Item 7.3.3    
 

Revision to Attachment IV to Agenda Item 7.3.3“An Exemptions Regime for CARICOM Cultural Industries

Further Revised Invitation to the COTED

   
32. Agenda Item 7.3.4 - Issues Relating to the Establishment of a CARICOM Interactive Marketplace and Suspension Procedure (CimSuPro) WORD Version PDF Version
33. Agenda Item 7.3.5 - 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
34. Agenda Item 7.3.6 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
35. Agenda Item 7.4 - Rules of Origin - Report of the Secretary -General on the Grant of Certificates under the Safeguard Mechanism, Paragraph 3-7 of Article 84, Community Rules of Origin of the Revised Treaty WORD Version PDF Version
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Agenda Item 7.5 - Non-compliance with Provisions of the Revised Treaty and Decisions of the COTED – Action Taken by Guyana to make its Environmental Levy Consistent with the Revised Treaty

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37. Agenda Item 7.6 - Confiscation of Honey Exported to Trinidad and Tobago (Requested by Grenada) WORD Version PDF Version
38. AGENDA ITEM 8 - ISSUES AFFECTING TRADE IN AGRICULTURE: WORD Version PDF Version
39. AGENDA ITEM 9 -STATUS OF THE NINTH AND TENTH EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FUND PROGRAMMES

Background

1.     9th EDF Caribbean Integration Support Programme

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41. AGENDA ITEM 10 - STANDARDS:    
42. Agenda Item 10.1 - Endorsement and Support for Workplan under the 10th EDF TBT Component WORD Version PDF Version
43. Agenda Item 10.2 - Regional Standards for Approval WORD Version PDF Version
44. Attachment I to Agenda Item 10.2 -Specification for Rice (revised) – FDCRS 44   PDF Version
45. Attachment II to Agenda Item 10.2 - Specification for Sodium Hypochlorite Solutions (Liquid chlorine bleaches) – FDCRS 43   PDF Version
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AGENDA ITEM 11 -CARICOM COMPETITION COMMISSION (CCC

 

Agenda Item 11.1 - Approval of the Draft Rules Governing the

Operation of the Contingency Reserve Fund for the CARICOM

Competition Commission

   
47. Agenda Item 11.2 - Compensation Package for Members of the CARICOM Competition Commission: Proposal by the CARICOM Competition Commission WORD Version PDF Version
48. AGENDA ITEM 12 - UPDATING OF THE COMMON REGIONAL STATISTICS WORK PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATISTICS IN CARICOM WORD Version PDF Version
49. Attachment to Agenda Item 12 - REGIONAL STATISTICS WORK PROGRAMME FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A COMMON CORE OF QUALITY STATISTICS WORD Version PDF Version
50. AGENDA ITEM 13 - DATE OF THE THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING OF THE COTED WORD Version PDF Version
51. AGENDA ITEM 14 - ANY OTHER BUSINESS WORD Version PDF Version

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

1.

Summary of Recommendations and Conclusions of the Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) Georgetown, Guyana, 10-11 December 2012

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Annex III - Letter addressed to the Secretary-General, dated           24 May 2012 from the Ministry of Commerce - Saint Lucia - RE: BUILDING CEMENT

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  Annex IV - V - Synopsis of Standards Presented to the 35th Meeting of the COTED Ministers (10-11 December 2012) WORD Version PDF Version
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Document I  in relation to Agenda Item 7.2 of the Working Document - Blue Waters Brand of Water --- Import Data

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  Document II  in relation to Agenda Item 7.2 of the Working Document -  All other waters –Import Data   Microsoft Excel
3. Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas   PDF Version

REPORT OF THE MEETING OF OFFICIALS PREPARATORY TO THE

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

Ministerial Session Commences at 9:30 - Guyana Pegasus Hotel

  Part II - Officials Report - Agenda Item 5.1 2/5/13 WORD Version PDF Version
  Cover - 36 COTED OFFICIALS REPORT  - PART 1 WORD Version PDF Version
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AGENDA ITEMS 1-3   -   OPENING

                    -    ADOPTION OF AGENDA

                    -    PROCEDURAL MATTE

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AGENDA ITEMS 4 -  STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF THE COTED

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3. Agenda Item 5.2 -CARICOM Framework for Consumer Protection Policy and Five-Year Strategic Plan of Action WORD Version PDF Version
4. Agenda Item 5.3 - Approval of the Regional Policy and Regulatory Framework for the Provision of Professional Services in the CSME WORD Version PDF Version
5. Agenda Item 5.4 - Approval of the Harmonised Model Bill - Small and Medium Business Development Act WORD Version PDF Version
6. Agenda Item 5.5 - Treatment of Goods Produced In or Shipped From Free Zones Into the Single Market WORD Version PDF Version
7. AGENDA ITEM 6 - EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS

Agenda Item 6.1 - Consideration of the Way Forward in Relation to the Threat to CARICOM Exports of Rum to the United States

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8. Agenda Item 6.2 - Options for Concluding the Negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement WORD Version PDF Version
9. Agenda Item 6.3 - Developments in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) -

Agenda Item 6.3.1 - Preparations for the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference, December 2013

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10. Agenda Item 6.3.2 - Update on the Selection Process for the Post of Director-General of the WTO WORD Version PDF Version
11. Agenda Item 6.4 - Conclusion of the CARICIOM-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement WORD Version PDF Version
12. Agenda Item 6.5 - Extension of ACP/EU Sugar Quotas to 2020 WORD Version PDF Version
13. Agenda Item 6.6 - Status of Implementation of CARICOM-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (FTA) (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) WORD Version PDF Version
14. AGENDA ITEM 7 - TRADE IN GOODS:

Agenda Item 7.1 - Trade in Cement

Agenda Item 7.1.1 - Review of the Demand and Supply of Cement in the Region

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15 Agenda Item 7.1.2 - Monitoring Mechanism for Cement WORD Version PDF Version
16. Agenda Item 7.2 - Application of Article 92 with respect to Imports of Water of Tariff Headings 22019010 and 2201990 WORD Version PDF Version
17. Agenda Item 7.3 - Common External Tariff (CET) -

Agenda Item 7.3.1 - Review of Article 83 of the Revised Treaty

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Addendum to Agenda Item 7.3.1 - REDRAFT OF PROPOSALS 1, 2 AND 3 TO AMEND ARTICLE 83 OF THE REVISED TREATY OF CHAGUARAMAS 3/5/13

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18. Agenda Item 7.3.2 - Classification of the CET with respect to Marinated Chicken WORD Version PDF Version
19. Agenda Item 7.3.3 - An Exemptions Regime for CARICOM Cultural Industries WORD Version PDF Version
20. Agenda Item 7.3.4 - Issues Relating to the Establishment of a CARICOM Interactive Marketplace and Suspension Procedure (CimSuPro) WORD Version PDF Version
21. Agenda Item 7.3.5 - 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
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Agenda Item 7.3.6 - 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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23. Agenda Item 7.3.7 - Suspension of the CET on Hot Rolled, Deformed Reinforcing Steel Bars (Requested by Jamaica) WORD Version PDF Version
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Agenda Item 7.4 -  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

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25. Agenda Item 7.5 -Non-compliance with Provisions of the Revised Treaty and Decisions of the COTED – Action Taken by Guyana to make its Environmental Levy Consistent with the Revised Treaty WORD Version PDF Version
26. Agenda Item 7.6 -Confiscation of Honey Exported to Trinidad and Tobago (Requested by Grenada WORD Version PDF Version
27. AGENDA ITEM 8 - ISSUES AFFECTING TRADE IN AGRICULTURE:    
28 Agenda Item 8.1- Matters from the Fortieth Special Meeting of the COTED - Agriculture (October 2012, Antigua and Barbuda) WORD Version PDF Version
30. Agenda Item 8.2- Update on Action re Importation of Beef into CARICOM (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) WORD Version PDF Version
31. AGENDA ITEM 9 -IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES RELATED TO THE PROGRAMMING OF THE 10TH EDF WORD Version PDF Version
32. AGENDA ITEM 10 -CARICOM REGIONAL ORGANSATION FOR STANDARDS AND QUALITY (CROSQ):

 Agenda Item 10.1- Endorsement and Support for the Technical Barriers to Trade Programme Under the 10th EDF

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33. Agenda Item 10.2 Regional Standards for Approval -

(i)  Specification for Rice (revised) – FDCRS 44

(ii) Specification for Sodium Hypochlorite Solutions (Liquid

     chlorine bleaches) – FDCRS 43

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35. Agenda Item 10.3 Development of Regional Standard for Bathroom Tissue (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) WORD Version PDF Version
36 AGENDA ITEM 11 - CARICOM COMPETITION COMMISSION (CCC)

Agenda Item 11.1 -Approval of the Draft Rules Governing the Operation of the Contingency Reserve Fund for the CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC)

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37. AGENDA ITEM 12 - UPDATING OF THE COMMON REGIONAL STATISTICS WORK PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATISTICS IN CARICOM WORD Version PDF Version
38. AGENDA ITEM 13 - DATE OF THE THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING OF THE COTED WORD Version PDF Version
39. AGENDA ITEM 14 - ANY OTHER BUSINESS:    
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Agenda Item 14.1 Caribbean Centre for Development

Administration (CARICAD)

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