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

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

17-18 SEPTEMBER 2015

RE-SCHEDULED FOR 22-23 OCTOBER 2015

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

SAVINGRAM 384/2015 DATED 10 JULY 2015 - THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING OF THE CUSTOMS COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED), GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 17-18 SEPTEMBER 2015 (CONVENING)

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ATTACHMENT I TO SAVINGRAM 384/2015 - PROVISIONAL AGENDA

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ATTACHMENT II TO SAVINGRAM 384/2015 - HOTEL RATES 2015

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SAVINGRAM 463/2015 DATED 7 SEPTEMBER 2015 - THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING OF THE CUSTOMS COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED), GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 17-18 SEPTEMBER 2015 (DOCUMENTATION)

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SAVINGRAM 478/2015 DATED 14 SEPTEMBER 2015 - THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING OF THE CUSTOMS COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED), GEORGETOWN, GUYANA,

17-18 SEPTEMBER 2015 (RESCHEDULED)

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  DRAFT AGENDA 19 OCTOBER 2015 WORD Version PDF Version

DOCUMENTATION

  MERGED WORKING DOCUMENT   PDF Version
  COVER PAGE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS WORD Version PDF Version
 

INTRODUCTION

ITEM 1 - OPENING

ITEM 2 - ADOPTION OF AGENDA

ITEM 3 - PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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4.       ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CARICOM SINGLE MARKET

           AND ECONOMY:

 

4.1               Status Report on the Operation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy

 
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            4.2       Report on the Preparation of the Harmonised Customs

                         Legislation and Regulations

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            4.3              Consideration of  Proposals in Relation to Free Circulation

                         of Goods      

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  Attachment to Item 4.3 - WORD Version PDF Version
 

            4.4       Proposal for a Single Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED)

                         Form and  Customs Form for CARICOM

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  Attachment I to Item 4.4 Member States’ Customs Declaration Forms   PDF Version
 

Attachment II to Item 4.4Summary of Member States' Passenger Duty Free Allowances

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5.        INTRA-REGIONAL TRADE IN GOODS:

                                             

          5.1                 Status of  the  Project-Comprehensive Review of the 

                        Common External Tariff and Rules of Origin

 
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           5.2               Update on the Development of an Exemption Regime for

                        CARICOM Cultural Industries.

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6.         TARIFF CLASSIFICATION:

 

            6.1           Report by Customs Administrations on the implementation

                       of the Revised Structure of the Common External Tariff

                       (CET) and Amended Schedule I based on the 2012 H.S.

 
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6.2    Preparation of the Revised Structure of the Common  

          External Tariff (CET) and Amended Schedule I based on

          the 2017 H.S.

 
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Attachment I to Item 6.2 -  Amendments to the Nomenclature Appended as an Annex to the Convention Accepted pursuant to the recommendation of

27 June 2014 of the Customs Cooperation Council

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  Attachment II to Item 6.2 - Correlation Table   PDF Version
  Attachment III to Item 6.2 - Terms of Reference WORD Version PDF Version
                6.3           Classification of –

 

                         6.3.1        Heavy Whipping Cream and Whipping Cream

                                      within the CET

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                         6.3.2        Coconut Water, Coconut Milk and Coconut Cream

                                      in the CET

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              6.4            Definition of Raw Sugar in the Harmonised System

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7                   RULES OF ORIGIN:                                          

 

             7.1       Issues with respect to the Operation of the Origin System

                         Identified by Member States

 

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             7.2       Review of the Procedures adopted by the COTED at its

                         Fourteenth Meeting in 2003 with respect to the

                         Certification and Verification of goods of Community

                         Origin.

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7.3       Procedure to be adopted under the Trade in Goods Regime in cases where goods are produced by a manufacturer in one Member State and Distributed by an Agent in another Member State

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8.      TRADE AGREEMENTS:

 

          8.1       Recommendations   Emanating   from   the Eighth Meeting  

                      of  the  Joint Commission Under the Trade and Economic

                      Cooperation Agreement Between CARICOM and

                      the Republic of Cuba

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Attachment I to Item 8.1 - Recommendations Emanating from the Eight Meeting of the Joint Commission under the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement Between CARICOM and the Republic of Cuba

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Appendix I to Attachment to Item 8.1 - List of forty-seven (47) items

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Appendix II to Attachment to Item 8.1 -  List of Two hundred and Ninety-Five  (295) items

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  Appendix III to Attachment to Item 8.1 -  Draft Specific Product Rules of Origin WORD Version PDF Version
 

Attachment II to Item 8.1 - List of Products from, Cuba on which CARICOM MDCs are Offering Duty Free Access

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     8.2    Report of the First Meeting of the Joint Council under the  CARICOM- Republic of Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement

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Attachment I to Item 8.2 - Revised Article IV.13 - Direct Transport

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Attachment II to Item 8.2 - Article V.05 Obligations Regarding Exports

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Attachment III to Item 8.2 - Article V.08 - Procedures for Verification of Origin

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Attachment IV to Item 8.2 - The Decision of the Joint Council regarding the Certificate of Origin

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8.3                  Update on the Implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU              Economic Partnership Agreement –

 

8.3.1               Five-Year Review of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic

                        Partnership Agreement

 

8.3.2              Specimen Impressions of Stamps used to issue Movement Certificates EUR 1, Invoice Declarations and Suppliers Declarations

 

8.3.3              Meeting of the Special Committee on Customs Cooperation ad Trade Facilitation –

 

8.3.3.1           Adoption of Decision on Derogation from Rules of Origin

 

8.3.3.2          Third Meeting of the Special Committee on Customs Cooperation and Trade Facilitation

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Attachment to Item 8.3 - Update on the Implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

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9.        TRADE FACILITATION:

 

            9.1       Decision of the COTED on the Recommendations for the

                        Treatment of Goods Produced in or Shipped through

                        Free Zones

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            9.2       Update on the Implementation of the Advanced Cargo

                         Information System (Electronic Manifest) by Member

                         States

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            9.3       Update on the Introduction of the Harmonisation of  the

                         Single Administrative Document (SAD) in Member States

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           9.4        Implications for Customs Administrations of the World

                        Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement

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           9.5        Update on the CARICOM Interactive Marketplace and

                         Suspension Procedure (CIMSuPro)

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10.      CONSIDERATION OF THE GUIDE TO BEST PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES IN A MODERN CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION (Prepared by BIZCLIM)

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 Attachment  to Item 10 - Guide to Best Practices and Procedures in a Modern Customs Administration - 9 January 2015

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11.       CUSTOMS VALUATION

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12.      ENFORCEMENT ISSUES

   
 

13.      ANY OTHER BUSINESS

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BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

 

THE MODEL HARMONIZED CUSTOMS ACT, 2015 (Clean Copy) in relation to Agenda Item 4.2 " Report on the Preparation of the Harmonised Customs Legislation and Regulations"

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THE MODEL HARMONIZED CUSTOMS ACT, 2015 (Track Changes) in relation to Agenda Item 4.2 " Report on the Preparation of the Harmonised Customs Legislation and Regulations"

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CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in relation to Agenda Item 4.2 " Report on the Preparation of the Harmonised Customs Legislation and Regulations"

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