THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE

AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED)

 

5-9 NOVEMBER 2013

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

                                        

            5-6 - Meeting of Officials - CARICOM Secretariat's Headquarters

            8    -  Special Session on the Strategic Direction of the COTED - The Princess Hotel

            9    -  Ministerial Session - The Princess Hotel

 


ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS
 

 

SAVINGRAM 713 - THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING OF THE Council for TRADE AND Economic Development (coted); 5-9 NOVEMBER 2013; GEORGETOWN, GUYANA (CONVENING)

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SAVINGRAM 765 - THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 5-9 NOVEMBER 2013(DOCUMENTATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS)

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  ATTACHMENT I TO SAVINGRAM 765 - PROVISIONAL AGENDA WORD Version PDF Version
  ATTACHMENT II TO SAVINGRAM 765 - ANNOTATED PROVISIONAL AGENDA WORD Version PDF Version
  ATTACHMENT III TO SAVINGRAM 765 - HOTEL RATES WORD Version PDF Version
  REVISED PROVISIONAL AGENDA WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA5 November 2013

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MEETING OF OFFICIALS DOCUMENTATION

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2.

3.

1.                    OPENING

 

2.                  ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

3.                  PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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4.

REVIEW OF THE AGENDA FOR THE SPECIAL SESSION ON THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF THE COTED

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5.

RECOGNITION OF THE OECS ECONOMIC UNION IN THE REVISED TREATY

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Attachment to Agenda Item 5 - Draft Protocol to Amend the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to Provide for Deeper Integration by the Groups of Members and the Recognition of the OECS Economic Union

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6.

 [2013] CCJ 3 (OJ)-  SHANIQUE MYRIE AND BARBADOS AND JAMAICA (INTERVENER)

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7.

7.1    

EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:

 

Developments Related to the Negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development   

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Attachment to Agenda Item 7.1 -Technical Assessment of the Negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement

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  Annex I - Rules of Origin WORD Version

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Annex II - CARICOM Initial Market Access Offer - Cover Note

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  CARICOM Offer on Financial Services  

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  Market Access Offer on Goods - All Member States except the Bahamas  

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  Market Access Offer on Goods - The Bahamas  

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  Other Member States  

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  Canada's Offer on Financial Services  

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7.2

Status of Implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)  

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7.3   

 CARICOM-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement

 Withdrawn
7.4  

Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between CARICOM and Cuba

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  Extract from Item 7.4 13.6.2014 WORD Version

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7.5     

Agreement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Government of the   Republic of Venezuela

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7.6     

Preparations for the Meeting of the CARICOM-United States Trade and Investment Council (TIC), 15 November 2013

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  Attachment to Agenda Item 7.6 - Briefing Document for the Fifth Meeting of the CARICOM-United States Trade and Investment Council (TIC), Washington, D.C., United States of America, 15 November 2013 WORD Version

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Revision to the Annotated Provisional Agenda for the CARICOM-United States Trade and Investment Council (In Relation to Pages 7.6 – 5 To 7.6 – 10 of The Working Document)

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7.7    

Preparation for the Ninth World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference, Bali,  Indonesia, December 2013

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7.8 

Approval of the Partial Scope Trade Agreement between Trinidad and Tobago and Guatemala (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

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  Attachment to Agenda Item 7.8 - Partial Scope Trade Agreement between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Republic of Guatemala  

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7.9

The Future of Caribbean-ACP Sugar (Requested by Jamaica)

 

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8.

TRADE IN GOODS:

8.1  

Analysis of CARICOM's Intra-Regional Trade Performance

8.1.1 Intra-Regional Trade in Goods

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Attachment to Agenda Item 8.1.1 - Analysis of CARICOM’s Intra-Regional Trade Performance 2009-2011 - Prepared by the CARICOM Secretariat

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8.1.2 Trade in Services

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Attachment to Agenda Item 8.1.2 - Analysis of Regional Trade in Services 2008-2011

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Corrigendum to the Attachment to Agenda Item 8.1.2 - Analysis of Regional Trade in Services 2008-2011 

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8.2  

Monitoring Mechanism for Cement

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Attachment to Agenda Item 8.2 - Report of the Meeting of Officials on the Establishment of a Monitoring Mechanism for Production, Supply and Demand for Cement in the Region 28 October 2013

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8.3

Intra-Regional Trade in Sugar

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8.4     

 Treatment of Goods Produced in or Shipped from Free Zones into the Single Market

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Attachment to Agenda Item 8.4 - Elements of a Partial Policy Approach to Treatment  of Goods Exported from Free Zones (Submitted by Trinidad and Tobago)

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8.5

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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  Addendum in relation to Agenda Item 8.5 - Submission by Guyana WORD Version

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8.6      

Common External Tariff (CET) -
8.6.1   

Protocol to Amend Article 83 of the Revised Treaty

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  Attachment to Agenda Item 8.6.1 - Article 83 Rev 3 as agreed at Meeting of Officials - Videoconference dated 14 October  

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8.6.2 

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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8.6.3   

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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8.6.4  Requests for Suspension of the CET by Member States:
  8.6.4.1

Trinidad and Tobago -

   
(i) 

Compact Florescent Lamps of Tariff Heading 8539.31.00 for the period 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2015

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(ii)      

Dried Salted Pollock Fillets of Tariff Heading 0305.30.00 for the period 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2015

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(iii)    

CCTV Camera and Equipment of Tariff Heading 8525.80.00 for the period 15 July 2014 to 14 July 2016

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Soya-bean Oil of Tariff Heading 1507.90.00 for the period 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2014

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8.6.4.2 Request by Jamaica for the Suspension of the CET on Petroleum Products (Crude Oil, Gasoline, Diesel Oil, Kerosene, Fuel Oil and Jet Fuel)    
  Jamaica -   Petroleum Products from Venezuela WORD Version PDF Version
8.6.5   

Amendment of Schedule I to the Customs Act, Chap 78:01, to realign Tariff Lines of the Common External Tariff (CET) in accordance with obligations under the World  Trade Organisation Agreement (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

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8.7 Rules of Origin –
8.7.1
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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8.7.2

Review of the CARICOM Procedure for the Verification of Rules of Origin (Requested by Jamaica)

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  Addendum in relation to Agenda Item 8.7.2 - Review of the CARICOM Procedure for the Verification of Rules or Origin (A Note by the Secretariat)

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  Addendum in relation to Agenda Item 8.7.2 - Explanatory Note: Review of the Verification Procedures for Evidence of Origin Approved at the Fourteenth COTED (Submitted by Jamaica)

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9. STATUS REPORTS (Requested by Jamaica):    

9.1        

Iss     ue  Issues Relating to the Consolidation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) 

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9.2

Exemptions Regime for Creative/Cultural Industries

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9.3

Issues Relating to the Establishment of a CARICOM Interactive Marketplace Suspension Procedure (CimSuPro) (Deferred to Ministerial Session)

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10.

RECOMMENDATONS AND CONCLUSIONS FROM THE FORTY-FIFTH  SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COTED - AGRICULTURE

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11.

STATUS OF THE 10TH AND 11TH EDF PROGRAMMES

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12. CARICOM COMPETITION COMMISSION (CCC): WORD Version

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12.1 2014 Work Programme and Budget
 

Attachment I to Agenda Item 12.1 - 2014 Work Programme

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Attachment  II to Agenda Item 12.1 - Performance of 2013 Budget WORD Version PDF Version
12.2

2012 Audited Financials

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  Attachment to Agenda Item 12.2 - Report on the Financial Statements 2012   PDF Version
12.3

Approval of the Draft Rules Governing the Operation of the Contingency Reserve Fund 

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13.

 CARICOM REGIONAL ORGANISATION FOR STANDARDS AND QUALITY (CROSQ)

13.1

Approval of the 2014-2015 Work Plan and Budget of the CROSQ

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Attachment to Agenda Item 13.1 - Budget Proposal 2014-2015 for the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) 

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13.2 Guidelines for Recreational Water

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14.

ISSUES OF COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY IN LITIGATION AWARDS AGAINST THE COMMUNITY ARISING OUT OF DISPUTES BEFORE THE CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (Requested by Jamaica)

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15.

 DATE OF THE THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING OF THE COTED

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16.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:

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16.1 Trade and Health Related Issues: CARPHA Brief WORD Version

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REPORT OF THE MEETING OF OFFICIALS PREPARATORY TO THE

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

Ministerial Session Commences at 9:30 - Princess Hotel, Providence

  MERGED REPORT   PDF Version
  MERGED ANNEXES   PDF Version
1.

2.

3.

1.                    OPENING

 

2.                  ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

3.                  PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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4.

REVIEW OF THE AGENDA FOR THE SPECIAL SESSION ON THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF THE COTED

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5.

RECOGNITION OF THE OECS ECONOMIC UNION IN THE REVISED TREATY WORD Version PDF Version

6.

 [2013] CCJ 3 (OJ)-  SHANIQUE MYRIE AND BARBADOS AND JAMAICA (INTERVENER)

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Annex VI to Agenda Item 6 - Comments from the Government of Barbados on the CARICOM Complaints Mechanism

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  Annex VII to Agenda Item 6 - Point Of Entry/Departure / Inland CARICOM Complaints Procedure WORD Version PDF Version

7.

7.1    

EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:

 

Developments Related to the Negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development   

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7.2

Status of Implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)  

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7.3   

 CARICOM-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement

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7.4  

Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between CARICOM and Cuba

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7.5     

Agreement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Government of the   Republic of Venezuela

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7.6     

Preparations for the Meeting of the CARICOM-United States Trade and Investment Council (TIC), 15 November 2013

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7.7    

Preparation for the Ninth World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference, Bali,  Indonesia, December 2013

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7.8 

Approval of the Partial Scope Trade Agreement between Trinidad and Tobago and Guatemala (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

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7.9

The Future of Caribbean-ACP Sugar (Requested by Jamaica)

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8.

TRADE IN GOODS:

   
8.1  

Analysis of CARICOM's Intra-Regional Trade Performance

   
8.1.1 Intra-Regional Trade in Goods WORD Version PDF Version
8.1.2 Trade in Services WORD Version PDF Version
8.2  

Monitoring Mechanism for Cement

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8.3

Intra-Regional Trade in Sugar

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8.4     

 Treatment of Goods Produced in or Shipped from Free Zones into the Single Market

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8.5

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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8.6      

Common External Tariff (CET) -    
8.6.1   

Protocol to Amend Article 83 of the Revised Treaty

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8.6.2 

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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8.6.3   

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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8.6.4  Requests for Suspension of the CET by Member States:    
  8.6.4.1

Trinidad and Tobago -

   
(i) 

Compact Florescent Lamps of Tariff Heading 8539.31.00 for the period 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2015

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(ii)      

Dried Salted Pollock Fillets of Tariff Heading 0305.30.00 for the period 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2015

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(iii)    

CCTV Camera and Equipment of Tariff Heading 8525.80.00 for the period 15 July 2014 to 14 July 2016

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Soya-bean Oil of Tariff Heading 1507.90.00 for the period 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2014

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8.6.4.2 Request by Jamaica for the Suspension of the CET on Petroleum Products (Crude Oil, Gasoline, Diesel Oil, Kerosene, Fuel Oil and Jet Fuel) WORD Version PDF Version
  Jamaica -   Petroleum Products from Venezuela    
8.6.5   

Amendment of Schedule I to the Customs Act, Chap 78:01, to realign Tariff Lines of the Common External Tariff (CET) in accordance with obligations under the World  Trade Organisation Agreement (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

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8.6.6

Notification by Trinidad and Tobago of a Proposed Increase in the Import Duty for Motor Vehicles exceeding 2499cc (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

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8.7 Rules of Origin –    
8.7.1
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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8.7.2

Review of the CARICOM Procedure for the Verification of Rules of Origin (Requested by Jamaica)

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9. STATUS REPORTS (Requested by Jamaica):    

9.1        

Iss     ue  Issues Relating to the Consolidation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) 

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Annex V to Agenda Item 9.1 - Issues Relating to the Consolidation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)

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9.2

Exemptions Regime for Creative/Cultural Industries

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9.3

Issues Relating to the Establishment of a CARICOM Interactive Marketplace Suspension Procedure (CimSuPro)

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10.

RECOMMENDATONS AND CONCLUSIONS FROM THE FORTY-FIFTH  SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COTED - AGRICULTURE

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11.

STATUS OF THE 10TH AND 11TH EDF PROGRAMMES

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Annex IV to Agenda Item 11 - Status of 10th European Development Fund Programming and Implementation and 11th EDF Regional Indicative Programme

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12. CARICOM COMPETITION COMMISSION (CCC):    
12.1 2014 Work Programme and Budget WORD Version PDF Version
12.2

2012 Audited Financials

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  Annex III to Agenda Item 12.2 - Report on the Financial Statements 2012   PDF Version
12.3

Approval of the Draft Rules Governing the Operation of the Contingency Reserve Fund 

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13.

 CARICOM REGIONAL ORGANISATION FOR STANDARDS AND QUALITY (CROSQ)

   
13.1

Approval of the 2014-2015 Work Plan and Budget of the CROSQ

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13.2 Guidelines for Recreational Water WORD Version PDF Version
14.

ISSUES OF COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY IN LITIGATION AWARDS AGAINST THE COMMUNITY ARISING OUT OF DISPUTES BEFORE THE CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (Requested by Jamaica)

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 DATE OF THE THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING OF THE COTED

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16.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:

   
16.1 Trade and Health Related Issues: CARPHA Brief WORD Version PDF Version

MATTERS REQUESTED FOR INCLUSION ON THE AGENDA

1. CROSQ PRESENTATION AT THE THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING OF THE COTED

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ATTACHMENT 1A: SYNOPSIS OF STANDARDS PRESENTED TO THE THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING OF THE COTED MINISTERS (10-11 Dec 2012)

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3. CARICOM REGIONAL STANDARD GUIDELINES FOR RECREATIONAL WATER QUALITY   PDF Version
4. Motor Vehicle 2500cc Tariff Proposal WORD Version PDF Version

DOCUMENTATION FOR THE SPECIAL SESSION ON THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF THE COTED - 8 NOVEMBER 2013

DELEGATES ARE ASKED TO NOTE THAT REGULAR COTED ISSUES WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED AT THIS MEETING.

1.

Special Session on the Strategic Direction of the Council for Trade  and Economic Development (COTED) - Revised Annotated Agenda -

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Special Session on the Strategic Direction of the Council for Trade  and Economic Development (COTED) - Provisional Agenda

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Consequent upon the discussion at the Preparatory Meeting of Officials, the Agenda and the accompanying documentation for the Special Session on the Strategic Direction of the COTED has been re-organised as follows –

 
  Revised Draft Agenda Word Version

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  Working Document   Word Version

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  Attachment to the Working Document Word Version

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MINISTERIAL DOCUMENTATION

       
       
       

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTATION

  Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas   PDF Version
  Part II of the Working Document for the Thirty-Fourth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community   PDF Version

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