THIRTY-EIGHTH Meeting

of the

COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED)

       

Georgetown, guyana

6-10 MAY 2014

 

Off. Item 15.3.8-Corrigendum of Amendments.doc

OFFICIALS REPORT

       
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Report of the Meeting of Officials Preparatory to the Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) - COVER

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1.      OPENING

2.      ADOPTION OF AGENDA

3.      PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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4.      FOLLOW-UP TO THE SPECIAL SESSION ON THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED)

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  ITEM 5 - EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:

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

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5.2    Preparations for a Meeting of the Joint Commission under the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Government of the Republic of Cuba

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  6.  EXPORT OF HONEY FROM GRENADA TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO WORD Version PDF Version
  7.  WORK OF THE COMMISSION ON THE ECONOMY WORD Version PDF Version
  8.   WORK OF THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (RTC) WORD Version PDF Version
 

 9.  ADVANCING THE REGIONAL AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  USING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

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  10.  CARICOM COMPETITION COMMISSION - LIQUIDITY RISK WORD Version PDF Version
  11. CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND: PREPARATIONS FOR THE SECOND CYCLE WORD Version PDF Version
  12.   PREPARATION FOR THE SPECIAL SESSION WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR WORD Version PDF Version
  13.   DATE OF THE THIRTY-NINTH MEETING OF THE COTED WORD Version PDF Version
  14.   EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:

14.1 Inclusion of Trade in Services under CBI/CBERA

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  14.2     Report and Follow-up to the Meeting of the CARICOM-United States Trade and Investment Council (TIC), 15 November 2013 WORD Version PDF Version
  14.3    Consideration of the  Study on the Identification and Assessment of the Underlying Reasons Affecting CARICOM’s Trade Performance under the existing Bilateral Trade Agreements with the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba and Venezuela WORD Version PDF Version
  14.4    Status of the process of Certification of the proposed Partial Scope Trade Agreement between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Republic of Guatemala WORD Version PDF Version
  15.      TRADE IN GOODS:

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

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  15.2     Proposals Relating to Free Circulation of Goods WORD Version PDF Version
  15.3     Common External Tariff (CET) -

           15.3.1   Revised Form for Requests for Suspension to Implement

                        the Protocol to Amend Article 83

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           15.3.2   Demonstration of the CARICOM Interactive Marketplace

                        Suspension Procedure (CimSuPro)

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           15.3.3   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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           15.3.4   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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  15.3.5   Requests for Suspension of the CET by Member States

15.3.5.1      Trinidad and Tobago

(i)    List of Selected Basic Food Items of various Tariff Headings for the period 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016      

 

(ii)    Frozen French Fries of tariff heading 2004.10.90 with respect  to an estimated demand of 24,000 tonnes, for the period 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2016

 

(iii)   List of Selected Personal Protective Equipment of various Tariff Headings for the period 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2016

 

(iv)   Soya Bean Oil of Tariff Heading 1507.90.00, with respect to an estimated demand of 14,300 tonnes, for the period 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2015

 

(v)    A list of Selected Non-alloy Steel Angles of various Tariff Headings for the period 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2016

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15.3.5.2    Jamaica

 

(i)     Floating/Extruded Fish Feed for a period of five (5) years from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019

 

(ii)    Telephones of tariff heading 8517.12.10 for a period of three (3) years ending June 2017

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15.3.6    Implementation of the CET by Haiti (Requested by Haiti)

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15.3.7    Commencement of the Process of Development of the CET based on H.S 2017 (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

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 15.3.8    Corrigendum to Amendments to the CET based on HS 2012 (Requested by Jamaica)

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15.4        Rules of Origin –

 

15.4.1     Review of the CARICOM Procedures for the Verification of Rules of Origin

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15.4.2     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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15.5        Review of the Oils and Fats Agreement (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

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  16.    STATUS ON THE PREPARATION OF THE REGIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SERVICES WORD Version PDF Version
 

17.      ISSUES RELATED TO THE EDF PROGRAMMES:

 

17.1    Status of the Implementation of the 10th EDF and Programming of the 11th EDF

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17.2        Issues Related to the 9th EDF – Equipment for the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA)

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  18.   IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARICOM TRADE AND COMPETITIVENESS PROJECT (CTCP) WORD Version PDF Version
  19.   COMMUNITY’S PARTICIPATION IN EXPO MILANO 2015 WORD Version PDF Version
 

20.   ANY OTHER BUSINESS:

 

20.1   Update from the Seventh Meeting on Consumer Affairs to advance and Promote the CARREX

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  ANNEX I - List of Delegates WORD Version PDF Version
  ANNEX II - Agenda WORD Version PDF Version

WORKING DOCUMENT

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1. Working Document - Cover and Content Page WORD Version PDF Version
2.

1.            OPENING

2.            ADOPTION OF AGENDA

3.            PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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ITEM 4 - FOLLOW-UP TO THE SPECIAL SESSION ON THE STRATEGIC

DIRECTION OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

(COTED)

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4. ITEM 5 - EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS: WORD Version PDF Version
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5.1       Developments Related to the Negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement

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6. Attachment to Agenda Item 5.1 - OTN Preliminary Assessment of Canada's Initial Tariff Offer to CARICOM WORD Version PDF Version
  For Information in relation to Agenda Item 5.1 6 May 2014   PDF Version
8. 5.2       Preparations for a Meeting of the Joint Commission under the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Government of the Republic of Cuba WORD Version PDF Version
9. Attachment to Agenda Item 5.2 -Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between CARICOM and Cuba Renewal of request for additional preferential access by Cuba WORD Version PDF Version
10. ITEM 6 - EXPORT OF HONEY FROM GRENADA TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO WORD Version PDF Version
11. ITEM 7 - WORK OF THE COMMISSION ON THE ECONOMY WORD Version PDF Version
12. Attachment to Agenda Item 7 - Preliminary Report from the CARICOM Commission on the Economy WORD Version PDF Version
13. ITEM 8 - WORK OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION 30 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
14. ITEM 9 - ADVANCING THE REGIONAL AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT USING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES WORD Version PDF Version
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ITEM 10 - CARICOM COMPETITION COMMISSION - LIQUIDITY RISK

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16. ITEM 11 - CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND: PREPARATIONS FOR THE SECOND CYCLE WORD Version PDF Version
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7.        IITEM 12 - PREPARATION FOR THE SPECIAL SESSION WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR

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ITEM 13 - DATE OF THE THIRTY-NINTH MEETING OF THE COTED

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PART B – MATTERS FROM THE MEETING OF OFFICIALS FOR ENDORSEMENT BY MINISTERS

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ITEM 14 - EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:

   
20. 14.1     Inclusion of Trade in Services under CBI/CBERA WORD Version PDF Version
21. Attachment to Agenda Item 14.1 - Services of the Caribbean SOCA Creating the Conditions for Greater Services Trade Between CARICOM and the USA PowerPoint Version PDF Version
22. 14.2     Report and Follow-up to the Meeting of the CARICOM-United States Trade and Investment Council (TIC), 15 November 2013 WORD Version PDF Version
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Attachment I to Agenda Item 14.2 -Report of the Fifth Meeting of the CARICOM-United States Trade And Investment Council (TIC) USA, 15 November 2013

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24. 14.3    Consideration of the  Study on the Identification and Assessment of the Underlying Reasons Affecting CARICOM’s Trade Performance under the existing Bilateral Trade Agreements with the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba and Venezuela WORD Version PDF Version
25. Attachment to Agenda Item 14.3 - Identification and Assessment of the Underlying Reasons Affecting CARICOM’S Trade Performance Under the Existing Bilateral Trade Agreements with the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba and Venezuela - Final Report - 12 March 2014 submitted by: bkp Development Research & Consulting - Preliminary Report from the CARICOM Commission on the Economy   PDF Version
26. 14.4    Status of the process of Certification of the proposed Partial Scope Trade Agreement between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Republic of Guatemala WORD Version PDF Version
       
27. ITEM 15 - TRADE IN GOODS:    
28. 15.1     Treatment of Goods Produced in or Shipped from Free Zones into the Single Market WORD Version PDF Version
29. 15.2     Proposals Relating to Free Circulation of Goods WORD Version PDF Version
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15.3    Common External Tariff (CET) -

   
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           15.3.1   Revised Form for Requests for Suspension to Implement

                         the Protocol to Amend Article 83

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32. Attachment to Agenda Item 15.3.1   Revised Form for Requests for Suspension to Implement the Protocol to Amend Article 83 6 May 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
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           15.3.2  Demonstration of the CARICOM Interactive Marketplace

                        Suspension Procedure (CimSuPro)

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           15.3.3   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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            15.3.4  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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36.             15.3.5  Requests for Suspension of the CET by Member States -    
37.                         15.3.5.1    Trinidad and Tobago -    
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                                        (i)      List of Selected Basic Food Items of various

                                                 tariff Headings for the period 1 January 2015 to

                                                 31 December 2016

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                                        (ii)    Frozen French Fries of tariff heading 2004.10.90

                                                 with respect to an estimated demand of 24,000

                                                 tonnes, for the period 1 January 2015 – 31

                                                 December 2016

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                                       (iii)    List of Selected Personal Protective Equipment of

                                                various tariff headings for the period 1 January

                                                2015 – 31 December 2016

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                                       (iv)    Soya Bean Oil of tariff heading 1507.90.00, with

                                                respect to an estimated demand of 14,300

                                                tonnes, for the period 1 January 2015 – 31

                                                December 2015

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                                       (v)     A list of Selected Non-alloy steel angles of

                                                various tariff headings for the period 1 January

                                                2015 – 31 December 2016

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43.                            15.3.5.2    Jamaica -    
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                                       (i)        Floating/Extruded Fish Feed for a period of five

                                                 (5) years from 1 January 2015 to 31 December

                                                 2019

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                                       (ii)      Telephones of Tariff Heading 8517.12.10 for a

                                                   period of three (3) years ending June  

                                                   2017

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46. Revision to Item 15.3.5.2(ii) - Telephones of Tariff Heading 8517.12.10 for a    period of three (3) years ending June 2017 7 May 2014   PDF Version
47.             15.3.6  Implementation of the CET by Haiti (Requested by Haiti) WORD Version PDF Version
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            15.3.7 Commencement of the Process of Development of the CET

                       based on H.S. 2017 (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

 

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            15.3.8 Corrigendum to Amendments to the CET based on HS 2014

             (Requested by Jamaica)

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50. 15.4 - Rules of Origin -    
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           15.4.1 - Review of the CARICOM Procedure for the Verification of

                        Rules of Origin

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           15.4.2 - 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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15.5    Review of the Oils and Fats Agreement (Requested by Trinidad and

Tobago)

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54. Attachment to Item 15.5 - Review of the Oils and Fats Agreement (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) 7 May 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
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ITEM 16 - STATUS ON THE PREPARATION OF THE REGIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SERVICES

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56. ITEM 17 - ISSUES RELATED TO THE EDF PROGRAMMES:    
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17.1    Status of the Implementation of the 10th EDF and Programming of the 11th EDF

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58. Attachment to Agenda Item 17.1 - Status Report on Preparations for the 11th European Development Fund Caribbean Regional Indicative Programme (CRIP) WORD Version PDF Version
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17.2    Issues related to the 9th EDF – Equipment for the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA)

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60. Attachment to Item 17.2 Issues related to the 9th EDF – Equipment for the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA)

7 May 2014

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61. Location of CAHFSA Assets 7 May 2014 Excel Version  
62. ITEM 18 - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARICOM TRADE AND COMPETITIVENESS PROJECT (CTCP) WORD Version PDF Version
63. Attachment I to Agenda Item 18 - CARICOM Trade And Competitiveness Project (A-32281) Component WBS100 - Consultancy to Create Best Practice Models And Deliver Technical Assistance To Implement National CSME Work Plans (Reform Administrative Practices and Procedures) - Flow Charts for Best Practices - Prepared by A-Z Information Jamaica Limited WORD Version PDF Version
64. Attachment II to Agenda Item 18 - Consultancy to Prepare Draft Model/ Legislation/ Regulations for CARICOM Single Market (CSM) Regimes - List of Laws/Amendments to be Drafted WORD Version PDF Version
65. PowerPoint presentation to Agenda Item 18 7 May 2014 PowerPoint Version PDF Version
66. ITEM 19 - COMMUNITY’S PARTICIPATION IN EXPO MILANO 2015 WORD Version PDF Version
67.

Attachment to Agenda Item 19 - Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Participation Proposal in EXPO MILANO 2015

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ITEM 20 - ANY OTHER BUSINESS

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
1. Savingram No.268/2014 - Convening WORD Version PDF Version
2. Savingram No. 277/2014 - Documentation   PDF Version
3. Provisional Agenda WORD Version PDF Version
4. Annotated Provisional Agenda WORD Version PDF Version
5. Revised Provisional Agenda 2 May 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
6. List of Hotels WORD Version PDF Version
7. Programme of Work WORD Version PDF Version
BACKGROUND DOCUMENTATION
  Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas   PDF Version
 

Summary of Recommendations and Conclusions of the Thirty-Seventh Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), Georgetown, Guyana, 8 November 2013

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  ANNEX III - Item 7.2 WORD Version PDF Version
  ANNEX IV - Item 8.4 WORD Version PDF Version
  ANNEX V - Item 11 WORD Version PDF Version
 

Summary of Recommendations and Conclusions of the Forty-Eighth Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Development (COTED) – ICT, St. George’s, Grenada, 14-17 January 2014 (Re Item 9)  30 April 2014

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  Item 4.1 Extract from the Working document of the Forty-Eighth Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Development (COTED) – ICT, St. George’s, Grenada, 14-17 January 2014 (Re Item 9)  30 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
  Item 4.2 Extract from the Working document of the Forty-Eighth Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Development (COTED) – ICT, St. George’s, Grenada, 14-17 January 2014 (Re Item 9)  30 April 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
  CARICOM Competition Commission (Re Item 10) 2 May 2014 Excel Version PDF Version
 

Draft Report of the Special Session on the Strategic Direction of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), Georgetown, Guyana, 9 November 2013 (Re Item 4) 30 April 2014

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  CCJ Application No. OA 003 of 2013 between Rudisa Beverages and Juices N.V. Caribbean International Distributors Inc. -Claimants and the State of Guyana - Defendant 9 May 2014   PDF Version
  CCJ Application No. OA 1 of 2013 between Maurice Tomlinson - Applicant and the State of Belize - Proposed Respondent

CCJ Application No. OA 2 of 2013 between Maurice Tomlinson - Applicant and the State of Trinidad and Tobago - Proposed Respondent 9 May 2014

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