FORTIETH MEETING OF THE CUSTOMS COMMITTEE OF THE

COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED)

 

Georgetown, Guyana

18-19 September 2019

 

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Topic:  40th Customs Committee
Time: 18-19 September 2019 09:00 AM Ja time    

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ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTATION

 

Savingram No. 438/2019 - Fortieth Meeting of the Customs Committee of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) - Georgetown, Guyana, 18-19 September 2019 (Convening)

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  Attachment I to Savingram No. 438/2019 - Provisional Agenda  Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II to Savingram No. 438/2019 - Hotel Rates Acrobat PDF
  Savingram No. 493/2019 - Fortieth Meeting of the Customs Committee of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) - Georgetown, Guyana, 18-19 September 2019 (Documentation) Acrobat PDF

DOCUMENTATION

1. OPENING REMARKS

 

2. ADOPTION OF AGENDA Acrobat PDF
3. PROCEDURAL MATTERS  
4. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY (CSME:)

4.1           Status Report on the Operation of the CSME

 

4.2           Member States Reports on their Implementation of Harmonized Customs Legislation and

                Regulations

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4.3           Development of a Tools of Trade Policy to Support Free Movement of Persons in

                the CSME

 
4.4           Finalization of the CARICOM Harmonized Customs Procedures Manual (CCPM)

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Attachment to Item 4.4 - CARICOM Harmonized Customs Procedures Manual - Final Draft - April 2019 Acrobat PDF
5.

INTRA-REGIONAL TRADE IN GOODS: 

 

5.1     Update on the Comprehensive Review of the Common External Tariff (CET) and Rules of Origin

          Project -

 

          5.1.1    Recommendations for a Revised CET

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          5.1.2    Recommendations for Revised Community Rules of Origin Acrobat PDF
5.2     Development of an Exemption Regime for CARICOM Cultural Industries. Acrobat PDF
6.

TARIFF CLASSIFICATION:

 

6.1              Update from Member States on their Implementation of the CET and Amended Schedule I

             based on the 2017 H.S.

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6.2              Regularization of Breakout Codes for HS2710.19 – Between 2007 with the HS2012 and

            Onwards

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6.3              Implications of the Ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on the HS Classification

            and Applicable Rate in the CET on Other Hydraulic Cement

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Attachment to Item 6.3 - TCL Cases -The judgment of the CCJ (6 August 2019) Acrobat PDF

6.4              Introduction of Unique Tariff Lines in the CET Bio-Degradable and Non Bio-Degradable

            Plastic Products (Mandated by the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED))

 
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       Consideration of Rules of Origin on Bio-Degradable and Non Bio-Degradable Plastic

            Products (Mandated by the COTED)

 
7.3       Status Report on the List of Authorised Signatories and Stamp under the CARICOM Rules of Origin Acrobat PDF
8.

TRADE AGREEMENTS:

 

8.1       Update on the Implementation of the CARIFORUM/EU Economic Partnership Agreement

            (EPA)

 

8.2      Proposals by Costa Rica and CARICOM for the Strengthening of Specific Provisions

           Relating to Rules of Origin and Customs Procedures in the CARICOM/Costa Rica Free Trade

           Agreement  (FTA)

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Attachment I to Item 8.1 - Revision of Existing Rules of Origin Provisions to Strengthen the Certification and Verification Procedures (CARICOM Secretariat’s Proposal)

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Attachment II to Item 8.1 - Uniform Regulations regarding the Interpretation, Application and Administration of Chapters IV and V of the Free Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica and the Caribbean Community

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Attachment III to Item 8.1 - Review and Comparison of the Costa Rica Proposal for Uniform Regulations in Relation to Rules of Origin (Chapter IV) and Customs Procedures (Chapter V), and the Secretariat’s Proposal for Revision of the Existing Rules of Origin Provisions

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Attachment IV to Item 8.1 - Comments by Belize Acrobat PDF
Attachment V to Item 8.1 - Comments by St. Kitts and Nevis Acrobat PDF
9.
TRADE FACILITATION:

9.1       Report on the Second Meeting of the CARICOM Regional Committee on Trade Facilitation

 

9.2       Update on the Implementation of the Advanced Cargo Information System (Electronic

            Manifest) by Member States.

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Attachment to Item 9.2 - Advanced Cargo Information System Brief - 16 September 2019 Acrobat PDF
10. REMARKS BY VISITING SENIOR OFFICIAL OF THE WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION (WCO)  
11. CUSTOMS VALUATION  
12. ENFORCEMENT ISSUES  
13. ANY OTHER BUSINESS  

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTATION

In relation to Agenda Item 9.1 -  Questionnaire for CARICOM Members:  Risk Management and Post-Clearance Audit

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In relation to Agenda Item 5 - Consultancy to Conduct a Comprehensive Review of the CARICOM CET and Rules of Origin (Final Report, December 2018)

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  Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas

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