FORTY-FIRST MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

9-13 NOVEMBER 2015

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

SAVINGRAM 484/2015 DATED 16 SEPTEMBER 2015 -  FORTY-FIRST MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 9-13 NOVEMBER 2015 (CONVENING)

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ATTACHMENT I TO SAVINGRAM 484/2015 - HOTEL RATES 2015

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SAVINGRAM 547/2015 DATED 14 OCTOBER 2015 -  FORTY-FIRST MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 9-13 NOV. 2015 (DOCUMENTATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS)

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  ATTACHMENT I TO 547/2015 - PROVISIONAL AGENDA

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  ATTACHMENT II TO 547/2015  - ANNOTATED PROVISIONAL AGENDA

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  SAVINGRAM 564/2015 DATED 27 October 2015 -  FORTIETH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 23-24 APRIL 2015 - (DRAFT SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS)

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  ATTACHMENT (SEE BACKGROUND DOUMENTS)    
  REVISED PROVISIONAL AGENDA DATED 6 NOVEMBER 2015

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REPORT OF THE MEETING OF OFFICIALS

  OFFICIALS REPORT COVER

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1.             OPENING

 

2.            ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

3.             PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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4.      SPECIAL SESSION OF THE COTED WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR

         (Ministerial Discussion)

   
 

5.      MATTERS RELATED TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARICOM

          SINGLE MARKET:

 

          5.1       Adoption of the CSME Application Processing System (CAPS)

   

 

          5.2       Proposed Sixteen Best Practices and CSME Administrative Practices and

                      Procedures Manual

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          5.3             Development of the Community Public Procurement Regime

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          5.4             Draft Policy for the Control of Mergers and Acquisitions in the CSME

                        

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          5.5      Regional Investment Promotion Strategy (Submitted by Caribbean Export)

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6.           TRADE IN GOODS:

 

          6.1      Common External Tariff (CET) -

 

                       6.1.1    Recommendations on the Development of anExemption Regime for

                                   CARICOM Cultural Industries

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                      6.1.2     Report by 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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                      6.1.3         Requests received by the Secretary-General from Member States for

                                   Suspension of the COTED Pursuant to Step 3 of the Revised Procedures

                                   agreed to by the COTED

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                      6.1.4        Request  for Suspension of the CET  by -

 

                                   6.1.4.1     Trinidad and Tobago

 

                                     (i)                     Pharmaceutical Products Under Tariff Heading 30:04, excluding

                                                    those Manufactured Regionally for the period 9 June 2016

                                                    – 8 June, 2020

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                                     (ii)                    Dried Salted Pollock Fillets of Tariff Heading  0305.30.00

                                                    for the period 1 January 2016 - 31 December,  2016

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                                     (iii)                  Frozen French Fries  of TariffHeading  2001.10.90 for the period 

                                                    1 January 2016-31 December 2016

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                                    (iv)                   Audio Compact Disc of Tariff Heading 8523.40.40 for the period

                                                    1 January, 2016-31 December, 2016

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                                       (v)                    Soya Bean of Tariff Heading 1507.90.00

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                                       (vi)                  Compact Fluorescent Lamps of Tariff Heading 8539.31.00

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6.1.4.2    Explanatory Note – Request for Provisional Approval for

                Increase in Common External Tariff (CET) for Cement  and

               Clinker of Tariff Heading 2523.10.00 and 2523.29.10

                (Submitted by Jamaica)

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                     6.1.5    Proposal by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the

                                  Amendment of Schedule I to the Customs Act, Chapter 78:01, to realign

                                  Tariff Lines of the Common External Tariff (CET) in Accordance with

                                  Obligations under the World Trade Organisation Agreement

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6.2             Rules of Origin –

                  

6.2.1   Report by the Secretary-General on the Grant of Certificates under the Safeguard Mechanism in Accordance with Paragraphs 3-7 of Article 84 – Community Rules of Origin – of the Revised Treaty

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6.2.2   Review of the CARICOM Rules of Origin for Products Containing Refined Sugar (Submitted by Jamaica)

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6.3      Non-Compliance with Provisions of the Revised Treaty and Decisions of the COTED -

 

   6.3.1        Status of the Removal of the Discriminatory Application of Revenue Replacement Duty on Imported Goods of Community Origin by Belize

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     6.3.2      Market Access for Honey into Trinidad and Tobago

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6.4.      Recommendations from the Thirty-Sixth Meeting of the Customs Committee -

 

6.4.1   Classification of Coconut Water, Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream and Coconut Flour in the Common External Tariff (CET)

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6.4.2  Review of the Procedures Adopted by the COTED at its Fourteenth Meeting in 2013 with Respect to the Certification and Verification of Goods of Community Origin

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7.                 MATTERS RELATED TO TRADE IN AGRICULTURE:

           7.1             Outcome of the Fifty-Ninth Special Meeting of the COTED

                      (Agriculture) -

   
 

7.1.1         Intra-Regional Market Access –  

 

(i)                Belize’ Market Access Request to Trinidad and Tobago for Beef and Poultry Products

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(ii)             Jamaica Market Access Request for Fresh Agricultural Products

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7.1.2         Trade with Third Countries –  

 

(i)                Risk Assessment Proposed for Poultry Products from Brazil

                                  

  7.2    Update on the Preparations by the Poultry Industry for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Virus

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  ATTACHMENT TO - 7.1.2 (i) and 7.2

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7.1.2 (ii)                CARICOM-Chile Trade in Animal Products    
 

7.3    Export of Jamaican Patties to Belize

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7.4    Matters Related to CARICOM Sugar

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  8.       IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REGIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SERVICES

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9                 EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:

 

            9.1             Future Direction of CARICOM External Trade Policy

                        and Strategy

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9.2      Outcome of the First Meeting of the Joint Council Established under the Free     Trade Agreement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica

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9.3      Developments Related to the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between CARICOM and the Government of the Republic of Cuba

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            9.4       Developments in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) -

 

                         9.4.1    Update on Preparations for 10th Ministerial Meeting of the WTO

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 9.4.2   Trade Facilitation

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9.5       Developments related to the Negotiations for a CARICOM/Canada Trade and        Development Agreement

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            9.6        Notification of Initiative for a Belize-Mexico Partial  Scope Agreement

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            9.7        Potential threat to beneficiary treatment for CARICOM States under the

                          the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)

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            9.8        CARICOM-Colombia Trade Relations –

:          Presentation by Ms. Mariana Sarasti, Acting Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia

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10       IMPLEMENTATION AND PROGRAMMING OF EDF

            PROGRAMMES:

 

            10.1    Implementation of the 10th and Programming of the 11th EDF

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10.2       Implementation of the EDF-funded Capacity Building CSME Stand-By Facility and EPA Standby Facility

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11.              STANDARDS -

 

             11.1      Standards for Approval -

 

                         (i)                CARICOM Standards for IEC 62612: 2013 Self Ballasted LED Lamps for

                                     General Lighting with Supply Voltages >50V-Performance

                                     Requirements              

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                         (ii)               IEC 60969: 2001 Self Ballasted Lamps for General Lighting Services-

                                     Performance Requirements

   
 

11.2    Status Report of the Adoption of CARICOM Regional Standards by Member States

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11.3          CROSQ Operating Budget and Work Plan – 2016-2017

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12        CARICOM COMPETITION COMMISSION:

 

             12.1     2016 Work Programme and Budget

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ATTACHMENT I - TO ITEM 12.1 - Review of 2015 Performance and Proposed 2016 Work Programme

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  ATTACHMENT II  - TO ITEM 12.1 - CCC 2016 Budget WORD Version PDF Version
  APPENDIX TO ATTACHMENT II - EXPLANATORY NOTES TO THE  CCC 2016 BUDGET (COVER)   PDF Version
 

APPENDIX TO ATTACHMENT II -EXPLANATORY NOTES TO THE  CCC 2016 BUDGET

 
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 12.2     CCC 2014 Audited Financials

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 12.3    Review of Administrative Arrangements for Enforcement of Community              Competition Policy -Article 173.2

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 12.4     CCC Guidelines for setting fines

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13        CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND:

 

             13.1    Results of the Independent Evaluation of the CDF

   
 

             13.2    Outstanding Contributions for the Second Cycle Ending 2015

   
 

 13.3        CDF 2015-2020 Strategic Plan    

   
  14.       DECISION MAKING IN THE COMMUNITY

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  ATTACHMENT I - TO ITEM 14 - Paper - HGC/2015/36/DEC.5

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  ATTACHMENT II - TO ITEM 14 - Legal Opinion

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  ATTACHMENT III - TO ITEM 14 - Draft Rules of Procedure of the COTED

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15.      MATTERS RELATING TO HEALTH:

 

             15.1       Caribbean Regulatory System for Medicines                                         

 

   
              15.2     Child Obesity – Economic Sector-Related Aspects of its Prevention    
 

16.       DATE OF THE FORTY-SECOND MEETING OF THE COTED

            

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17.       ANY OTHER BUSINESS: 

 

            17.1    Implementation of the CET by Haiti

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17.2     Re-Negotiation  of  Haiti’s  Bound  Tariff  at  the  World  Trade Organisation

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              17.3     Update on CIMSUPRO (Proposed by Suriname)

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  ANNEX I - LIST OF DELEGATES

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  ANNEX II - AGENDA

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DOCUMENTATION

  MERGED WORKING DOCUMENT (PART I)   PDF Version
 

TABLE OF CONTENT

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1.            OPENING

 

2.           ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

3.           PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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4.      SPECIAL SESSION OF THE COTED WITH THE PRIVATE

          SECTOR (Ministerial Discussion)

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 4- Programme for the Special Session of the COTED

 

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REVISION TO ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 4-  Revised Programme

 5 November 2015

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5.      MATTERS RELATED TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF

         THE CARICOM SINGLE MARKET:

 

          5.1          Adoption of the CSME Application Processing

                         System (CAPS)

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          5.2          Proposed Sixteen Best Practices and CSME

                         Administrative Practices and Procedures Manual

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          5.3                   Development of the Community Public Procurement

                         Regime

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          5.4                  Draft Policy for the Control of Mergers and Acquisitions in the CSME

                        

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          5.5        Regional Investment Promotion Strategy (Submitted by Caribbean Export)

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 5.5 - The Implementation of a Regional Investment Promotion Strategy (Submission by Caribbean Export)

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APPENDIX TO ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 5.5 -The Implementation of a Regional Investment Promotion Strategy (Submission by Caribbean Export)

 

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6.           TRADE IN GOODS:

 

          6.1      Common External Tariff (CET) -

 

                      6.1.1     Recommendations on the Development of an

                                   Exemption Regime for CARICOM Cultural

                                   Industries

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                      6.1.2     Report by 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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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 6.1.2 - Summary of Authorisation for Suspensions of the Common External Tariff (CET) under Paragraph 3 Of Article 83 of the Revised Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community including the CARICOM Single Market And Economy, Granted by the Secretary-General during the Period 15 March 2015 to 15 October 2015 

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                      6.1.3        Requests received by the Secretary-General

                                   from Member States for Suspension of the COTED

                                   Pursuant to Step 3 of the Revised Procedures

                                   agreed to by the COTED

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                      6.1.4        Request  for Suspension of the CET  by -

 

                                   6.1.4.1        Trinidad and Tobago

 

                                                       (i)                Pharmaceutical Products

                                                                   Under Tariff Heading 30:04,

                                                                   excluding those Manufactured

                                                                   Regionally for the period

                                                                   9 June 2016 – 8 June, 2020

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 6.1.4.1 (i) Pharmaceutical Products of Tariff Heading 30:04, excluding those Manufactured Regionally for the period 9 June 2016–8 June 2020

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                                                      (ii)               Dried Salted Pollock Fillets of

                                                                  Tariff Heading  0305.30.00 for the

                                                                  period 1 January 2016 -

                                                                  31 December,  2016

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 6.1.4.1 (ii) Dried Salted Pollock Fillets of Tariff  Heading  0305.30.00 for the period 1 January 2016-31 December 2016

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                                                     (iii)            Frozen French Fries  of Tariff

                                                                 Heading  2001.10.90 for the period

                                                                 1 January 2016-31 December 2016

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 6.1.4.1 (iii) Frozen French Fries  of Tariff  Heading  2001.10.90 for the period 1 January 2016-31 December 2016

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                                                    (iv)            Audio Compact Disc of Tariff

                                                                Heading 8523.40.40 for the period

                                                               1 January, 2016-31 December, 2016

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 6.1.4.1 (iv) - Audio Compact Disc of Tariff Heading 8523.40.40 for the period 1 January 2016-31 December 2016”

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                                                       (v)              Soya Bean

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 6.1.4.1 (v) - “Soya Bean Oil of Tariff Heading 1507.90.00”

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                  6.1.5    Proposal by the Government of the Republic of

                              Trinidad and Tobago for the Amendment of Schedule

                              I to the Customs Act, Chapter 78:01, to realign Tariff

                              Lines of the Common External Tariff (CET) in

                              Accordance with Obligations under the World Trade

                             Organisation Agreement

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 ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 6.1.5 - Proposal by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the Amendment of Schedule I to the Customs Act, Chapter 78:01, to Realign Tariff Lines of the Common External Tariff (CET) in Accordance with Obligations under the World Trade Organisation Agreement

 

 

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  ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 6.1.6.1 (vi) - Suspension of the CET on Compact Fluorescent Lamps:   PDF Version
 

        6.2             Rules of Origin –

                  

                    :           Report by the Secretary-General on the Grant of

                                Certificates under the Safeguard Mechanism in

                                Accordance with Paragraphs 3-7 of Article 84 –

                                Community Rules of Origin – of the Revised Treaty

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6.3    Non-Compliance with Provisions of the

          Revised    Treaty and Decisions of the COTED -

 

6.3.1                Status of the Removal of the Discriminatory Application of Revenue Replacement Duty on Imported Goods of Community Origin by Belize

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 6.3.1 - Letter from Belize dated 9 September 2015

 

 

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                    6.3.2                 Market Access for Honey into Trinidad and Tobago

 
   
 

         6.4     Recommendations from the Thirty-Sixth Meeting of the Customs

                    Committee

 

                   6.4.1       Classification of Coconut Water, Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream and

                                   Coconut Flour in the Common External Tariff (CET)

 

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                  6.4.2        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.                 MATTERS RELATED TO TRADE IN AGRICULTURE

 

            7.1             Outcome of the Fifty-Ninth Special Meeting of

                        the COTED (Agriculture) -

 

                        7.1.1         Intra-Regional Market Access

 

                                     (i)                Belize’ Market Access Request to Trinidad

                                                 and Tobago for Beef and Poultry Products

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                                     (ii)               Jamaica Market Access Request for Fresh

                                                 Agricultural Products

   
 

7.1.2         Trade with Third Countries

 

(i)               Risk Assessment Proposed for Poultry and Beef Products from Brazil

 

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(ii)              CARICOM-Chile Trade in Animal Products

 

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       7.2    Update on the Preparations by the Poultry’s Industry for

                Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Virus

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  ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 7.2 - Update on the Preparations by the Poultry Industry for       Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Virus

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         7.3    Export of Jamaican Patties to Belize

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       7.4    Matters Related to CARICOM Sugar

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7                 8.      IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REGIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SERVICES

 

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9                 EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:

 

           9.1               Future Direction of CARICOM External Trade Policy

                        and Strategy

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9.2       Outcome of the First Meeting of the Joint Council Established under the Free Trade Agreement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica

   
 

9.3      Developments Related to the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between CARICOM and the Government of the Republic of Cuba

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9.3 - Minutes of the Ninth Meeting of  the Joint Commission under the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between CARICOM and the Republic of Cuba, Havana, Cuba, 6-7 October 2015

 

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ADDENDUM TO ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9.3 - LIST OF DELEGATES

 

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APPENDIX I TO ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9.3 -Agreed Rules of Procedure for the Joint Commission

 

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APPENDIX II TO ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9.3 - CARICOM’s Consolidated Offer Presented to Cuba

 

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APPENDIX III TO ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9.3 - Cuba's Offer to CARICOM

 

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APPENDIX IV TO ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9.3 - Additional Items of Market Access Interest to CARICOM

 

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APPENDIX V TO ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9.3 - Cuban Proposal

 

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APPENDIX VI TO ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9.3 - Text of the Amended Article 6 of Annex VI

 

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  APPENDIX VII TO ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9.3 - Draft Second Proposal   PDF Version
 

            9.4       Developments in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) -

 

                        9.4.1    Update on Preparations for 10th Ministerial Meeting of the WTO

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  ATTACHMENT I TO ITEM 9.4.1 - Report of the Meeting   PDF Version
  ATTACHMENT II TO ITEM 9.4.1 - Group Declaration   PDF Version
 

9.4.2   Trade Facilitation

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9.4.2 - CARICOM Category A Notifications including Information Provided by Guyana”

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9.5      Developments related to the Negotiations for a CARICOM/Canada Trade and Development Agreement

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ADDENDUM TO ITEM 9.5 - Developments related to the Negotiations for a CARICOM/Canada Trade and Development Agreement

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            9.6       Notification of Initiative for a Belize-Mexico Partial  Scope Agreement

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            9.7       Potential threat to beneficiary treatment for CARICOM States under the

                         the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)

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  ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9.7 - Questionnaire

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           9.8       CARICOM-Colombia Trade Relations –

:          Presentation by Ms. Mariana Sarasti, Acting Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9.8 - Brief On CARICOM - Colombia Bilateral Trade Relations in

Preparation for the Address to the COTED by Ms. Mariana Sarasti, Vice Minister of Trade Acting as Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia

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10       IMPLEMENTATION AND PROGRAMMING OF EDF

            PROGRAMMES:

 

            10.1    Implementation of the 10th and Programming of the 11th EDF

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10.2       Implementation of the EDF-funded Capacity Building CSME Stand-By Facility and EPA Standby Facility

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ATTACHMENT I TO ITEM 10.2 - Report by the Caribbean Development  Bank  to the Third Meeting of the EPA Project Steering Committee –  10th EDF Support to CARIFORUM States in the Implementation of the Commitments undertaken under the CARIFORUM-EU EPA , CARICOM Secretariat, Guyana, 19 October 2015

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ATTACHMENT II TO ITEM 10.2 - Status Report on the Administration of the CSME Standby Facility

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11.              STANDARDS -

 

             11.1      Standards for Approval -

 

                         (i)                CARICOM Standards for IEC 62612: 2013

                                     Self Ballasted LED Lamps for General Lighting

                                     with Supply Voltages >50V-

                                     Performance  Requirements              

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                         (ii)               IEC 60969: 2001 Self Ballasted Lamps for General

                                     Lighting Services- Performance Requirements

  ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 11.1 (i) and (ii) - Endorsement Notice

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11.2    Status Report of the Adoption of CARICOM Regional Standards by Member States

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 11.2 - “CARICOM Competition Commission Guidelines for Setting Fines for Anti-Competitive Business Conduct”

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11.3          CROSQ Operating Budget and Work Plan – 2016-2017

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 11.3 - Budget Proposal 2016-2017 for the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ)

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12        CARICOM COMPETITION COMMISSION:

 

            12.1     2016 Work Programme and Budget

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ATTACHMENT I TO ITEM 12.1 - Review of 2015 Performance and Proposed 2016 Work Programme

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  ATTACHMENT II TO ITEM 12.1 - CCC 2016 Budget WORD Version PDF Version
 

12.2     CCC 2014 Audited Financials

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  ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 12.2 - Report on the Financial Statements 2014   PDF Version
 

12.3      Review of Administrative Arrangements for Enforcement of Community              Competition Policy -Article 173.2

   
 

12.4      CCC Guidelines for setting fines

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 12.4 - Discussion Paper - "CARICOM Competition Commission Guidelines for Setting Fines for Anti-Competitive Business Conduct"

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13        CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND:

 

            

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              13.1     Results of the Independent Evaluation of the CDF

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ATTACHMENT I TO ITEM 13.1 - Independent Evaluation of the First CDF Contribution Cycle: Draft Final Evaluation Report

 

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ATTACHMENT II TO ITEM 13.1 - Final Internal Assessement Report: Independent Evaluation of the First CDF Contribution Cycle

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            13.2     Outstanding Contributions for the Second Cycle

                        Ending 2015

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13.3          CDF 2015-2020 Strategic Plan    

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 13.3 - CDF 2015-2020 Strategic Plan    

 

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  14.       DECISION MAKING IN THE COMMUNITY

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ATTACHMENT I TO ITEM 14 - Paper - HGC/2015/36/DEC.5

 

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  ATTACHMENT II TO ITEM 14 - Legal Opinion

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  ATTACHMENT III TO ITEM 14 - Draft Rules of Procedure of the COTED

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15.      MATTERS RELATING TO HEALTH:

 

            15.1           Caribbean Regulatory System for Medicines                                         

 

   
              15.2     Child Obesity – Economic Sector-Related Aspects of its Prevention

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 15.2 - Promoting Healthy Diets, Food Security, and Sustainable Development in the Caribbean through Joint Policy Action - CARICOM Technical Brief

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16.       DATE OF THE FORTY-SECOND MEETING OF THE COTED

            

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  17.       ANY OTHER BUSINESS

           17.1  Implementation of the CET by Haiti

 

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           17.2 Re-Negotiation of Haiti’s Bound Tariff at the WTO

 

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REQUESTS FOR INCLUSION OF ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

  Submission from Trinidad and Tobago dated 4 November 2015   PDF Version
  Submission from Grenada dated 6 November 2015   PDF Version

SPECIAL SESSION OF THE COTED WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR

12 NOVEMBER (MORNING)

  PROGRAMME

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REDEFINING THE CARICOM INTERVENTION STRATEGY

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Link to be accessed for the Individual country PSARs

http://competecaribbean.org/category/psars/

   
  CIIP Competitive Industries and Innovation Program   PDF Version
  Private Sector Development in the Caribbean: A Regional Overview   PDF Version

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

 

ATTACHMENT TO SAVINGRAM 564/2015 - DRAFT SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS

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