FORTY-FOURTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED)

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

8-12 MAY 2017

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 Topic: Caricom Forty-Fourth Regular Meeting of the COTED        

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ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

  ORDER OF AGENDA Word Acrobat PDF
  DRAFT AGENDA Word Acrobat PDF

OFFICIALS REPORT

  MERGED OFFICIALS REPORT   Acrobat PDF
  COVER AND TABLE OF CONTENTS Word Acrobat PDF
 

1.            OPENING

 

2.            ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

3.            PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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4.         IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY (CSME):

 4.1       Comprehensive Review of the CSME

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               4.2       CARICOM Public Procurement Protocol Word Acrobat PDF
               4.3       Requirement for Police Certificate of Character Word Acrobat PDF
 

5.        TRADE IN GOODS:

 

            5.1         Common External Tariff (CET) –

 

                      5.1.1            Report by the Secretary-General on the Grant of Suspension of the CET under

                                     Paragraph 4 of the Protocol Amending Article 83 of the Revised Treaty

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                      5.1.2      Requests from Member States  for Suspension of the CET  pursuant to Step 3

                                    of the Revised Procedures Agreed to by the COTED -

                                                                        

                                      5.1.2.1         Received by the Secretary-General and submitted  to the COTED

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                                      5.1.2.2         Submitted to the COTED through the Secretary-General

                                                         

                                      Trinidad and Tobago

 

                                                          :           Canola Oil of Tariff Heading 1514.19.00 for the period 1 June 2017

                                                                      to 31 May 2018

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          5.2       Rules of Origin –

    

     5.2.1     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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          5.3              Matters relating to  Agriculture -

 

                       5.3.1          Trade in Sugar

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                       5.3.2          Intra-Regional Trade in Poultry and Poultry Products

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                       5.3.3          Exporting Duck Meat to Trinidad and Tobago from Suriname

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                       5.3.4     Non-Receipt of Information Pertaining to Import Permits for Agricultural Products into

                                     Barbados - Request by the Government of Grenada

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            5.4        Performance of Intra-Regional Merchandise Trade (2011-2015) Word Acrobat PDF
 

          5.5               Tariff Breakouts for Biodegradable Products

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6.       NON-COMPLIANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF THE REVISED TREATY AND DECISIONS

          OF THE COTED:

 

          6.1       Relating to Goods -

 

                      6.1.1      Market Access for Honey into Trinidad and Tobago

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                      6.1.2      Non-application of the CET on Refined Coconut Oil by Belize

                                     (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

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                      6.1.3      Removal of Import Duty on A Family Shopping List of Items

                                     (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)           

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                      6.1.4       Non-Receipt of Information Pertaining to Import Permits for Agricultural Products into

                                      Barbados - Request by the Government of Grenada (Now 5.3.4)

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                      6.1.5       Response from Guyana to concern raised by Saint Lucia on Free Sale Certificate on

                                      all Imports including Food Safety Certification (Requested by Saint Lucia) (Now 6.1.4)

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  ADDENDUM TO ITEM 6.1.4 - Report of the Meeting between Guyana and Saint Lucia on Free Sale Certificates for Food Imports. 12/5/17 Word Acrobat PDF
 

7.       EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:

          7.1       The Future Direction of the CARICOM’s External Trade Policy and Strategy

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          7.2       Future Trade with the United Kingdom, Post BREXIT

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          7.3       Outcome of the Fifth Meeting of the Joint Council Established under the CARICOM-

                        Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement

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  Attachment TO ITEM 7.3 - CARICOM FLEXIBILITIES AND POSITIONS ON PSRO   Excel
 

          7.4       Status of Approval of the Second Protocol to the Trade and Cooperation between the

                      Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  and Cuba

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          7.5       Proposal for the Convening of the Committee on Market Access established under the

                       CARICOM-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

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           7.6      Developments in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) -

         

                      7.6.1     Preparations for the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Meeting, December 2017

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          7.6.2     Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

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8.       DRAFT REGIONAL POLICY FOR MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE

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9.       STANDARDS:

          9.1       Standards for Approval

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            9.2       Regional Quality Policy    Word Acrobat PDF
 

10.           IMPLEMENTATION AND PROGRAMMING OF EDF FUNDS

          10.1    Status Report on the 10th EDF CRIP

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            10.2   Status Report on the 11th EDF CRIP Word Acrobat PDF
 

11.     OPERATION OF THE CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND (CDF)

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  12.     DATE OF THE FORTY-FIFTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Word Acrobat PDF
 

13.     ANY OTHER BUSINESS:

          13.1     Participation in ASTANA EXPO 2017

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  ANNEX I - LIST OF DELEGATES Word Acrobat PDF
  ANNEX II - AGENDA Word Acrobat PDF

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

 

SAVINGRAM No. 165 - FORTY–FOURTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED), GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 8-12 MAY 2017(CONVENING)

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  Attachment to Savingram No. 165 - A List of Recommended Hotels   Acrobat PDF
 

SAVINGRAM No. 211 - FORTY-FOURTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 8-12 MAY 2017(DOCUMENTATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS)

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  PROVISIONAL AGENDA Word Acrobat PDF
  ANNOTATED AGENDA Word Acrobat PDF
  DRAFT AGENDA 4 MAY 2017 Word Acrobat PDF

DOCUMENTATION

  MERGED WORKING DOCUMENT   Acrobat PDF
  MERGED ATTACHMENTS   Acrobat PDF
  COVER AND TABLE OF CONTENTS Word Acrobat PDF
 

1.            OPENING

 

2.            ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

3.            PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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4.         IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY (CSME):

 4.1       Comprehensive Review of the CSME

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  ATTACHMENT I TO ITEM 4.1 - Summary of Proposed Timelines - Implementation Plan   Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II (A) TO ITEM 4.1 - Basic Framework   Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II (B) TO ITEM 4.1 - Facilitation of Travel   Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II (C) TO ITEM 4.1 - Movement of Skills   Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II (D) TO ITEM 4.1 - Right of Establishment   Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II (E) TO ITEM 4.1 - Movement of Services   Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II (F) TO ITEM 4.1 - Movement of Goods   Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II (G) TO ITEM 4.1 - Competition Policy   Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II (H) TO ITEM 4.1 - Consumer Protection   Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II (I) TO ITEM 4.1 - Built-in-Agenda   Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II (J) TO ITEM 4.1 - Private Sector Facilitation and Industrial Development   Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II (K) TO ITEM 4.1 - Macroeconomic Policy Coordination Measures - Status of Key Elements and Outstanding Actions   Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II (L) TO ITEM 4.1 - Public Education   Acrobat PDF
               4.2       CARICOM Public Procurement Protocol Word Acrobat PDF
 

Attachment I TO ITEM 4.2 - CARICOM DRAFT PROTOCOL ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT - OBSERVATIONS OF JAMAICA

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  Attachment II TO ITEM 4.2 - FRAMEWORK REGIONAL INTEGRATION POLICY ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT   Acrobat PDF
  Attachment III TO ITEM 4.2 - COMMENTS FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ON THE PROTOCOL   Acrobat PDF
 

Attachment IV TO ITEM 4.2 - COMMENTS FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ON THE PROTOCOL

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               4.3       Requirement for Police Certificate of Character Word Acrobat PDF
 

5.        TRADE IN GOODS:

 

            5.1         Common External Tariff (CET) –

 

                      5.1.1            Report by the Secretary-General on the Grant of Suspension of the CET under

                                     Paragraph 4 of the Protocol Amending Article 83 of the Revised Treaty

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                      5.1.2      Requests from Member States  for Suspension of the CET  pursuant to Step 3

                                    of the Revised Procedures Agreed to by the COTED -

                                                              

                                      5.1.2.1         Received by the Secretary-General and submitted  to the COTED

3/5/17

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                                      5.1.2.2         Submitted to the COTED through the Secretary-General

                                                         

                                      Trinidad and Tobago

 

                                                          :           Canola Oil of Tariff Heading 1514.19.00 for the period 1 June 2017

                                                                      to 31 May 2018

 

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          5.2       Rules of Origin –

    

     5.2.1     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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          5.3              Matters relating to  Agriculture -

 

                       5.3.1          Trade in Sugar

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                       5.3.2          Intra-Regional Trade in Poultry and Poultry Products

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                       5.3.3          Exporting Duck Meat to Trinidad and Tobago from Suriname

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            5.4        Performance of Intra-Regional Merchandise Trade (2011-2015) Word Acrobat PDF
 

Attachment TO ITEM 5.4 - PERFORMANCE OF CARICOM’S INTRA-REGIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE 2011-2015 Prepared by the CARICOM Secretariat

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          5.5               Tariff Breakouts for Biodegradable Products

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6.       NON-COMPLIANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF THE REVISED TREATY AND DECISIONS

          OF THE COTED:

 

          6.1       Relating to Goods -

 

                      6.1.1      Market Access for Honey into Trinidad and Tobago

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                      6.1.2      Non-application of the CET on Refined Coconut Oil by Belize

                                     (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

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                      6.1.3      Removal of Import Duty on A Family Shopping List of Items

                                     (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)           

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7.       EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:

          7.1       Future Direction of the CARICOM’s External Trade Policy and Strategy

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          7.2       Future Trade with the United Kingdom, Post BREXIT

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          7.3       Outcome of the Fifth Meeting of the Joint Council Established under the CARICOM-

                        Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement

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Attachment I TO ITEM 7.3 - MINUTES OF THE FIFTH MEETING OF THE JOINT COUNCIL ESTABLISHED UNDER THE CARICOM/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT GEORGETOWN, GUYANA 30-31 MARCH 2017

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Attachment II TO ITEM 7.3 - RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE JOINT COUNCIL set up by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) – Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement

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  Attachment III TO ITEM 7.3- TEMPORARY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS BY CARICOM COUNTRIES FOR BUSINESS PERSONS FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Word Acrobat PDF
 

          7.4       Status of Approval of the Second Protocol to the Trade and Cooperation between the                        Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  and Cuba

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Attachment TO ITEM 7.4 - SECOND PROTOCOL TO THE TRADE AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA

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ADDENDUM TO ITEM 7.3 - OUTCOME OF THE CARICOM TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP IN PREPARATION FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE JOINT COUNCIL ESTABLISHED UNDER THE CARICOM-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT ITEM 7.3 OUTCOME OF THE FIFTH MEETING OF THE JOINT COUNCIL ESTABLISHED UNDER THE CARICOM/ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

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  ATTACHMENT II TO ADDENDUM TO ITEM 7.3 - CARICOM FLEXIBILITIES AND POSITIONS ON PSRO   Excel
 

          7.5       Proposal for the Convening of the Committee on Market Access established under the

                       CARICOM-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

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           7.6      Developments in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) -

         

                      7.6.1     Preparations for the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Meeting, December 2017

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  Attachment TO ITEM 7.6.1 - Prospects for an outcome in Argentina: The View from Geneva Word Acrobat PDF
 

          7.6.2     Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

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Attachment I TO ITEM 7.6.2 - notification of category commitments under the agreement on trade facilitation communication from [member]

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Attachment II TO ITEM 7.6.2 - STATE OF PLAY OF IMPLEMENTATION OF WTO TRADE FACILITATION

AGREEMENT IN CARICOM MEMBER STATES

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Attachment III TO ITEM 7.6.2 - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WTO TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT - A CARICOM HIGH-LEVEL ACTION PLAN

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Attachment IV TO ITEM 7.6.2 - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WTO TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT - CARICOM PRIORITY PROJECTS

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8.       DRAFT REGIONAL POLICY FOR MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE

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9.       STANDARDS:

          9.1       Standards for Approval

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  Attachment I - Synopsis of Standards presented to the Forty-Fourth Meeting of the COTED (8-12 May 2017)   Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II (A) - CARICOM REGIONAL STANDARD - COCONUT OIL ― SPECIFICATIONS - FDCRS 23: 201X   Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II (B) - CARICOM REGIONAL STANDARD - Biscuits – Specification - FINAL DRAFT CARICOM STANDARD 38: 2016 - Formerly CCS 0017: 1992   Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II (C) - FINAL DRAFT CARICOM REGIONAL STANDARD - PROCESSED FOODS - KETCHUP – SPECIFICATION - FDCRS 42: 201X   Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II (D) - CARICOM REGIONAL STANDARD - SPECIFICATION FOR GRADES OF FRESH AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE - PART 5: MANGOES - FDCRS 24: PART 5: 201X   Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II (E) - CARICOM REGIONAL STANDARD - SPECIFICATION FOR GRADES OF FRESH AGRICULTURAL – PRODUCE - PART 1: BANANAS - FDCRS 24: PART 1: 201X (Revised)   Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II (F) - CARICOM REGIONAL STANDARD - CARBONATED BEVERAGES – SPECIFICATION - FDCRS 53: 201X   Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II (G) - CARICOM REGIONAL STANDARD - TOILET TISSUE – SPECIFICATION (1st  Revision) - CRS 51:2016 - (Replaces CCS 22:1992)   Acrobat PDF
 

          9.2       Regional Quality Policy   

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9.2 - REGIONAL QUALITY POLICY

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10.           IMPLEMENTATION AND PROGRAMMING OF EDF FUNDS

          10.1    Status Report on the 10th EDF CRIP

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            10.2   Status Report on the 11th EDF CRIP Word Acrobat PDF
 

11.     OPERATION OF THE CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND (CDF)

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  12.     DATE OF THE FORTY-FIFTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Word Acrobat PDF
 

13.     ANY OTHER BUSINESS:

   
            13.1     Participation in ASTANA EXPO 2017 Word Acrobat PDF

LATE REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA

 
 

NON-RECEIPT OF INFORMATION PERTAINING TO IMPORT PERMITS FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS INTO BARBADOS – REQUEST BY THE GOVERNMENT OF GRENADA

3/5/17

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FOR INFORMATION

 
 

STATUS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE COMMON EXTERNAL TARIFF AND RULES OF ORIGIN PROJECT

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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HARMONISED CUSTOMS BILL AND HARMONISED CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

 
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BACKGROUND DOCUMENTATION

  Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas   Acrobat PDF
  Reference Document in relation to to Agenda Item 8 - The Caribbean Community Caribbean Single Market and Economy Interim Draft Regional MSME Policy Revision 6 Word Acrobat PDF
  Framework Regional Integration Policy on Public Procurement   Acrobat PDF

 

 

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