MEETING OF OFFICIALS PREPARATORY TO THE FORTY-SIXTH MEETING OF THE

COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED)

 

VIDEO-CONFERENCE

26-27 APRIL 2018

 

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Topic: MEETING OF OFFICIALS PREPARATORY TO THE 46TH MEETING OF THE COTED

Time: 26-27 April 2018 - 9:00 AM Ja time

   

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OFFICIALS REPORT

1.

OPENING Word Acrobat PDF

2.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA    

3.

PROCEDURAL MATTERS    

4.

4.1

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THRUST:

Draft Working Paper

   

4.2

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THRUST:

Eleventh European Development Fund (11th EDF) Project to determine the Feasibility of a Regional Social Security Identification Mechanism to support Movement under the CSME Regimes

   

5.

 

5.1

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

Matters for Consideration arising from the Conference’s consideration of the CSME at its Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting and the Twenty-Eighth and Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting 

   

5.2

Requirement of a Police Certificate of Character in the Skills Certificate Process    

5.3

CSME Implementation Plan    

5.4

Draft Protocol on Public Procurement    

5.5

Regional Labour Market Information System    

5.6

Harmonisation of the Trademarks and Business Names Laws and Policy    
6.

6.1

6.1.1

TRADE IN GOODS:

Common External Tariff (CET) -

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. 

   

6.1.2

 

6.1.2.1

Requests from Member States for Suspension of the CET pursuant to Step 3 of the Revised Procedures Agreed to by the COTED -

Received by the Secretary-General and submitted to the COTED

Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on a select list of energy efficient and renewable energy items for the period, 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2023. (Requested by Jamaica)  

   
(i)
(ii) Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on a list of assorted food preparations for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2020 (Requested by Suriname)    
(iii) Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on Tinners and Lacquer for the period 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2020 (Requested by Suriname)    
(iv) Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff lime stone for the period 10 July 2018 to 9 July 2020 (Requested by Suriname)    
(v) Request by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on a List of Public Health Supplies to Prevent the Spread of Mosquito Borne Diseases for the period 26 May 2018 to 25 May 2019 (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)    
(vi)

Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on Canola Oil (HS 1514.19.00) (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

   
(vii)

Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on Virgin Olive Oil (HS 1509.10.00) (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

   
(viii)

Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on Medicaments (HS 30.04) (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

   
(ix)

Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on a List of Items Post Hurricane Maria (Requested by Dominica)

   

6.2

 

 

6.2.1

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

   
6.2.2

Proposal by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for a change in product specific Rules of Origin for Automotive Batteries of Tariff Heading 8507.10.00 (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

   
6.3

6.3.1

Matters Relating to Agriculture -

Extra Regional Request for Market Access--Chile Market access request for Pork and Poultry Products

   
6.3.2 Trade in Sugar (Requested by Belize) Word Acrobat PDF
6.4 Proposal by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for Increasing the CET on Selected Tariff Headings under HS Chapter 2523 (Requested by Trinidad and  Tobago)    
6.5 Proposal by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the Suspension and Safeguard Certificates    
6.6 Proposal by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for an Update on the Revised Structure of the Common External Tariff (CET) and Schedule I Based on HS 2017 (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)    
6.7 Update on Consultancy on the Review of the Common External Tariff (CET) and Rules of Origin    
6.8 Extending Article 164 Treatment for Sensitive CARICOM LDC Industries    

7.

NON-COMPLIANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF THE REVISED TREATY AND DECISIONS OF THE COTED:

Matters Relating to Goods -

Removal of Import Duty on a Family Shopping List of Items

   

7.1

7.1.1
7.1.2 Market Access for Honey into Trinidad and Tobago    
       
       
7.1.3

Intra-Regional Trade - Market Access from Suriname to Trinidad and Tobago for Frozen Duck Meat

   
7.2 Matters Relating to Free Movement of Persons    
7.3 Settlement of Disputes arising from Non-Compliance    
7.4

Market Access Issues Associated with the Provision of Professional Services (External Auditing) Across the CSME (Requested by Saint Lucia) 

   
8.

8.1

EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:

Future Trade with the United Kingdom, Post Brexit

   
8.2 Developments pertaining to the Joint Council under the Agreement Establishing the Free Trade Area between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Dominican Republic    
8.3 Request by the Government of the Republic of Colombia for a Meeting of the Joint Council established under the Agreement on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation between CARICOM and the Republic of Colombia    
8.4 The Renewal of the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)    
8.5 Impasse between the USA and China and the Impacts on the Region Word Acrobat PDF
9.

9.1

STANDARDS:

Standards for Approval

   
10.

10.1

OPERATION OF THE CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND (CDF):

Draft CARICOM Cohesion Policy

   
11.

11.1

11.2

IMPLEMENTATION AND PROGRAMMING OF EDF FUNDS:

Status Report on the 10th EDF CRIP

Status Report on the 11th EDF CRIP

   
12. AGENDA FOR COTED MINISTERIAL      
13.

13.1

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:

Stakeholders Consultation on the CSME    

   
13.2     Draft COTED Rules of Procedure    
       

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

Savingram No. 146 - Meeting of Officials Preparatory to the Forty-Sixth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), Video-Conference, 26-27 April 2018 and Forty-Sixth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), Georgetown, Guyana, 17 May 2018 (Convening)

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  Attachment I to Savingram No. 146 - Instrument of Full Powers Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II to Savingram No. 146 - List of Recommended Hotels   Acrobat PDF
 

Savingram No. 171 - Meeting of Officials Preparatory to the Forty-Sixth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), Video-Conference, 26-27 April 2018 and Forty-Sixth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), Georgetown, Guyana, 16-17 May 2018 (Documentation and Administrative Arrangement)

Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment I to Savingram No. 171 - Provisional Agenda Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II to Savingram No. 171 - Annotated Agenda Word Acrobat PDF
  DRAFT AGENDA Word Acrobat PDF
  AGENDA 26 April 2018 Word Acrobat PDF

DOCUMENTATION

1.

2.

3.

OPENING

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

PROCEDURAL MATTERS

Word Acrobat PDF
4.

4.1

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THRUST: Draft Working Paper 27 April 2018

Word Acrobat PDF
4.2 THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THRUST27 April 2018

Eleventh European Development Fund (11th EDF) Project to determine the Feasibility of a Regional Social Security Identification Mechanism to support Movement under the CSME Regimes

Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment to Item 4 - Policy Guidance Note - Economic Outlook for 2018   Acrobat PDF
5.

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

Matters for Consideration arising from the Conference’s consideration of the CSME at its Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting and the Twenty-Eighth and Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting 

Word Acrobat PDF
5.1
  Legal Opinion on the Entitlement of Haitian nationals (LAC Meeting) Word Acrobat PDF
5.2 Requirement of a Police Certificate of Character in the Skills Certificate Process Word Acrobat PDF
5.3 CSME Implementation Plan Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment to Item 5.3 - Implementation Plan Word Acrobat PDF
5.4 Draft Protocol on Public Procurement   Word Acrobat PDF
 

Attachment to Item 5.4 - Draft Protocol on Public Procurement  for the Caribbean Community

Word Acrobat PDF
  Questions raised by Trinidad and Tobago at the Forty-Sixth Meeting of the COTED re Draft Protocol on Procurement Word Acrobat PDF
5.5

Regional Labour Market Information System

Word Acrobat PDF
5.6 Harmonisation of the Trademarks and Business Names Laws and Policy Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment I to Item 5.6 - Harmonised Business Names Law and Harmonised Trademarks Law Policy   Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II to Item 5.6 - Harmonisation of Business Names and Trademarks Legislation   Acrobat PDF
6.

6.1

6.1.1

TRADE IN GOODS:

Common External Tariff (CET) -

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. 

Word Acrobat PDF

6.1.2

 

 

6.1.2.1

Requests from Member States for Suspension of the CET pursuant to Step 3 of the Revised Procedures Agreed to by the COTED -

Received by the Secretary-General and submitted to the COTED

Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on a select list of energy efficient and renewable energy items for the period, 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2023. (Requested by Jamaica)  

Word Acrobat PDF
(i)
(ii) Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on a list of assorted food preparations for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2020 (Requested by Suriname) Word Acrobat PDF
(iii) Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on Tinners and Lacquer for the period 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2020 (Requested by Suriname) Word Acrobat PDF
(iv)

Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff lime stone for the period 10 July 2018 to 9 July 2020 (Requested by Suriname)

Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment to Item 6.1.2.1 (ii), (iii) and (iv) - Request for Suspension of the CET from Suriname   Acrobat PDF
(v) Request by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on a List of Public Health Supplies to Prevent the Spread of Mosquito Borne Diseases for the period 26 May 2018 to 25 May 2019 (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) Word Acrobat PDF
 

Attachment to Item 6.1.2.1(v) - Proposal by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the Suspension of the Common External Tariff (CET) on a List of Public Health Supplies to Prevent the Spread of Mosquito Bourne Diseases

  Acrobat PDF
(vi) Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on Canola Oil (HS 1514.19.00) (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment to Item 6.1.2.1(vi) -  Proposal    by    the    Government    of    the Republic   of    Trinidad    and    Tobago    for  the  Suspension   of  the  Common  External  Tariff (CET)  on Canola Oil (HS 1514.19.00)   Acrobat PDF
(vii) Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on Virgin Olive Oil (HS 1509.10.00) (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment to Item 6.1.2.1(vii) -  Proposal    By    The    Government    Of    The Republic    Of    Trinidad    And    Tobago    For   The  Suspension    Of   The   Common   External Tariff  (CET)  On Virgin Olive Oil (HS 1509.10.00)   Acrobat PDF
(viii)

Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on Medicaments (HS 30.04) (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

Word Acrobat PDF

 

Attachment to Item 6.1.2.1 (viii) - Request for Suspension of the CET   Acrobat PDF

(ix)

Request for Suspension of the Common External Tariff on a List of Items Post Hurricane Maria (Requested by Dominica)

Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment to Item 6.1.2.1 (ix) - List of Products Word Acrobat PDF
6.1.2.2 Submitted to the COTED through the Secretary-General    
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

Word Acrobat PDF
6.2.1
6.2.2

Proposal by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for a change in product specific Rules of Origin for Automotive Batteries of Tariff Heading 8507.10.00 (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago)

Word Acrobat PDF
6.3

6.3.1

Matters Relating to Agriculture -

Extra Regional Request for Market Access--Chile Market access request for Pork and Poultry Products

Word Acrobat PDF
6.3.2 Trade in Sugar (Requested by Belize)   Acrobat PDF
  Attachment to Item 6.3.2 - Report /Update on Regional Consultations by SAC   Acrobat PDF
6.4 Proposal by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for Increasing the CET on Selected Tariff Headings under HS Chapter 2523 (Requested by Trinidad and  Tobago)   Acrobat PDF
6.5 Proposal by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the Suspension and Safeguard Certificates Word Acrobat PDF
6.6 Proposal by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for an Update on the Revised Structure of the Common External Tariff (CET) and Schedule I Based on HS 2017 (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment I to Item 6.6 - Revised Common External Tariff of the Caribbean Community Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II to Item 6.6 - SCHEDULE I - List of Conditions to be Complied with as Provided Under Article 84 of the Revised Treaty and the Rules Regarding Community Origin Word Acrobat PDF
6.7 Update on Consultancy on the Review of the Common External Tariff (CET) and Rules of Origin Word Acrobat PDF
6.8 Extending Article 164 Treatment for Sensitive CARICOM LDC Industries Word Acrobat PDF

7.

NON-COMPLIANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF THE REVISED TREATY AND DECISIONS OF THE COTED:

Matters Relating to Goods -

Removal of Import Duty on a Family Shopping List of Items

Word Acrobat PDF
7.1
7.1.1
 

Attachment to Item 7.1.1 - Proposal by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for an Update from St. Kitts and Nevis on the Suspension of the Common External Tariff on Various Household Items

Word Acrobat PDF
7.1.2 Market Access for Honey into Trinidad and Tobago Word Acrobat PDF
7.1.3

Intra-Regional Trade - Market Access from Suriname to Trinidad and Tobago for Frozen Duck Meat

Word Acrobat PDF
7.2 Matters Relating to Free Movement of Persons Word Acrobat PDF
7.3 Settlement of Disputes arising from Non-Compliance Word Acrobat PDF
7.4

Market Access Issues Associated with the Provision of Professional Services (External Auditing) Across the CSME (Requested by Saint Lucia)  27 April 2018

Word Acrobat PDF
8.

8.1

EXTERNAL ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS:

Future Trade with the United Kingdom, Post Brexit

Word Acrobat PDF
8.2 Developments pertaining to the Joint Council under the Agreement Establishing the Free Trade Area between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Dominican Republic Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment I to Item 8.2 - CARICOM MDCs Flexibilities in Response to the Dominican Republic's Request for Additional Preferential Access   Excel
  Attachment II to Item 8.2 - CARICOM Request for Additional Preferential Access into the Dominican Republic   Excel
  Attachment III to Item 8.2 - Draft Proposals on Product Specific Rules of Origin for Products of Chapter 15 (Revised 8 March 2018 2018) Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment IV to Item 8.2 - Temporary Entry Requirements by CARICOM Countries for Business Persons from the Dominican Republic Word Acrobat PDF
8.3 Request by the Government of the Republic of Colombia for a Meeting of the Joint Council established under the Agreement on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation between CARICOM and the Republic of Colombia Word Acrobat PDF
8.4 The Renewal of the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) (Requested by Trinidad and Tobago) Word Acrobat PDF
9.

9.1

STANDARDS:

Standards for Approval

Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment A to Item 9.1 - Development Synopsis of Standards   Acrobat PDF
 

Final Draft CARICOM Regional Standard FDCRS 34: 201X Cocoa and Chocolate Products - Specification

  Acrobat PDF
  Final Draft CARICOM Regional Standard FDCRS 24: 201X Fresh Agricultural Produce - Grading - Part 1: Banana   Acrobat PDF
 

Final Draft CARICOM Regional Standard FDCRS 11-2: 201X Tourism and Related Services - Tourism Accommodation - Part 2 - Hotel Requirements

  Acrobat PDF
  Final Draft CARICOM Regional Standard FDCRS 51: 201X Toilet Tissue - Specification   Acrobat PDF
 

Final Draft CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code - FDCREEBC (i.e. Final Draft Caribbean Application Document (CAD) of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC))

  Acrobat PDF
  2018 International Energy Conservation Code   Acrobat PDF
10.

10.1

OPERATION OF THE CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND (CDF):

Draft CARICOM Cohesion Policy

Word Acrobat PDF
 

Attachment to Item 10.1 - CARICOM – Proposals for a Cohesion Policy and Implementation Plan - Final Report to the CDF

  Acrobat PDF
11.

11.1

11.2

IMPLEMENTATION AND PROGRAMMING OF EDF FUNDS:

Status Report on the 10th EDF CRIP

Status Report on the 11th EDF CRIP

Word Acrobat PDF
12. AGENDA FOR COTED MINISTERIAL      
13.

13.1

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:

Stakeholders Consultation on the CSME    

   
13.2     Draft COTED Rules of Procedure    
       

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTATION

  Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas   Acrobat PDF

 

 

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