SIXTY-SECOND SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

(COTED) –AGRICULTURE, CAYMAN ISLANDS

Meeting of Officials     -     25 October 2016 
 Ministerial                     -     28 October 2016

 

REPORT OF MEETING OF OFFICIALS

  DRAFT AGENDA WORD PDF
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INTRODUCTION

PARTICIPATION

1.   OPENING REMARKS

2.   ADOPTION OF AGENDA 

3.   PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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 4.         INCREASING AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT, PRODUCTION AND EXPORTS:

 

4.1       Addressing the constraints to Agricultural production and Exports

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3  4.2       Progress of Commodity Groups and Further Policy Recommendations

            4.2.1     Root and  Tubers with specific reference to Cassava

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4             4.2.2     Small Ruminants  WORD PDF
5             4.2.3     Fish and Fish Products WORD PDF
6             4.2.4     Coconut Industry WORD PDF
7             4.2.5     Herbs and Spices WORD PDF
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5.        ADVANCING THE AGRICULTURE POLICY FRAMEWORK:

 

5.1      The 10TH EDF Agriculture Policy Programme 

   
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9 5.2      Further Policy Recommendations from the Thematic Groups

            5.2.1     Research and Human Resource Development:

                          5.2.1.1   -   IICA-SAGARPA Cooperation in Strengthening Technical Capacity in   

                                              Agriculture

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10 Attachment to 5.2.1.1 -   Programme to Strengthen National Technical Capabilities in the Agricultural Sector of Caribbean Countries, Mexico City, October 2016 WORD PDF
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                         5.2.1.2    -    Report of the Research and Human Resource Development Thematic

                                              Group

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12            5.2.2     Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management WORD PDF
13             5.2.3     Business Development WORD PDF
14             5.2.4     Agricultural Health and Food Safety Matters -    
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                          5.2.4.1     Report of the Agriculture, Health and Safety Thematic Group

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                          5.2.4.2      Matters  Relating to Plant Health

 

                                             5.2.4.2.1 - Recommendations from the Fourth CARICOM Plant Health

                                                                Directors Meeting

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                                             5.2.4.2.2 - Management of the Cocoa Frosty Pod Rot Disease

                                                               (Requested by Jamaica)

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                         5.2.4.3        Matters Related to Food Safety - Report of the Coordinating Group           

                                             of the Pesticides Control Boards 

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20                         5.2.4.4        SPS Project " Support to the Caribbean Forum of ACP States in the

                                           Implementation of    Commitments Undertaken under the Economic

                                           Partnership Agreement (EPA) : Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)"

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                        5.2.4.5       Matters Related to Animal Health - Report of the Recommendations of the

                                           Sixteenth Meeting of the CARICOM Chief Veterinary Officers

                                    

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5.3        2017 Work Plan and Budget of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety

             Agency (Ministerial)

   
23 6.     SPECIFIC ISSUES RELATED TO TRADE:

 

6.1      Report on the Poultry Risk Assessments in Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad

           and Tobago

   
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24 6.2      Market Access Requests – (Intra-Regional) -    
25             6.2.1     From Belize to Trinidad and Tobago for Beef and Poultry Products WORD PDF
26             6.2.2     From Grenada to Trinidad and Tobago for Honey WORD PDF
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            6.2.3     Regulations regarding the trans-shipment of honey through Trinidad and

                          Tobago (Requested by Guyana)

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28             6.2.4      From Jamaica to Belize for Patties WORD PDF
29             6.2.5      Jamaica's Market Access Request for Fresh Agricultural Products

                           (Requested by Jamaica)

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30             6.2.6      From Suriname to Trinidad and Tobago for Duck Meat WORD PDF
31 6.3      Market Access Requests – (Extra-Regional)

               -  Brazil (Beef and Poultry), Russian Federation (Meat products) and Mexico (Poultry)

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7.      REPORT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE GRANT OF SUSPENSIONS OF THE CET UNDER    

         PARAGRAPH 4 OF AMENDED ARTICLE 83 OF THE REVISED TREATY, AND THE GRANT OF CERTIFICATES

         UNDER THE SAFEGUARD MECHANISM IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPHS 3 – 7 OF ARTICLE 84 –         COMMUNITY RULES OF ORIGIN, FOR AGRICULTURAL  PRODUCTS

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8.      NEW IICA AGREEMENTS FOR STRENGTHENING TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND EFFECTIVE

         COORDINATION MECHANISMS IN AGRICULTURE

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9.      FOLLOW-UP ON THE HAITI RESOLUTION FROM THE FAO REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR LATIN AMERICA

         AND THE CARIBBEAN

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10.    RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE THIRTEENTH MEETING OF THE ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE

         DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE RURAL MILIEU  (Ministerial)

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36 11.    DATE AND VENUE OF NEXT MEETING    
37 12.    ANY OTHER BUSINESS    
       
ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS
1. Savingram 394/2016 - Sixty-Second Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) - Agriculture, Cayman Islands, 25 and 28 October 2016 (Convening) WORD PDF
2. Attachment to Savingram 394/2016 dated 17 August 2016 - Specimen Instrument of Full Powers WORD PDF

3.

Savingram 516/2016 - Sixty-Second Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) - Agriculture and the Fourteenth Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA), Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 24-28 October 2016 (Documentation) WORD PDF
4. Attachment I to Savingram 516/2016 dated 3 October 2016 - Sixty-Second Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) - Agriculture (Draft Provisional Agenda) WORD PDF
5. Attachment II to Savingram 516/2016 dated 3 October 2016 - Meeting of the Alliance for Sustainable Development and the Rural Milieu (“The Alliance)  (Draft Agenda) WORD PDF
6. Attachment III to Savingram 516/2016 dated 3 October 2016 - Draft Programme of Activities for the Week – “CWA at A Glance”   PDF
7. Attachment IV - to Savingram 516/2016 dated 3 October 2016 - Delegation Information Form   PDF
8. Draft Agenda dated 13 October 2016 WORD PDF
       

DOCUMENTATION

1. OPENING REMARKS

ADOPTION OF AGENDA  25-10-2016

PROCEDURAL MATTERS
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4.  INCREASING AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT, PRODUCTION AND EXPORTS:

4.1       Addressing the constraints to Agricultural production and Exports

WORD PDF
  4.2       Progress of Commodity Groups and Further Policy Recommendations    
              4.2.1     Root and  Tubers with specific reference to Cassava 25-10-2016 WORD PDF
              4.2.2     Small Ruminants  WORD PDF
              4.2.3     Fish and Fish Products WORD PDF
              4.2.4     Coconut Industry WORD PDF
              4.2.5     Herbs and Spices25-10-2016 WORD PDF
5. ADVANCING THE AGRICULTURE POLICY FRAMEWORK:    
 

5.1      The 10TH EDF Agriculture Policy Programme 

  PDF
  5.2      Further Policy Recommendations from the Thematic Groups    
              5.2.1     Research and Human Resource Development:    
 

                          5.2.1.1   -   IICA-SAGARPA Cooperation in Strengthening Technical Capacity in   

                                              Agriculture

WORD PDF
  Attachment to 5.2.1.1 - Biotechnology and its Application in Agriculture   PDF
 

                         5.2.1.2    -    Report of the Research and Human Resource Development Thematic

                                              Group 25-10-2016

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             5.2.2     Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management WORD PDF
  Attachment I to 5.2.2 - Planned Activities in Natural Resources Management for 2016 WORD PDF
 

Attachment II to 5.2.2 - Achievements in Priority Areas of Land Management in the Caribbean

                                            between 2014-2016

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              5.2.3     Business Development WORD PDF
  Attachment to 5.2.3 - Business Development Thematic Group   PDF
              5.2.4     Agricultural Health and Food Safety Matters -    
 

                          5.2.4.1     Report of the Agriculture, Health and Safety Thematic Group

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  Attachment to 5.2.4.1 - Guidelines for Pest Risk Analysis of Imported Plants and Plant Products WORD PDF
 

                          5.2.4.2      Matters  Relating to Plant Health

   
 

                                             5.2.4.2.1 - Recommendations from the Fourth CARICOM Plant Health

                                                                Directors Meeting

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  Attachment to 5.2.4.2.1 -  Draft Report of the Fourth CARICOM Plant Health Directors Meeting WORD PDF

 

                                             5.2.4.2.2 - Management of the Cocoa Frosty Pod Rot Disease

                                                               (Requested by Jamaica)

 

PDF

 

                         5.2.4.3        Matters Related to Food Safety - Report of the Coordinating Group           

                                             of the Pesticides Control Boards 

WORD PDF
                          5.2.4.4        SPS Project " Support to the Caribbean Forum of ACP States in the

                                           Implementation of    Commitments Undertaken under the Economic

                                           Partnership Agreement (EPA) : Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)"

WORD PDF
 

                        5.2.4.5       Matters Related to Animal Health - Report of the Recommendations of the

                                           Sixteenth Meeting of the CARICOM Chief Veterinary Officers

                                           25-10-2016

WORD PDF
 

5.3        2017 Work Plan and Budget of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety

             Agency (Ministerial)

   

6.

SPECIFIC ISSUES RELATED TO TRADE:    
 

6.1      Report on the Poultry Risk Assessments in Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad

           and Tobago25-10-2016

WORD PDF
  6.2      Market Access Requests – (Intra-Regional) -    
              6.2.1     From Belize to Trinidad and Tobago for Beef and Poultry Products WORD PDF
              6.2.2     From Grenada to Trinidad and Tobago for Honey WORD PDF
 

            6.2.3     Regulations regarding the trans-shipment of honey through Trinidad and

                          Tobago (Requested by Guyana)

WORD PDF
              6.2.4      From Jamaica to Belize for Patties WORD PDF
              6.2.5      Jamaica's Market Access Request for Fresh Agricultural Products

                           (Requested by Jamaica)

WORD PDF
              6.2.6      From Suriname to Trinidad and Tobago for Duck Meat WORD PDF
  6.3      Market Access Requests – (Extra-Regional)    
                 -  Brazil (Beef and Poultry), Russian Federation (Meat products) and Mexico (Poultry) WORD PDF
7. REPORT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE GRANT OF SUSPENSIONS OF THE CET UNDER PARAGRAPH 4 OF AMENDED ARTICLE 83 OF THE REVISED TREATY, AND THE GRANT OF CERTIFICATES UNDER THE SAFEGUARD MECHANISM IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPHS 3 – 7 OF ARTICLE 84 – COMMUNITY RULES OF ORIGIN, FOR AGRICULTURAL  PRODUCTS WORD PDF
8. NEW IICA AGREEMENTS FOR STRENGTHENING TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND EFFECTIVE COORDINATION MECHANISMS IN AGRICULTURE WORD PDF
9. FOLLOW-UP ON THE HAITI RESOLUTION FROM THE FAO REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN WORD PDF
  Attachment to 9 - Resolution of the Ministers/Representatives of Agriculture within CARICOM to commit to work together and unify towards addressing the issue of chronic hunger, poverty and food nutrition security to the people of Haiti   PDF
10. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE THIRTEENTH MEETING OF THE ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE RURAL MILIEU  (Ministerial)    
11. DATE AND VENUE OF NEXT MEETING    
12. ANY OTHER BUSINESS    
       

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTATION

  Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas   PDF
  SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE FIFTY-NINTH SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED)  (AGRICULTURE) WORD PDF
       

 

 

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