SEVENTY-FIRST SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

(COTED) – AGRICULTURE, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

                                                                                          Meeting of Officials    -    4 October 2017 
                                                                                          Ministerial                    -    6 October 2017

REPORT OF THE MEETING OF OFFICIALS

  MERGED OFFICIAL REPORT   Acrobat PDF
  DRAFT AGENDA Word Acrobat PDF
 

1.   OPENING REMARKS

2.   ADOPTION OF AGENDA 

3.   PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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4.      ADVANCING THE AGRICULTURE POLICY FRAMEWORK:    

 4.1       10th EDF Agriculture Policy Programme

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4.2       10th EDF Sanitary and Phytosanitary Project

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 4.3       Recommendations from the Thematic Groups -

4.3.1        Research and Human Resource Development

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4.3.2       Agriculture and Climate Change Related Matters

4.3.2.1 Report of the Climate Change and Natural Resources Management

Thematic Group

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4.3.2.2  Coping with Impact of Hurricane Irma “from Devastation

 to Restoration” -  Rebuilding the Agricultural Sector in Barbuda

(Requested by Antigua and Barbuda)

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4.3.3       Business Development

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4.3.4      Agricultural Health and Food Safety Matters –

4.3.4.1     Matters Relating to Animal Health –

Recommendations from the Seventeenth CARICOM Committee of Chief Veterinary Officers

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4.3.4.2      Matters Relating to Plant Health –

 

4.3.4.2.1 Recommendations from the Fifth CARICOM Plant Health

                 Directors Meeting

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  4.3.4.2.2 Report and Recommendations of the Coordinating Group

                 for Pesticides Control Boards of the Caribbean

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4.3.4.3      Report of the Agricultural Health and  Food Safety Services

                 Thematic Group

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4.3.4.4       2018 Work Plan and Budget of the Caribbean Agricultural Health

                                                     and Food safety Agency

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  Attachment to Agenda Item 4.3.4.4 - Work Programme of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) Word Acrobat PDF
  5.         TRADE ISSUES:  

 

5.1       Market Access Requests (Intra-Regional)

            -  Belize to Trinidad and Tobago for Beef and Poultry and Pork Products

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  5.2       Market Access Requests (Extra-Regional)

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5.3       Non-Compliance with Provisions of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas -

 

            5.3.1        Exports from Grenada to Trinidad and Tobago for Honey

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5.3.2        Exports from Suriname to Trinidad and Tobago for Duck Meat

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6.         VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES:

            6.1       Root and Tubers

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              6.2       Small Ruminants Word Acrobat PDF
 

6.3       Fish and Fish Products

-  Recommendations from the Seventh Special Meeting of the Ministerial Council

   of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)

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  6.4       Herbs and Spices

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 6.5       Coconuts

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7.         STRENGTHENING THE INTER-SECTORAL LINKAGES BETWEEN FOOD AND  

            AGRICULTURE AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN ADDRESSING NON-COMMUNICABLE

            DISEASES:

 

            7.1       Recommendations of the Inter-Agency Committee in Preventing and Controlling

                        Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean

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7.2       Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean (PFH LAC)

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7.3       Establishment of the Caribbean Culinary Cuisine

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8.        MATTERS RELATED TO THE CET:

 

81.       Grant of Suspensions of the CET and Certificates granted under the Safeguard Mechanism for Agricultural products during the period August 2016 - August 2017

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Attachment to Agenda Item 8 - Summary of Authorisations for Suspension of the Common External Tariff (CET) on Agricultural Products Granted by the Secretary-General under Paragraph 4 of Amended Article 83 of the Revised Treaty during the period August 2016 to August 2017 

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8.2       Application of the CET on Sugar (Requested by Belize and Jamaica)

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9.        FAO 35TH REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN – THE BAHAMAS,  2018

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10.       CARIBBEAN WEEK OF AGRICULTURE –  BARBADOS, 2018

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  11.       DATE AND VENUE OF NEXT MEETING Word Acrobat PDF
  12.       ANY OTHER BUSINESS Word Acrobat PDF

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

1. Savingram 536/2017 dated 28th August 2017 - Seventy-First Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) - Agriculture - Georgetown, Guyana, 4-6 October 2017 (Convening) Word Acrobat PDF
2. Attachment I to Savingram 536/2017 - Specimen Instrument of Full Powers Word Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II to Savingram 536/2017 - List of Recommended Hotels   Acrobat PDF

3.

Savingram 577/2017 dated 20 September 2017 - Seventy-First Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) – Agriculture Georgetown, Guyana, 4-6 October 2017 (Provisional Agenda and Annotated Agenda) Word Acrobat PDF
4. Attachment I to Savingram 577/2017 - Provisional Agenda 2 October 2017 Word Acrobat PDF
5. Attachment II to Savingram 577/2017 - Annotated Agenda Word Acrobat PDF
       

DOCUMENTATION

 

1.            OPENING REMARKS

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2.             ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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  3.             PROCEDURAL MATTERS Word Acrobat PDF
 

4.            ADVANCING THE AGRICULTURE POLICY FRAMEWORK:

               4.1     10th EDF Agriculture Policy Programme

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  Attachment I to Agenda Item 4.1 - Caribbean Action under the Programme entitled Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) with Focus on the Caribbean and Pacific   Acrobat PDF
  Attachment II to Agenda Item 4.1 - Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) Highlights of Results – Achievements – Contributions of the EU-APP Caribbean Action   Acrobat PDF
 

  4.2     10th EDF Sanitary and Phytosanitary Project

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  4.3     Recommendations from the Thematic Groups -

            4.3.1        Research and Human Resource Development

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Attachment I to Agenda Item 4.3.1 - Farmers’ Needs Post Disasters and the Readiness of Extension Organisation of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to Respond

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Attachment II to Agenda Item 4.3.1 - Proposal for the SVM to Serve as the Centre for Regional Registration Examination (CRRE) for Veterinarians in the Caribbean School of Veterinary Medicine, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago

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4.3.2        Agriculture and Climate Change Related Matters

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4.3.3        Business Development

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                          4.3.4        Agricultural Health and Food Safety Matters –

 

4.3.4.1       Matters Relating to Animal Health –

 

Recommendations from the Seventeenth CARICOM Committee of Chief Veterinary Officers

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  Attachment to Agenda Item 4.3.4.1 - Report of the Seventeenth Meeting of the CARICOM Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) Word Acrobat PDF
 

4.3.4.2       Matters Relating to Plant Health –

 

4.3.4.2.1 Recommendations from the Fifth CARICOM Plant Health

               Directors Meeting

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  Attachment to Agenda Item 4.3.4.2.1 - ePhyto Factsheet #3   Acrobat PDF
 

                                                      4.3.4.2.2 Report of the Coordinating Group for Pesticides Control

                                                                     Boards

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4.3.4.3       Report of the Agricultural Health and  Food Safety Services Thematic Group

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                                    4.3.4.4       2018 Work Plan and Budget of the Caribbean Agricultural Health

                                                      and Food safety Agency (Ministerial)

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  5.         TRADE ISSUES:  

 

5.1       Market Access Requests (Intra-Regional)

            -  Belize to Trinidad and Tobago for Beef and Poultry and Pork Products

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            5.2       Market Access Requests (Extra-Regional)

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5.3       Non-Compliance with Provisions of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas -

 

            5.3.1        Exports from Grenada to Trinidad and Tobago for Honey

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                          5.3.2        Exports from Suriname to Trinidad and Tobago for Duck Meat Word Acrobat PDF
 

6.         VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES:

            6.1       Root and Tubers

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              6.2       Small Ruminants Word Acrobat PDF
 

6.3       Fish and Fish Products

-  Recommendations from the Seventh Special Meeting of the Ministerial Council

   of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)

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              6.4       Herbs and Spices Word Acrobat PDF
 

6.5       Coconuts

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7.         STRENGTHENING THE INTER-SECTORAL LINKAGES BETWEEN FOOD AND  

            AGRICULTURE AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN ADDRESSING NON-COMMUNICABLE

            DISEASES:

 

            7.1       Recommendations of the Inter-Agency Committee in Preventing and Controlling

                        Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean

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7.2       Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean (PFH LAC)

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7.3       Establishment of the Caribbean Culinary Cuisine

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8 .        GRANT OF SUSPENSIONS OF THE CET AND CERTIFICATES GRANTED UNDER THE

            SAFEGUARD MECHANISM FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS DURING THE PERIOD AUGUST

            2016 - AUGUST 2017

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Attachment to Agenda Item 8 - Summary of Authorisations for Suspension of the Common External Tariff (CET) on Agricultural Products Granted by the Secretary-General under Paragraph 4 of Amended Article 83 of the Revised Treaty during the period August 2016 to August 2017 

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9.         FAO 35TH REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN – THE

            BAHAMAS,  2018

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  Attachment to Agenda Item 9 - FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean - Thirty-Fifth Session - Nassau, Bahamas, 5-8 March 2018 - Provisional Annotated Agenda Word Acrobat PDF
  10.       CARIBBEAN WEEK OF AGRICULTURE –  BARBADOS, 2018 Word Acrobat PDF
  11.       DATE AND VENUE OF NEXT MEETING    
  12.       ANY OTHER BUSINESS    

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTATION

  Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas   Acrobat PDF

 

 

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