EIGHTY-FIRST SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE

AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED) - AGRICULTURE

 

Belize City, Belize

2 and 4 October 2019

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTATION

 

Savingram No. 423/2019 - Eighty-First Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) - Agriculture - Belize City, Belize, 2 and 4 October 2019 - (Convening)

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  Attachment to Savingram No. 423/2019 - Specimen Instrument of Full Powers Acrobat PDF
  Provisional Agenda Acrobat PDF
     
     

DOCUMENTATION

ITEM 4

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE REGIONAL PLANNERS’ FORUM ON AGRICULTURE “CAPITALISING ON THE NEW FRONTIER IN GLOBAL AGRICULTURE”, BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, 30 SEPTEMBER–1 OCTOBER 2019 

 
ITEM 5 REMOVAL OF CONSTRAINTS TO AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT - UPDATE FROM THEMATIC GROUPS:

5.1              Research and Human Resource Development -  

5.1.1        Launch of the Regional Agricultural Extension Capacity Building Platform

 

5.1.2        Single Registration of Veterinarians

 

5.2              Agriculture and Climate Change Related Matters

 

5.3             Business Development -

5.3.1        Impact Investment in the Value Chains

 

5.4       Agricultural Health and Food Safety Matters –

5.4.1    Work Plan and Budget (2020) of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA)

 

5.4.2   Matters Relating to Animal Health - Recommendations from the Nineteenth CARICOM Committee of Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs)

 

5.4.3    Matters Relating to African Swine Flu

 

5.4.4   Matters Relating to Plant Health and Recommendations from the Twelfth Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum

 

5.4.5    Regional Response to Panama Disease TR Race 4

 

5.4.6    Recommendations from Coordinating Group of Pesticide Control Boards

 
                        5.4.7    Glyphosate and its Future in Caribbean Agriculture  
ITEM 6 EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES: THE BUSINESS OF CANNABIS AND HEMP AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CARIBBEAN:

6.1       Production and Licensing of Hemp and Cannabis and its Implications for Trade as well as for Traditional Food Crop Production

 

ITEM 7

MATTERS RELATED TO TRADE IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS:

7.1       Validation Report on Consultancy for Caribbean Regional Policy for the Trade in Animals and Animal Products

 

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

7.2.1   Market Access for Honey into Trinidad and Tobago with Respect to Necessary Legislative and or Administrative Arrangements in Order to Comply with Previous Decisions of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED)

 

ITEM 8

REGIONAL AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS – CURRENT AND PLANNED: 

8.1       Update on the FAO/Mexico/Canada/CARICOM Climate Change Trust Fund

 

8.2       FAO Project Support to the Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy

 

8.3       IICA Regional Project to create Economic Opportunities for the Organic Waste

            Management Sector through the Adoption of Bio-Economic Models in the Caribbean

 

8.4       FAO Regional Digitization in Agriculture Project 

 

8.5       IICA Regional Project to address Dietary and Non-communicable Diseases in  CARICOM

            through the Introduction of Bio-fortified Crops

 

8.6       FAO Developed Multi-Dimensional Assessment Framework to Measure the Sustainability of Agriculture and Food Production Systems

 

8.7       FAO Proposed Strengthening Intra-Regional Trade in the Caribbean: Non-Tariff Measures and Overcoming Obstacle to Trade in Agriculture

 

8.8       IICA Caribbean Coco Renaissance Project

 

8.9       IICA Agro-Tourism and Trade Opportunities for Central America and the Caribbean Project

 
ITEM 9 REGIONAL VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT IN AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES:

9.1       Fish and Fish Products –

9.1.1   Recommendations from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Priority Commodity Working Group (FISHCOM WG)

 

9.1.2    Recommendations from the Thirteenth Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)

 
                        9.1.3    Implications of Sargassum Seaweed to the Region  

9.2       Coconut Industry

 

9.3       Small Ruminants

 

9.4       Herbs and Spices

 

9.5       Roots and Tubers

 
ITEM 10 EXTRA-REGIONAL REQUEST FOR MARKET ACCESS:

10.1          Chile

 

10.2          Argentina

 
ITEM 11

PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT AND INVESTMENT IN REGIONAL AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT (MINISTERIAL)

 
ITEM 12 GRANT OF SUSPENSIONS OF THE CET AND CERTIFICATES UNDER THE SAFEGUARD MECHANISM FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS DURING THE PERIOD AUGUST 2018 TO AUGUST 2019  
ITEM 13 DATE AND VENUE FOR CARIBBEAN WEEK OF AGRICULTURE (CWA) 2020  
ITEM 14 ANY OTHER BUSINESS  

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTATION

  Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas

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