MEETINGS OF THE CARICOM TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP (TWG)

IN PREPARATION FOR THE EIGHTH MEETING OF THE JOINT COMMISSION UNDER THE

TRADE AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN CARICOM AND THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA

 

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EIGHTH MEETING OF THE JOINT COMMISSION UNDER THE

TRADE AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN CARICOM AND THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA

 

 

 

EIGHTH MEETING OF THE JOINT COMMISSION

HAVANA, CUBA - 30 SEPTEMBER - 2 OCTOBER 2014

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

SAVINGRAM 685/2014 - EIGHTH MEETING OF THE JOINT COMMISSION UNDER THE TRADE AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN CARICOM AND THE REPUBLIC OF CUBAHAVANA, REPUBLIC OF CUBA, 30 SEPTEMBER – 2 OCTOBER 2014 (URGENT REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON DELEGATIONS)

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ATTACHMENT I -  SAVINGRAM 659/2014 DATED 11 SEPTEMBER 2014 - HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

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  SAVINGRAM 692/2014 - EIGHTH MEETING OF THE JOINT COMMISSION UNDER THE TRADE AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN CARICOM AND THE REPUBLIC OF CUBAHAVANA, REPUBLIC OF CUBA, 30 SEPTEMBER – 2 OCTOBER 2014 - DOCUMENTATION WORD Version PDF Version
  DRAFT AGENDA WORD Version PDF Version

DOCUMENTATION

 

1.                   OPENING REMARKS:

 

            1.1               Remarks by Cuba

            1.2               Remarks by CARICOM

 

2.                   ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

 

3.                   PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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ITEM 4 - REVIEW OF THE CARICOM-CUBA TRADE AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION AGREEMENT

 

4.1      Status of Ratification of the CARICOM/Cuba Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement

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4.2 - Implementation of the Provisions and the Performance of Trade under the CARICOM/Cuba Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement

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ATTACHMENT I to Agenda Item 4.2 - FrameWork Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Cuba and the Caribbean Community in the Field of International Maritime Transportation

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  ATTACHMENT II to Agenda Item 4.2 -  Analysis of CARICOM'S Trade Performance under the Bilateral Trade Agreement with Cuba WORD Version PDF Version
 

4.3 - Market Access Difficulties Experienced under the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement

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4.4 -Request for Expansion of Preferential Access by Cuba and CARICOM 

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  ATTACHMENT I to Agenda Item 4.4 - CARICOM Consolidated List of Products WORD Version PDF Version
 

ATTACHMENT II to Agenda Item 4.4 - List of Products for which Cuba is Requesting Additional Preferential Access into CARICOM MDCS, Reflecting the Offers of Each CARICOM Member State

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4.5 - Exchange of Views on the Establishment of the CARICOM-CUBA Business Council

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4.6 - Consideration of the Rules of Procedure for the Joint Commission

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ATTACHMENT to Agenda Item 4.6 -  Rules of Procedure of the Joint Commission under the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) – Cuba Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement

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4.7 - Negotiation of Product-specific Rules of Origin

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4.8 - Exchange of Views on Reciprocal Facilitation of Courtesy Translations of Official Correspondence between National Contact/Enquiry Points in Relation to Compliance with Technical Regulations and Standards

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5 - Status of Cooperation Projects agreed under the Declaration of Port-of-Spain issued at the Fourth CARICOM-Cuba Summit of 8 December 2011

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ITEM 6 - EXCHANGE OF VIEWS ON TOPICS OF INTEREST

6.1  - The Association of Caribbean States

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ATTACHMENT I to Agenda Item 6.1 - Report of the Secretary-General towards the Sustainable Development of the Caribbean sea for Present and Furture Generations

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  ATTACHMENT II to Agenda Item 6.1 - Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 2012 [on the Report of the Second Committee (A/67/437/ADD.2)] 67/205.  Towards the Sustainable Development of the Caribbean Sea for Present and Future Generations   PDF Version
 

6.2  - Status of Implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between CARIFORUM States and the European Union (EU)

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ATTACHMENT I to Agenda Item 6.2 - CARICOM'S Imports from the European Union, by HS Chapters : 2012

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ATTACHMENT II to Agenda Item 6.2 - CARICOM'S Exports from the European Union, by HS Chapters : 2012

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ITEM 7 – DATE AND VENUE OF THE NEXT MEETING OF THE CARICOM AND CUBA JOINT COMMISSION

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ITEM 8 – ANY OTHER BUSINESS

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MEETING OF THE CARICOM TWG

VIDEOCONFERENCE - 19 SEPTEMBER 2014

 

SAVINGAM NO. 664/2014 - MEETING OF THE CARICOM TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP (TWG) IN PREPARATION FOR THE EIGHTH MEETING OF THE JOINT COMMISSION UNDER THE TRADE AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN CARICOM AND THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA - DOCUMENTATION

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  ATTACHMENT I -  SAVINGRAM 656/2014 DATED 19 JULY 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
  ATTACHMENT II - DRAFT AGENDA WORD Version PDF Version
 

ATTACHMENT III - WORKING DOCUMENT FOR THE MEETING OF THE CARICOM TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP (TWG) IN PREPARATION FOR THE EIGHTH MEETING OF THE JOINT COMMISSION UNDER THE TRADE AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN CARICOM AND THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, VIDEOCONFERENCE - 19 SEPTEMBER 2014

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ATTACHMENT TO THE WORKING DOCUMENT IN RELATION TO Agenda Item 6.2 entitled “Status of Implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between CARIFORUM States and the European Union (EU)”

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APPENDIX TO THE ATTACHMENT TO THE WORKING DOCUMENT IN RELATION TO Agenda Item 6.2  CARICOM's IMPORTS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION, BY HS CHAPTERS: 2012

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ATTACHMENT II TO THE WORKING DOCUMENT IN RELATION TO Agenda Item 5 ENTITLED "STATUS OF COOPERATION PROJECTS AGREED UNDER THE DECLARATION OF PORT-OF-SPAIN ISSUED AT THE FOURTH CARICOM-CUBA SUMMIT OF 8 DECEMBER 2011"

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ATTACHMENT IIi TO THE WORKING DOCUMENT IN RELATION TO Agenda Item 6.1  - The Association of Caribbean States (ACS)

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APPENDIX i TO ATTACHMENT III - REPORT TO THE UN ON THE WORK OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA COMMISSION (CSC)

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APPENDIX iI TO ATTACHMENT III -RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON 21 DECEMBER 2012

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RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OECS MEMBER STATES

Review of the CARICOM – Cuba Trade and Economic

Co-operation Agreement

 - Agenda Item 4.1 -  Status of Ratification of the CARICOM – Cuba Trade and Economic Co-operation Agreement

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 - Agenda Item 4.2 - Implementation of the Provisions and the Performance of Trade under the CARICOM/Cuba Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement

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 - Agenda Item 4.3 - Market Access Difficulties Experienced under the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement

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 - OECS Position in relation to the list of Products submitted by Cuba for Preferential Access into the Markets of MDCs -

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LETTER FROM THE MINISTRY OF TRADE, INVESTMENT PROMOTION, PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT AND CONSUMER PROTECTION OF BELIZE, DATED 15 SEPTEMBER 2014

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LIST OF PRODUCTS FOR WHICH CUBA IS REQUESTING ADDITIONAL PREFERENTIAL ACCESS INTO CARICOM MDCS, REFLECTING THE OFFERS OF EACH CARICOM MEMBER STATE (SUBMITTED BY SURINAME)

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FRAMEWO0RK AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA AND THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY  IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL MARITIME TRANSPORTATION

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BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

  Protocol to the Trade and Economic Agreement Between the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM) and the Government of the Republic of Cuba   PDF Version
  Annex IV - List on which CARICOM will Grant Phased Reductions of Duty to Cuba   PDF Version
  The Protocol Implementing the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between CARICOM and the Government of the Republic of Cuba   PDF Version
  Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement Between CARICOM and the Government of the Republic of Cuba   PDF Version
  Agreement establishing the Caribbean Community/Cuba Joint Commission (1993)   PDF Version
 

Agenda Item 7.4 - Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between CARICOM and Cuba from the Working Document for the Thirty-Seventh Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) Georgetown, Guyana,  5-9 November 2013)

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MEETING OF THE CARICOM TWG

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 28-29 JULY 2014

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

Savingram No. 514/2014 - CARICOM-Technical Working Group (TWG) in Preparation for the Meeting of the Joint Commission Under the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement Between CARICOM and CUBA, Georgetown, Guyana 28-29 July, 2014(Convening)

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  Attachment I - Draft Agenda WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment II - Meeting of the CARICOM-CUBA Joint Commission (Draft Agenda) WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment III - Working Document WORD Version PDF Version
  Attachment IV - Hotel Rates WORD Version PDF Version
 
  Savingram No. 532/2014 - Technical Working Group (TWG) in Preparation for the Meeting of the Joint Commission Under the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement Between CARICOM and CUBA, Georgetown, Guyana 28-29 July, 2014 (Documentation) WORD Version PDF Version

DOCUMENTATION

  Agenda Item 4.5 - Status of Cooperation Projects agreed under the Declaration of Port-of-Spain issued at the Fourth Summit WORD Version PDF Version
  AGENDA ITEM 5 - EXCHANGE OF VIEWS ON TOPICS OF INTEREST

Agenda Item 5.1 - The Association of Caribbean States

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  Attachment I to Agenda Item 5.1 - Report of the Secretary-General   PDF Version
  Attachment II to Agenda Item 5.1 - Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 2012   PDF Version
  Agenda Item 5.2 - Status of Implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between CARIFORUM States and the European Union (EU) WORD Version PDF Version
 

PROCEDURES FOR VERIFICATION OF ORIGIN UNDER THE CARICOM/CUBA TRADE AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION AGREEMENT

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