MEETING OF THE CARICOM TECHNICAL

WORKING GROUP IN PREPARATION FOR

THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE

JOINT COUNCIL ESTABLISHED UNDER THE

CARICOM-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

 

VIDEO-CONFERENCE AND ZOOM

8 MARCH 2018

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

SAVINGRAM NO. 82/2018 - CARICOM TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP IN PREPARATION FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE JOINT COUNCIL ESTABLISHED UNDER THE CARICOM-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT; 8 MARCH 2018 (CONVENING)

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ATTACHMENT TO SAVINGRAM NO. 82/2018 - DRAFT AGENDA

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ANNOTATED DRAFT AGENDA

 
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SAVINGRAM NO. 121/2018 - CARICOM TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP IN PREPARATION FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE JOINT COUNCIL ESTABLISHED UNDER THE CARICOM-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT - 8 MARCH 2018

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  ATTACHMENT I TO SAVINGRAM NO. 121/2018 - ANNOTATED DRAFT AGENDA Word Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II TO SAVINGRAM NO. 121/2018 - CARICOM TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP IN PREPARATION FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE JOINT COUNCIL ESTABLISHED UNDER THE CARICOM-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT - 8 MARCH 2018 (VIDEO-CONFERENCE AND ZOOM) Word Acrobat PDF

DOCUMENTATION

 

1.       OPENING

 

2.       ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

3.       PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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ITEM 4 - MATTERS RELATED TO MARKET ACCESS: ADDITIONAL PREFERENTIAL ACCESS

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ATTACHMENT I TO ITEM 4 -  CARICOM MDCs FLEXIBILITIES IN RESPONSE TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC'S REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL PREFERENTIAL ACCESS

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ATTACHMENT II TO ITEM 4 -  CARICOM REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL PREFERENTIAL ACCESS INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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ATTACHMENT III TO ITEM 4 -  CARICOM'S FULL RESPONSE TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC'S REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL PREFERENTIAL ACCESS

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ITEM 5 - PROPOSALS ON PRODUCT SPECIFIC RULES OF ORIGIN FOR PRODUCTS OF CHAPTER 15 OF THE HARMONISED COMMODITY DESCRIPTION AND CODING SYSTEM (HS)

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ATTACHMENT I TO ITEM 5 -  DRAFT PROPOSALS ON PRODUCT SPECIFIC RULES OF ORIGIN FOR PRODUCTS OF CHAPTER 15 (Revised 28 February 2018)

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ITEM 6     -   REQUEST BY CARICOM FOR DISCUSSION ON:

 

              :           Dominican Republic Law 173 of 1966 on Protection to the

                          Importer Agents of goods and products

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ITEM 7   -   REVIEW OF NON-RECIPROCITY OF TARIFF PREFERENCES BY THE CARICOM LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES (LDCs) PURSUANT TO ARTICLE I (8) OF THE PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTING THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

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ITEM 8 - TEMPORARY ENTRY OF BUSINESS PERSONS: VISA REQUIREMENTS BY CARICOM MEMBER STATES FOR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BUSINESS PERSONS

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ITEM 9 - CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSAL BY THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOR AMENDMENT TO THE RULES OF ORIGIN PROCEDURES UNDER THE CARICOM-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 9 - TECHNICAL NOTE ON THE PROPOSAL OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOR AMENDMENT TO APPENDIX 1 OF ANNEX 1 (RULES OF ORIGIN PROCEDURES) OF THE CARICOM - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

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ITEM 10 - CONSIDERATION OF PROTOCOL OF AMENDMENT TO THE CARICOM-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT TO INCORPORATE THE PRODUCT SPECIFIC RULES OF ORIGIN FOR THE PRODUCTS OF CHAPTER 62 OF THE HARMONISED SYSTEM (HS)

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ATTACHMENT TO ITEM 10 - PROTOCOL OF AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING THE FREE TRADE AREA BETWEEN THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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ITEM 11 - ANY OTHER BUSINESS

 
   
 

 

MEETING OF THE CARICOM TECHNICAL

WORKING GROUP IN PREPARATION FOR

THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE

CARICOM-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

JOINT COUNCIL

 

VIDEO-CONFERENCE AND ZOOM

31 MAY 2017

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

SAVINGRAM NO. 337/2017 - MEETING OF CARICOM TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP (TWG) IN PREPARATION FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE JOINT COUNCIL ESTABLISHED UNDER THE CARICOM/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT VIDEO-CONFERENCE AND ZOOM, 31 MAY 2017 (CONVENING)

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  ATTACHMENT I TO SAVINGRAM 337/2017 - DRAFT AGENDA Word Acrobat PDF
  ATTACHMENT II TO SAVINGRAM 337/2017 -DRAFT CARICOM OFFER OF ADDITIONAL PREFERENTIAL ACCESS TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (FOR CONSULTATION)   Excel
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  ATTACHMENT IV TO SAVINGRAM 337/2017 - NOMINATION FORM Word Acrobat PDF

DOCUMENTATION

 

1.                   OPENING

 

2.                  ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

3.                  PROCEDURAL MATTERS

   
 

4.        MATTERS RELATED TO MARKET ACCESS: ADDITIONAL

            PREFERENTIAL ACCESS

 

           Member States would be expected to indicate final confirmation of the

           treatment which will be offered to the Dominican Republic in respect of

           the list of products for additional preferential access.

 

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5.        REQUEST BY CARICOM FOR DISCUSSION ON:

 

           Dominican Republic Law 173 of 1966 on Protection to the

           Importer Agents of goods and products

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6.       REVIEW OF NON-RECIPROCITY OF TARIFF PREFERENCES

           BY  THE CARICOM LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES (LDCs)

           PURSUANT TO  ARTICLE I (8) OF THE PROTOCOL

           IMPLEMENTING THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

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7.       TEMPORARY ENTRY OF BUSINESS PERSONS: VISA

           REQUIREMENTS BY CARICOM MEMBER STATES FOR

           DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BUSINESS PERSONS

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8.       ISSUES CONCERNING CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN USED

           UNDER THE CARICOM-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE

           AGREEMENT

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9.       CONSIDERATION OF PROTOCOL OF AMENDMENT TO THE

           CARICOM-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

           TO INCORPORATE THE PRODUCT SPECIFIC RULES OF

           ORIGIN FOR THE PRODUCTS OF CHAPTER 62 OF THE

           HARMONISED SYSTEM (HS)

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CARICOM BRIEFING MEETING IN PREPARATION FOR THE

FIFTH MEETING OF THE CARICOM-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC JOINT COUNCIL

Georgetown, Guyana - 29 March 2017

 FIFTH MEETING OF THE JOINT COUNCIL ESTABLISHED UNDER THE CARICOM/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

 Georgetown, Guyana – 30-31 March 2017

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

1. Savingram No. 124/2017 dated 27 January 2016 - Convening Word Acrobat PDF
2. Attachment to Savingram No. 124/2017 dated 27 January 2016 - Draft Agenda Word Acrobat PDF

MINUTES OF THE FIFTH JOINT COUNCIL

 

Final Minutes of the Fifth Meeting of the Joint Council established under the Trade Agreement Establishing the Free Trade Area between the Caribbean Community and the Dominican Republic

  19/5/17

 

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DOCUMENTATION

 

 

ITEM 1 - OPENING

 

   

 

ITEM 2 - ADOPTION OF AGENDA (CAR/DR/JC/2017/5/1)

 

 

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ITEM 3 - PROCEDURAL MATTERS

 

   

 

ITEM 4 - ADOPTION OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE JOINT COUNCIL

(CAR/DR/JC/2017/5/4)

 

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ITEM 5 - MATTERS RELATED TO THE  RULES OF ORIGIN FOR GOODS UNDER CHAPTER 62 OF THE HARMONIZED SYSTEM (HS) (CAR/DR/JC/2017/5/5)

 

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ITEM 6 - MARKET ACCESS DIFFICULTIES EXPERIENCED BY THE PARTIES UNDER THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT:

 

   

 

6.1   Matters Related to Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures/Procedures (CAR/DR/JC/2017/5/6.1)

 

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6.2   Other Market Access Difficulties (This item will allow discussion on any other market access difficulties which the Dominican Republic or CARICOM may have) (CAR/DR/JC/2017/5/6.2)

 

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ITEM 7 - REQUEST BY CARICOM FOR DISCUSION ON:

 

   

 

 7.1    Dominican Republic Law 173 of 1966, on Protection to the Importer Agents of Goods and Products (CAR/DR/JC/2017/5/7.1)

 

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7.2    Import Requirements in the Dominican Republic for Fruits and Vegetables Listed on the Schedule of Selected Agricultural Products Subject to Special Trade Arrangements (CAR/DR/JC/2017/5/7.2)

 

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  Attachment I to Agenda Item 7.2 -  Dominican Republic Import Requirement (Spanish Version) (CAR/DR/JC/2017/5/7.2 ATT I)   Acrobat PDF
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ITEM 8 - MATTERS RELATED TO MARKET ACCESS: ADDITIONAL PREFERENTIAL ACCESS:

 

   

 

8.1    Request by the Dominican Republic: (To be confirmed)

 

8.2    Request by CARICOM: (List To Be Confirmed)

(CAR/DR/JC/2017/5/8)

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Attachment to Agenda Item 8 - Preliminary Assessment of the 2012 Request from the Dominican Republic for Additional Preferential Access (CAR/DR/JC/2017/5/8 ATT I)

 

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ITEM 9 - REVIEW OF NON-RECIPROCITY OF TARIFF PREFERENCES BY THE CARICOM LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES (LDCs) PURSUANT TO ARTICLE I(8) OF THE PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTING THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

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ITEM 10 - TEMPORARY ENTRY OF BUSINESS PERSONS: VISA REQUIREMENTS BY CARICOM MEMBER STATES FOR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BUSINESS PERSONS

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ITEM 11 - NOTIFICATION OF CARICOM–DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)

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ITEM 12 - ANY OTHER BUSINESS (CAR/DR/JC/2017/5/12)

 

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CARICOM TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP ON PREPARATION FOR THE FIFTH MEETING

OF THE

JOINT COUNCIL ESTABLISHED UNDER THE CARICOM-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

 

VIDEOCONFERENCE

20 FEBRUARY 2017

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

Savingram 44/2017 dated 23 January 2017 - CARICOM Technical Working Group in Preparation for the Fifth Meeting of the Joint Council Established under the CARICOM-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (DOCUMENTATION)

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ATTACHMENT 1 - Savingram 639/2016 - CARICOM Technical Working Group in Preparation for the Fifth Meeting of the Joint Council Established under the CARICOM-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CONVENING By Videoconference, 20 February 2017)

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ATTACHMENT 11 - Videoconference And Zoom Link Connection for: CARICOM Technical Working Group in Preparation for the Fifth Meeting of the CARICOM-Dominican Republic Joint Council

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  ATTACHMENT 111 - Draft Agenda Word Acrobat PDF
  Draft Agenda - 13 February 2017 Word Acrobat PDF

DOCUMENTATION

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1.

2.

3.

 

OPENING

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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ADOPTION OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE JOINT COUNCIL

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5.

 

MATTERS RELATED TO THE RULES OF ORIGIN FOR GOODS UNDER

CHAPTER 62 OF THE HARMONISED SYSTEM (HS)

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6.  

MARKET ACCESS DIFFICULTIES EXPERIENCED BY THE PARTIES UNDER THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT:

 

6.1    Matters Related to Sanitary and Phytosanitary              

         Measures/Procedures

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6.2    Other Market Access Difficulties

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REQUEST BY CARICOM FOR DISCUSSION ON:

7.1     Dominican Republic Law 173 of 1966 on Protection to the Importer Agents of Goods and Products

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7.2      Import Requirements in the Dominican Republic for Fruits

           and Vegetables listed on the Schedule of selected

           Agricultural Products subject to Special Trade Agreements

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MATTERS RELATED TO MARKET ACCESS: ADDITIONAL PREFERENTIAL ACCESS:

8.1      Request by the Dominican Republic: (To be confirmed)

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8.2      Request by CARICOM: (List to be confirmed)

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NOTIFICATION OF CARICOM-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION (WTO)

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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PHASED REDUCTION OF DUTY BY CARICOM LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

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TEMPORARY ENTRY OF BUSINESS PERSONS: VISA REQUIREMENTS BY CARICOM MEMBER STATES FOR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BUSINESS PERSONS

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ANY OTHER BUSINESS

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BACKGROUND DOCUMENTATION

 

Agreement Establishing the Free Trade Area between the Caribbean Community and the Dominican Republic

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Protocol Implementing the Agreement Establishing the Free Trade Area between the Caribbean Community and the Dominican Republic

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  Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas   Acrobat PDF

 

 

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