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Growing sense that Caribbean-EC negotiations may be in trouble
A few days ago an influential political friend of the region asked about the current state of the negotiations between the Caribbean and the Europe for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Chamber president urges government to sign accord between Caribbean countries and EU
Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce President Christopher Lowe is calling on the Government to seriously consider signing on to the CARIFORUM-EPA -EU trade agreement, claiming that failure to do so could result in the loss of jobs for two major industries on Grand Bahama.
Caricom wants ’special provisions’ for sugar, bananas
The EU concession announced last week to remove all remaining quota and tariff restrictions on ACP products includes a phase-out period for rice and sugar, but does not mention bananas.
Rethinking FTAA
Trinidad and Tobago should rethink its position on the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and instead examine Latin American proposals on the formation of a Latin American-Caribbean trade grouping. Government, it seems, continues to believe that we can still be selected as the headquarters of the FTAA.
Report lends to exporting services, widening sector
A report on the services sector released on Monday, revealed that computer-related and environmental services have high export potential, while communication, road transportation and tourism-related services are best reserved for domestic supply.
EPA will provide more dynamic export market for Caribbean, say trade experts
Jamaican trade experts are confident that when the ongoing Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Caribbean Forum of ACP States (CARIFORUM) are completed by the end of the year, it will facilitate a more dynamic export market for Jamaica and the rest of the region.
Free trade deal on tap
The Caribbean Community intends to negotiate a free trade agreement with Central America perhaps within the next six months, the organization’s top official says.
Caribbean Community to weigh trade deal
The Caribbean Community intends to negotiate a free trade agreement with Central America perhaps within the next six months, the organization’s top official said Sunday.
Nicaragua seeks FTA with CARICOM
Nicaragua has began the negotiations to establish a free trade agreement with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), according to Nicaraguan Promotion, Industry, and Trade Minister Horacio Brenes.
Push on Capitol Hill to boost US-Caricom ties
With the Democrats getting ready to take charge of Capitol Hill in Washington, a multifaceted initiative designed to boost economic and political ties between the United States and CARICOM has been placed on the table. It’s the brainchild of Manchester Trade, a private firm of international business advisors in Washington.
CARICOM gets European funding to advance regional economic integration
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will benefit from a 40.5 million euro grant to support the Caribbean region in achieving its objective of regional economic integration and repositioning into the world economy.
Implementing CARICOM-Canada Free Trade Area crucial, says Canadian High Commissioner
Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Charles Court, has committed to fast-tracking negotiations for the establishment of a CARICOM-Canada Free Trade Area (FTA).
Trade bill is a major concern for textiles
In a move that is strongly opposed by US textile manufacturers, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has introduced legislation that will make major changes in the textile provisions of two trade agreements and also promote investments in African facilities by US companies.
Rice, Caribbean diplomats to discuss trade deal at UN gathering
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and foreign ministers from the Caribbean Community will discuss a possible new free trade deal at UN headquarters next week, officials said Tuesday.
Private sector urged to speak up
A national call has gone out to the Barbados private sector, asking it to speak out as free trade negotiations between the region and the European Union (EU) near the final phase.
Bi-Monthly Analysis of Regional Integration (BIMANORI) #1
Nature abhors a vacuum, and so when regional organisations go making ostensibly grandiose claims that they will create a single currency, seek economic convergence, or establish an army, it is easy to speculate that these are not articulated outside a context.
Barbados signs on to CARICOM-Costa Rica free trade agreement
A free trade agreement between Costa Rica and Barbados, that essentially eliminates barriers to trade and facilitates cross-border movement of goods and services between the territories, went into effect this week.
CARICOM seeks free trade deal with USA following DR-CAFTA
The Caribbean Community, known as CARICOM, informed that it intends to seek a free trade deal with the United States, after Central American countries and the Dominican Republic sign the latter.