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Trade Negotiations

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s Office of Trade Negotiations is responsible for developing and maintaining a cohesive framework for coordinating and managing CARICOM’s external trade negotiations resources.

The OTN’s mission is to help Member States maximize the benefits of participating in trade negotiations by:

  • Providing sound advice,
  • Facilitating the generation of regional positions,
  • Coordinating the formulation of a cohesive negotiating strategy,
  • Leading negotiations where appropriate  
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CARICOM BUSINESS 20 April 2018

Posted: 22 April 2018 - Regional News
 
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CARICOM Secretary-General addresses Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association’s AGM

Posted: 11 April 2018 - Press Releases
Thank you for the invitation to address your Annual General Meeting this morning.  I always welcome the opportunity to interact with the private sector in our Community, since you are an
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Standards, trade, health on agenda of CROSQ Council of Directors

Posted: 29 March 2018 - Regional News
International and regional organisations are scheduled to be in Barbados from April 4-6, 2018, for the 32nd meeting of the Council of Directors of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for
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CDB announces programme to support increased trade among CARICOM states

Posted: 23 March 2018 - Regional News
The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved USD750,000 in funding for a programme that will assist the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with strengthening intra-regional
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CARICOM BUSINESS: Vol.1 No. 7

Posted: 05 March 2018 - Regional News
A Weekly Business News Aggregation Service Vol.1 No. 7 compiled & edited by the Directorate of Trade & Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat only as a convenience for the
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CARICOM Business News

Posted: 19 February 2018 - Regional News
Please see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a
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More opportunities provided for private sector as CARICOM, Cuba expand duty-free market access

Posted: 10 November 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba on Thursday signed the Second Protocol to an Agreement that will expand access to each other’s markets for goods.CARICOM
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Trade Policy Experts offer solutions to issues affecting Trade in the Caribbean

Posted: 29 June 2017 - Regional News
Strategies to deal with the effects of global issues affecting trade in the Caribbean were advanced at a recent meeting of international and regional stakeholders which sought to outline trade
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Private Sector capacity building and consultation: CARICOM strategy for regional implementation of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA)

Posted: 20 April 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has convened a Private Sector Consultation and capacity building workshop on the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) and the CARICOM Strategy for
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Consultation on the CARICOM Strategy for Regional Implementation of the World Trade

Posted: 07 October 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, with the support of the World Bank Group (WBG) is convening a Consultation on the CARICOM  Strategy for Regional Implementation of the World
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Regional Trade officials put spotlight on services

Posted: 07 September 2016 - Press Releases
The CARICOM Secretariat’s Office of Trade Negotiations in collaboration with the Inter‑American Development Bank (IDB), through its Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the
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CARICOM Making Cross-Border Business Easier

Posted: 08 July 2016 - Press Releases
One of the major aims of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is to stimulate economic growth and competitiveness by facilitating intra-regional commercial activity. An important project
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Trade, investment prominent as CARICOM, SELA host meeting in Georgetown

Posted: 10 June 2016 - Press Releases
Trade and integration officials from member countries of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA), gather in Georgetown, Guyana, next week for talks on economic and cooperation
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MOU Signed Between Caribbean Export and the Latin Chamber of Commerce

Posted: 23 May 2016 - Regional News
The Caribbean Export Development Agency signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Latin Chamber of Commerce of the USA.  The agreement forms the basis for the strengthening of
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Dominica to host national workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Posted: 06 April 2016 - Regional News
ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Dominica will stage a two day national workshop on the implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) in the OECS Economic
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CDB urges Regional governments to DECIDE

Posted: 27 February 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has pointed to an urgent need for broad policy initiatives, including labour market reform and investment in developing the skills of potential workers to move
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Barbados aims to boost exports to region and beyond

Posted: 07 February 2016 - Regional News
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday February 5, 2016 – Industry Minister Donville Inniss says Barbados needs to increase its export of goods and services to the rest of the world and the
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CARICOM urges WTO to add Trade to new global deals

Posted: 16 December 2015 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Wednesday urged the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to join a successful year for multilateral diplomacy by delivering trade deals which will drive global economic
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Increasing Regional Trade With Cuba

Posted: 18 November 2015 - Regional News
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has supported the largest contingent of Caribbean firms to participate at the 33rd edition of the Havana International Trade Fair
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CARICOM Region Prepares For WTO 10th Ministerial Conference

Posted: 20 October 2015 - Press Releases
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – In preparation for the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) 10th Ministerial Conference (MC10), Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States met to review the state of
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Caribbean Seeks to Provide Additional Support to Existing Investors

Posted: 05 August 2015 - Regional News
Targeting existing investors to reinvest in the Caribbean and creating linkages in the domestic economy between investors and local suppliers to drive investment growth were issues at the centre of
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Building Geographical Indications for the Caribbean’s Origin-Linked Products

Posted: 22 July 2015 - Regional News
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) opened the two-day sub-regional workshop on branding and the use of geographical indications in the development of management strategies for
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World Bank proposes new directions to boost trade in the region

Posted: 17 June 2015 - Regional News
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Wednesday June 17, 2015 – A new World Bank report says there is considerable potential for boosting trade and accelerating growth in the region.The report, ‘Trade
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CARICOM Welcomes Canada’s Approach To WTO On Caribcan

Posted: 19 May 2015 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat welcomes the decision of Canada to seek a new waiver in the World Trade Organisation
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Caribbean Export Explores Technical Management Unit To Support Regional Trade

Posted: 30 March 2015 - Regional News
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Following the successful hosting of a business forum in the Cayman Islands, for private sector firms, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export)
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Caribbean Export Awards €700,000 to Agri-business and Handicraft Firms in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Posted: 27 March 2015 - Regional News
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has awarded €700,000 to 31 firms and Business Support Organizations (BSOs) in Haiti and the Dominican Republic via the Binational
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Regional Sensitisation and Needs Assessment Workshops convened

Posted: 25 March 2015 - Press Releases
A capacity-building project which focuses on Competition, Pubic Procurement and Customs and Trade Facilitation for CARIFORUM stakeholders was formally launched this morning ahead of a workshop to
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CARICOM Creole speaking stakeholders talk CSME in Dominica

Posted: 19 March 2015 - Regional News
Creole speaking Dominicans, as well as Haitians residing in that CARICOM Member State got their chance on Thursday February 27th, 2015, to learn about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and
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Caribbean Export supports Haiti and the Dominican Republic at the 18th International Hotel Investment Forum 2015

Posted: 19 March 2015 - Regional News
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) supported the participation of the Centre for Export and Investment of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD) and the Center for Facilitation of
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AMCHAM Jamaica, T&T turn to SOCA to expand services sector under CBI

Posted: 19 March 2015 - Regional News
THE American Chambers of Commerce (AMCHAM) of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have teamed to promote trade and investments in services between Caribbean Community
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