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CARICOM Trade Ministers meet next week; preparatory work underway

The meeting of trade officials in session on Wednesday morning at the CARICOM Secretariat The meeting of trade officials in session on Wednesday morning at the CARICOM Secretariat
GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, Nov. 8, 2018 - CARICOM Trade officials on Wednesday began preparations for the 47th Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) which will be held in Georgetown, Guyana, 15-16 November. The two-day preparatory meeting is being held at the CARICOM Secretariat.

 High on the agenda is the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) with emphasis being placed on the implementation plan for the CSME and challenges to that plan; making the CSME more effective and the definition of artisans and household domestics.

The Ministerial discussions will precede the special CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting on the CSME scheduled for Trinidad and Tobago, 3-4 December. At their meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, last July, the Heads of Government recognised the need to keep focus on the CSME and agreed to have the Special Meeting.

The agenda of the preparatory meeting of COTED officials also includes the direction of CARICOM’s External Trade Policy as well as the Community’s trade relations with the United Kingdom post-BREXIT.

  • Countries: CARICOM

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