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Services Canadian Market report,
SERVICES,CANADA,MARKETING RESEARCH,

This report descrides the services environment in Canada and provides background information developing a strategy for entering the Canadian market and understanding the nature of service industry in Canada.,


Published - 2008
World tariff profiles 2009,
WTO,STATISTICS,TARIFFS,TRADE NEGOTIATIONS,MARKET ACCESS CONDITIONS,

The publication is presented in three main parts. The fi rst part shows summary statistics for all countries and territories for all products, as well as a break-down into agricultural and non-agricultural products. The second part shows for each of these countries and territories, one full page with disaggregation by sectors and duty ranges. It also contains a section on the market access conditions faced in their respective major export markets. The third part contains a summary table on concessions on Other Duties and Charges (ODCs).,


Published - 2009
"International competitiveness and public policy in the Caribbean".,
CARIBBEAN.,COMPETITIVENESS.,ECONOMIC CONDITIONS.,ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.,CARICOM.,


Published - 2000
"The economic development of the OECS in the emerging international economic order".,
OECS.,INTERNATIONAL TRADE.,CARIBBEAN.,TRADE LIBERALISATION.,GLOBALISATION.,WTO.,NAFTA.,


Published - 2000
Commonwealth business forum: workings strategies and investment Perspectives Commonwealth Business Forum: working strategies and investment perspectives of target sectors in the Caribbean,
INVESTMENT,CARIBBEAN,

This report sets out the thinking of Caribbean business leaders on the investment issues facing the Caribbean. The meeting brought together 50 regional business and government leaders to discuss the critical issues to be addressed at the business forum in November, build new partnerships, and learn how best to align business plans with global trends and best practice.,


Published - 2009
Redifining trade promotion: the need for a strategic response
TRADE PROMOTION, EXPORT PROMOTION, EVALUATION

Summary of discussions held at the Executive Forum on National Export Strategies, organised by International Trade Centre, Annecy, France, 26-29 September, 1999. Assesses what a national export strategy should encompass with regard to dynamics of current international market environment. Looks at process of strategy development and management reviewing basic questions of leadership and ownership. Examines types of institutions linkages and functional relations required for effective formulation and implementation of broad-based strategies. Reviews techniques and issues related to utility and impact assessment of national export strategies. Explores implications of electronic commerce, increasing dominance of multinationals and global outsourcing for national export strategies. Hard copy only.




Published - 2000
Fisheries, international trade and sustainable development,
FISHERY PRODUCTS,FOREIGN TRADE,INTERNATIONAL TRADE,SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT,

This Policy Discuession Paper aims to help foster an inclusive and informed process for crafting multilateral, regional and domectic trade rules and policies in the fisheries sector that are supportive multilateral, regiona; and domestic trade rules and policies in the fisheries sector that are supportive of sustainable development. To this end, the paper provide a comprehensive assessment of the complex set of trade policy issues and tools that bear on the sustainability and development of the fisheries sector.,


Published - 2006
Market access and trade liberation in fisheries,
FISH,FISHERY PRODUCTS,

This issue paper- aims to contribute to these debate in an effort to develop fisheries- related trade policies and rules that are supportive of both resource management and livelihoods objectives. Explores existing constraints faced by developing countries in international fish trade (on both the demand and supply side), and examines the possible socio-economic and environmental impacts of fish trade liberalisation. Discusses how these issues have been addressed in relevant WTO agreement and ongoing multilateral trade negotiation and concludes by identifying a range of priority area for action in the context of the WTO, capacity building initiatives and national policy.,


Published - 2006
Export Directory of Professional Services, Republic of Cuba 2004,
CUBA,EXPORT,DIRECTORY,


Published - 2004
Doing business in Belize: 2010 country commercial guide for US companies,
BELIZE,TRADE PRACTICES,TRADE FACILITATION,TRADE OPPORTUNITIES,IMPORT POLICY,TRADE POLICY,INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES,


Published - 2010
Towards a Caribbean consensus: a region coping with globalisation.,
CARIBBEAN.,REGIONAL CO-OPERATION.,GLOBALISATION.,


Published - February, 2000
Evaluation of trade information services: guidelines for Trade promotion Organisations.,
EVALUATION.,INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.,INFORMATION SYSTEMS.,


Published - 2001
ACP.,TRADE AGREEMENTS.,


Published - 2000
Business guide to the General Agreement on Trade in Services. Revised edition.,
GATS.,SERVICES TRADE.,URUGUAY ROUND.,

Updated version of Business Guide to the General Agreement on Trade in Services 1999 ed. Guide to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and the key features of the multilateral system of trade rules covering services. Examines rights and benefits conferred and obligations imposed by GATS on the business community and governments; implications for developing countries and economies in transition. Identifies main opportunities and challenges encountered at the practical business level in the implementation of GATS rules and market access commitments.,


Published - 2000
Global Monitoring Report 2011 - Improving the Odds of Achieving the MDGs,
IMF,THE WORLD BANK,MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS,GLOBAL MONITORING REPORT 2011,

Only four years remain until the 2015 deadline for reaching the Millennium Development Goals. This report underlines the urgency of helping countries that are behind on meeting key targets for extreme poverty, hunger, disease, and child and maternal mortality. The report lays out the challenges that remain; analyzes efforts to improve human development; and assesses the role of growth, policy reforms, trade, and donor policies in meeting the MDGs.,


Published - 2011
World Development Report 2011 - Conflict, Security, and Development,
Complete 2011 WDR Conflict,Security and Development,CONFLICT,SECURITY,WORLD BANK,WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT,

The World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security, and Development examines the changing nature of violence in the 21st century, and underlines the negative impact of repeated cycles of violence on a country or region’s development prospects. Preventing violence and building peaceful states that respond to the aspirations of their citizens requires strong leadership and concerted national and international efforts. The Report is based on new research, case studies and extensive consultations with leaders and development practitioners throughout the world.,


Published - 2011
Report to the Secretary-General of the United nations: Unleasing entrepreneurship in making business work for the poor,
UNDP.,PROVERTY.,DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.,INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION.,

This report offers recommendations on how the major actors; government, public development institutions, the private sector and civil society organisations can modify their actions and approaches to significantly enhance the ability of the private sector to advance the development process.,


Published - 2004
Market Access, Transparency and Fairness in Global Trade: Export Impact For Good 2010,
POVERTY REDUCTION,MARKET ACCESS,NON-TARIFF BARRIERS,PREFERENTIAL TARIFFS,FAIR TRADE,STANDARDS,

First of an annual series on market access issues, focusing on reducing global poverty by improving market entry for developing countries and fairness in trade – discusses trade transparency and fairness in the context of global trade; highlights key market access issues for developing countries such as tariffs, non-tariff measures and the utilization of preferences; examines the relationship between export development and poverty reduction, and outlines implications for both developing country policies as well as international measures to improve markets; presents an analysis of the outcomes and impact of ‘Fair Trade’ voluntary standards on producers and exporters in developing countries; includes statistical data, and bibliography (pp. 136–144).,


Published - 2010
Final report - Caribbean Export Design Initiative,
CARIBBEAN DESIGN NETWORK,DESIGN,HANDICRAFTS,CARIBBEAN,


Published - February, 2009
Doing business in the Dominican Republic.,
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.,INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES.,INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.,

This document gives a general overview of the Dominican Republic's cultural, political and economic climate. Looks at the country's legal and economic framework in respect to investment, special regulations and investment opportunities, the treatment of each form of investment, regulations on company formation and operation, taxation, industrial relations, environmental law, immigration law and intellectual property protection. Also examines the preferential market access rights and the treatment granted to Dominican products and businesses under certain international agreements.,


Published - 2010
Global development finance 2010: External debt of developing countries
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, DEBT FINANCING, FINANCING

The World Bank's annual report on debt financing of developing countries, provides data from 128 developing countries on how the financial crisis affected their access to international capital flows. The report contains statistical tables showing the external debt of 128 developing countries that report to the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System (DRS). It highlights World Bank support for development countries and reviews major financial developments during the period. The report is available for download at http://siteresources.worldbank.org/NEWS/Resources/gdf2010.pdf.




Published - 2010
The Commonwealth yearbook, 2006.,
YEARBOOK.,COMMONWEALTH,

This yearbook gives general information on the Commonwealth and its members, looks at the evolution of the Commonwealth, and provides information on Commonwealth organizations and dependencies of member countries.,


Published - 2006
Trade and market access data for policy makers,
SERVICES,TRADE FACILITATION,NON TARIFF BARRIERS,DATA PROCESSING,INFORMATION SYSTEMS,

This World Trade Organization (WTO) publication is an updated version of a document prepared for Data Day on May 18-19, 2009. It focuses on databases kept by international agencies and covers services, tariffs and trade, non-tariff measures, agriculture-specific issues, trade facilitation, and indicators and modelling. Each section introduces the subject and provides a list of the main datasets and tools prepared by international organizations to support trade policy analysis and decision making. It includes information on the kind of issues the data may help to resolve, data coverage, how to get the data and who the contact person is. Annex I provides an overview of the databases available. Details on the "Data Day" programme are provided in Annex II. The brochure is available for download on http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/statis_e/broch_dataday_feb10_e.pdf,


Published - 2010
Export offer of the Eastern region of Cuba.,
CUBA.,DIRECTORY.,

This directory covers the five eastern provinces in the Cuba. Identifies producers and exporters in these provinces as well as the products and services they offer using the harmonized system of codification.,


Published - 2002
1SO 9001 Fitness Checker: a practical, easy-to-use checklist designed to help SMEs assess their readiness for ISO 9001 certification.,
ISO 9001.,CERTIFICATION.,QUALITY STANDARDS.,QUALITY MANAGEMENT.,QUALITY SYSTEMS.,SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES.,

Checklist of questions covering various aspects of teh setting-up, implementation and certification of a quality mangement system according to ISO 9001:2000; aimed at small and medium enterprises in developing countries and economies in transition. Gives overview of requirements of ISO 9001; allows enterprises to determine the status of the enterprise vis-a-vis the requirements; helps to identify main areas for improvement. Checklist organized in 11 parts, each covering a particular aspect of enterprise's certification or registration to ISO 9001 with a brief explanation of the requirement and further information. Includes selective bibliography of ISO standards with prices.,


Published - 2002
A Commonwealth vulnerability index for developing countries: the position of small states.,
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.,

There is growing international recognition that high economic exposure, remoteness and isolation, and proneness to natural disasters have a debilitating effect on small economies, despite the fact that some of them exhibit relatively high per capita incomes. The purpose of this paper is to present a Commonwealth vulnerability index that is designed to quantify the vulnerability of a country and hence provide a means to identify vulnerable states. Such an index could be used as an operational tool in determining whether small states should be accorded differential treatment by the international development community. It is proposed that the index could be used as an additional criterion to augment other factors, such as per capita income, which are taken into account in reaching decisions on the treatment of certain developing countries by international organisations.,


Published - 2000
Networks- adding value for the future: opportunities, challenges and the role of Caribbean Export Development Agency,
TRADE OPPORTUNTIES,TRADE SUPPORT INSTITUTIONS CARIBBEAN,


Published - 2008
Costa Rica 2007, Directorio de Exportadores e Importadores,
COSTA RICA,EXPORT DIRECTORY,IMPORT DIRECTORY,


Published - 2007
Doing business in Canada: 2010 country commercial guide for US companies,
CANADA,TRADE PRACTICES,TRADE FACILITATION,TRADE OPPORTUNITIES,TRADE POLICY,IMPORT POLICY,INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES,


Published - 2010
Guia de Comercio Exterior Exportadores,
COLUMBIA,EXPORT DIRECTORY,


Published - 2002
The Caribbean in the decade of the 90s - summary 2000.,
CARIBBEAN.,ECONOMIC CONDITIONS.,


Published - 2000
Report on the Guildeline for technical reglations and standards in the European union market for essencial producces,
HANDICRAFT,STANDARDS,EU,SMES,CARIBBEAN,DESIGN,ONSITE CARIBEAN,

This report was prepared for Caribbean designers and artisans as part of the onsite c'bean 2 projects, which is aimed at developing unique products using a merger of Caribbean- based talent enterfacing with artiseral producers. The report summer was legistative and non-legistative requirements and aims to finalicrise small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of the marlet access requirements or the EU market. PDF- Report on technical regulatust standeres in the EU.,


Published - 2009
Preliminary overview of Caribbean economies 2003-2004.,
CARIBBEAN.,INTRAREGIONAL TRADE.,ECONOMIC CONDITIONS.,

This overview looks at economic activity in the Caribbean including regional and national trends, macroeconomic policy and inflation, and external trade. Also includes statistical appendices.,


Published - February, 2004
Sport Tourism,
TOURISM,SPORTS,STORTS TOURISM,CARIBBEAN,

The book is the product of the five-year extensive research project funded by ADRIENS and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It was reviewed by the Caribbean tourism Organisation (CTO). The Volume establishes the increasing importance of sport business, sport sevices export and sport tourism to economies of the caribbean. As part of cultural industry, sport contributes considerably to infrastructural development, tourist arrivals, hotel occupancy, foreign exchange earnings, and job creation. For Further information on the Book, Contact Peter Adrien, P.O.box 1133, Basseterre, St Kitts, West Indies, Tel: 1(869) 465-1603, Cel: +1(869) 465-1603, Cell +(869) 668-9752, Fax (869) 466-7831, Email: info@goadriens.com, Website: Http://www.goadriens.com,


Published - 2008
Trade Secrets: the export answer book for small and medium sized exporters - Trinidad and Tobago.,
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.,FOREIGN TRADE TECHNIQUES.,TRADE PRACTICES.,EXPORT MARKETING.,TRADE AGREEMENTS.,

Handbook, customised to suit the needs of exporting enterprises in Trinidad and Tobago and answering the most commonly asked questions related to the export process - covers market research, cultural issues, marketing, market entry methods, agents and distributors, trade shows, foreign trade regulations, quality standards, pricing, export financing, transportation, electronic commerce, packaging and labelling; outlines preferential trade agreements singed by Trinidad and Tobago; includes text of Article VI of WTO Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; samples of various trade documents and glossary of related terms.,


Published - 2000
How involved are Barbadian companies? (importing and exporting in the CSME area).,
REGIONAL COOPERATION.,CSME.,BARBADOS.,SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES.,


Published - 2004
Proceedings of the 21st National Online Meeting, 2000.,
INFORMATICS.,INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.,INFORMATION SCIENCES.,INFORMATION SERVICES.,INFORMATION SYSTEMS.,


Published - 2000
Creative Economy Report 2008: The Challenge of assessing the creative economy- towards informed policy-making,
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES,DESIGN,INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY,

The Creative Economy Report 2008 includes contributions from UNCTAD, the UN Development Programme, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, the World Intellectual Property Organisation and ITC. It is the first study giving the UN’s views on this topic. It presents the most recent data and outlines the opportunities and challenges for this dynamic industry. The report is available for download at http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/ditc20082cer_en.pdf,


Published - 2008
Foreign investment in developing countries: does it crowd domestic investment?,
FOREIGN INVESTMENT.,DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.,AFRICA.,ASIA.,LATIN AMERICA.,INVESTMENT.,

This paper assesses the extent to which foreign direct investment in developing countries crowds in or crowds out domestic investment. We develop a theoretical model of investment that includes an FDI variable and we proceed to test it with panel data for the period 1970-1996 and the tow subperiods 1976-1985 and 1986-1996. The model is run for three developing regions (Africa, Asia and Latin America). One version of the model allows us to distinguish crowding out effects for individual countries within each region. The results indicate that in Asia - but less so in Africa - there has been strong crowding out has been the norm in Latin America. The conclusion we reach is that the effects of FDI on domestic investment are by no means always favourable and that simplistic policies toward FDI are unlikely to be optimal.,


Published - February, 2000
Caribbean trade and investment report 2000: dynamics interface of regionalism and globalisation.,
CARIBBEAN.,ECONOMIC CONDITIONS.,CARICOM TRADE.,INVESTMENT.,TRADE POLICY.,

This report focuses on trade and investment and the implications for the process of economic trasformation.,


Published - 2000
Cruise market study,
CRUISE,SURINAME,TOURISM,SOCIO-ECOOMIC CONDITIONS,TRANSPORTATION,

This study report has analysed all elements of the cruise tourism sector, duly consolidating the elements into the relevant macro aspects. This analysis aims to develop a better understanding of the features, characteristics, demands and trends related to the cruise tourism market, in order to enable METS and its trade partners, of both the public and private sector, to develop appropriate strategies and market activities that are required for developing its full potential for Suriname.,


Published - February, 2009
Competition Policy in CARIFORUM.,
CARIFOUM.,COMPETITION.,TRADE PRACTICES.,


Published - January, 2000
The development of services in the Caribbean.,
SERVICES.,CARIBBEAN.,


Published - January, 2003
EU strategic marketing guide 2001: fresh fruit and vegetables. Volume 1
FRUIT, VEGETABLES, EROPEAN UNION, MARKETING RESEARCH

This survey profiles the European Union market for fresh fruit and vegetables. Describes the key characteristics and trends in demand created by both the domestic consumer market and by the European trade of fresh fruit and vegetables. Also examines the export and import trends with a focus on the import trade and the major sources of imports, particularly in developing countries.




Published - January 2001
Issues, effects and implications of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Agreement for CARICOM economies.,
FREE TRADE AREA.,TRADE AGREEMENT.,CARICOM.,


Published - January, 2004
Strategic marketing plan for the promotion of professional services exports - Barbados,
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, BARBADOS, EXPORT MARKETING, EXPORT PROMOTION

Provides a vision of how the export of professional services can help Barbados transform itself to compete successfully in the knowledge-based, global economy of the 21st Century. It assesses the economic challenges that the country faces, sets out a vision of what successful implementation of the strategy would deliver and provides an overview of the strategy for promoting professional services, outlining which sectors and markets to focus on and how to position the country. In addition it sets out in detail market trends, the country's capability and competitiveness and the marketing strategy for each of the six sectors. The concluding chapter sets out the action plan and institutional arrangements for implementing the marketing strategy as a whole.




Published - January 2007
Strategic marketing plan for the promotion of professional services exports - Trinidad and Tobago
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, EXPORT MARKETING, EXPORT PROMOTION

Provides a vision of how the export of professional services can help Trinidad and Tobago Atransform itself to compete successfully in the knowledge-based, global economy of the 21st Century. It assesses the economic challenges that the country faces, sets out a vision of what successful implementation of the strategy would deliver and provides an overview of the strategy for promoting professional services, outlining which sectors and markets to focus on and how to position the country. In addition it sets out in detail market trends, the country's capability and competitiveness and the marketing strategy for each of the six sectors. The concluding chapter sets out the action plan and institutional arrangements for implementing the marketing strategy as a whole.




Published - January 2007
Strategic marketing plan for the promotion of professional services export - Commonwealth of Dominica
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES,COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA,EXPORT PROMOTION,EXPORT MARKETING,

Provides a vision of how the export of professional services can help the Comonwealth of Dominica transform itself to compete successfully in the knowledge-based, global economy of the 21st Century. It assesses the economic challenges that the country faces, sets out a vision of what successful implementation of the strategy would deliver and provides an overview of the strategy for promoting professional services, outlining which sectors and markets to focus on and how to position the country. In addition it sets out in detail market trends, the country's capability and competitiveness and the marketing strategy for each of the six sectors. The concluding chapter sets out the action plan and institutional arrangements for implementing the marketing strategy as a whole.




Published - January 2007
Strategic marketing plan for the promotion of professional services exports - Saint Lucia
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, SAINT LUCIA, EXPORT PROMOTION, EXPORT MARKETING

Provides a vision of how the export of professional services can help Saint Lucia transform itself to compete successfully in the knowledge-based, global economy of the 21st Century. It assesses the economic challenges that the country faces, sets out a vision of what successful implementation of the strategy would deliver and provides an overview of the strategy for promoting professional services, outlining which sectors and markets to focus on and how to position the country. In addition it sets out in detail market trends, the country's capability and competitiveness and the marketing strategy for each of the six sectors. The concluding chapter sets out the action plan and institutional arrangements for implementing the marketing strategy as a whole.




Published - January 2007
Food quality and safety standards as required by EU law and the private industry. A practitioners reference book
FOOD, FOOD STANDARDS, FRESH AND PROCESSED FRUITS, FRESH AND PROCESSED VEGETABLES, SPICES, WTO, HERBS, EUROPEAN UNION, GERMANY, ISO

This reference book gives an overview of legislative and private industry market requirements in the European Union for selected product groups such as fresh and processed fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices as well as dried fruit and nuts. Furthermore, the booklet aims at creating awareness and establishing a platform for policy-makers, the business community, relevant control, research and training institutions in developing and transition countries in general with a view of the urgent need to set-up appropriate framework conditions and structures and develop the necessary human capacities for food quality assurance and health protection.




Published - January 2007
Assessment of current trade flows between CARICOM and the Dominican Republic
CARICOM, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, TRADE POLICY, TRADE AGREEMENT, ECOMONIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT, CARIFORUM, EPA

This report provides an analysis of current Exporters of the Dominican Republic to CARICOM, and from CARICOM to Dominican Republic, by sectors, sub-sectors and final destination countries, for the period 2005 - 2009 (ene-jun).  It asseses the implementation of the CARICOM-DR Free Trade Agreement, identification of Success Stories, and problems in the implementation of market access provisions of the FTA and the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as a catalyst for increasing trade and investment flows within CARIFORUM.

 




Published - April 2012
Explanatory document for the Trade and Economic Co-operation Agreement between CARICOM and Cuba
CARICOM, CUBA, TRADE AGREEMENT, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

The Trade and Economic Co-operation Agreement co-signed by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Government of the Republic of Cuba in July, 2000 is a critical component of Trinidad and Tobago’s trade negotiation programme as we pursue market access opportunities for local manufacturers and services providers.  The Agreement, which is the forerunner of a more elaborate trade agreement between the two Parties, provides for duty-free treatment of a number of goods, and includes provisions for specific agricultural products to be afforded duty free treatment at scheduled periods during the year. In addition, the Agreement contains a timetable for the elimination of tariffs on specific products, through phased reductions. Further, it addresses such activities as taxation, trade promotion and facilitation, trade in services, tourism, investment, and intellectual property rights, and outlines future cooperation between the Parties in the context of a built-in agenda.

 




Published - January 2007
Cost- benefit analysis of the free Trade Zone system: the impact of foreign Direct Investment in Costa Rica
COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS, FREE TRADE ZONE, FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT, COSTA RICA

This new study by Ricardo Monge-González, Julio Rosales-Tijerino, and Gilberto Arce-Alpízar takes a different approach to the role of investment and investment promotion mechanisms in development. Using a cost-benefit analysis, the authors show how free trade zones (FTZs) in Costa Rica have been successful over the last 15 years in facilitating a shift in foreign investment towards high-skill operations that provide employment opportunities in higher productivity and higher wage activities. This case study shows how FTZs, and complementary policies, have been a key mechanism in the movement of Costa Rica to a new growth trajectory based on higher productivity and higher wage activities. In examing the productive linkage between multinational firm (MNCs) and locally-based suppliers, this study highlights one of Costa Rica's Greatest achievement in its quest to take advantage of globalization. Close to 150 Costa Rican Firms are Currently producing goods and services they sells to MNCs established in Free Trade Zones (FTZa). Seventy-nine percent of these local suppliers are micro or small firms. The study also underlines the importance of knowledge spillovers and analyses some of its main channels. MNCs operating in Costa Rican FTZs Provides training to local suppliers. Engineers, technicians, and administrators who once worked for multinationals in FTZs are now working for local suppliers. Through these and other mechanisms foreign direct investment in Costa Rica has made an important contribution to upgrading the skills and knowledge base of the economy.




Published - January 2005
Business process outsourcing: key lessons for developing countries
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, BUSINESS SERVICES, TRADE POLICY

Business Process Outsourcing lets companies from Europe and the US take full advantage of the realities of globalization by exporting certain business processes to developing countries, where local providers can do the work cheaper, faster and better. Advances in Information and Communication Technologies, together with the globalization of the world economy, have led to a rapid internationalization of Business Process outsourcing (BPO). An export-oriented BPO-sector offers many opportunities for developing countries. The purpose of this study is to provide a general introduction, especially for readers who are not yet familiar with this business sector. We will deal with several topics: what kind of business services can be offered? What are the specific advantages for developing countries? What are the critical principal success factors? What is the responsibility of a government? How can the BPO-service providers find clients in the rich countries?




Published - [2010]
Directory: importers and exporters of Belize
BELIZE, DIRECTORY, FOREIGN TRADE

This directory contains information on Belizean suppliers of various traditional and non-traditional products, as well as a number of important service organizations associated with foreign trade operations. In addition, it provides basic information on Belize and its economy in general, and developments in important sectors, including foreign trade of the country.




Published - [2008]
Trade policy review. Report by the Secretariat, Trinidad and Tobago,
TRADE POLICY,TRINIDAD AMND TOBAGO,WTO,

Please see WTo website http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tpr_e/tp_rep_e.htm#bycountry,


Published - February 2012
Redefining ACP-EU Trade Relations: Economic Partnership Agreements
TRADE AGREEMENT, ACP, EU, COTONOU

Paper presented at the ECDPM Semiar: The Cotonou Partnership Agreement: what role in a changing world Maastricht, December 18-19, 2006.




Published - December 2006
Agreement among the government of the member states of the Caribbean Community for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and encouragement of regional trade and investment
TRADE POLICY, CARICOM, TARIFF AGREEMENTS, TARIFF POLICY, REGIONAL CO-OPERATION

This agreement's main objective is to avoid double taxation and to prevent fiscal evasion. This is in response to the view that there is a need for a taxation mechanism designed to promote trade and investment flows among member states in the community. The draft agreement has therefore been stractured with a view to cimplifying fax machinery in dealing with incomes which may be subject to taxation at source as well as in the country of recipient's residence. Elimination of the possibility of double taxation of the same income, and incouraging intra-regional trade and investment flows.  Visit http://caricom.org/about-caricom/who-we-are/our-governance/about-the-secretariat/offices/office-of-the-general-council/treaties-and-agreements/agreement-among-the-member-states-of-the-caricom-for-the-avoidance-of-doubl for further information.




Published - 1994
Support to the Commonwealth Business Forum 2009: Summary of Proceeding
CARIBBEAN, ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, SERVICES

The main purpose of the meeting was to develop and encourage Caribbean business leadership and participation in Commonwealth Business forum to take place in November 2009, as well as to update participant on preparations for the Private Sector Forum for the 5th Summit of the Americas, which will be held in Port of Spain in April 2009.




Published - March 3-4, 2009
Public- Private Partnership and the Creative sector
CREATIVE SECTOR

Through initiatives such as the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity and the Creative Cities Network, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has highlighted the importance of fostering public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a model for making cultural and creative industries the drivers of economic growth. To download a copy of the latest issue of Trade Forum visit www.tradeforum.org.




Published - 2009
How stronger protection of intellectual property rights affect international trade flows
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, TRADE MARKS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE

This study provides new evidence regarding the effects of patent protection on international trade. It employs a gravity model of bilateral trade flows and estimates the effects of increased protection on a cross-section of 89x88 countries. It improves on previous studies in two respects. First, it estimates the gravity model for two different kind of aggregates: total non-fuel trade and high technology trade. Second, it addresses the problem of zero trade flows between countries by adopting a bivariate distributed probit regression model. Second, to measure the strength of IPRs regimes, we make use of a fine tuned index on national IPRs systems developed by Park and Ginarte (1996). Our results confirm previous findings suggesting a positive link between IPRs protection and trade flows for the total non-fuel trade aggregate.  However, IPRs are not found to be significant for high technology trade flows.




Published - Feburary, 1999
Boosting Competion : ITC's New Business Guides
SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, COMPETITIVENESS, TRADE OPPORTUNITIES

The ITC guides are intended to boost trade competitiveness and inspire entrepreneurship. The guides are aimed at firms in developing countries and trade support institutions. For further information, visit http://www.tradeforum.org/news/fullstory.php/aid/1488/Boosting_Competitiveness.




Published - 2009
Implementing cultural provisions of CARIFORUM EU EPA: How do they benefit the Caribbean cultural sector?
CULTURAL INDUSTRIES, CARIFORUM, EPA, EUROPEAN UNION, CARIBBEAN, TRADE AGREEMENT

The ECPDM study looks foremost at how eight Member States of the EU such as Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom implemented to date the cultural provisions of the Cariforum-EU EPA. These are the European countries that, due to their historical and linguistic ties, traditionally have the most cultural cooperation with the Cariforum countries. The national cultural programmes that could be useful for the Caribbean cultural sectors were also examined. It addition the study looks at the activities and funding programmes developed by the European Commission at EU level to implement the cultural provisions of the Cariforum-EU EPA. To have a better idea of the expectations of the governments of the Cariforum countries as well as the cultural and creative sectors in the Caribbean and the EU, an overview of their views and positions is also included in the study. Finally on the basis of the results of the survey of what the EU Member States have done so far to implement the cultural provisions of the Cariforum-EU EPA, a set of recommendations are made on the actions that need to be taken by the European Commission, the EU Member States and the Cariforum countries to ensure that the cultural provisions of the Cariforum-EU EPA can effectively become a more useful tool to increase and boost cultural cooperation and trade.




Published - June 2011
Trade Policy Review. Report by the Secretariat- Jamaica,
JAMAICA,TRADE POLICY,

Jamaica's economy, which is dependent on alumina, tourism, remittances, and its large informal sector, is highly trade-oriented. Exports and imports of goods and services have represented on average over 90% of GDP since 2005. During the review period, Jamaica has continued to struggle with a narrow production structure and vulnerability to external climatic and economic shocks. These shortcomings were exposed starkly during the recent global economic slowdown, which severely impacted the Jamaican economy, resulting in declines of real GDP of 1.7% in fiscal year 2008/09 and 2.5% during 2009/10 as well as marked decreases in earnings from the export of goods and services and from remittances.,


Published - December 7, 2010
Market access manual for artisans navigating the US and UK market
BARBADOS, MANUAL, HANDICRAFT, UK, USA, MARKET ACCESS CONDITIONS

This guide provides a step by step practical approach for present and future artisans interested in raising their export competitiveness and positioning their goods in US and UK markets. Based on the export opportunities presented by the CARIFORUM‐European Community (EC) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) the manual will also provide practical information on market access opportunities and limitations in the European Union (EU) with specific reference to United Kingdom (UK) market, how to penetrate these markets, and how to establish important points of contact.




Published - December 2010
Investment & Business Facilitation Study Programme,
INVESTMENT,CARIBBEAN,TRADE AGREEMENTS,E.P.A.,CARIFORUM,E.U.,BUSINESS CUSTOMS,TRADE PRACTICES,TOURISM-RELATED SERVICES,SPORTS-RELATED SERVICES,HEALTH & WELLNESS SERVICES,CREATIVE INDUSTRIES,EDUCATIONAL SERVICES,PROFESSIONAL SERVICES,INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) SERVICES,MARITIME & OTHER LOGISTICS SERVICES,FINANCIAL SERVICES,ENERGY SERVICES,UK,FRANCE,GERMANY,SPAIN,NETHERLANDS,IRELAND,ST. LUCIA,ANTIGUA,ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES,

The study looks at 9 selected CARIFORUM and 6 EU member states over a period of 5 months in 2010. The study comprised extensive desk research, meetings with stakeholders, and included a validation workshop staged in Barbados in July 2010. An outline of some of the main characteristics of the prevailing policies governing investment and trade in services within the EU can also be found, with particular focus on 6 EU member states, viz. The UK, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Ireland. It looks also at their ease of doing business, their priorities for both inward and outward investment with respect to the services sectors and their respective frameworks for investment support, while noting existing and potential linkages with the CARIFORUM economies. Also assesses the role of Business Support Organizations and in particular the Coalition of Service Industries (CSIs), and pinpoint recommendations for enhancing their effectiveness and addresses the development of a comprehensive Investment and Trade Promotion strategy for CARIFORUM.,


Published - Dec 2010
Implementing the Economic Partnership Agreement in the East African Community and the CARIFORUM Regions: What is in it for the private sector?
EPA, AFRICA, CARIFORUM, TRADE AGREEMENT, EUROPEAN UNION

Based on the experience of the CARIFORUM and bringing in an African perspective, with the East African Community (EAC), this paper examines what the EPA has brought for those who are the main implementing agents:: the private sector. This paper compares the outcomes of the EPA in the CARIFORUM region and the EAC region and the role of their respective private sectors. Although having contrasting economic and trade structures, both regions have one thing in common: their private sector is mainly composed of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), many of which fall in the informal sector , and relatively fewer large companies.




Published - October 2010
The Jamaica Manufacturer's Association Ltd. Membership Directory
JAMAICA, DIRECTORY, BUY JAMAICA, BUILD JAMAICA

Please visit http://jma.com.jm/jma_/home_.php?id=115&headingID=25&link=membersDirectory.php for the directory.




Published - September 2010
World Trade Report 2010
INTERNATIONAL TRADE, WTO, FISH, FORESTRY

The report covers trade negotiations, implementation and monitoring, dispute settlement, building trade capacity and outreach. The report also examines the WTO's Ministerial Conference, the Second Global Review of Aid for Trade, and the WTO's first Open Day. In includes the Director-General's reflections on the impact of the financial crisis and the challenges ahead. The annual report is available for download at http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/publications_e/anrep10_e.htm,




Published - July 2010
The Little Data Book 2010
SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, TRADE, FINANCE, REFERENCE GUIDE

Now in its eighth edition, this pocket-sized reference on key development data for over 200 countries provides profiles of each country with 54 development indicators about people, environment, economy, technology and infrastructure, trade, and finance. It is intended as a quick reference for users of World Development Indicators and the Atlas of Global Development. For further information: http://publications.worldbank.org/ecommerce/catalog/product?item_id=9564617

 




Published - June 2010
Trade Negotiations Insights,
TRADE NEGOTIATIONS,TRADE AGREEMENTS,

Trade Negotiations Insights is a monthly publication from the ECDPM and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development on the major issues faced by African and ACP countries in their international trade negotiations at the WTO and with the EU in the context of the Cotonou Agreement. The April 2010 issue includes an article by D Jessop on What happened to the Cariforum-EU EPA? The publication can be downloaded at http://www.acp-eu-trade.org/library/files/tni_en_9-3.pdf,


Published - April 2010
The Economic Partnership Agreement and the creative sector Implications and prospects for CARIFORUM,
TRADE AGREEMENT,EPA,CARIFORUM,EC,CARIFORUM,COUTONOU,CREATIVE SECTOR,ECONOMIC INTEGRATION,

The key issue in the EPA for the cultural sector is evaluation in the following analysis. In addition, the discussion provides a brief overview of the cotonou Agreement, signed in June 2000, Which governed cultureal cooperation between the EU and the ACP. The goal, in part, is to compare the two agreements in terms of the scope for creative industries expansion in CARIFORUM. The paper also offers a brief overview of the global trade policy context for the creative sector.,


Published - April 2010
Report on G2o Trade and Investment Measures,
TRADE,POLICY INVESTMENT,TRADE AGREEMENT,G2O,

The latest report by the WTO, OECD and UNCTAD on G20 trade and investment measures says that high unemployment rates and uncertainties on global growth indicate the need for G20 governments “to remain vigilant in opposing protectionism”. The agencies urged the G20 leaders to undertake “a clear and stronger commitment to open markets and make concrete their many calls to bring the Doha Round to a rapid conclusion”. The report is available for download at http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news10_e/trim_report_08mar10_e.doc,


Published - 8 March 2010
Making Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Work: A Capacity Development Tool Kit
EVALUATION, MONITORING SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

This publication will help readers to build functional monitoring and evaluation systems and provide the tools and concepts for helping others build their systems. After more than a decade of development investments in monitoring and evaluation few countries are able to regularly report on how effective their policies and programmes are in achieving the results they desire. It is not through lack of good Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) design, nor political mandates to support the effort, but from a lack of sustained management and delivery of effective M&E programmes within established organisations. This publication will help readers to build functional monitoring and evaluation systems and provide the tools and concepts for helping others build their systems. For further information see http://publications.worldbank.org/ecommerce/catalog/product?item_id=9505243.




Published - 2009
Emerging Markets Take Centre Stage: A Dramatic Shift in Purchasing Power,
ECONOMIC CONDITIONS,DEVELOPING COUNTRIES,EMERGING MARKETS,

This report from Business Monitor International (BMI) looks at the relative value of opportunities present in emerging markets across the globe. It analyses and forecasts the outlook for key regions and considers the likely impact of major economic and political risks. It assesses the strength of EM following the global credit crunch and recession compared to their developed counterparts, in order to gauge the likelihood of macroeconomic outperformance, increased investment from developed regions and opportunities for some industries to benefit. For further information visit http://store.businessmonitor.com/sr/the_2010_global_outlook_emerging_markets_lead_the_way/,


Published - 4 February 2010
Local and Community Driven Development: Moving to Scale in Theory and Practice,
DEVELOPMENT,

This volume brings together the experiences of leading practitioners of local and community-driven development (LCDD) projects. LCDD empowers communities and their local governments to drive economic and social development upwards and outwards. This book includes historical background, best practices, toolkits, analysis, and lessons learned for developing supportive national policies and programmes that fit the individual contexts of countries and localities. For further information http://publications.worldbank.org/ecommerce/catalog/product?item_id=9476329,


Published - February 2010
Convergence in Information and Communication Technology: Strategic and Regulatory Considerations,
ICT,TRADE DEVELOPMENT,

This volume analyzes the strategic and regulatory dimensions of convergence. It offers policy makers and regulators examples from countries around the world as they address this phenomenon. The authors suggest that countries that enable convergence are likely to reap the greater rewards. But the precise nature of the response will differ by country. Hence, this book offers global principles that should be tailored to local circumstances as regulatory frameworks evolve to address convergence. For futher information visit http://publications.worldbank.org/ecommerce/catalog/product?item_id=9430268,


Published - February 2010
Taking Responsiblility - Global Economy Briefing,
ECONOMIC CONDITIONS,CARIBBEAN,

The analysis of the available short-term economic data suggests strong signals of “gathering economic recovery”.The briefing is available for download on http://www.capricaribbean.org/research/global-economy-briefing,


Published - Feb 2010
International Regulation and Treatment of Trade Finance: What Are the Issues?,
TRADE FINANCING,FINANCING,EXPORT CREDIT,BANKING,

The paper by Marc Auboin discusses a number of issues related to the treatment of trade credit internationally, both by banking regulators and by debtors and creditors in the case of default, which are of interest to the trade finance community, in particular the traditional providers of trade credit and guarantees, such as banks, export credit agencies, regional development banks, and multilateral agencies. The paper is available for download on http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/reser_e/ersd201009_e.pdf,


Published - February 2010
Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern Europe and Centreal Asia,
CLIMATE CHANGE,ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT,EUROPE,ASIA,

This report presents an overview of what adaptation to climate change might mean for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA). It discusses emerging best practice adaptation planning around the world and reviews the latest climate projections. It also discusses possible actions to improve resilience organised around impacts on natural resources (water, biodiversity, and the coastal environment), health, the 'unbuilt' environment (agriculture and forestry), and the built environment (infrastructure and housing). It concludes with a discussion of two areas in great need of strengthening: disaster preparedness and hydrometeorological services. For further information: http://publications.worldbank.org/ecommerce/catalog/product?item_id=9365247,


Published - January 2010
Harmonised Tariff Schedule of The United States Annotated
TARIFFS, USA, TRADE BARRIERS, CUSTOMS DUTIES

US International Trade Commission, January 2010. This publication provides the applicable tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the US. The harmonised tariff schedule is based on the international Harmonised System, the global system of nomenclature used to describe most world trade in goods. The statistical annotations enable interested persons to determine the classification of and the tariff rates applicable to imported goods with great depth and detail as well as the requirements for reporting statistical data on imports. To view this publication, please visit http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/index.htm.




Published - January 2010
Caribbean Scoping Study Final Report
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, TRADE OPPORTUNITIES, JAMAICA, GRENADA, BELIZE, COCOA, NUTMEG, MUSIC, COTTON, HONEY, TOILET PREPARATIONS, COSMETICS

The study focus on the products identifies throughlight Years IP's Screening and scoping methodology. The November 2008 Interim Report identified Grenadian nutmeg, Caribbean sugar, Caribbean Sugar, Caribbean pepper sause and condiments, Jamaican cigars, Jamaican natural beauty products, Jamaican natural beauty products, Jamaican ginger and derivative product, Jamaican logwood honey, merchandising from Reggae, marine bio assets and West Indian Sea Island cotton . This study also includes a summary of a special report on a group of products identified as beat bet, with inital comments on the likeihood of IP value Capture opportunities amongst these products/sectors.




Published - July 29, 2009
Caribbbean: accellerating trade integration-Policy options for sustained growth, job creation, and poverty reduction,
CARIBBEAN,CARICOM,TRADE POLICY,TRADE DEVELOPMENT,ECONOMIC INTEGRATION,

The report provide policy priorities to accelerating caribbean ingration into the world economy and to reap the benefits of global competition. Each part of the report focuses on a key question and adds value by providing an in depth analysis of the issues raised and laying the foundations for policy recommendations described in the last chapter of the report: Part 1 (Overview of economic and trade system context): is Caribbean's economic and trade system sound enough to sustain the new era of its global trade relations which is being shaped? Part 11(New opportunities and Challenges): what are the opportunities and challenges that the new trade environment offers to the Caribbean? Part 111 (Macroeconomic Framework): what are the gains in terms of growth and proverty reduction of the recently negotiated EPA?,


Published - April 2009
Free Trade, Fair Trade, And Gender Inequality In Less Developed Countries.,
FREE TRADE,FAIR TRADE,GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT,TRADE LIBERALIZATION,GENDER INEQUALITY,GENDER AND TRADE,

Fair trade is often viewed as an alternative to free trade that reduces global inequality and poverty. This paper examines whether fair trade is truly an alternative to the free market and as a consequence whether it can effectively advance gender equality and alleviate the poverty of women in less developed countries (LDCs). After a review of neoclassical economics and trade liberalisation policies, the paper examines how fair trade seeks to correct market imperfections, thereby making the free market more efficient in distributing wealth. The ability of fair trade to address the central issues related to trade liberalisation and women in LDCs is discussed, and the gendered structures of fair trade are identified. Whether fair trade can provide gender equality within global capitalist structures is a theoretical matter that requires further empirical inquiry. To access this publication, please refer to http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122276379/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0.,


Published - 30 March 2009.
Promotion of export diversification- the role of Caribbean Export development Agency (Caribbean Export),
EXPORT DIVERSIFICATION,TRADE POLICY,EXPORT PROMOTION,


Published - February 2009
The Quality of International Insertion and Competitiveness in the Greater Caribbean Applying ECLAC Instruments in Assessing Competitiveness,
TRADE LIBERALISATION,FOREIGN TRADE,INTERNATIONAL TRADE,

This document consists of five parts.The first examines the dynamices of work trade, and it constitutes the backdrop against which the analysis is done. The second part explains the indicators used by competive analysis of nation and module to analyse the growth of international commerce and their interpretation. It seeks to stress the differences and similarities between both programmes. It also makes refernce to the recently prepared Caribbean trade database. the third part completes this scenario by suggesting additional indicators to complement the current ones. The fourth part applies the concepts of competive analysis of Nations and Module to analyse the growth of International Commerce to Association of Caribbean States member states in relation to their main trading partners. The final part deals generally with the subject of competitiveness in the services sector, which for some countries such as those of the Caribbean, is vitally imporatant. An indicator is also suggested for evaluating the performance of the services sector. The tourism sector is used as an example.,


Published - 23 October 2008
Increasing EU- Caribbean Trade: Opportunties, Challenges and the role of Caribbean Export Development Agency
FOREIGN TRADE, CARIBBEAN, TRADE OPPORTUNITES


Published - September 2008
Economic survey of the Caribbean 2007-2008
ECONIMIC CONDITIONS, CARIBBEAN

This survey provides an overview of the performance of countries of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) for the year 2007 and their outlook for 2008. The report consists of three chapters. The first one provides a regional analysis of then main economic indicatiors from a comparative perpective starting with a brief discussion of the principal event in the world economy. The second chapter deals with two selected topics for the economic development ofCaribbean countries, Namely public debt sustainablity and competitiveness in the tourism sector. The last chapter presents country briefs with the main macroeconomic development in 2007 and the outlook for 2008.




Published - July 2008
Availibility of accessing funding for film production anad the role of Caribbean Export identifying export opportunities,
FILM,CULTURAL INDUSTRIES,CARRIBBEAN TRADE FINANCING,TRADE OPPORTUNITIES,


Published - July 2008
Women and men in the Caribbean Community: Facts and Figures 1998 - 2005
WOMEN, MEN, CARIBBEAN, CARICOM, STATISTICAL DATA,

In this report, the population figures for the inter-censal years are mid-year or end of year population estimates as well as population projections, some of which are derived by the United Nations. Because of the underlying differences in the population values, there will be minimal efforts relative to comparing the data of the 2000 Census Round with the population estimates and projections.




Published - May 2010
Promoting CARIFORUM services exports: High Potential,but many challenges,
SERVICES,CARIFORUM,FOREIGN TRADE,ICT,HEALTH AND WELLNESS,EDUCATION,BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES,CONSTRUCTION,

Entertainment Production Services,


Published - February 2008
Seventh Report to Congress on the Operation of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act,
CBERA,USA,CARIBBEAN,

This report, coming more than five years after the passage of the Trade Act of 2002 and one year after the passage of the HOPE Act, Provides an important opportunity to evaluate the effects of these expansions of CBI trade preferences. Its is clear that the new preference provisions are being actively used by beneficiary countries and U.S. industries. The Administration will continue to work with Congress, the private sector, CBI Beneficiary countries, and other interested parties to ensure a faithful and effective implementation of this important expansion of trade benefits.,


Published - 31 December 2007
CARICOM'S Trade in Services Volume 2 2000-2005,
CARICOM,FOREIGN TRADE,STATISTICS,SERVICES,INTERNATIONAL TRADE,


Published - December 2007
Spotlight Caribbean - Benchmarketing FDI Competitiveness in Caribbean Countries,
FOREIGN INVESTMENT,BELIZE,DOMINICAN REPUBLIC,JAMAICA,ST. LUCIA,EXPORT SERVICES,TOURISM,FOOD PROCESSING,

This report uses the location benchmarking approach commonly used by foreign investors and professional location advisers to evaluate alternative global investment sites. Location benchmarking enables investing firms to narrow their site selection options to short lists of locations best suited to their investment projects. Investment promotion intermediaries also increasingly use benchmarking to better understand their locations' competitiveness for foreign direct investment (FDI) and to develop marketing messages. The Caribbean Enterprise Benchmarking Program was conducted to help investment promotion intermediaries in Belize, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and St. Lucia understand their locations' comparative advantages for attractive investment in three sectors: export services, food processing, and tourism operations. The countries were evaluated in each industry based on the costs and operating conditions experiences by existing investors with facilities in these countries.,


Published - June 2007
National Strategic Development Plan Grenada
GRENADA, EXPORT DEVELOPMENT, EXPORT STRATEGY, TRADE DEVELOPMENT

The National Strategic Development Plan addresses a comprehensive range of issues, goals, strategies, objectives and actions that are strategic in charting the course towards the social and economic advancement of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Moreover, it is based on a shared vision and an enduring value system. The Government is committed to working with all stakeholders in implementing the Plan as we work towards achieving our national vision.




Published - May 2007
A review of the Caribbean Health and wellness Industry
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES, CARIBBEAN

This report reviews the potential of the health and wellness sector and makes recommendations as to how the Caribbean might become a global player in industry.




Published - May 2007
Development at crossroad: the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations with Eastern and Southern African countries on trade in services
SERVICES, ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT, AFRICA, TRADE AGREEMENT, GATS, GATT, MARKET ACCESS, REGIONAL INTEGRATION, TARIFFFS, LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

This paper examines the dynamics of services trade in Regional trade Agreements (RTAs) within the context of the EU-ACP EPA negotiations currently under way, assessing what is at stake for the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) Group of countries involved in this negotiation. The paper makes the argument that while the EPAs have as a stated aim to development of ACP countries, the potential outcome will not be development oriented. The paper analyses multilateral rules and negotiations on trade in services as contained in the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), and its interface with the ESA-EPA negotiations. It analyses the RTA Perspective, assessing the state of play in EU-ACP EPA negotiations and exploring thedevelopment impact on ESA countries. Affirming the notion that the process will serve to enhance EU development rather than that of ESA countries, the paper makes the case that the real priorities for ESA countries, the paper makes the case that the real prorities for ESA countries lie in the development of overall and sector specific national policies on services, the development of capacity for the supply of services mainly at the domestic level, so as to meet universal access to basic services obligations, and the development of effective regulatory capacity in servicesso as to ensure a balance between commercial interests and other national development oriented.




Published - May 2007
The Furniture Manufacturing Industry of Barbados (2): Marketing Strategy of Barbadian Vernacular Furniture. Final Report,
FURNITURE,MARKETING,BARBADOS,

This study provides hints for the marketing of "Barbadian Vernacular" furniture both on the domestic and the international market.,


Published - Feb 2007
Global Excellence- Barbadian Traditions- The National Strategic Plan of Barbados 2006-2025,
BARBADOS,TRADE OPPORTUNITIES,MANAGEMENT,

This plan provide the bluprint for the realisation of barbados vision of becoming a fully developed society that is prosperous, socially just and globally competitive by the end of the first quarter of this century.,


Published - February 2007
Alternative (to) EPAS: Possible scenarios for the future ACP trade relations with the EU
EPA, TRADE AGREEMENT, ACP, EU, WTO

The purpose of this study is to provide and overview and assessment of possible alternative to EPAs in order to clarify the choice of alternative options that ACP countries have, to inform the policy debate and help increase the understanding of the different participants in the negotiation. It is important as well to specify what this study is not about. It does not intend to assess the merits of EPAs. Nor does it attempt to assess whether alternatives are preferable to EPAs or to rank alternative scenarios according to their desirability or likelihood. These are tasks left to the interested stakeholders stakeholders in ACP- EU relations.




Published - February 2006

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