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Agreement on trade and investment between CARICOM and Venezuela.,
CARICOM.,VENEZUELA.,TRADE AGREEMENTS.,RULES OF ORIGIN.,TRADE PROMOTION.,


Published - 1993
The Common External Tariff (CET), its present status and implications for local business in the context of present hemispheric and international trends.,
CARICOM.,TARIFF POLICY.,RULES OF ORIGIN.,REGIONAL CO-OPERATION.,INTERNATIONAL TRADE.,

This paper provides the background and rationale for the establishment of the Common External Tariff by CARICOM Member States. Discusses the purpose of the CET and gives background to procedures which influenced the establishment of the structure range. Also explains the rationale for assignment of certain rates of duty.,


Published - 1992
The CARICOM CET: An OECS solution and its implications.,
CARICOM.,OECS.,TRAIFF POLICY.,RULES OF ORIGIN.,REGIONAL CO-OPERATION.,

This paper attempts to analyse the objective of the CET, its implications for the OECS and the CARICOM region and to suggest what the future direction of the region should be. Covers the genesis and structure of the Common External Tariff, and the implications of the CET on greater and lesser developed countries in CARICOM. Also includes proposals for amending the CET as well as an OECS strategy or approach to implementation of the CET.,


Published - 1992
Position paper on CET.,
JAMAICA.,TARIFF POLICY.,RULES OF ORIGIN.,MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY.,

Briefly outlines the overall impact which the CET may have on the Jamaica manufacturing industry. Continues with a synopsis of responses received from some companies in Jamaica on the proposed reduction in the Common External Tariff and its likely impact on manufacturers.,


Published - 1992
Overview of the report of the West Indian Commission. Time for action.,
CARIBBEAN.,CARICOM.,REGIONAL CO-OPERATION.,ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.,


Published - 1992
CARICOM Single Market and economy: concept objectives, element and work programme.,
CARICOM.,SINGLE MARKET.,

Outlines the concepts of an ideal single market and economy as well as that for a CARICOM single market and economy. Details the objectives and indicates that the introduction of the Single Market and Economy can be accomplished by implementing the elements that are needed to deepen the economic integration process from a free trade area to customs union and thence a single market work programme for the introduction of the singla market and economy.,


Published - 1992
Agriculture in a North American Free Trade Agreement: analysis of liberalizing trade between the United States and Mexico
USA, CANADA, MEXICO, NAFTA, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, TRADE POLICY, TRADE LIBERALISATION

This report provids some background information and analysis on the agricultural aspects of a hypothetical North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), in which all trade barriers are removed. It stresses the importance of negotiations towards NAFTA in order to avoid unfair advantages. Recognising that USA, Canada and Mexico are major agricultural trading partners, it stresses the need to rationalise border protections and clarity in trade negotiations.




Published - 1992
Time for action: report of the West Indian Commission,
CARIBBEAN.,CARICOM.,REGIONAL CO-OPERATION.,ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.,

Report on the possibilities and implications of Caribbean integration in light of changing global economic developments such as Europe 1992, Free Trade Areas between Canada and the USA.,


Published - 1992
Trade control measures in CARICOM member states.,
CARICOM.,CARIBBEAN.,REGIONAL TRADE.,INTRA-REGIONAL TRADE.,TARIFF BARRIERS.,IMPORT RESTRICTIONS.,IMPORTS.,

This text "Trade control measures in CARICOM countries", covers a wide area when appraised against the background of most generally known definition codes for trade control measures according to UNCTAD. The information in this document is based on interviews and documentation from leading agencies concerned with trade in the CARICOM region. The contents bring together the laws and regulations with administrative procedures and practices.,


Published - 1992
Report on trade control measures affecting intra-CARICOM trade.,
CARIBBEAN.,CARICOM.,REGIONAL TRADE.,INTRA-REGIONAL TRADE.,IMPORTS.,IMPORT RESTRICTIONS.,TARIFF BARRIERS.,

This summary paper examines legislation a well as administrative guidelines, regulations, policies and procedures since, in most cases, it is in the implementation of the trade policies that these problems are experienced.,




Published - 1992
Do rules control power? GATT articles and arrangements in the Uruguay Round
GATT, TRADE POLICY, INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Finger and Dhar contend that the elaboration and application of GATT rules has been an exercise in the application of economic and political power, and not in its control. They also suggest that national practice usually determine what the GATT rules mean. They contend that Gatt do not put limits on national practices, but provide international sanction for these practices.




Published - 1992
CARICOM CET: an OECS solution and its implications.,
COMMON EXTERNAT TARIFF.,CARICOM.,OCES.,TARIFF POLICY.,

Takes an objective view of the CARICOM CET, its implications for the OECS and the CARICOM region and indicates where we should go from here. Examines aspects such as its genesis and structure; implications of the CET for the MDCs and LDCs of CARICOM; proposed OECS recommendations for amending the CARICOM CET; and an OECS state for a CET.,


Published - 1992
Caribbean Common Market. Procedures and requirements for intra-regional trade in processed and manufactured goods.,
CARIBBEAN.,CARICOM.,MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY.,TRADE POLICY.,TRADE PRACTICES.,

This study examines certain procedures and requirements relating to trade among Member States of the Caribbean Common Market in processed and manufactured goods and identifies factors which can place limitations on the expansion of regional trade.,


Published - April, 1991
Non-tariff barriers to intra-CARICOM trade in primary agricultural products.,
TRADE BARRIERS.,TRADE LIBERALISATION.,TRADE POLICY.,TARIFF POLICY.,CARICOM.,AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS.,

This study looks at the possibilities of trade liberalisation and the policy barriers which hinder free trade of agricultural products in the CARICOM region. takes a detaile look at the policy barriers which affect free trade barriers arising from inadequate strategies and sdministrative mechanisms. Reports on individual member states on their import and export requirements and procedures.,


Published - April, 1991
Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and CARICOM concerning a United States - CARICOM council on trade and investment
CARIBBEAN, CARICOM, USA, TRADE PROMOTION, INVESTMENT PROMOTION

Text of the agreement provides details on areas in trade and investment to be addressed and provides broad guidelines and objectives for the operation of the agreement.




Published - 1991
CARICOM Enterprise Regime
CARIBBEAN, CARICOM, CER, REGIONAL CO-OPERATION, INVESTMENT, JOINT VENTURES

This booklet explains how the CARICOM Enterprise Regime (CER) operates and describes the function of the various administration authorities associated with it. The sectors to which the CER will apply are listed along with the criteria which allow companies to be designated CARICOM enterprises. Also mentioned are the benefits to be gained by becoming a CARICOM enterprise and conditions which would result in a loss of enterprise status. Includes a list of addresses which can be contacted for further information. Hard copy only.




Published - 1991
Towards a CARICOM Single Market and Economy
ECONOMIC INTEGRATION, CARICOM, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, TRADE AGREEMENTS, REGIONAL CO-OPERATION, TRADE POLICY

This document highlights the full range of issues that are pertinent to the creation of a CARICOM single market and economy. It was the subject of a discussion at a high level meeting of regional officials and experts in 1991 and subsequently is geared to reflect the views and recommendations of the participants. It is aimed at the technical personnel of the region and discusses topics such as defining a single market, objectives of CARICOM, and measures to achieve a single market.




Published - 1991
The objectives and scope of the Common External Tariff of the Caribbean Community.,
CARICOM.,CARIBBEAN.,TARIFF POLICY.,ECONOMIC INTEGRATION.,OECS.,RULES OF ORIGIN.,TRADE POLICY.,

Accesses the impact of the introduction of a common external tariff on the economies of CARICOM Member States. Highlights the objectives of the tariff and emphasises some of its advantages. Discusses proposed changes to the Rules of Origin governing the treatment of goods within the Common Market and outlines other activities which would contribute to the establishment of a CARICOM Trade Regime.,


Published - February 1991
JAMAICA.,ECONOMIC CONDITIONS.,INTERNATIONAL TRADE.,

Provides an analysis of the economic performance of the Jamaican economy. Examines the macroeconomic performance as well as that of domestic production. Focuses on the sectors of agriculture, mining, manufacturing, tourism and energy supplies.,


Published - December,1990
Rules of origin of the Caribbean Common Market. An explanation of its scope and operational features
CARIBBEAN, CARICOM, REGIONAL CO-OPERATION, RULES OF ORIGIN, TARIFF POLICY

This publication identifies those changes in the origin system and provides an explanation of the system which entered into operation on June 1981. Covers the structure of the origin system, qualification for common market treatment certification and verification procedures adopted by the Caribbean Common Market. Hard copy only.




Published - 1990
Common External Tariff of the Caribbean Common Market. An explanation of its scope and operational features
CARIBBEAN, CARICOM, TARIFF POLICY, CUSTOMS

Examines the objectives and scope of the common external tariff. Outlines the structure of tariff rates and indicates departures and exemption from the tariff structure. Also identifies special concessions granted to OECS countries.




Published - 1990
Caribbean Development to the year 2000. Challenges, prospects and policies.
CARIBBEAN.,CARICOM.,ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.,FOREIGN AID.,DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.,DEVELOPED COUNTRIES.,INTERNATIONAL TRADE.,POPULATION.,

Provides a critical and evaluative analysis of the economic development, performance and prospects of Caribbean Community countries. Examines changing economic patterns and mentions the effect that a reduction in capital flow from the developed countries would have on the economies of developing nations. Discusses the economic development of Caribbean countries as affected by (1) world economic trends, particularly those of trade, manufacturing and foreign investment, (2) population growth and employment opportunities and (3) the domestic economy performance particularly in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing and foreign trade. Discusses the importance of intra-Caricom and south-south t,rade arrangements.




Published - 1988
Rules of origin respecting CARIBCAN
CANADA, CARIBBEAN, TRADE AGREEMENTS, RULES OF ORIGIN

This memorandum outlines the regulations which determine the origin of goods for the purposes of Commonwealth Caribbean countries, with respect to tariff treatment. Lists the range of products which will be considered under CARIBCAN and procedures used to determine origin of goods. Hard copy only.




Published - 1988
Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community Chaguarams 4th July 1973
CARIBBEAN, CARICOM, RULES OF ORIGIN, TARIFF POLICY, REGIONAL CO-OPERATION

Official text of treaty which established the Caribbean Community in 1973. Covers principles and origins of the community, the co-ordination of foreign policies, and general and fiscal provisions of the treaty. Annex to the treaty discusses trade liberalisation issues and mentions the issues of common market origin and the establishment of a Common External Tariff. Also covers the movement of persons and capital, economic policy and development planning and provisions for the less developed countries in the Community. Hard copy only.




Published - 1973
World tariff profiles 2011,
WTO,STATISTICS,TARIFFS,MARKET ACCESS CONDITIONS,AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS,NON TARIFF BARRIERS,

The World Tariff Profiles is a joint publication of the WTO, ITC and UNCTAD devoted to market access for goods. This statistical yearbook contains a comprehensive compilation of the main tariff parameters for each of the 153 WTO members plus other countries and customs territories where data is available. Each country profile presents information on tariffs imposed by each economy on its imports complemented with an analysis of the market access conditions it faces in its major export markets. The publication is presented in three main parts. The first 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 - Geneva 2011
Positive Paper - Role of Trade Promotion Organizations in the Design and Management National Export Strategies.,
EXPORT MARKETING,ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,TRADE PROMOTION,INFRASTRUCTURE,

The Focus of this paper is on the role of a particular type of organization- the national trade promotion organization or TPO- in tackling a very complex and politically controversial subject-the creation of wealth and prosperity, jobs and growth, and thus economic development in a county or sub-national jurisdiction.,


Published - 3-5 April
Treaty establishing the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
OECS, REGIONAL CO-OPERATION, TRADE POLICY

This document looks at the treaty establishing the oECS and gives information on membership, purposes and functions, composition and affairs of the foreign affairs committee, and economic affairs committee. Also looks at the co-ordination and harmonisation of foreign policy, relations with international organisations and other countries, external auditors and the budget.




Published - ND
BARBADOS.,STATISTICAL DATA.,BANKING.,FINANCING.,INTERNATIONAL TRADE.,INDUSTRY.,

Provides ststistical information on commercial banking transactions, interest rates, securities and performance of financial institutions, such as trust companies, insurance companies and development banks. Also reviews the performance in foreign trade and public finance. Includes information on the retail price index and on industrial production.,


Published - Februay 1991

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