CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY SERVICES Sector

 

Chapter 3 of the Revised Treaty provides the legal basis for the free movement of services within the  CSME.  Services can be provided in four ways, namely:

  • Through cross border trade, that is from one territory to another

  • Through consumption abroad, where the consumer, like a tourist,  moves to access the service

  • Through commercial presence, that is where a business is established in the place where the service is being used; and

  • Through the temporary movement of persons, such as consultants and seasonal farm workers
Once the arrangements have been completed, it will be possible for insurance companies, banks or engineers, architects, medical personnel and other self-employed service providers of any member state, to offer services throughout the Market, free from nationality restrictions.  In this way, citizens will be able to choose among a wider range of service providers, thus encouraging competition and better rates for consumers.

When the provisions relating to services are combined with the Right of Establishment, opportunities are provided for the free movement of a large category of persons.  These include business owners, entrepreneurs, and self-employed persons providing services, managerial, technical and supervisory staff and the spouses and immediate dependent family members of those who qualify to move.

  POLICY AND LEGISLATION

Concept Papers

Report of the Symposium

Activities Following the Services Symposium

Regulatory Framework

  DEVELOPMENT OF REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR THE PROVISION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Draft Model Professional Bill 2011

  PRIVATE SECTOR STRENGTHENING

National Coalitions of Service Providers

 

 
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