• Login
  • / CARICOM Song /
  • Webmail /
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  
...
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
Read more...

...
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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

...
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
Read more...

...
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
Read more...

...
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
Read more...

...
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
Read more...

...
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
Read more...

...
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
Read more...

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
Read more...

...
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
Read more...

...
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
Read more...

...
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
Read more...

...
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
Read more...

...
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)
Read more...

...
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
Read more...

...
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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

...
Jamaica improves its trade balance with CARICOM

Posted: 10 February 2015 - Regional News
KINGSTON, February 7, 2015 - While Jamaica’s Trade deficit with the United States showed need for improvement, Jamaica's trade balance with the rest of  the region improved over the
Read more...

...
Agriculture Ministry Targets Banana Export Trade

Posted: 27 January 2015 - Regional News
KINGSTON,  January 25, 2015 -As banana exports increase, the Ministry of Agriculture is moving to ensure that there is steady supply of high quality fruit for the overseas market by
Read more...

...
WTO extends programme to help Caribbean trade

Posted: 08 January 2015 - Regional News
 GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) -- The World Trade Organisation (WTO) says the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), a multi-donor programme that helps the poorest countries, including in the
Read more...

...
CARICOM Chair meets Chinese President - China, Bahamas pledge to boost cooperation

Posted: 08 January 2015 - Regional News
BEIJING, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie pledged to boost cooperation between the two countries as they met on Wednesday at the Great Hall of
Read more...

...
PM Simpson-Miller to advance trade & invest at Cuba Summit

Posted: 08 December 2014 - Regional News
KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 6, 14 - Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller will lead Jamaica’s delegation to the Fifth Summit of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community
Read more...

CARICOM Cuba Leaders to talk trade in Havana

Posted: 06 December 2014 - Regional News
Economic and Trade Relations will be among the issues discussed at the Fifth Summit of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba which takes place in Havana, Cuba on
Read more...

...
CARICOM, Brazil trade has tripled in a few years: Brazil envoy to CARICOM

Posted: 12 November 2014 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Trade between Brazil and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has tripled in “a few years” since the
Read more...

...
New study urges the Caribbean to do more to facilitate trade

Posted: 27 October 2014 - Regional News
WASHINGTON,USA - A new study by the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) is urging Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to do more to facilitate trade in order to boost exports."Three years of
Read more...

...
Guyana preps for Third Round of WTO Trade Policy Review

Posted: 21 October 2014 - Regional News
…Foreign Minister urges fair treatment of small economiesAS Guyana comes under review for the third time by the Trade Policy Review Body (TPRB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO),
Read more...