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THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITYTHE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY
COMPRISES 15 MEMBER STATESCOMPRISES 15 MEMBER STATES
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••ALL 12 CSME MEMBER STATES AREALL 12 CSME MEMBER STATES ARE
SINGLE MARKET READYSINGLE MARKET READY
-- ANTIGUA AND BARB...
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PRIMARY ELEMENTSPRIMARY ELEMENTS
FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODSFREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS
FREE MOVEMENT OF SKILLED NATIONALSFREE MO...
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FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODSFREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS
CUSTOMS UNION TO BE ESTABLISHEDCUSTOMS UNION TO BE ESTABLISHED
FREE TRADE ...
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FREE MOVEMENT OF SKILLED NATIONALSFREE MOVEMENT OF SKILLED NATIONALS
UNIVERSITY GRADUATESUNIVERSITY GRADUATES
MEDIA WOR...
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EXPANSION OF ELIGIBLE CATEGORIESEXPANSION OF ELIGIBLE CATEGORIES
20072007 -- Associates Degrees and EquivalentAssociate...
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FREE MOVEMENT OF SERVICESFREE MOVEMENT OF SERVICES
THE RIGHT TO PROVIDE SERVICESTHE RIGHT TO PROVIDE SERVICES
ACROSS TH...
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RIGHTS OF ESTABLISHMENTRIGHTS OF ESTABLISHMENT
••ACCESS TO LAND, BUILDINGS AND PROPERTYACCESS TO LAND, BUILDINGS AND PR...
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POLICY YET TO BE DEVELOPED FOR CONTINGENTPOLICY YET TO BE DEVELOPED FOR CONTINGENT
RIGHTSRIGHTS
ACCREDITATION BODIES ...
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CARICOM PASSPORTCARICOM PASSPORT
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, DOMINICA, GRENADA,ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, DOMINICA, GRENADA,
ST. K...
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TRANSFER OF SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSTRANSFER OF SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
AGREEMENT FOR THEAGREEMENT FOR THE
TRANSFER ...
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FREE MOVEMENT OF CAPITALFREE MOVEMENT OF CAPITAL
•• FREELY MOVE CAPITAL FROM ONE MEMBERFREELY MOVE CAPITAL FROM ONE M...
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GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENTGOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT
WORK IS UNDERWAY TO CREATE A REGIONAL BESTWORK IS UNDERWAY TO CREATE A R...
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COMPETITION POLICYCOMPETITION POLICY
•• COMPETITION POLICIESCOMPETITION POLICIES –– BARBADOS, JAMAICA AND ST.BARBADOS...
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CARIBBEAN BUSINESS COUNCILCARIBBEAN BUSINESS COUNCIL
•• SINGLE VOICE OF THE PRIVATE SECTORSINGLE VOICE OF THE PRIVATE...
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CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (CCJ)CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (CCJ)
THE CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE WASTHE CARIBBEAN COUR...
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THE CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUNDTHE CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND
THE CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND FORTHE CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND...
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BENEFITS OF THE CSMEBENEFITS OF THE CSME
ACCESS TO A LARGER MARKETACCESS TO A LARGER MARKET
INTRAINTRA--REGIONAL COOP...
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THANK YOU!THANK YOU!
LEELA RAMOUTARLEELA RAMOUTAR
SpecialistSpecialist,, PrivatePrivate SectorSector FacilitationFaci...
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  1. 1. 11
  2. 2. 22 THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITYTHE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY COMPRISES 15 MEMBER STATESCOMPRISES 15 MEMBER STATES
  3. 3. 33 ••ALL 12 CSME MEMBER STATES AREALL 12 CSME MEMBER STATES ARE SINGLE MARKET READYSINGLE MARKET READY -- ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAANTIGUA AND BARBUDA -- BARBADOSBARBADOS -- BELIZEBELIZE -- DOMINICADOMINICA -- GRENADAGRENADA -- GUYANAGUYANA -- JAMAICAJAMAICA -- ST. KITTS AND NEVISST. KITTS AND NEVIS -- ST. LUCIAST. LUCIA -- SURINAMESURINAME -- ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINESST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES -- TRINIDAD AND TOBAGOTRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
  4. 4. 44 PRIMARY ELEMENTSPRIMARY ELEMENTS FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODSFREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS FREE MOVEMENT OF SKILLED NATIONALSFREE MOVEMENT OF SKILLED NATIONALS FREE MOVEMENT OF CAPITALFREE MOVEMENT OF CAPITAL FREE MOVEMENT OF SERVICESFREE MOVEMENT OF SERVICES
  5. 5. 55 FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODSFREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS CUSTOMS UNION TO BE ESTABLISHEDCUSTOMS UNION TO BE ESTABLISHED FREE TRADE AREA ALREADY EXISTFREE TRADE AREA ALREADY EXIST TREATY DOES NOT PROHIBIT DUMPING BUT ITTREATY DOES NOT PROHIBIT DUMPING BUT IT AUTHORIZES IMPOSITION OF ANTIAUTHORIZES IMPOSITION OF ANTI--DUMPINGDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTER MEASURESDUTIES AND COUNTER MEASURES CROSQCROSQ -- REGIONAL STANDARDS FORREGIONAL STANDARDS FOR PRODUCTIONPRODUCTION
  6. 6. 66 FREE MOVEMENT OF SKILLED NATIONALSFREE MOVEMENT OF SKILLED NATIONALS UNIVERSITY GRADUATESUNIVERSITY GRADUATES MEDIA WORKERSMEDIA WORKERS SPORTS PERSONSSPORTS PERSONS MUSICIANSMUSICIANS ARTISTES ANDARTISTES AND MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY AND TECHNICALMANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY AND TECHNICAL STAFFSTAFF NURSESNURSES TEACHERSTEACHERS
  7. 7. 77 EXPANSION OF ELIGIBLE CATEGORIESEXPANSION OF ELIGIBLE CATEGORIES 20072007 -- Associates Degrees and EquivalentAssociates Degrees and Equivalent Professional, Technical and VocationalProfessional, Technical and Vocational Qualifications (Caribbean Vocational QualificationsQualifications (Caribbean Vocational Qualifications –– October 2007)October 2007) 20072007 –– Regional Occupational Standards forRegional Occupational Standards for DomesticsDomestics 20082008 –– CXC OCXC O’’Levels and equivalent Technical andLevels and equivalent Technical and Vocational QualificationsVocational Qualifications 20092009 –– All CARICOM NationalsAll CARICOM Nationals
  8. 8. 88 FREE MOVEMENT OF SERVICESFREE MOVEMENT OF SERVICES THE RIGHT TO PROVIDE SERVICESTHE RIGHT TO PROVIDE SERVICES ACROSS THE SINGLE MARKETACROSS THE SINGLE MARKET HAVE ACCESS TO LAND, BUILDINGS,HAVE ACCESS TO LAND, BUILDINGS, AND OTHER PROPERTYAND OTHER PROPERTY
  9. 9. 99 RIGHTS OF ESTABLISHMENTRIGHTS OF ESTABLISHMENT ••ACCESS TO LAND, BUILDINGS AND PROPERTYACCESS TO LAND, BUILDINGS AND PROPERTY ••TRANSFER OF MANAGERIAL, TECHNICAL ANDTRANSFER OF MANAGERIAL, TECHNICAL AND SUPERVISORY STAFFSUPERVISORY STAFF ••HARMONIZATION OF LAWS ANDHARMONIZATION OF LAWS AND ABMINISTRATIVE PRACTICESABMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES ••AMENDMENTS TO EXISTING LEGISLATIONAMENDMENTS TO EXISTING LEGISLATION ••ONON--LINE REGISTRYLINE REGISTRY
  10. 10. 1010 POLICY YET TO BE DEVELOPED FOR CONTINGENTPOLICY YET TO BE DEVELOPED FOR CONTINGENT RIGHTSRIGHTS ACCREDITATION BODIES N PLACE IN JAMAICA,ACCREDITATION BODIES N PLACE IN JAMAICA, BELIZE AND TRINIDAD AND TOBAGOBELIZE AND TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO OTHER MEMBER STATES TO ESTABLISH NATIONALOTHER MEMBER STATES TO ESTABLISH NATIONAL ACCREDITATION BODIESACCREDITATION BODIES
  11. 11. 1111 CARICOM PASSPORTCARICOM PASSPORT ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, DOMINICA, GRENADA,ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, DOMINICA, GRENADA, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, ST. LUCIA, ST VINCENT ANDST. KITTS AND NEVIS, ST. LUCIA, ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, SURINAME AND TRINIDAD ANDTHE GRENADINES, SURINAME AND TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE CARICOMTOBAGO HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE CARICOM PASSPORTPASSPORT 20072007 –– BARBADOS, BELIZE, GUYANA AND JAMAICABARBADOS, BELIZE, GUYANA AND JAMAICA
  12. 12. 1212 TRANSFER OF SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSTRANSFER OF SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT FOR THEAGREEMENT FOR THE TRANSFER OF SOCIALTRANSFER OF SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS IS INSECURITY BENEFITS IS IN PLACE IN ALL MEMBERPLACE IN ALL MEMBER STATES EXCEPT SURINAMESTATES EXCEPT SURINAME
  13. 13. 1313 FREE MOVEMENT OF CAPITALFREE MOVEMENT OF CAPITAL •• FREELY MOVE CAPITAL FROM ONE MEMBERFREELY MOVE CAPITAL FROM ONE MEMBER STATE TO ANOTHERSTATE TO ANOTHER •• EQUAL RIGHTS TO BUY STOCKS AND SHARESEQUAL RIGHTS TO BUY STOCKS AND SHARES •• REGIONAL STOCK EXCHANGEREGIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE •• HARMONISED INVESTMENT POLICYHARMONISED INVESTMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK WITH:FRAMEWORK WITH: •• CARICOM INVESTMENT CODECARICOM INVESTMENT CODE ••REFORM OF NATIONAL INVESTMENT POLICYREFORM OF NATIONAL INVESTMENT POLICY FRAMEWORKFRAMEWORK ••STREAMLINING OF THE INVESTMENT APPROVALSTREAMLINING OF THE INVESTMENT APPROVAL PROCESSPROCESS ••ADOPTION OF A HARMONISED INVESTMENTADOPTION OF A HARMONISED INVESTMENT INCENTIVE REGIMEINCENTIVE REGIME
  14. 14. 1414 GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENTGOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT WORK IS UNDERWAY TO CREATE A REGIONAL BESTWORK IS UNDERWAY TO CREATE A REGIONAL BEST PRACTICE FRAMEWORK ENSURING THATPRACTICE FRAMEWORK ENSURING THAT GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT BECOMES ANDGOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT BECOMES AND OPEN AND FREE PROCESSOPEN AND FREE PROCESS
  15. 15. 1515 COMPETITION POLICYCOMPETITION POLICY •• COMPETITION POLICIESCOMPETITION POLICIES –– BARBADOS, JAMAICA AND ST.BARBADOS, JAMAICA AND ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINESVINCENT AND THE GRENADINES •• NATIONAL COMPETITION AUTHORITIESNATIONAL COMPETITION AUTHORITIES –– BARBADOS ANDBARBADOS AND JAMAICAJAMAICA •• REGIONAL COMPETITION COMMISSION TO BE ESTABLISHED INREGIONAL COMPETITION COMMISSION TO BE ESTABLISHED IN SURINAMESURINAME
  16. 16. 1616 CARIBBEAN BUSINESS COUNCILCARIBBEAN BUSINESS COUNCIL •• SINGLE VOICE OF THE PRIVATE SECTORSINGLE VOICE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR •• ASSOCIATE INSTITUTION OF THEASSOCIATE INSTITUTION OF THE COMMUNITYCOMMUNITY
  17. 17. 1717 CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (CCJ)CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (CCJ) THE CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE WASTHE CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE WAS INAUGURATED IN 2005 AND HAS 2 JURISDICTIONSINAUGURATED IN 2005 AND HAS 2 JURISDICTIONS -- ORIGINAL JURISDICTIONORIGINAL JURISDICTION -- APPELLATE JURISDICTIONAPPELLATE JURISDICTION
  18. 18. 1818 THE CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUNDTHE CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND THE CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND FORTHE CARICOM DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR DISADVANTAGED COUNTRIES REGIONS ANDDISADVANTAGED COUNTRIES REGIONS AND SECTORS ESTABLISHED UNDER CHAPTERSECTORS ESTABLISHED UNDER CHAPTER SEVEN OF THE REVISED TREATY IS ALSO HIGHSEVEN OF THE REVISED TREATY IS ALSO HIGH ON THE AGENDA FOR IMPLEMENTATION.ON THE AGENDA FOR IMPLEMENTATION.
  19. 19. 1919 BENEFITS OF THE CSMEBENEFITS OF THE CSME ACCESS TO A LARGER MARKETACCESS TO A LARGER MARKET INTRAINTRA--REGIONAL COOPERATION IN HUMAN AND SOCIALREGIONAL COOPERATION IN HUMAN AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTDEVELOPMENT HARMONISED STANDARDS OF PRODUCTIONHARMONISED STANDARDS OF PRODUCTION WIDER CHOICE FOR CONSUMERSWIDER CHOICE FOR CONSUMERS GREATER SCOPE FOR JOB CREATIONGREATER SCOPE FOR JOB CREATION ENHANCED FRAMEWORK FOR ACHIEVING COMPETITIVENESSENHANCED FRAMEWORK FOR ACHIEVING COMPETITIVENESS INCREASED ECONOMIES OF SCALEINCREASED ECONOMIES OF SCALE ENHANCED INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIESENHANCED INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES COMMON VOICE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONSCOMMON VOICE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
  20. 20. 2020 THANK YOU!THANK YOU! LEELA RAMOUTARLEELA RAMOUTAR SpecialistSpecialist,, PrivatePrivate SectorSector FacilitationFacilitation CARICOM Secretariat, CSMECARICOM Secretariat, CSME UnitUnit 66thth FloorFloor,, TomTom AdamsAdams FinancialFinancial CenterCenter ChurchChurch VillageVillage , Bridgetown, Bridgetown BarbadosBarbados TelTel: (246) 429 6159/6064: (246) 429 6159/6064 Fax: (246) 436 2689Fax: (246) 436 2689 EmailEmail: leelan@csme.com.bb: leelan@csme.com.bb

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