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2011

CALENDAR OF TRADE-RELATED MEETINGS


FIRST QUARTER

= New Item = Negotiations = Urgent


Nd = No date agreed Np = No place determined M = Ministerial

JANUARY
Date Event Venue
11 College of Negotiators – CARICOM‐Canada Trade & Development Barbados
(tbc) Agreement
12‐14 Meeting with Inter‐American Development Bank on Aid for Trade Washington, DC
(tbc) (AfT) Funding for ICT and Maritime Transportation
17 27th Meeting of CARIFORUM Community Council of Ministers Guyana M
18‐20 WTO Trade Policy Review (Jamaica) Geneva
19‐21 Technical Mission to international development partners Washington, DC
based in Washington, DC re: partnerships, technical
cooperation and funding
21 Meeting of Officials of the Inter‐Sessional Committee of the COTED Guyana
(Video Conference)
25‐27 WTO Regional Forum on Aid for Trade (AfT) for the Caribbean – Barbados
Preparation for the 3rd Global Review of AfT

27‐28 Regional Training Seminar on TRIPS Trinidad & Tobago

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FEBRUARY
Date Event Venue
th
1‐2 15 Meeting of the OECS Trade Negotiating Group St. Kitts
1‐3 OECD‐CARICOM Global Forum/Workshop on International Tax Jamaica
Cooperation
1‐4 Public Education on CSME Implementation and EPA Suriname
(tbc) Implementation for Suriname
8‐9 Technical Working Group (TWG) Meetings for CARICOM‐Canada Barbados
Negotiations on:‐

• Trade‐Related Issues
10‐11 Technical Working Group (TWG) Meetings for CARICOM‐Canada Barbados
Negotiations on:‐

• Institutional Issues, Dispute Settlement & Development


7‐18 CARICOM Workshops on Merchandise Trade in Services (Phase II) – St. Lucia
Data Quality Issues
10‐11 Regional Civil Society Consultation Trinidad & Tobago
14‐15 8th Meeting of Senior Officials of the Legal Affairs Committee Barbados
(SOLAC)
15‐17 Workshop on the Establishment of a Regional Agricultural Market Trinidad & Tobago
information System
16‐17 15th Ordinary Meeting of the Legal Affairs Committee (LAC) Barbados
21‐25 Regional Workshop on Commitments of Multilateral Environmental Suriname
Agreements (MEAs): Capacity‐Building for the use of Integrated
Environmental Assessments and for Mainstreaming MEAs into Policy
Development and Implementation
Nd Meeting of the CARICOM Task Force on Trade and Development Virtual Meeting
for CARICOM‐Canada Negotiations
Nd 28th Meeting of the Community Council of Ministers Guyana M
nd
25‐26 22 Inter‐Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Grenada M
Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

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FEBRUARY
Date Event Venue
Nd Technical Working Group (TWG) Meetings for CARICOM‐Canada Barbados
Negotiations on:‐

• Market Access & Goods


Nd Technical Working Group (TWG) Meetings for CARICOM‐Canada Barbados
Negotiations on:‐

• Services and Investment


Nd Regional Training Seminar on the DDA Negotiations for Dispute St. Lucia
Settlement Reform
Nd Meeting of Heads of Investment Promotion Agencies on Investment St. Lucia/ Barbados
Incentives Proposals
Nd OECS Consultation on the CARICOM Investment Code Np
Nd Meeting of the Committee of Statisticians, Trade and Customs Np
Officials (STECO) to review the New Single Administrative Document
(SAD)
Nd 6th CARICOM‐UN General Meeting Guyana
Nd Meetings related to Advancing Implementation of the CARICOM Guyana
Double Taxation Agreement (Heads of Tax Administrations)

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MARCH
Date Event Venue
7‐11 Official Meeting of the COTED on the Comprehensive review of the Trinidad & Tobago
CET and Rules of Origin
15‐18 IDB/INTAL/OTN Regional Training Seminar on Market Access Issues Barbados
17‐18 Regional Workshop for Senior Officers of Government information St. Kitts
Services (GIS) on the CF‐EC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
21‐25 Special Meeting of the COTED on Energy Trinidad & Tobago
(tbc)
31‐1 CARIFORUM‐EU Trade and Development Committee Meeting Np
(April)
Nd Regional Training Seminar on Scheduling of the DDA Agriculture Barbados
Commitments
Nd Regional Training Seminar on Trade and the Environment Belize
Nd Regional Training Seminar on Climate Change and the DDA Barbados
Nd Regional Training Seminar to Review the latest SDT Proposals in the Jamaica
DDA
Nd Meeting of Working Group (WG) on Labour in the CARICOM‐ Np
Canada Negotiations
Nd Meeting of Working Group (WG) on Environment in the CARICOM‐ Np
Canada Negotiations
Nd CARICOM‐Mexico Economic Forum Np
Nd 3rd Round of Negotiations for a CARICOM‐Canada Trade and Ottawa
Development Agreement
Nd IDB/INTAL/OTN Regional Training Seminar on Non‐Agricultural Np
Market Access (NAMA)
Nd IDB/INTAL/OTN Regional Training Seminar on Sanitary and Np
Phytosanitary Issues
Nd IDB/INTAL/OTN Regional Training Seminar on Trade and Np
Development

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