The International Monetary Fund has released its Article IV consultation with Suriname highlighting the importance of implementing a fully-fledged value-added tax regime to lock in progress made on the fiscal and economic fronts in recent years. Read Full Story
The Change Facilitation Team based at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has expressed satisfaction at the response by participants at the Guyana national consultations on a Five-year Strategic Plan for the trade bloc.Read Full Story
On May 28, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Vice President Joe Biden and Haitian President Michel Martelly signed a trade and investment framework agreement, which will provide for a forum to discuss specific trade issues between the United States and the Caribbean Community.Read Full Story
European Union Ambassador to the Caribbean region, Paola Amadei has sought to dispel misconceptions in relation to the Economic Partnership Agreement concluded to establish a free trade zone between the European Union and the fifteen members of the Caribbean Community and the Dominican Republic in 2008.Read Full Story
The government of St. Kitts and Nevis has launched an initiative to educate local businesses of the benefits on the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union, under the leadership of the jurisdiction's EPA Implementation Unit. Read Full Story
Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has sent a clear message that the implementation of the Caribbean Community Single Market and Economy is still a key agenda for regional governments despite the significant hurdles that have been encountered since the negotiation process first began in 1989. Read Full Story
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