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Dominican Republic News

CARIFORUM FTA A Force For Good, Says EU

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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


St Kitts Locals Educated On EPA Opportunities

by Amanda Banks,, London

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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


Developing Nations Told To Wind Up Tax Schemes

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The World Trade Organization's Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures has granted a final extension to the transitional period - until the end of 2013 - for the removal of tax-based export subsidy programmes by 19 developing countries. Read Full Story


Canada Announces Trade Mission To Dominican Republic, Haiti

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Canadian government is to carry out a trade mission to the Dominican Republic and Haiti next month, where ministers intend to showcase Canadian expertise, services and products. Read Full Story


WTO Agriculture Body Hears Trade Policy Qualms

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Government programmes supporting agriculture domestically in 40 World Trade Organization member states came under the spotlight at the latest meeting of the WTO's Agriculture Committee - the body responsible for overseeing that countries are complying with their commitments regarding subsidies and market access under the Agriculture Agreement. Read Full Story


US Congress Looks To Extend AGOA

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bipartisan bills have been introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives to continue the expansion of United States trade with sub-Saharan Africa and Central America, by means of extending and changing key provisions of the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Dominican Republic-Central America-US free trade agreement. Read Full Story


EU Funding To Boost Caribbean EPA Implementation

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Caribbean Development Bank and the European Union have agreed to fund a multi-million facility to aid members of the Caribbean Community in implementing the necessary reforms to allow them to fully benefit from the preferential trade conditions provided for in the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement. Read Full Story


US Issues Annual IPR Country Report

by Glen Shapiro,, New York

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has released its annual ‘Special 301 Report’ on the perceived adequacy and effectiveness of US trading partners’ protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR). Read Full Story


Results Of Annual US Review Of Telecommunications Trade Agreements

by Leroy Baker,, New York

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk has announced the results of the 2012 annual review of the operation and effectiveness of telecommunications trade agreements under Section 1377 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988. Read Full Story


Caribbean Territories Sign Up To Anti-Corruption Drive

by Amanda Banks,, London

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A number of offshore Caribbean territories have notified their consent to receive on-site visits to evaluate their compliance with the Inter-American Convention against Corruption. Read Full Story



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