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Trinidad And Tobago Urged To U-Turn On VAT Policy

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce has voiced concerns about the Government of Trinidad and Tobago's decision to levy value-added tax on books and computers. Read Full Story


Niger Is First LDC To Ratify Trade Facilitation Agreement

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, August 10, 2015

Niger has become the twelfth WTO member and the first least developed country to ratify the World Trade Organization's Trade Facilitation Agreement. Read Full Story


WTO Welcomes New Commitments To TFA

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, June 15, 2015

The World Trade Organization announced on June 11, 2015, that 66 developing and least-developed country members have now submitted notifications to the WTO outlining which provisions of the new Trade Facilitation Agreement they intend to implement upon entry into force of the pact. Read Full Story


Trinidad And Tobago Issues Latest Budget

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago aims to reduce its fiscal deficit by improving tax administration, offering a broad but temporary tax amnesty, and introducing a new tax regime on gambling activities. Read Full Story


OECD Reveals Global Forum Compliance Rankings

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has ranked 50 countries and jurisdictions according to their compliance with international information exchange standards. Read Full Story


Trinidad And Tobago Signs Trade Deal With Panama

by Mike Godfrey,, New York

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Trinidad and Tobago's Foreign Minister, Winston Dookeran, and Panama's Commerce and Industry Minister, Ricardo Quijano Jimenez, signed a partial scope trade agreement on October 03, 2013. Read Full Story


CARICOM Change Team Pleased With Guyana Consultations

by Mike Godfrey,, New York

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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



by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, May 31, 2013

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


US-Antigua Spat Rumbles On At WTO Headquarters

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

True to their word, nations of the Caribbean Community rallied behind Antigua and Barbuda, at the recent meeting with the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body, in support of the territory's calls for the United States to cooperatively agree a meaningful compensation package for Antigua and Barbuda in relation to a WTO ruling against US legislation prohibiting the provision of overseas online gambling services. Read Full Story


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



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