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CARICOM Formulating Energy Security Strategy Sep 10, 2020 CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… REMARKS BY THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL, TRADE AND ECONOMIC INTEGRATION, JOSEPH COX AT THE OPENING SESSION OF THE 49TH REGULAR MEETING OF THE COTED, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 18 NOVEMBER 2019 Oct 7, 2020 ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett Oct 1, 2020 You may be interested in… Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Good morning. It is my pleasure to welcome you to Guyana and to a meeting of the COTED on behalf of the Secretary General who is unavoidably absent from these proceedings as he is representing the Community in other matters of critical import overseas. This Forty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the COTED continues the productive process that the Community has laid for itself, which is the fostering of this Region’s economic development. We continue to live in challenging times, not least in relation to the fiscal challenges that our governments face. We nevertheless continue to display a significant amount of resilience in our quest to build dynamic and innovative economies. Chair, to quote the words of Prime Minister Mottley of Barbados, the regional integration process must make a definable difference and be citizen centric. If this regional project is to achieve its objectives, our people must feel the results in their practical day to day lives. This is why a major part of your agenda continues to be the deepening of the CSME with much of the focus being on the instruments that allow for the movement of CARICOM nationals for purposes of both business and pleasure. While it is recognized that there are technicalities to be sorted out, we should not let perfection become the enemy of the good and be guided by the age old axiom that “Individually we may go fast but Together we will go far.” The actions of the COTED and other regional and national bodies in this regard are therefore crucial to meeting the goals of people-based integration. Oct 6, 2020 The COTED, of course, continues to supervise the regimes for trade in goods. While we have done a good job over the years of ensuring that the rules governing the regime are upheld, there are some instances in which we have not been able to satisfactorily resolve the difficulties that have arisen. It is therefore necessary that, as a Community, we continue to emphasize the need to comply with well-established rules and procedures. I also wish to emphasize the need to proceed with the comprehensive review of the Common External Tariff and related instruments. These arrangements have now been in place for more than twenty-seven years and are in urgent need of modernization, given the many changes that have taken place in our production structures, not to mention the technological and logistical innovations that have affected production and trade worldwide. Nonetheless, at this juncture I am obliged to register our on-going concern at the lethargic response to the opportunities that the CET framework presents to our Regional Private sector. Indeed, between January and October 2019, the value of CET suspensions recorded stands at US$148.5 million. The top six (6) products for which suspensions have been granted for the period July to October 2019 are Refined Sugar (14,710 mt), Cinnamon (60,000 lbs), Palm Oil (25,700 mt), Soya bean oil (4,200 mt), Coconut oil (12,511 mt) and Vegetable Fats and Oils (11,894 mt). These represent opportunities for our private sector and I urge our producers to avail themselves of same bearing in mind that the need is not just to meet the quantities demanded but also to honour the specifications that are required. The issue of functional cooperation will also take centre-stage during this meeting of the COTED, as we seek to reach consensus on the mechanisms for the utilization of the CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) as both a national and regional competition authority, in line with the mandate given by Heads for this to be done by July 2020. While the legal and administrative requirements for such an arrangement are still to be finalized, it behooves me to emphasize how important it is that, as a group of small States, with significant resource constraints, the Region must grasp every opportunity to act collectively and maximize the returns from both our financial and people resources. Important steps are also now being made through this Organ of the Community toward advancing the implementation of a holistic, cohesive and [hopefully an] effective regime for the operationalization of the support measures for Chapter 7 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, including support for Article 164 industries. This is being done by first examining the priority needs of the disadvantaged countries, regions and sectors, and second, by identifying the institutional delivery mechanisms (such as the CDF, CDB, CROSQ, Caribbean Export, etc.), as well as the corresponding financial and technical resources, both those which are available currently or which will need to be sought in the future, that will allow for the creation of an enabling environment and framework through which to effectively respond to the needs of the CARICOM LDCs in particular. It cannot, therefore, be understated how much the provision of support to the disadvantaged countries, regions and sectors of this Region, through the promotion of both economic and social cohesiveness, will be of direct benefit to all of us within the Community [as a chain can only be as strong as its weakest link]. We must, therefore, seek to ensure effective project design from conceptualization through to implementation, if we are to efficiently utilize the limited resources that are available throughout the Region in resolving the challenges being faced by the weakest among us. Our external trade negotiations and the implementation of our existing trading arrangements with third parties continue to be of great importance. We recently received the good news that the United States has requested and has been granted a WTO waiver for the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) programmes until September 2025. These are the programmes under which most CARICOM countries enjoy duty-free entry for goods into the US and which has been responsible for the growth of many of our non-traditional export industries. We therefore await the passing the necessary legislation in the US congress. We have continued to service our bilateral trading agreements with neighbouring countries, namely Costa Rica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. We will shortly be engaging with Colombia to move forward on an agreement that was first concluded in 1994. At the global level, the Secretariat and Member State delegations in Geneva continue to engage in the many new issues currently under discussion as well as subjects that have been on the table for some time. The meeting will also be receiving a full report on the strategies being developed for seven of our priority services sectors, namely, Tertiary Education, Sporting Services, Professional, Cultural and Entertainment Services, Health and Wellness Services, ICT Services and Tourism Services. I mention this because I think that we need to elevate the services sectors, which contribute the bulk of our GDP, in the deliberations of the COTED. You may therefore wish, in the near future, to have more regularly scheduled special meetings of the COTED dedicated to services, so as to give more detailed consideration to this important subject. And finally, Chair, the issue of non-compliance with the provisions of the Revised Treaty and the Decisions of the COTED continue to be a problematic issue for the Region. Quite simply, there are too many instances of prolonged non-observance of the basic tenets of our regional integration arrangement, which affects both the sanctity of the Treaty and suggests a serious disregard for the decision-making process within the Community. I, therefore, would like to take this opportunity to remind Member States that the COTED did in fact consider and agree, at its Forty Sixth Meeting in May 2018, on a policy and timeline for addressing longstanding issues of non-compliance by Member States, which involves the referral of such matters to a process of dispute settlement after a period of two years has elapsed or after three meetings of the COTED, whichever is sooner. I would, therefore, urge that Member States avail themselves of the various dispute settlement mechanisms and procedures outlined in Chapter Nine of the Revised Treaty to seek to resolve these longstanding matters urgently. Chair, the Secretariat will also be taking steps to implement the decisions from the Forty-Sixth COTED meeting in preparing draft procedures and guidelines for matters to be referred to alternative dispute settlement proceedings, in line with Chapter Nine of the RTC, and to re-circulate the List of Conciliators and List of Arbitrators for urgent finalization and use in these proceedings. Thank you!! Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… COTED holds special session with Regional private sector ThursdayA special session on Thursday with the Region’s private sector will headline the final Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) for this year as efforts continue to position the business sector to drive growth and development. The private sector is considered a critical partner in…November 10, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARICOM Trade Ministers meet next week; officials begin preparatory workCARICOM Trade officials on Wednesday began preparations for the 47th Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) which will be held in Georgetown, Guyana, 15-16 November. The two-day preparatory meeting is being held at the CARICOM Secretariat. High on the agenda is the CARICOM Single Market and…November 8, 2018In “Business”COTED concludes in GeorgetownThe two-day Meeting of the Forty-First Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) concluded on Friday in Georgetown, Guyana. A special session with representatives of the Region’s private sector led the Meeting’s heavy agenda which also included deliberations on progress related to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), and…November 14, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp
With the likes of the Paris Climate negotiations and the launch of the UK’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the past 12 months have been crucial in the evolution of sustainable business. Responsible retail has been a big talking point in this conversation – and rightly so. It represents an essential step towards a more sustainable future.There’s no denying that this collective willingness to take action is a huge step in the right direction. With the increasing complexity of social, environmental and economic challenges facing businesses, it’s a conversation that must continue.Some of the issues facing the retail space concern supply chain transparency, resource management and waste reduction. It’s ultimately about moving to a truly circular economy and reducing our demands for natural resources. To get there, we must get more collaborative ways of working in place by organisations at the forefront of the industry. Without a genuine step change in the retail sector, progress towards a sustainable future is unlikely.Commitment and collaborationMarks & Spencer’s Plan A commitment was launched in 2007 as part of our overarching sustainability strategy and goal of becoming the world’s most sustainable retailer. The mission saw the entire company pledge to help protect the planet by sourcing responsibly, reducing energy, water and waste, and helping communities.During this time, we have partnered with a number of like-minded organisations. Projects with Innovate UK and the World Green Building Council for example, have worked towards uncovering the hidden business case for more sustainable buildings. This work has also involved identifying and piloting the right metrics to ensure true value of sustainability for business and put a figure to it.As our 2016 Plan A report highlighted, we have plans in place to continue developing the initiative through extending joint working and upscaling existing collaborations. In 2014, we put a 2020 mission in place with 100 extended and new Plan A commitments. This updated pledge sees a shift in focus from improving processes to establishing what a very different, truly sustainable retailer should look like.Calling all sustainability innovatorsIn the latest step in our Plan A commitment and Ecobuild’s Redefining Sustainability campaign, we have teamed up once again with Ecobuild on its Big Innovation Pitch. This provides companies a platform to pitch innovative building products and engineering solutions, giving them the opportunity to become an M&S supplier based on how their product can help us achieve our sustainability goals.This is a platform to pitch innovative solutions, and an opportunity to become an M&S supplier, based on how a product can help us achieve our sustainability goalsEcobuild is calling on all companies operating in the UK’s building performance and engineering sector to participate in this exciting, rewarding initiative. The Big Innovation Pitch provides a real growth platform, helping businesses with a sustainable ambition to fast track their penetration into a wide range of markets and, at the same time, help M&S realise its Property Plan A goals. The competition gives entrants an unrivalled opportunity to receive feedback on their product and the way in which they present it.This will be the third time we have partnered with Ecobuild to further sustainable initiatives. Ecobuild 2015’s Big Innovation Pitch saw central heating additive firm Endotherm Enterprise take the top prize with its ability to save 15% on heating bills using a simple, innovative solution. Its bio additive, wet heating system went on to be trialled in 18 M&S stores. The most recent winner in 2016, Waterblade, presented its innovative water saving device as a more cost effective alternative to existing solutions and the trial for this product is about to start.When entering the competition, the key is to provide as much information from a supplier and innovator’s point of view as possible. Ultimately, it is all about saving energy and reducing resource consumption, so any data that helps support an entry is crucial and will make a real difference at the pitch stage.The Big Innovation Pitch is open to any UK engineering company offering innovative solutions, including but not limited to battery storage to support demand-side response potential, passive refrigeration, fluid modelling (refrigeration or HVAC design), wireless lighting technologies and energy management (big data analysis). Any firms wishing to enter can find information at www.ecobuild.co.uk/BIP.Imogen Cust, engineering research and development manager, Marks & Spencer