After the completion of the third (3rd) WTO (World Trade Organisation) Review of Member
States’ Trade Policies and Practices in 2014, it was agreed by both parties to convene a regional
meeting to discuss the outcome of the Review and develop a Strategy for the way forward.
The OECS (Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States) Commission in collaboration with the
WTO Secretariat, and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, through the Ministry of
International Trade, Industry Commerce and Consumer Affairs will be convening the OECS Post
– WTO Trade Policy Review Meeting on the 24th and 25th November, 2015, at the Ocean Terrace
Inn; the meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.
Essentially, the aim of this meeting is to discuss among OECS Member States the
- The main findings and decisions of the 3rd OECS Trade Policy Review,
- Identify and Priorities areas for follow-up action
iii. Develop an implementation plan of activities to address
outstanding trade policy matters
- Improve compliance and trade performance across the OECS –
It is envisaged that this meeting will provide a regional platform for OECS’ stakeholders to be
personally engaged by the each other and the WTO in matters regarding their respective
country’s trade policies and practices, and the OECS region as bloc.
Participants are expected from the St. Kitts and Nevis Chambers of Industry and Commerce, and
other private sector companies including, St. Christopher Air and Sea Port Authority (SCASPA),
and Nevis Air and Sea Port Authority (NASPA) St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency
(SKIPA), Nevis Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA), Customs and Excise Department,
Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture, St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards, Ministry
of Justice and Legal Affairs, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). —
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