CARICOM Trade Workshop

ZIZ News…4th June 2013 — Integration and smooth business processes…those were the main focal points at a CARICOM Trade Workshop held today at the Ocean Terrace Inn.

And as we hear in this report the goal is to find ways to make doing business within the region as easy as possible.

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Trade representatives and other officials were discussing policies, administrative reform and other issues surrounding one question: how to make doing business within the region easier?

The one-day session launched the next phase of St. Kitts and Nevis’ implementation of a CARICOM Trade and Competitiveness Workshop.

Cosbert Woods a trade police officer in the Ministry of Trade told the participants that one of their goals is to find out how much they know about various CSME programmes.

Salas Hamilton of the CARCOM Secretariat’s CSME Unit said to make it easier to find work in another country there must be a standardization of processes and requirements across the board.

The Trade Ministry says the workshop’s timing is important as St. Kitts battles several factors including slow economic growth, inefficient regional transportation, and a greater focus on trading outside the region.

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