Saint Lucia conducting a study on Administrative Procedures and Practices to Facilitate the CSME

Sandra Jones

Castries Saint. Lucia…May 10, 2010 – The OECS and CARICOM Secretariats are jointly conducting a study of Saint Lucia’s administrative systems and procedures to determine compliance with laws to facilitate movement of people, goods, services and capital under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

The Saint Lucia study also investigates that island’s conformity with the laws to enable the establishment of business.

A draft report is expected by the end of May 2010 which will be reviewed by officials representing Saint Lucia’s public and private sectors and the CARICOM and OECS Secretariats. Another phase will evaluate that island’s legislative procedures.

Sandra Jones, Senior Technical Officer, CSME CTCP says the exercise is part of a programme designed to assess the level of compliance with laws to facilitate movement of people, goods, services and capital under the (CSME) in all Caricom Member Countries.

The analysis falls under the CARICOM Trade and Competitiveness Project (CTCP) which is funded by the Canadian International Development Fund (CIDA). The objective of the CTCP is to provide more and better opportunities for CARICOM nationals to participate in and benefit from the CSME.

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