SERVICES FRAMEWORK IN CSME - Caricom

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Oct 28, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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“THE NEED TO WORK EXPEDITIOUSLY
TOGETHER TO DEEPEN THE INTEGRATION
PROCESS AND STRENGTHEN THE CARIBBEAN
COMMUNITY IN ALL OF ITS DIMENSIONS TO
RESPOND TO THE CHALLENGES AND
OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED BY THE CHANGES
IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY.”


DECISION TO CREATE THE CSME.


RECOGNIZED THE NEED TO INCLUDE SERVICES
AND FREE MOVEMENT OF SKILLED AND
PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL
.

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THE REVISED TREATY CONFERS RIGHTS AND
OBLIGATIONS ON NATIONALS AND MEMBER
STATES


RIGHTS AND DECISIONS ARE ENFORCEABLE


THE REVISED TREATY OF CHAGUARAMAS IS
ENACTED INTO DOMESTIC LEGISLATION OF
MEMBER STATES


UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES OF THE TREATY
ARE NATIONAL TREATMENT AND MOST
FAVOURED NATION TREATMENT

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CSME LAUNCHED IN 2006


PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES:


ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA


BARBADOS


BELIZE


DOMINICA


GRENADA


GUYANA


JAMAICA


ST. KITTS AND NEVIS


SAINT LUCIA


ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES


SURINAME


TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO



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BAHAMAS DECIDED NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN
THE CSME


HAITI PLANS COMMENCE TRADING IN
GOODS BY JANUARY 1, 2010


MONTSERRAT HAS NOT RECEIVED
APPROVAL FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM TO
ACCEDE TO THE REVISED TREATY
INCLUDING THE CSME



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THE CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND
ECONOMY IS INTENDED TO
COMPRISE A SET OF RIGHTS, BINDING
OBLIGATIONS, COORDINATED
POLICIES AND INSTITUTIONAL
ARRANGEMENTS THEREBY ENABLING
THE INDIVIDUAL CARICOM
ECONOMIES TO OPERATE AS A
SINGLE ECONOMIC SPACE


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FREE TRADE IN GOODS


FREE TRADE IN SERVICES


FREE MOVEMENT OF CAPITAL


FREE MOVEMENT OF CARICOM NATIONALS


RIGHT OF CARICOM NATIONALS TO
ESTABLISH ECONOMIC ENTERPRISES
ANYWHERE IN THE CSME


MACRO
-
ECONOMIC POLICY COORDINATION
AND HARMONISATION


SECTORAL POLICY COORDINATION AND
HARMONISATION


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The right
of every CARICOM national to
engage in any non
-
wage
-
earning activities
of a commercial, industrial, agricultural,
professional or artisanal nature and to
create and manage economic
enterprises
for
the production of or trade in goods or
the provision of
services
owned or
controlled by
a CARICOM national


“Non
-
wage” earning means activities
undertaken by self employed persons



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“Service” means the services provided against
remuneration other than wages in any approved sector
and the “ the provision of services” means the supply of
services:


from
the territory of one Member State into the territory
of
another Member States ( Mode I);



in the territory of one Member state into the service
consumer of
another Member State( Mode II);


service
supplier of one Member State through
commercial presence in the territory of
another Member
State( Mode III);


and
by a service supplier of one Member State trough
the presence of natural persons of a Member State in
the territory of another Member
State( Mode IV).



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THE RIGHT TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT BY
APPROVED CATEGORIES :


-

UNIVERSITY GRADUATES


-

MEDIA WORKERS


-

SPORTSPERSONS


-

ARTISTES


-

MUSICIANS


-

NURSES


-

TEACHERS


-

ASSOCIATE DEGREES HOLDERS


-

ARTISANS WITH A CVQ


-

HOUSEHOLD DOMESTICS WITH CVQ OR
EQUIVALENT (EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2010)

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THE RIGHT OF ESTABLISHMENT




RIGHT TO PROVIDE SERVICES
-


-

REGISTER AS A SERVICE PROVIDER IN

HOME COUNTRY


-

PROOF OF COMPETENCE OR PROOF

OFCONTRACT TO OFFER THE SERVICE


MOVEMENT OF SKILLED NATIONALS


-

CARICOM CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION

OF SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS


6 MONTHS AUTOMATIC ENTRY

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PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF SERVICES
SECTOR IN ORDER TO ACCELERATE ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT


DESIGN PROGRAMS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
HUMAN RESOURCES TO IMPROVE
COMPETITIVENESS AND


ESTABLISH A REGIME OF INCENTIVES FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT OF AND TRADE IN SERVICES


ESTABLISH AN APROPRIATE INSTITUTIONAL AND
ADMINISTRATIVE FRAMEWORK INCLUDING
PRIVATE SECTOR


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OBJECTIVE:

SEEKS TO HARMONISE THE REGISTRATION
AND LINCENCING REQUIREMENT AND
ROCEDURES TO FACILITATE FREE
MOVEMENT OF PROFESSIONALS ACROSS
THE REGION

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MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS


DENTISTS



NURSES AND MIDWIVES



VETERINARIANS



ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS



PHARMACISTS


ENGINEERS



ARCHITECTS


ACCOUNTANTS



MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS


NUTRITONISTS AND DIETICIANS


LABORATORY TECHNICIANS


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THE TREATY REQUIRES CONSULTATION WITH
REGIONAL STAKEHOLDERS



STAKEHOLDERS RECOGNISED THE NEED FOR AN
ORGANISED SERVICES PRIVATE SECTOR TO
REPRESENT THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND TRADE
INTERESTS.



CURRENTLY THERE ARE 8 COALITIONS AND ARE:
BARBADOS, BELIZE, GUYANA, ST. LUCIA, ST. VICENT
AND THE GRENADINES, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO,
DOMINICA AND ST. KITTS AND NEVIS



THERE IS ALSO NEED FOR A REGIONAL COALITION
OF SERVICES PROVIDERS

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THE VISION IS THE REGION’S ROADMAP FOR
DEVELOPMENT UP TO THE YEAR 2015, IN
SUPPORT OF REGIONAL INTEGRATION


INFORMED BY REGIONAL CONSULTATIONS WITH
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE STAKEHOLDERS


The VISION IDENTIFIED THE REGION’S
ECONOMIC DRIVERS INCLUDING SERVICES, AS A
PLATFORM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT


THE VISION WAS APPROVED BY THE HEADS OF
GOVERNMENT, WHO MANDATED THE
PREPARATION OF STRATEGIC PLAN FOR
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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ONE OF THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS
SYMPOSIUM IS TO IDENTIFY THE ELEMENTS
OF THE SERVICES COMPONENT OF THE
REGIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR
DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF
THE CSME.


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