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Rice Congress of the Americas. 23 rd and 24 th of April, 2008 Porto Alegre – BRAZIL RICE & THE CARIBBEAN Treaties, Markets and more Pierre Boucher RICELAB www.ricelab.net. . Weight and Quality Control Laboratory Analysis Certification. TREATIES & AGREEMENTS of the CARIBBEAN. CARICOM

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rice congress of the americas
Rice Congress of the Americas

23rd and 24th of April, 2008

Porto Alegre – BRAZIL

RICE & THE CARIBBEAN

Treaties, Markets and more

Pierre Boucher

RICELAB

www.ricelab.net

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  • Weight and Quality Control
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Certification

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treaties agreements of the caribbean
TREATIES & AGREEMENTS of the CARIBBEAN
  • CARICOM
  • OCT
  • ACP (EPA)
  • Guyana - Brazil

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treaties and agreements of the caribbean
Treaties and Agreements of the Caribbean

CARICOM

Caribbean Community

CET (Common External Tariff) Tax for extra-regional products manuactured in the region.

Rice 25%

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Treaties and Agreements of the Caribbean

Caribe - Europa

O.C.T.

Overseas Countries & Territories

Ex colonies, now independent that are still attached to UK, Holland and France

These countries pay 0% of the Levy in Europe by a cuota system.

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Treaties and Agreements of the Caribbean

Caribbean and Europe

E.P.A.

(Economic Partnership Agreement)

Replaces the ACP in 2008

A.C.P.

Africa, Caribbean, Pacific

Includes all CARICOM countries plus the Dominican Republic. (Cariforum)

Pay 0% of the Levy by a Cuota System. Before used to pay 36% of the Levy.

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Treaties and Agreements of the Caribbean

BRAZIL – GUYANA

#1-2006

Acuerdo de Alcance Parcial 38

Brazil grants a 10,000MT cuota free of tax to Guyana y Surinam for Paddy, Cargo, White and Parboiled Rice.

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the countries of the caribbean
The Countries of the Caribbean
  • Geographical Position
  • Surfaces and Populations
  • Importers
  • Self-Suficient
  • Exporters

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importer countries

Countries of the Caribbean

IMPORTER COUNTRIES
  • All the countries of the Caribbean except Guyana, Surinam, Dominican Republic and Belize
  • Except Jamaica and Haiti, all importer countries prefer Parboiled Rice

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trinidad and tobago imports aprox 45 000mt p a

Countries of the Caribbean

TRINIDAD and TOBAGOImports aprox. 45,000MT p/a
  • Member of the CARICOM
  • Imports mainly Parboiled Rice
  • Imports from Guyana, USA, Uruguay and others.
  • Has a few rice mills
  • It is negotiating a 10,000MT cuota free of CET yearly.

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jamaica imports aprox 85 000tm p a

Countries of the Caribbean

JAMAICA Imports aprox. 85,000TM p/a
  • Member of CARICOM
  • Imports mainly white rice and paddy, but also some cargo rice.
  • Parboiled rice slowly gaining market shares.
  • Imports mainly from USA, Guyana and Suriame
  • Has only one Rice Mill.
  • Has a grant of 65,000MT p/a of paddy free of CET until 2010
  • Bureau of Standards accepts only up to 25% of broken on milled rice.

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haiti imports aprox 355 000mt

Countries of the Caribbean

HAITI Imports aprox. 355,000MT
  • Provisional Member of the CARICOM
  • It does not pay CET on extra-regional products
  • Imports mainly white rice and some cargo.
  • Imports mainly from USA, Guyana y Suriname.
  • Produces a percentaje of the consumption.
  • Has one large and many small rice mills.
  • An undetermined amount is smuggled to Dominican Republic.

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self suficient countries

Countries of the Caribbean

Self-Suficient Countries
  • Belize and Dominican Republic
  • Belize exports ocasionally up to 1000MT

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dominican republic self suficient imports and exports ocassionally

Countries of the Caribbean

Dominican RepublicSelf-Suficient – Imports and Exports ocassionally
  • Member of the EPA
  • Not member of CARICOM
  • Member of Cariforum
  • Produces aproximately 400,000MT p/a
  • Market Price protected
  • Imports ocassionally from USA, Guyana and others.
  • Imports (Illegally) from Haiti an undetermined amount.
  • Exports ocassionally to Europe
  • Consumes mosly white rice
  • Until last year their internal prices were higher than the international market.

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exporter countries

Countries of the Caribbean

EXPORTER COUNTRIES

Guyana and Suriname

  • Due to their geography both countries are ideal for rice cultivation.
  • Production declined due to low prices.
  • Production should increase with the new prices in the world market.

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suriname purely exporter

Countries of the Caribbean

SURINAMEPurely Exporter
  • Member of EPA and CARICOM
  • Produces approx. 150,000 MT p/a
  • Produces mainly Cargo and White Rice (No Parboiled)
  • Exports reguarly to Europe, the Caribbean and others
  • Consumes mainly white rice

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guyana purely exporter

Countries of the Caribbean

GUYANAPurely Exporter
  • Member of EPA and Caricom
  • Produces approx. 315,000MT p/a (cargo)
  • More than 80 Rice mills
  • Produces cargo, white and paboiled rice.
  • Exports 70% of the production to Europe, Caribbean and others
  • Consumes Milled and parboiled rice.

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before ending
Before Ending
  • A note about climate change

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Thank you.

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