LESSONS OF THE EPA. Norman Girvan Civil Society Forum 12 June2008 http://normangirvan.info. Removes duties and all other restrictions on the majority of imports from Europe within 15 years. (13% are permanently excluded).
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Removes duties and all other restrictions on the majority of imports from Europe within 15 years. (13% are permanently excluded).
restricts the ability of regional governments to regulate service industries in the public interest
establishes a Trade and Development Committee with powers to supervise, monitor and implement every aspect of the agreement;
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Pre-empt and prescribe the CSME policy regimes in these areas.; These ought To have been crafted to foster the development of local and regional enterprises better equipped to penetrate extra-regional markets.
TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE ON CUSTOMS CO-OPERATION AND TRADE FACILITATION
Girvan EPA 01/05/08
Outstanding for CSME implementation: 384 (2005)
1. Renegotiate the EPA to remove its objectionable features and to insert features designed to protect the public, national and regional interest; preserve the space for autonomous development policy and protect the integrity of the regional integration movement.