SAINT LUCIA TRADE FACILITATION TASK FORCE. TN/TF/W/143/Rev.2 WTO negotiations on trade facilitation self assessment guide. Page 6 Part C: Participation. Composition tailored to suit domestic condition, example:. Transport Ministry was not included; Services Coalition is on the task force.
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TRADE FACILITATION TASK FORCE
Page 6 Part C:Participation
Composition tailored to suit domestic condition, example:
Transport Ministry was not included;Services Coalition is on the task force.
28 PERSONS REPRESENTING 14 AGENCIES
1 representative; 1 alternate
Both members invited to meetings;
Both members receive documents.
Small Business Association
Chamber of Commerce
Coalition of Services
Trade, Commerce and Industry (Chairs);
Attorney General’s Chambers;
Air and Sea Port Authority;
Bureau of Standards.
WTO Trade Facilitation Support Guide
To assist in the establishment and coordination of the task force;
To prepare terms of reference (work in progress);
To prepare work plan (template given during needs assessment).
CABINET OF MINISTERS AUTHORISED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TASK FORCE AND ITS COMPOSITION.
ORIGINALLY, ESTABLISHED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT. HOWEVER, THE ROLE OF THE TASK FORCE IS NOW WIDER:
Monitor multilateral, bilateral trade facilitation negotiations;
Monitor the implementation of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation;
Support border reforms and modernization activities.
Introduction; August 2008
Assignment of proposals; October 2008
Mock needs assessment exercise; November 2008
5 SO FAR: 3 PRIOR TO NEEDS ASSESSMENT; 2 THEREAFTER
Review of needs assessment; January 2009
National Positions for NGTF; Last week
Physical meetings are limited to preparation for NGTF and other urgent matters.Use of technology Lots of virtual meetings, discussion and exchange of information.
4 HOURS ON AVERAGE
Saint Kitts, Saint Vincent and Saint Lucia
Sub regional Preparatory Workshop Saint Lucia; September 2008.
Needs Assessment exercise: December 1-5, 2008 Saint Kitts
All agencies except Shippers, Small Businesses Assoc. and Chamber attended
 proposed measures were considered:
Already compliant with 12 (24%)
Partially compliant with 23 (47%)
Not compliant with 5 (11%)
Not applicable 9 (18%)
Addition of 1 agency: Shipping Association;
Preparation of the TORs and work plan;
Ministry of Economic AffairsJanuary 9, 2009
Saint Manufacturers AssociationJanuary 9, 2009
Customs Brokers Association January 31, 2009
Ministry of AgricultureMarch 9, 2009
Shippers AssociationMarch 11, 2009
Air and Sea Ports AuthorityMarch 26, 2009
Do not call too many meetings! People are busy;
Do not call too little! You loose momentum;
Call necessary meetings & provide a draft agenda;
Smaller meetings of specific agencies;
Give sufficient time to review documents for meetings;
Attendance at meetings;
Agencies following negotiating proposals;
Technical nature of the proposals;
Too much information particularly for the private sector;
Snacks, rotate venue, guest speakers;
Agency reps present NA findings (ownership);
Technical & legal officers attend meetings;
Presentation on trade facilatitation work e.g. Benchmark Study;
Team building activities;
Visit Air Cargo transit shed in Hewanorra;
Present to remaining agencies on the task force and agencies who were not present at the needs assessment;
Review results of the needs assessment;
Presentation on various TF work, border reform and modernization activities e.g. CLOVIS.
Permanent Secretary: MR. LEO TITUS PREVILLE
Commerce and Industry Officer
Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Consumer Affairs
4th Floor Heraldine Rock Building
Tel: 1(758) 468-4216/18
Fax: 1(758) 453-7347