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.
TRADE FACILITATION TASK FORCE
Composition tailored to suit domestic condition, example:
Transport Ministry was not included;Services Coalition is on the task force.
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.
CABINET OF MINISTERS AUTHORISED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TASK FORCE AND ITS COMPOSITION.
Monitor multilateral, bilateral trade facilitation negotiations;
Monitor the implementation of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation;
Support border reforms and modernization activities.Role of the task force
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
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 attendedNATIONAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT CONDUCTED AS PART OF A Sub Regional EXERCISE
 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 Affairs January 9, 2009
Saint Manufacturers Association January 9, 2009
Customs Brokers Association January 31, 2009
Ministry of Agriculture March 9, 2009
Shippers Association March 11, 2009
Air and Sea Ports Authority March 26, 2009