Presentation on theme: "Seminar for OCTs and EU outermost regions CARIFORUM-EC EPA negotiations."— Presentation transcript:
Seminar for OCTs and EU outermost regions CARIFORUM-EC EPA negotiations
1.State of play Some delayed meetings, but Plan and Schedule for negotiations still holds: Initial Phase: Establishing Priorities (April– September 2004) Second phase: CARIFORUM regional integration (Sept.04–Sept.05) Third phase: EPA negotiations (Sept.05– Dec.06) Final phase: Finalisation (Jan.07–Dec.07)
3.Regional-integration phase 17-18/5/05 Tech. Session, Trade Related Issues 19/5/052nd RPTF meeting 20/5/053rd Principal Negotiators Meeting Sept.054th Principal Negotiators Sept.05Ministerial meeting
4.Objectives in the current phase Joint understanding on regional integration objectives and implementation RPTF aid and studies inventories + follow-up of identified needs Mobilise non-state actors (Forum) Donor dialogue (network) on EPA Engage DOMs and OCTs (seminar in June)
5.Negotiating structure Ministerial: Mr Mandelson and Ms Miller + Troika (Dom.Rep., St.Lucia, Belize) Principal Negotiators: K.Falkenberg and R.Bernal + national representatives Technical: Eur. Commission and EPA College of Negotiators open to all Cariforum MS RPTF: Eur. Commission and representative Caribbean team
6.Trade-related assistance Short-term needs: EPA negotiations support facility (RNM, OECS etc.) Medium-term needs: Trade.Com Regional Indicative Programme Longer-term needs: post 9th European Development Fund
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