CARICOM Single Market And Economy 25th Inter-Sessional Meeting Continued Yesterday

The Heads are expected to continue deliberating on the advancement of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy are high on the agenda of the 25th Inter-Sessional Meeting of Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, which continued here today.

CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque said the Caricom-established Commission on the Work of the Economy has validated the continued relevance of the CSME as a platform from which to build economic resilience.

Speaking at yesterday’s opening of the conference, Ambassador LaRocque said the committee was expected to present the next steps in the CSME process, following a review of the operations of the CSME.

Ambassador LaRocque however noted that growth and development cannot take place without the human resource capacity to sustain it.

The two-day meeting is focusing on the state of the economy of Member Countries and will also provide an update on external trade issues, particularly ongoing negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement.