Antigua and Barbuda’s delegation to the meeting comprised of Ambassador Dr. Clarence Henry, Head of the EPA Implementation Unit; Barbara Williams, EPA Implementation Coordinator; and Alana Benjamin, Trade and Customs Officer.
The meeting considered a number of wide-reaching issues, including a report by CARIFORUM States on maintaining border taxes for an agreed period, with respect to goods traded under the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement.
A Mutual Recognition Agreement for architects and engineers and the protocol on cultural cooperation were among the other agenda items.
The Trade and Development Committee is the second highest institution after the CARIFORUM-EU Joint Council.
Antigua and Barbuda is one of four CARIFORUM states that have ratified the EPA. The others are Belize, Dominica and the Dominican Republic.