THE BENEFITS OF THE EPA TO GRENADA AND THE OECS
ST. GEORGE -- The National Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation Unit (NEPAIU) within the Ministry of Finance in collaboration with the OECS Secretariat will host a Round Table Discussion on the EPA on Thursday May 17th, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the Red Cross Conference Room, Upper Lucas Street, St. George’s.
The Discussion will seek to increase awareness of the general public on Grenada’s obligations under the Agreement; its impact on trade; and the benefits to Grenada and other OECS Member States.
The theme of the Discussion is: ‘Can Grenada and other OECS States derive significant benefits from the CARIFORUM-EU EPA?’
The presenters will be Dr. Nigel Gravesande, Registrar, TAMCC; Mr. Damien Greaves, Arts and Science Department, SGU; and Ms. Annette Henry, Registrar Corporate and Intellectual Office, Ministry of Legal Affairs.
The CARIFORUM-EC EPA creates an opportunity for CARIFORUM States to strengthen regional cooperation and increase their trade capacity. In addition to this, the agreement further promotes economic cooperation, increased European market access, stronger EU relations, the elimination of poverty, good governance and the facilitation of sustainable growth and development. These opportunities have been extended to each CARIFORUM State which has signed unto the agreement.
The implementation of the EPA can play an important role in the economic growth of Grenada.
All members of the media are invited to cover the Round Table Discussion and to participate in the session.
Further information on the CARIFORUM-EC EPA and the Round Table Discussion can be had from:
The Grenada National EPA Implementation Unit (NEPAIU)
Ministry of Finance, Planning, Economy, Energy & Cooperatives
Corner, Scott & Young Streets
(473) 435-9251 (Telephone)
(473) 435-9252 (Facsimile)