Guyana: Details Of EPA Hid From Region
July 15, 2008 1 Comment
Guyana Thursday said Caribbean Community (Caricom) negotiators allegedly hid details of the Economic Partnership Agreements with the European Union that would put the region at a disadvantage.
Guyana’s Cabinet Secretary, Roger Luncheon, said apparently negotiators at the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery decided to release only part of the impact of the EPAs to the 14 independent Caricom member-nations and the Dominican Republic.
“I don’t want to go to the logical conclusion that they hid this from us or they underestimated our ability,” he told at a news conference
Guyana’s President, Bharrat Jagdeo, has refused to sign the EPA on July 15 in Barbados, until after country-wide consultations and discussions, expected to start late July, or if Europe decides to impose higher tariffs on Guyanese exports.
Source: Turkish Press