Roseau, Dominica – January 12, 2009 ……..A Coalition of Services Industries (CSI) will be launched in Dominica on Friday, January 16th 2009, at 10:00 am at the Public Service Training Centre. The launch will be preceded by a half-day sensitization seminar which will be convened at the Garraway Hotel on Wednesday, January 14th 2009 from 09.00 am where all services associations and individuals will come together to be briefed on the importance of services to the Dominican economy as well as services as it relates to the various agreements such as the recently concluded Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the Revised CARICOM Treaty and the Proposed OECS Economic Union Treaty.
This initiative is a product of CARICOM Member States in the furtherance of opportunities for services in the global economy. The overall objective of the Coalition is to represent the interests of service providers, including lobbying Government and promoting fair multilateral rules consistent with the further development and competitiveness of the services sector.
Present at the Launching Ceremony will be representatives from the CARICOM Secretariat, OECS Secretariat, the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI) and Officials of the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Consumer and Diaspora Affairs.