Persons in the transportation, tourism, entertainment and other aspects of the services industry are among those likely to gain significant benefits if a new trade-in-services agreement is finalised between OECS member states and Canada.
OECS member states along with others in Caricom are seeking to increase market opportunities in Canada for persons in the services industry as well as manufacturers and farmers.
Head of the OECS Trade Policy Unit Virginia Paul said the secretariat is attempting to secure increased and improved access to Canada’s markets for people in the trade industry, so that it would be easier for them to trade in whatever field or endeavour they are involved.
“This is really the basis for the negotiations providing increased marketing opportunities for people in the member states,” Paul said.
The Castries-based OECS Secretariat said negotiations with Canada towards a new services-in-trade agreement is among several engagements of a packed agenda of the secretariat trade policy unit for the year 2012.