Passing of Ambassador Henry S. Gill

It is with deep regret that we announce the demise of Ambassador Henry S. Gill, the former Director General of the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM). In his capacity he played a pivotal role in negotiating with the European Union for the Economic Partnership Agreement which created a free trade area for African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States. Gill has left behind a rich heritage to the region in his leadership skills, technical acumen and diplomacy skills for the next generation. To the family and loved ones of Henry S. Gill, the Secretariat of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce wishes to express its deepest condolences on this occasion. May his soul rest in peace.

Business leaders deliver private sector trade priorities to WTO

Business leaders presented to World Trade Organization (WTO) permanent ambassadors and representatives, at WTO headquarters in Geneva today, their initial recommendations for driving international trade negotiations out of an 11-year deadlock and boosting the global economy. Executives from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry updated WTO representatives on progress from the ICC World Trade Agenda. This initiative was established in 2011 with the aim of defining a practical and forward-looking trade policy agenda that will contribute to economic growth and job creation, moving WTO trade talks “Beyond Doha”. Read entire post at the International Chamber of Commerce and World Business Organisation website

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