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Trade Policy of Saint Kitts & Nevis - Selected Documents
This section centralises information relating to St. Kitts and Nevis' national trade policy. Government trade policy overviews, national development strategy papers as well as information on agreements, regulations, standards, and the investment climate are also presented in this section.
St. Kitts and Nevis' trade policy is clearly not developed in isolation, but rather within a regional and global trade context. Over the years, the number of commitments derived from participation in the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as well as CARICOM, the OECS, and other regional trade fora has increased. As such, documents that provide some insight into these regional and global policy frameworks have been included.

National Trade Policy
"St. Kitts and Nevis is committed to the process of market liberalisation, as a means of achieving sustained economic growth and development. To achieve this it has been recognised that there is need to mobilise resources to enhance programmes of financial and technical support to the small productive enterprises in the key sectors in the economy to make them more competitive..."
Goverment Report to the WTO 1998

General Policy Documents
Main Policy Documents
OECS Development Charter, 2002 OECS Secretariat
Medium Term Economic Strategy 2003-2005
Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Budget Policy
Budget Address, 2009
Budget Address, 2008
Budget Address, 2007
Budget Address, 2006
Budget Address, 2005
Budget Address, 2004
Budget Address, 2003
Budget Address, 2002
Ministry of Finance

Agricultural Policy
2005-2009 Strategic Plan for Agriculture, 2004
Department of Agriculture of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Agricultural Policy Framework for the OECS, 2003
OECS Secretariat

Social Policy Framework
Social Policy Framework, 2001
OECS / UNDP
Legal Framework
External Trade Agreements

Preferential Schemes

Bilateral Investment Treaties

Trade Related Legislation
Intellectual Property Rights
Investment
Labour legislation
 
Trade Policy Documents
WTO Trade Policy Review of Saint Kitts and Nevis, 2007
Government Report Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis
WTO Secretariat Report WTO Secretariat

WTO Trade Policy Review of the OECS, 2007
Government Report Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis
WTO Secretariat Report WTO Secretariat

WTO Trade Policy Review of St. Kitts and Nevis, 2001
Government Report Government of Saint Kitts & Nevis
WTO Secretariat Report WTO Secretariat Report

WTO Trade Policy Review of the OECS, 2001
Report by the Governments of the OECS OECS Governments
WTO Secretariat Report WTO Secretariat Report

Other Documents
RNM/OECS Country Study to Inform Trade Negotiations, 2001 Lazarre, A., Antoinne, P. Samuel W.

Regional & Global Context
  Saint Kitts and Nevis is a founding member of CARICOM. Saint Kitts and Nevis has participated in the GATT since March of 1994 and in the WTO since February 1996.

  Regional Level
  CARIFORUM-EC EPA

CARICOM
Background Information, Legal Framework, External Agreements, On-going Negotiations, and more information.

The OECS
Background Information, Legal Framework, Institutions, and Studies. Also,

WTO Trade Policy Review, 2007
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IMF Consultation with ECCU, 2003
   - Staff Report I
   - Staff Report II
Trade Policy Review of the OECS, 2001
   - Governments' Report
   - WTO Report

  Global Level
  The World Trade Organisation-WTO
Understanding the WTO, The Agreements, Settlling Disputes, Cross-Cutting and New Issues, The Doha Agenda, Developing Countries, The Organization.

► Other International Organisations
Reports & Country Strategies on Saint Kitts & Nevis
Doing Business, 2009
World Bank
EU - Aid for Trade Monitoring Report, 2008
World Trade Organisation
CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agrmt
ECLAC
Economic Survey of the Caribbean 2007-2008
Economic Survey of the Caribbean 2006-2007
ECLAC
IMF Art.IV Consultation, 2008
IMF Art.IV Consultation, 2007
Staff for the Consultation with Saint Kitts & Nevis
Increasing Linkages of Tourism with... , 2008
Towards a New Agenda for Growth, 2005
World Bank
Earlier Caribbean Currency Union, 2006
Earlier Caribbean Currency Union, 2005
IMF
World Bank Country Strategy, 2005
World Bank Country Strategy, 2001
World Bank
Relevant Publications
On Saint Kitts & Nevis
EC Country Strategy, 2008
Saint Kitts and Nevis-EU Country Strategy, 2002 EU Commission and the Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Impact of the Proposals on Small and Developing CARICOM States, 2001 Bardouille, N.
Trade Policies and Prospects of the Eastern Caribbean States in the New Global Economy, 2000 De Rosa, D.

On Trade Policy
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2009
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2008
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2007
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2006
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2005
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2004
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2003

On the Regional and Global Context
Taccone, J. and Nogueira, U (coordinators), 2002: CARICOM Report
Barclay, L; Henry, R and James, V, 2001: Trade Policy and Caribbean Development
Bernal, R: Globalisation and Small Developing Countries (source: CRNM website)
Dos Santos, P and Bain, L, 2004: Survey of the Caribbean Tax Systems
More Information
  Off-site links to:
Government of Saint Kitts & Nevis
Specialised Governmental Agencies
Business and Other Organisations
Regional and International Organisations