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Trade Policy of Antigua and Barbuda - Selected Documents
This section centralises information relating to Antigua and Barbuda's 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.

Antigua and Barbuda's 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
"The emphasis in Antigua and Barbuda Trade policy, has evolved over time, changing from an inward looking import substitution regime to a more outward orientation. The cornerstone of Antigua and Barbuda’s current development policy is the encouragement of local and foreign direct investment."
Government Report to the WTO 2001

General Policy Documents
Main Policy Documents
OECS Development Charter, 2002
OECS Secretariat

Budget Policy
Budget Statement, 2009
Budget Statement, 2007
Budget Statement, 2005
Budget Statement, 2004
Dr. The Hon. Errol Cort, MP
Budget Statement, 2033
Dr. The Hon. Lester Bird, MP

Fiscal Report, 2004 Part I | Part II
Ministry of Finance and the Economy

Agricultural Policy
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
Antidumping
Intellectual Property Rights
Investment
Labour legislation
 
Trade Policy Documents
WTO Trade Policy Review of Antigua and Barbuda, 2007
Government Report Government of Antigua and Barbuda
WTO Secretariat Report WTO Secretariat

WTO Trade Policy Review of the OECS, 2007
Government Report Government of Antigua and Barbuda
WTO Secretariat Report WTO Secretariat

WTO Trade Policy Review of Antigua and Barbuda, 2001
Government Report Government of Antigua and Barbuda
WTO Secretariat Report WTO Secretariat

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

Other Trade Policy Documents
Redefining Tourism as an Export and Development Opportunity, 2004 Government of Antigua and Barbuda
FTAA National Trade Capacity Building Strategy, 2003. Government of Antigua and Barbuda.
RNM/OECS Country Study to Inform Trade Negotiations, 2001. Lazarre, A.; Antoinne, P.; Samuel W.
Regional & Global Context
  Antigua & Barbuda is a founding member of the CARICOM. Antigua & Barbuda has participated in the GATT since March of 1987 and in the WTO since January 1995.

  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 Antigua & Barbuda
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
IMF Art.IV Consultation, 2006
IMF Art.IV Consultation, 2005
IMF Art.IV Consultation, 2004
Staff for the Consultation with Antigua & Barbuda
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 Antigua & Baruda
Trade Policies & Prospects of Eastern Caribbean States in New Global Economy
Antigua & Barbuda - European Community Country Strategy Paper, 2002 EU Commission and the Government of Antigua & Barbuda.
Antigua & Barbuda - National Sustainable Development Report, 2002 United Nations
Reflections on Economic Growth in Antigua and Barbuda, 2001 Nicholls, G.
Impact of the Proposals on Small and Developing CARICOM States, 2001 Bardouille, N.

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 Antigua & Barbuda
Specialised Governmental Agencies
Business and Other Organisations
Regional and International Organisations