May 12, 2016:- Mr. Norris Herbert, Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry delivered the Keynote Address at the Commonwealth Caribbean Consultation on Recent Developments in Trade: Post-Nairobi and Regional Integration on Thursday 12 May, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency.

Speaking to the Commonwealth Secretariat and CARICOM representatives, Acting PS Herbert reminisced that,

six months ago in December of 2015 in Nairobi, we were also able to secure, what some has described as an “historic agreement” on Agriculture Export Competition.  Members took the decision to eliminate the use of agriculture export subsidies and the imposition of disciplines on other trade distorting export support measures.  This has been pursued by developing countries for many years.  We are certainly encouraged by this outcome’.