June 27, 2016:- On Thursday 23 June, 2016, the two-day CARIFORUM Level 2 Advanced Customs and Trade Facilitation Training Workshop in Support of the Implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement commenced at the Kapok Hotel. Ms. Karlene Roach, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag.), Ministry of Trade and Industry welcomed the participants and in her Remarks made reference to a recently held workshop on trade facilitation; she said
‘in May 2016, the Level 1 Training Workshop on the Customs and Trade Facilitation was conducted. This introductory session helped lay the foundation for knowledge built upon the pillars of transparency, simplification, harmonization and standardization. The session highlighted the benefits of trade facilitation efforts in Trinidad and Tobago and the importance of trade facilitation measures in the EPA’.