This country is among seven Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) members states to receive technical assistance from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

The OECS Commission is partnering with the Geneva based International Trade Centre in providing Technical Assistance to OECS Protocol Member States to Examine Options for Negotiating Services Commitments in Bilateral Trade Agreements.

Dr. Natasha Ward, the International Consultant attached to this ITC assignment is in state as of yesterday Thursday November 19th to November 23rd, 2015 to conduct national consultations with relevant stakeholders.

At the conclusion of this Technical Assistance Programme, it is expected that a clear directive would be provided to OECS Member States on the prudent negotiating options that could be considered for granting access to Third countries into the services market of the Economic Union whilst safeguarding the objectives of the Revised Treaty of Basseterre.