Antigua PM wants free movement of goods within regional grouping


Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said that the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) should consider unrestricted circulation of commercial goods within the grouping.

Speaking as outgoing OECS Chairman on Saturday, Browne also told the opening of the of the 59th meeting of the OECS Monetary Authority and the OECS Heads of Government that the sub-grouping needs to seek new ways to respond to the economic woes of members.

“While I would be the first to acknowledge that the free circulation of goods regime is a revenue-sensitive matter, a way can be found to remove the present restrictions on the movement of goods between member states and thus stimulate OECS cross-border trade.”

He said that member states are being pounded by international economic turbulence and called for further integration and pooling of resources.



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