Commonwealth Caribbean Economic Integration


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ORIGIN ARA-17

INFO OCT-01 ADP-00 AID-20 CIAE-00 COME-00 EB-11 FRB-02

INR-10 NSAE-00 RSC-01 TRSE-00 XMB-07 OPIC-12 CIEP-02

LAB-06 SIL-01 OMB-01 L-03 TAR-02 /096 R

DRAFTED BY ARA/ CAR/ J: WPKELLY/ PWHILBURN, JR.: JANET 5/24/73 EXT-23447
APPROVED BY
ARA/ CAR: JRBURKE
ARA/ CAR: PFCANNEY
ARA/ ECP: JLANDBERG
ARA/ CAR: WBWHEELER
ARA/ CEN: SLIPPE
--------------------- 026226 R 241617 Z MAY 73
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMCONSUL BELIZE
AMEMBASSY BRIDGETOWN
AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
AMEMBASSY KINGSTON
AMCONSUL NASSAU
AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN

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E. O. 11652 N/ A
TAGS: EGEN, EEC, BB, BH, BW, GY, JM, TD, US
SUBJ: COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN ECONOMIC INTEGRATION

1. DEPT. HAS FOLLOWED WITH INTEREST RECENT REPORTING ON GEORGETOWN ACCORD AND MOVEMENT OF COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES TOWARD ECONOMIC INTEGRATION. AS AUGUST 1 DEADLINE FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMON MARKET APPROACHES, AIR-GRAM ANALYSIS ON THIS SUBJECT ( FROM HOST COUNTRY PERSPECTIVES) WOULD BE USEFUL FOLLOW UP TO THAT REPORTING.

2. WHILE STRUCTURE OF AIRGRAM MAY VARY IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL CONDITIONS, SPECIFIC COVERAGE IN EACH CASE SHOULD BE GIVEN TO HOST COUNTRY POLICIES AND EXPECTATIONS RE ECONOMIC INTEGRATION GENERALLY. FOLLOWING POINTS ( WHILE NOT EXHAUSTIVE) SHOULD ALSO BE INCLUDED TO ASSIST US IN MAKING CROSS NATIONAL COMPARISONS:

(A) HOST GOVERNMENT'S OBJECTIVES IN TALKS BETWEEN EC AND JOINT COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN NEGOTIATORS
(B) PROSPECTS FOR MEETING RESERVATIONS OF RLDC'S AND INDUCING THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN CXT BY 5/1/74
(C) HOST GOVERNMENT'S PERCEPTION OF ITS OWN LEADERSHIP ROLE IN INTEGRATION EFFORTS AND THE ROLES BEING PLAYED BY OTHER COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN NATIONS
(D) PRIVATE SECTOR ( BUSINESS AND LABOR) VIEWS TOWARD ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
(E) HOST GOVERNMENT'S FEELINGS ON LIKELIHOOD AND DESIREABILITY OF INCREASED REGIONAL POLITICAL COOPERATION AS SPINOFF FROM ECONOMIC INTEGRATION EFFORTS
(F) POSSIBLE CHANGES IN HOST COUNTRY' S PRESENT TARIFF STRUCTURE UPON ADOPTION OF CXT, AND POTENTIAL IMPACT ON US EXPORTS

3. AIRGRAM IS DUE IN DEPT ON OR ABOUT JULY 1. RUSH

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