Several CARICOM member states, including Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, have signed the Multilateral Air Services Agreement (MASA), which aims to expand the air traffic offer for Caricom-owned airlines for the provision of air services throughout the Community. The Memorandum of Understanding on the Provisional Implementation of the Multilateral Air Transport Agreement was signed by Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. (iii) ensure that the provision of international air services in the Community is provided by viable and technically qualified air carriers. (a) the creation of an internal market for air services within the Community to promote the obligation on Member States, in accordance with Article 33, paragraph 1, and Article 37, paragraph 1, of the revised Treaty, to remove barriers to the right of Community nationals to establish and the right of Community nationals to provide services within the Community; and, according to a statement issued after the 30th intersessional meeting of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the heads of state and government met “at a special session on transport, in line with their commitment to providing adequate, fair and efficient and efficient transport services at an affordable cost.” CARICOM`s multilateral air transport agreement expands the flexibility of airlines owned by The Caricom States to offer air services throughout the Community. It was found that MASA had been opened for signature in February 2018. The Heads of State and Government acknowledged that the agreement of all Member States on MASA would have the effect of making the Community a liberalised environment for caricom carriers. With regard to shipping, the leaders agreed to create a joint private and public sector team to “verify the results and recommendations of reports on a regional ferry-boat service. The team was asked to provide preliminary estimates for the introduction of ferry services after discussions and discussions with potential ferry operators. St. Vincent and the Grenadines signed the new CARICOM (MASA) multilateral air services agreement at the 29th CARICOM Intersessional Heads of Government Meeting at the Marriot Hotel Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Tuesday. The agreement expands the ability of airlines owned by caricom nationals to offer air services throughout the Community.
It does not limit roads, capacity or… CARICOM`s multilateral air transport agreement expands the flexibility of airlines owned by The Caricom States to offer air services throughout the Community. It does not limit routes, capacity or traffic rights, and should facilitate the strengthening of intra-regional traffic and provide exporters and importers with more freight options, resulting in cost savings. (i) encourage the adoption of uniform standards and recommended practices for the provision of air services within the Community; Heads of state or government also agreed that the directors of maritime affairs in each Member State should “meet periodically with the intention of coordinating and presenting a comprehensive approach to dealing with maritime security issues in the Community.” Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley (left) has signed carICOM Multilateral Air Services Agreement in St Kitts and Nevis.