PSC met with Ambassadors George Talbot and David Hales
July 5, 2016
The Private Sector Commission met with Ambassadors George Talbot, (designate) to the Federative Republic of Brazil and Ambassador David Hales (designate) to Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, July 1, 2016 to outline how they could use their appointments to advocate the enhancement of Guyana’s Trade specifically with Brazil and the use of Ambassador Hales’ experience in Brussels.
It was discussed that while political diplomacy is important, the Ambassadorships can also be used to forward our economic cause. We are cognizant of the fact that Guyana is becoming an economically diversified evolving beyond the traditional natural resources.
As we explore new horizons, the marketing of Guyana through our Embassies and Commercial Attaches becomes advantageous. They would be able to ensure that all trade agreements are properly analysed and enforced to ensure more opportunities for the Private Sector.
Brazil: The Private Sector Commission would like to see the realization of the Road Traffic Agreement with Brazil, the passing of the additional items in the partial scope agreement that has been pending at the federal level for a very long time.
There is some amount of unfriendliness at the port of entry at Lethem for goods entering Brazil.
It is hoped that the Private sector can continue its engagements with SEBRAE, The Chambers of Commerce of Boa Vista and other Agencies in Brazil with the installation of Ambassador Talbot.
It is difficult to predict the impact on Guyana’s trade with Britain created by BREXIT. We have to wait and see what gives.
We hope to preserve both our political and economic ties with the EU through the appointment of Ambassador Hales, who had previous experience working with the EEC, in Brussels, we have a unique opportunity to further promote our economic cause.
We are confident that both Ambassadors Talbot and Hales would make every effort to promote the cause of the Guyana Government and by extension the Private Sector, on matters of political diplomacy and economic development.
We wish them all the best.