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  • Photo of Haiti’s Private Sector Discusses Bi-national Trade Issues

    Haiti’s Private Sector Discusses Bi-national Trade Issues

    Haiti’s Private Sector Economic Forum (FESP) and Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIH) organized a workshop on commercial relations and trade of goods and services between Haiti and the Dominican Republic on April 21st with the support of The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export). The event, which was attended by key private sector representatives from the Haitian industrial sector,…

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  • Photo of EU funding project to develop coconut industry in the C’bean

    EU funding project to develop coconut industry in the C’bean

    CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – The European Union is financing a project aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of small-scale coconut farmers by identifying market opportunities, creating synergies between national and regional programmes and improving access to advisory services for improved production. The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) in partnership with the Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC) and the…

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  • Photo of Caribbean producers optimistic about new opportunities

    Caribbean producers optimistic about new opportunities

    The Third CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum opened in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Wednesday with calls for Caribbean countries to seize new opportunities offered by globalisation and improved access for the region to international markets. The mood of optimism about opportunities for Caribbean producers, many of whom attended the conference, was summed up by Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, State Minister of Jamaica, who delivered…

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  • Photo of Greater international prospects for Caribbean music

    Greater international prospects for Caribbean music

    Growing the multi- million dollar Caribbean Music Industry will be a major focus of the 3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum which will be held April 15-16 at the Hilton Rose Hall, Montego Bay Jamaica. David Sanders, Producer at Coke Studio Africa, Eldar Ástþórsson, Senior PR Manager – Europe, CCP Games and Ylir Music Fund, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson, Performer/Artiste and Jeffrey “Assassin” Campbell, Jamaican/International…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Export Explores Technical Management Unit To Support Regional Trade

    Caribbean Export Explores Technical Management Unit To Support Regional Trade

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Following the successful hosting of a business forum in the Cayman Islands, for private sector firms, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) explored the establishment of a technical management unit (TMU) to assist exporters from the Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) states that are interested in entering the French Caribbean…

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  • Photo of EPA Capacity-Building Project Launched

    EPA Capacity-Building Project Launched

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat-based Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (CARIFORUM) Directorate, in collaboration with key partners, launched a €3,099,915 Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)-centered Capacity-building Project, in Georgetown, Guyana on 25 March. The Project’s specific objective is to contribute to the effective implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA, with…

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  • Photo of Regional Sensitisation and Needs Assessment Workshops convened

    Regional Sensitisation and Needs Assessment Workshops convened

    A capacity-building project which focuses on Competition, Pubic Procurement and Customs and Trade Facilitation for CARIFORUM stakeholders was formally launched this morning ahead of a workshop to sensitise participants on the training opportunities available under the project. A workshop to conduct an assessment of training needs of CARIFORUM States in the three referenced areas will follow on 26th-27thMarch 2015. The launch…

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  • Photo of Partnership Between Businesses in the Caribbean and EU to be Bolstered by the 3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum

    Partnership Between Businesses in the Caribbean and EU to be Bolstered by the 3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) will host its third CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum, scheduled to take place on April 15 – 16 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The conference, which is organised in collaboration with the ACP Business Climate facility (BizClim), seeks to enhance partnerships between Caribbean businesses and those in Europe, enable public-private dialogue, and support the business climate…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Export Supports the Caribbean Network of Service Coalitions (C-NSC) towards strengthening the Region’s Services Sector

    Caribbean Export Supports the Caribbean Network of Service Coalitions (C-NSC) towards strengthening the Region’s Services Sector

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) facilitated the planning session for the 2015 work programme and annual general meeting of the Caribbean Network of Service Coalitions last week at the Marriot Hotel, Barbados. The meeting which gathered representatives from the fifteen (15) CARIFORUM States spent 4 days developing the work programme for Year 2 of the 10th European Development Fund…

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  • Photo of New Capacity-Building Project to provide support for CARIFORUM-EU EPA

    New Capacity-Building Project to provide support for CARIFORUM-EU EPA

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Key partners involved in a new Capacity-building Project to support effective implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) met in Georgetown, Guyana on 19 January 2015, to chart the way forward. The Project, valued at €3,099,915, is financed from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Caribbean Regional Indicative Programme (CRIP).  In part,  the…

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