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  • Photo of Barbados aims to boost exports to region and beyond

    Barbados aims to boost exports to region and beyond

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday February 5, 2016 – Industry Minister Donville Inniss says Barbados needs to increase its export of goods and services to the rest of the world and the Caribbean region is the best starting point. He says it’s the largest export market for Barbados and the one that offers the greatest potential. Inniss was speaking at a press conference…

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  • Photo of CARICOM urges WTO to add Trade to new global deals

    CARICOM urges WTO to add Trade to new global deals

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Wednesday urged the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to join a successful year for multilateral diplomacy by delivering trade deals which will drive global economic growth and uplift the poor. Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator A.J. Nicholson made the call in his address, on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), to the…

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  • Photo of Increasing Regional Trade With Cuba

    Increasing Regional Trade With Cuba

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has supported the largest contingent of Caribbean firms to participate at the 33rd edition of the Havana International Trade Fair (FIHAV) from November 2-7, 2015, as part of the Regional Private Sector Development Programme and Haiti-Dominican Republic Binational Programme of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF).   [FIHAV 2015] A total of twenty-five (25) companies…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Seeks to Provide Additional Support to Existing Investors

    Caribbean Seeks to Provide Additional Support to Existing Investors

    Targeting existing investors to reinvest in the Caribbean and creating linkages in the domestic economy between investors and local suppliers to drive investment growth were issues at the centre of the strategy recommended to the region’s’ Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) at the recently held workshop facilitated by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the Caribbean Association…

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  • Photo of Building Geographical Indications for the Caribbean’s Origin-Linked Products

    Building Geographical Indications for the Caribbean’s Origin-Linked Products

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) opened the two-day sub-regional workshop on branding and the use of geographical indications in the development of management strategies for origin-linked products at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingstown, Jamaica on July 21st.  With the aim of building the capacity of CARIFORUM producers to identify and develop geographical indications and origin linked products,…

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  • Photo of World Bank proposes new directions to boost trade in the region

    World Bank proposes new directions to boost trade in the region

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Wednesday June 17, 2015 – A new World Bank report says there is considerable potential for boosting trade and accelerating growth in the region. The report, ‘Trade matters: New opportunities for the Caribbean’ which was released yesterday at the Third Regional Caribbean Growth Forum, highlights that trade plays an important role in job creation. “Continued efforts to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Welcomes Canada’s Approach To WTO On Caribcan

    CARICOM Welcomes Canada’s Approach To WTO On Caribcan

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat welcomes the decision of Canada to seek a new waiver in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for the CARIBCAN arrangements. The Secretariat looks forward to its early approval which will ensure that existing CARICOM trade with Canada will continue without disruption. The Secretariat will be convening a Special Meeting…

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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 Caribbean Export Awards €700,000 to Agri-business and Handicraft Firms in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

    Caribbean Export Awards €700,000 to Agri-business and Handicraft Firms in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has awarded €700,000 to 31 firms and Business Support Organizations (BSOs) in Haiti and the Dominican Republic via the Binational Grants Programme, as part of the Haiti/Dominican Republic Binational Programme, Commerce Component, funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). The announcement was made at the launch and reimbursement workshops…

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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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