Caribbean Export General Brochure 2021

General Information

CARIBBEAN EXPORT DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

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To provide innovative, targeted initiatives designed to enhance Caribbean business growth, sustainability and job creation. OUR MISSION To be the leading Agency that drives Caribbean economic transformation through private sector development. OUR VISION

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Who We Are

BUILDING BUSINESS TRANSFORMING LIVES FOR A RESILIENT CARIBBEAN

Caribbean Export is the regional trade and investment promotion agency focused on building a resilient Caribbean by providing cutting-edge and high-impact support to the private sector. Through working closely with businesses to increase exports and attract investment, we contribute towards the creation of jobs, transformation of our economies and support the Caribbean to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

We implement a range of innovative and focused initiatives designed to facilitate Caribbean businesses expansion nationally, regionally and internationally into high value markets whilst taking advantage of special market access. We assist businesses that have the export potential or are already exporting to increase their capacity and competitiveness, to boost export earnings and create precious jobs.

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Building sustainable businesses across the Region in areas that will have the most impact on their competitiveness is key to achieving economic transformation. We provide a range of services that support businesses in the following areas: • Digital transformation and e-commerce, ​ • Adoption of green energy and energy efficiency practices,​ • Enhancing operational efficiency to remain relevant in an increasingly competitive marketplace, and​ • Conforming to international standards and certifications.

What We Do

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Our Services

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Our services fall into three categories

EXPORT DEVELOPMENT

EXPORT PROMOTION

INVESTMENT PROMOTION

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Our export promotion activities assist firms to utilise the benefits of the trade agreements and penetrate new markets.

Export Development

• Access to finance through grant schemes and other funding programmes such as Angel Investing. • Training for firms and BSOs including ProNET, grant proposal writing and Services Go-Global. • The provision of useful information and resources to support businesses to become export ready. Export Promotion Our export promotion activities assist firms to utilise the benefits of the trade agreements and penetrate new markets. These activities include facilitating the participation of firms at international trade shows and events where they are able to gain exposure and hold business to business meetings with potential buyers or investors.

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Investment Promotion

The Caribbean’s privileged geographic location makes the region a perfect location for foreign direct investment. We support the strengthening of Caribbean Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) to facilitate investment as the secretariat for CAIPA. Business process outsourcing, renewable energy, technology in agribusiness and hotel and resort development, are all industries that present great investment opportunity.

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We have developed a number of tools and activities to help support the regions private sector. CARIBBEAN EXPORT SME DIAGNOSTIC TOOL - Using a standardised and internationally recognised expert-based methodology, the SMW Diagnostic Tool helps us to accurately assess SMEs identifying where development is required to support their growth. This helps us to ensure you receive the right assistance from Caribbean Export and other Business Support Organisations. CEINTELLIGENCE - Trade and market intelligence is critical to support businesses to penetrate new markets. The CE-Intelligence portal provides market research and data to help businesses make informed decisions on where to export their products or services to facilitate growth.

At Caribbean Export we are committed to achieving results and to do this we focus on providing the right interventions for our clients to maximize their impact in the global market place. We look for businesses with an evident spirit of entrepreneurship, fresh product ideas and a desire to move beyond the constraints of their local markets.

How We Engage

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Introducing Absolutely Caribbean to New Markets

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ABSOLUTELY CARIBBEAN BUSINESS TO BUSINESS PORTAL - Providing largest directory of Caribbean goods and services the Absolutely Caribbean portal enables international buyers and Caribbean sellers to connect and explore trade opportunities.

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Areas of Focus While we provide technical and financial support to a wide variety of businesses in many sectors, the focus is primarily on businesses with the strongest potential to export and create jobs such as: • Agro-processing (incl. nutraceuticals)​ • Light manufacturing​ • Green economy​ • Blue entrepreneurship​ • Non-tourism linked services​ - Education, business and professional, ICT, creative & cultural​ • Investment sectors​ - Renewable energy, Agricultural technology, Business process outsourcing, hotel and resort development

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BUILDING BUSINESS, TRANSFORMING LIVES FOR A RESILIENT CARIBBEAN

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CONNECT WITH US

We encourage small business owners, business support organisations and investors with an interest in the Caribbean to connect with us.

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Head Office 1st Floor Baobab Tower, Warrens, St Michael, BB22026, BARBADOS

Sub Regional Office Av. Pedro Henriquez Urena No. 150, Torre Diandy XIX, Piso 7, Santo Domingo, REPUBLICA DOMINICANA

Haiti-Dr Bi-National Programme Office 4TH Floor, 151 Angle Ave., Jean Paul II & Impasse Duverger, Port-au-Prince, HAITI Tel: +1 (509) 48 92 53 55

Tel: +1 (246) 436-0578 Fax: +1 (246) 436-9999

Tel: +1 (809) 531-2259 Fax: +1 (809) 473-7532

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