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St. Lucia's Services Sector

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  • THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES
  • 2004 Export Strategy - Arts & entertainment, architecture, ICT, Integrated Marketing Communications, nursing, tourism. THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES
  • Focus still on trade in goods THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES
  • The data shows that performance of trade in services outstrips trade in goods as we lose competitive advantage of preferential access THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES
  • Growing imperative for promoting services exports:proliferation of trade agreements reduce competitive advante of trade in goods, THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES
  • THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES
  • Entertainment: Mode 4 Accounting: Mode 4 Administrative: Mode 2 ICT: Mode 4/Mode 2 THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES
  • Entertainment: Mode 4 Accounting: Mode 4 Administrative: Mode 2 ICT: Mode 4/Mode 2 THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES
  • Business Opportunities for professional services based on trend of calls for proposals, training required for competitive bidding and recognition of qualification for supply of experts on projects and standards THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES
  • THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES
  • THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES
  • THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES
  • THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES

Presentation by Ms. Dinah Hippolyte  at TIC 2012 Trinidad & Tobago Presentation by Ms. Dinah Hippolyte at TIC 2012 Trinidad & Tobago Presentation Transcript

  • Saint Lucia Coalition of Services Industries “National Experience of Services Exports”Presented by Ms. Dinah Hippolyte, at the 2012 TTMA Trade and Investment Convention Services Workshop,18th May 2012, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • SAINT LUCIA’S EXPERIENCE OF SERVICES EXPORTS● Late 1990’s St Lucia identified services as a priority sector● 2001 commitment to establish Services coalition to support services export drive● 2004 Draft National Export Development Strategy Identified key sectors● SLCSI established in 2009● TEPA recently established to promote Goods/Services exports
  • CHALLENGE TO SERVICES EXPORTS National Trade Infrastructure still designed to facilitate and promote trade in Goods View slide
  • PERFORMACNE OF SERVICES TRADE View slide
  • IMPERATIVE FOR PROMOTING SERVICES EXPORTS 17 % of population (28,068) between 15-24 years old 41 % of population (68,052) under 35 years old!!! Need to stimulate growth in new areas of economic activity
  • THE NATIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • THE NATIONAL EXPERIENCE NATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF SERVICES EXPORTS• Education Services: AIMU Offshore Medical School• Backoffice Operations: The BDO• Accounting Services: PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • THE NATIONAL EXPERIENCE• ICT services: Converge solutions, eMagine• Backoffice Operations: BDO Accounting and Administrative Services• Consulting/Marketing services: Accela Marketing
  • SERVICES EXPORTS TO THE EU• Entertainment: Claudia Edwards, Boo Hinkson• Accounting: PricewaterHouse• Administrative/Backoffice: The BDO
  • INCREASING SERVICES EXPORTS TO THE EU•
  • INCREASING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EXPORT S TO THE EU
  • DEVELOPING SAINT LUCIA SERVICES SECTORGrant funding from the Caribbean Aid for Trade andRegional Integration Trust Fund (CARTFund) for theexecution of a twenty one (21) month project titled"Developing Saint Lucias Services Sector".
  • DEVELOPING SAINT LUCIA SERVICES SECTOR“It is expected that the CARTFund project will contribute to theinstitutional strengthening of the SLCSI, increased capacity of itsmember associations to coordinate the development of theprofessional services sector; an increased level and quality ofadvocacy for the creation of a more enabling environment fortrade in services and an increased number of service providerswith the capacity to exploit new market opportunities.”
  • DEVELOPING SAINT LUCIA SERVICES SECTORKey deliverables and Progress to Date•National Services Sector profile•Client database•Advocacy Training and Lobbying•Services Policy White Paper/Recommendations•Services Export Market Intelligence Report•Services Export Training•Services Trade Mission
  • Saint Lucia Coalition of Services Industries Thank You!!!!