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  • Caribbean Export - CARICOM-Canada Trade Development Forum

    1. 1. Taking Caribbean Excellence to the World
    2. 2. Role of Caribbean Export <ul><li>To support and promote the competitiveness of the private sector through enhancement of their export capability for intra and extra-regional trade </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation of company growth through targeted implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Caribbean Export Development Agency started in 1996 as a project CEDP (Caribbean Export Development Project) </li></ul><ul><li>International trading environment and global economy has changed since then </li></ul><ul><li>Agency is re-evaluating and changing to meet the new needs of its 15 members. </li></ul>Page Mandate
    3. 3. Page “ This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development .” Barack Obama
    4. 4. Caribbean Export Members Antigua and Barbuda The Bahamas Barbados Belize Dominica Dominican Republic Grenada St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. Vincent and the Grenadines Guyana Haiti Jamaica Suriname Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Export CARIFORUM
    5. 5. Policy Formulation Implementation National Consultations Regional Formulation Negotiation Trade Policy Agreements Governments Private Sector Technical Agencies University Labour Human Resource Development Product Development Infrastructure Formulation to Implementation
    6. 6. Caribbean Export Development Agency HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Training & Advisory Services Networking Internships PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Direct Assistance Training & Advisory Services Trade Shows Market Intelligence Research INFRASTRUCTURE Strategic Planning Advocacy Support to trade policy formulation Donor support Pillars to Export Development
    7. 7. Primary Tools to support Export Growth <ul><li>Market Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening firms’ capacity through support to innovation and sectoral clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Business match-making – taking producers to market </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Governments on development of export strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Assistance to innovative business solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on rapid growth sectors within which the Region has comparative advantage, trade surplus and proven capabilities to compete </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Enhanced capacity of BSOs to service their members </li></ul><ul><li>Operating as one-stop shop for sourcing of regional exports by large trading partners </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanisms to enhance market diversification and penetration with new and emerging trading partners </li></ul><ul><li>Investment promotion support to our national partners </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a regional Caribbean Brand for export excellence </li></ul>Additional Tools supporting Export Growth
    9. 9. Tenth EDF Work Programme <ul><li>Regional Trade and Market Intelligence System </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Export Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Building awareness of the private sector on bilateral, regional and multilateral trade agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the understanding and utilisation of intellectual property rights as a trade development tool </li></ul><ul><li>Building the Capacity of Business Support Organisations to expand their services to Members </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of a CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum </li></ul>Page Promoting Trade and Export Development among CARIFORUM countries
    10. 10. Tenth EDF Work programme <ul><li>Open Karaibe agreement under discussions with Guadeloupe </li></ul><ul><li>Potential collaboration with French Guiana to be explored </li></ul><ul><li>Potential collaboration with OCTs to be explored </li></ul>Page Improve knowledge of respective trade and investment laws and regulations Promoting stronger trade and investment relations between CARIFORUM, French Caribbean Outermost Regions (FCORs), and EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) in the Caribbean
    11. 11. CE‘s Collaborators Page CDB CIDA Caricom GIZ OECS-EDU ITC Donor Partners French Caribbean Outermost Regions (FCORs), and EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) in the Caribbean <ul><li>Guadeloupe, </li></ul><ul><li>Martinique and </li></ul><ul><li>French Guiana </li></ul><ul><li>Anguilla </li></ul><ul><li>Aruba </li></ul><ul><li>British Virgin Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Cayman Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Montserrat </li></ul><ul><li>Netherlands Antilles </li></ul><ul><li>Turks and Caicos Islands </li></ul>
    12. 12. Tenth EDF Work programme <ul><li>WOMEX 2011 in Copenhagen </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of EDF and ERDF funding </li></ul><ul><li>Planned activity for Latin America in 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>Invest Caraibe - Martinique </li></ul>Page Identify and exploit export opportunities among CARIFORUM/FCORs/OCTs Promoting stronger trade and investment relations between CARIFORUM, French Caribbean Outermost Regions (FCORs), and EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) in the Caribbean Operating the Joint CARIFORUM/FCORs/OCTs Task Force on Trade and Investment
    13. 13. Market Preparation -BSO support -Export training Management and product development -Branding Take export ready firms to global marketplace Evaluation, Market Intelligence CE Cycle
    14. 14. The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) <ul><li>Seven OECS members of Caribbean Export: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Antigua & Barbuda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dominica </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grenada </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Montserrat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St Kitts & Nevis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Lucia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St Vincent and the Grenadines </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. TDF Page Public-Private dialogue <ul><li>To guide trade negotiations and eventual agreement </li></ul><ul><li>To help you prepare for market requirements by asking for the right TA </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Build Trust between both sides </li></ul><ul><li>System for constant Feedback among CARICOM and between Canadian and CARICOM private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of experience from those already in the market </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of trade links from those already in the market </li></ul>
    16. 16. Thank you! Page <ul><li>Elliott Paige </li></ul><ul><li>Manager Trade and Export Development </li></ul><ul><li>Caribbean Export Development Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Hastings Main Road, Christ Church </li></ul><ul><li>BB15154, Barbados </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: +(246) 436-0578 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: +1(246) 436-9999 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile: +1(246) 230-0702 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>