Expression of Interest Notice
Invitation to Participate in Expo Jamaica 2014
3-6 April, 2014
Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), within the framework of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP) will be assisting firms from the Dominican Republic interested in doing business with Jamaica through the facilitation of their participation in Expo Jamaica 2014 which will be held over the period 3-6 April 2014.
The event, which had its genesis in 1972, is heralded as the premier multi-sectoral showcase of Jamaican products with more than 2000 local products on display. The now biennial event is a partnership between the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA), the Jamaica Exporters Association (JEA) and Jamaica Promotions Limited (JAMPRO). For more information on Expo Jamaica 2014, please visit: http://www.expojamaica.com.jm/
Caribbean Export’s intervention in Expo Jamaica 2014 will focus on creating business opportunities between the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, with a view to enhancing business relations between CARICOM and the Dominican Republic. At the same time, the Agency seeks to provide the necessary discussion platform to allow for the distillation of specific trade-related issues that affect CARICOM-Dominican Republic trade. In this regard, Caribbean Export has partnered with JAMPRO, to execute a Business-to-Business matchmaking session with selected companies. The mission is also being organized in collaboration with the Centre for Exports and Investment for the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD).
Scope of Work
Caribbean Export will select businesses from the Dominican Republic Private Sector that have indicated an interest in participating in Expo Jamaica 2014, primarily as buyers of Jamaican products. An opportunity will also be made available for some suppliers of goods and services from the Dominican Republic, however, firms from the Dominican Republic will not be able to display products at the Expo. Selected companies will participate in Business to Business (B2B) Meetings that will be coordinated with Jamaican firms. The objective of these meetings is to foster a business-conducive platform that leads to the realization of business opportunities. Participation in Expo Jamaica 2014 is open to firms in the following sectors: agro-industry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, plastics and chemicals.
Should you require additional information, please call 1-809-531-2259
Expressions of interest must be submitted no later than 7 March 2014.
Interested participants are also required to provide additional documentation with the Expression of Interest Form. These include:
- A company profile (max. 200 words);
- Completed Application form;
- Letter of commitment addressed to Caribbean Export stating your willingness to provide information on contracts for imports as well as exports which were signed as a direct result of your participation in the event.
Criteria for Selection
- Be a Registered Company or Business Name in the Dominican Republic
- Be in operation for at least two years
- Have sufficient financial and human resources to support follow up activities and secure and maintain import and or export orders
Special consideration will be given to those Dominican firms who participated in the inward trade mission of Jamaican companies to the Dominican Republic in September 2013.