21 Jul, 2016
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) supported the participation of a Haitian and Dominican delegation at the Trade and Investment Convention (TIC) 2016 in Macoya, Trinidad & Tobago from July 7-10, 2016, within the framework of the Haiti-Dominican Republic Bi-national Programme (BNP) and the Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP) both funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). The event featured multi-sectoral exhibits from around 200 companies with country pavilions from around the world.
The Centre for Export and Investment of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD) and the Center for Facilitation of Investments of Haiti (CFI), promoted business opportunities in their countries under a joint booth, which contributed to increase the two countries overall visibility and awareness of trade and investment opportunities, as part of the implementation of the Joint Investment Promotion Strategy (JIPS), designed in the framework of the 10th EDF BNP and currently being implemented by the two countries.
Moreover, Caribbean Export joined forces with the Dominican Association of Exporters (ADOEXPO) and the Dominican Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago to enable the participation of 3 Dominican companies at TIC giving them access to multiple business meetings and networking opportunities
Representatives from the Trade division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Haiti (DCE/MCI) attended the convention and joined CFI in presenting the seminar “Haiti: Opportunities Abound”, with a view to highlighting recent business opportunities in Haiti.
During TIC 2016, over 500 regional and international buyers, including country missions and representatives of large regional distributors/buyers, met with international professionals and decision makers from the private and public sector from throughout CARIFORUM and beyond, benefiting from structured networking events, a cutting-edge business education programme and B2B matchmaking services.
This mission also served to strengthen the links and collaboration of Haiti and the Dominican Republic with the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA), organiser of TIC, and hence contributing to the consolidation of intra-regional trade.
About Caribbean Export
Caribbean Export is a regional export development and trade and investment promotion organisation of the Forum of Caribbean States (CARIFORUM) currently executing the Regional Private Sector Programme (RPSDP) funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Caribbean Export’s mission is to increase the competitiveness of Caribbean countries by providing quality export development and trade and investment promotion services through effective programme execution and strategic alliances.
More information about Caribbean Export can be found at www.carib-export.com. Contact: JoEllen Laryea, PR and Communications, Caribbean Export Development Agency, Tel: +1(246) 436-0578, Fax: +1(246) 436-9999, Email: [email protected]