The only regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African, Caribbean and Pacific group.
Caribbean Export is the only regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group. We were established in 1996 by an Inter-Governmental Agreement as the trade promotion Agency of the 15 Member States of CARIFORUM.
Caribbean Export supports CARIFORUM firms to develop their businesses specifically for export. Our services include capacity building, technical assistance, access to finance through grant schemes and the provisions of useful information and resources to support businesses to become export ready.
Efforts to promote investment encounter unique challenges because of the widely dispersed countries with small populations that make up the Caribbean. Our emphasis is on activities which are best undertaken at regional or sub-regional rather than at national levels as we promote the Caribbean as a prime destination for intra and extra-regional investment.
Caribbean Export implements a range of work programme activities designed to support CARIFORUM based companies to export to and penetrate new markets such as the EU. Our export promotion activities assist firms to utilise the benefits of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA.
Caribbean Export is undertaking trade advocacy initiatives for goods and services including collaboration on the development and implementation of a CARIFORUM trade and development programme. Understanding the trade agreements that may regulate your company’s exports is an important pillar in the export development process. Caribbean Export provides technical assistance to companies and entrepreneurs to better understand and take advantage of trade agreements.