Efforts to promote investment encounter unique challenges because of the widely dispersed countries with small populations that make up the Caribbean.

Improvements in the business climate are essential to attracting investment that can contribute to sustainable business development. Investment promotion is particularly important for the development of new export goods and services.

Caribbean Export is the Secretariat for the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA). It was launched in 2007 to facilitate the collaboration of regional Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs). 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.