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Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has been entrusted by the Governments of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the European Union, with the implementation of the “Trade and Private Sector Component” of the Haiti-Dominican Republic Binational Cooperation Programme under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) FED/2018/399-379. This component seeks to enhance the overall business and investment climate of Haiti and the Dominican Republic as well as the international perception and image of both countries.

The Programme has three (3) main objectives:

  1. The Promotion of a more balanced and formal trade between Haiti and the Dominican Republic;
  2. The quality of goods produced in both countries and the competitivity of enterprises is enhanced with special attention to three (3) value chains: Cocoa/Chocolate; Essential Oils/Cosmetics; and Handicraft/Fashion/Accessories/Jewellery; and
  3. The institutional cooperation, between the Ministries working in trade related issues and the Customs Administrations, as well as the public-private and private-private dialogue is reinforced.

Under the objective 2, Caribbean Export will seek to develop and/or strengthen the Essential Oils/Cosmetics Value Chain. The Agency seeks to carry out comprehensive diagnosis for the selected binational value chain with a view of developing a joint strategy and action plan for the promotion of the same and to deliver financial and technical assistance to selected beneficiaries in both countries.

Consequently, the following consultancy seeks to develop a joint strategy of the Essential Oils/Cosmetics sector and action plan for the benefit of both countries identifying potential binational partnerships and Business-to-Business contacts that would facilitate the creation/strengthening of this value chain.

Interested parties are kindly asked to download and review the full terms of reference and submit offers by 17:00 hrs (Dominican Republic time) on Friday May 17th, 2019 to the following e-mail address [email protected] with the reference “Essential Oils/Cosmetics 0119”

Download the terms of reference here (ENGLISH)
Download the terms of reference here (SPANISH)
Download the terms of reference here (FRENCH)

Download the Identification and Mapping of Binational Value Chains within high-potential sectors between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Download the National Strategy for the Cosmetics Industry (January 2019)