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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 perceptions and images 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 strengthened the Cacao/Chocolate Binational Value Chain. The Agency seeks to map a 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, taking into consideration the difference and the balance between both countries, for the implementation of the action plan.

Consequently, the following consultancy seeks to develop a joint strategy of the cacao/chocolate sector and action plan for the benefit of both countries; and identify potential binational partnerships and Business-to-Business contacts that would facilitate the creation 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 May 7th,  2019 to the following e-mail address [email protected] with the reference “HT-DR Cacao Value Chain”.

Download the terms of reference here (ENGLISH)

Download the terms of reference here (SPANISH)

Download the terms of reference here (FRENCH)

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Download the final report on the Identification and Mapping of Bi-National Value Chains within High-Potential Sectors Between Haiti and the Dominican Republic