Deadline Date:
Closed.

1.1 Relevant background

Caribbean Export was established in 1996 as the regional trade and investment promotion agency to serve 15 States of the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM), namely: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The Agency carries out numerous programme-based activities designed to enhance the competitiveness of regional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), promote trade and development among the CARIFORUM, promote stronger trade and investment relations among CARIFORUM and the French Caribbean Outermost Regions (FCORs) and the EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) in the Caribbean, as well as promote stronger trade and investment cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Dominican Republic.

Under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP), which Caribbean Export is currently implementing, support has been offered to CARIFORUM States in a gamut of areas ranging from investment promotion to business advocacy. With each intervention, Caribbean Export aims to optimise the export potential of regional entrepreneurs, as well as highlight the investment potential of the Caribbean to the international community.

The poultry sector represents the largest segment of the livestock industry and consists of many different levels of production. These include hatcheries, feed factories, breeding farms and processing plants. The poultry sector is deemed to be the fastest-growing agricultural subsector and plays an important role in terms of food security and nutrition. According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in 2020, 40.6 per cent of total meat production 337.3 million tons was from the poultry industry.

According to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in the early 1990s, Suriname’s self-sufficiency rate for livestock products stood at near 100%; today, Suriname is a net importer of all livestock products. The primary source of animal protein in Suriname is poultry meat. Surinamese poultry consumption is among the world’s highest, at more than 50 kg per capita. Suriname imported $16.6 million worth of poultry meat in 2020. In the same year, poultry meat ranked 11th in Suriname’s imports. In contrast, Suriname exported $7.68k worth of poultry meat in 2020.

Suriname is a primary member of the Caribbean Poultry Association (CPA) which was founded in 1999 to represent domestic poultry producers and to support the industry’s growth in all its facets. The CPA continuously promotes the export of poultry products within the region. While other primary members in the CPA have made significant progress in the production of chicken, Suriname imports continue to double that of its exports. The overall objective of this consultancy is to investigate the export potential of the Suriname poultry industry.

2.Overall Objective

Caribbean Export is seeking the professional services of a consultant who will be tasked with the responsibility for designing, executing and reporting on research which will have the following objective:

  • A full review of the Suriname poultry sector with the aim of assessing the export potential of the country’s poultry products.

3. SCOPE OF WORK

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the assignment and develop a research design and methodology which appropriately reflects understanding of the assignment and is commensurate with the expected standards for high quality business and economic research;
  • Analyse the trade and export potential of Suriname poultry products to intra regional and extra regional markets;
  • Assess the export potential of Poultry products from Suriname to intra regional and extra regional markets;
  • Consider how the use of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA can increase trade in poultry products, including the areas of value addition/value chains in EU markets;
  • Examine the market entry requirements for existing and potential trade partners in the EU;
  • Examine the challenges of poultry producers seeking to tap into EU markets;
  • Analyse the market penetration strategies of other poultry exporters entering the EU market;
  • Develop a market penetration strategy for Suriname poultry exporters for the most suitable markets identified by the findings of this study.
  • Create, synthesize and collate quantitative and qualitative information regarding the activities to be undertaken and deliverables identified in
  • Undertake desk research/interviews, which should include engagement with firms, poultry producers and government ministries/competent authorities etc. in order to define the suitable approach expanding its value and volume of poultry exports to the markets.
  • Consult with stakeholders of the Suriname poultry sector for research and validation of research findings.

4. Required Documentation

Interested persons must submit the following documents to Dr. Damie Sinanan- Manager, Competitiveness and Export Promotion at [email protected] and copied to Ms. Mikaela Stoute at [email protected] by Wednesday June 22, 2022.
• Technical Proposal
• Financial Proposal
• Signed Declaration noted in Section 14 of this ToR