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Caribbean Export is Recruiting Qualified Individuals For The Haiti-Dominican Republic Bi-national Trade Programme

The Caribbean Export Development Agency is looking for motivated individuals to fill key posts for The Haiti-Dominican Republic Bi-national Trade Programme in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The positions are as follows:

  1.      Deputy Programme Manager – Haiti
  2.     Customs Expert – Haiti
  3.     Trade Development Expert – Haiti
  4.     Private Sector Development Expert – Dominican Republic
  5.     Investment Promotion Expert – Dominican Republic
  6.    Financial Assistants (2) – Haiti and Dominican Republic
  7.    Administrative Assistant – Haiti

Closing date: October 12th 2012

For additional information, click here.


CARIFORUM Manufacturing Firms Participate in European Study Tour



Twenty-two manufacturing firms from across CARIFORUM recently participated  in a European Study Tour organized by Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)Business Climate (BizClim) from June 20 – 29, 2012.

The Study Tour is a precursor to the 2nd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum scheduled to take place in London on August 8 and 9, 2012 during Caribbean Export’s London Engage initiative. The firms toured Manchester (UK), Hamburg (Germany) and Paris (France), with the aim to form strategic business alliances with their European counterparts.

“The manufacturing sector plays a critical role in strengthening the region’s capacity to be competitive in all sectors”, commented Pamela Coke Hamilton, Executive Director, Caribbean Export. “As such, it is paramount that we find new and innovative ways to establish mutually beneficial European trade relationships, while taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement. It is with this view that we embarked on this study tour to Europe”, Coke Hamilton concluded.

The twenty-two firms,which specialise in products such as food and beverages, condiments, staples, essential oils, herbs, spices and organic food, represent Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, St Lucia, and Suriname.

The Manufacturing Study Tour and the 2ndCARIFORUM-EU Business Forumis made possible through the support from the ACP BizClim Programme Management Unit and the European Union’s 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP).

For additional information about the Study Tour and the Business Forumplease contact Mr. Carlos Wharton, Senior Trade Policy Advisor at cwharton@carib-export.comand copied toMs. Gayle Gollop, Advisor – Trade Advocacy at ggollop@carib-export.comor Tel: 246-436-0578.

Contact information:

Mrs. Stephanie Bishop

Advisor – Marketing & Public Relations

Telephone: 246-436-0578

Facsimile: 246-436-9999


July 9, 2012

EU trade official: China opening too slowly

Posted By David Bosco Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 5:18 PM Share

The European Union’s trade commissioner, Karel De Gucht, delivered a tough speech on free trade today in Shanghai. He warned that G20 attempts to prevent a new rash of trade restrictions have been only minimally successful:

Instead of being dismantled, as the G20 countries have promised, the number of
protectionist measures put in place since the crisis has increased. 425 of the
potentially trade-restrictive measures that were installed since the onset of the crisis
remain in force, whereas only 71 have been removed to date. Over the last twelve
months a total of 131 new measures were introduced.

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