January 19, 2020

Caribbean countries not fully satisfied with EPA accord

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From Antigua Observer Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries say they are yet to “meaningfully reap the potential benefits” of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) signed with Europe in 2008. The issue was among matters discussed at the 23rd Meeting of the Council of CARIFORUM Ministers held here earlier this week, and according to a statement issued […]

The View from Europe: A messy divorce – Brexit, the EU and the Caribbean

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now Sometime this year, most probably in June or September, the UK electorate will be asked if they want to remain in, or leave the European Union (EU). Although common sense would suggest that there should be no fundamental change in the relationship, the outcome could be a messy divorce, […]

Caribbean Banking and the Caribbean International Financial Services Sector comes under focus

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, September 25, 2015. Much needed focus will be brought to the Caribbean banking and financial services sector over the coming months with two important gatherings of the region’s most influential industry practitioners. The Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) in conjunction with Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) will host a workshop on Caribbean Banking and […]

Here’s why most Caribbean seafood can’t leave the region

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From Antillean Media Group Many Caribbean countries are lacking standards for sanitary and phytosanitary measures for fish and seafood, which makes international exports impossible. Now, a regional body is trying to change that. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, August 27, 2015 — The Caribbean region’s ability to cash in on a potentially lucrative, international export trade in fish […]

3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum opens in Jamaica

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The 3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum opened in Montego Bay, Jamaica Wednesday (15) with calls for Caribbean countries to seize new opportunities offered by globalisation and improved access for the region to international markets. The mood of optimism about opportunities for Caribbean producers, many of whom attended the conference, was summed up by Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, […]

Export head wants one export, distribution point

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By Avia Collinder, Business Reporter From Jamaica Gleaner Pamela Coke-Hamilton, executive director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is challenging private-sector companies within the region to invest in unified warehousing, marketing, and distribution networks which she said can exponentially increase exports by making access easier for buyers from such countries as China. Coke-Hamilton, […]

Caribbean export awards over $200K USD to Agro-Processing Companies across the region

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From Anguilla News Bridgetown, BARBADOS. The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) announces the awarding of over $255,000 USD or €197, 000 in financial assistance to CARIFORUM agro- processing firms as part of the Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP) funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). “It is of […]

Caribbean Export awards €2.9 Million to firms in CARIFORUM

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From South Florida Caribbean News Bridgetown, Barbados  – The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has announced the awarding of BBD 8,081,874.06 (€2,992,287) to firms and Business Support Organisations (BSOs) across the region via their flagship programme the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS) as part of the Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP) funded by […]

Caribbean business leaders tour Cayman Enterprise City as Zone continues to garner attention in the region

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Caribbean Export Agency aims to boost regional trade in the Caribbean among the territories and the proximity of Cayman’s Special Economic Zone to the US presents opportunities. George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Cayman Enterprise City Chief Executive Officer Charlie Kirkconnell and Chief Development Officer Cindy O’Hara welcomed representatives of private […]

Caribbean Export creates opportunities for regional trade at Cayman business forum

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From Caribbean News Now GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) hosted a business forum in the Cayman Islands on Wednesday for private sector firms as well as other key stakeholders from CARIFORUM, the French Caribbean Outermost regions (FCORs) and EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) in the Caribbean, with […]