Caribbean Export is the only regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group. Established in 1996 by an Inter-Governmental Agreement as a regional trade and investment promotion agency, we serve the 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.
Caribbean Export’s work focuses on nine priority areas: Agro-processing, Creative Industries, Financial Services, Health and Wellness, Information and Communication Technology, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Specialised Tourism and Renewable Energy. This development work has also strengthened the institutional capacity of public and private sector agencies, and BSOs, particularly sector associations, trade support institutions (TSIs) and investment promotions agencies (IPAs).
This SME Diagnostic Tool helps Caribbean Export to better support SMEs in their efforts to grow their export businesses, as well as enhance the overall competitiveness of CARIFORUM firms.