Video guest: Josephine Mwangi

October 2017
M T W T F S S
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5



SELECT_TAGS :
















Twitter

Follow the CTA Brussels Daily

 

twitter logo

 

facebook logo cta

Thursday, 08 December 2016

Caribbean Exports celebrates regional exporting excellence

The West India Biscuit Company Limited (WIBISCO), widely known for their baked goods such as biscuits and cookies, copped the Caribbean Exporter of the Year Award last night at the 2nd Caribbean Exporter of the Year Awards. The Awards event held this year at the Hilton, Barbados Resort on the evening of December 5, 2016 hosted by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and funded by the European Union (EU) via the 10th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme, aims to recognise and promote the contributions of outstanding exporters to the region’s economy. “Our vision was that these awards would raise the profile of our SMEs in the regional and international market place, and I firmly believe that we are on the right track with this initiative. This belief was validated in 2015, when the inaugural Caribbean Exporter of the Year, the CEO of Sacha Cosmetics, revealed that this achievement opened the doors for his company into Cuba – a market that they had previously pursued without any success” expressed Pamela Coke Hamilton, Executive Director of Caribbean Export.” The importance of initiatives like these Awards and other projects implemented by Caribbean Export was exemplified by H.E. Ambassador Daniela Tramacere in her remarks “the European Union has invested a considerable amount of financial and technical resources in support of private sector development, particularly for export expansion. Since 2007, the EU has provided approximately EUR 138m in untied aid for trade to the 15 CARIFORUM member states, not to mention the support provided under the rum, banana and sugar programmes”. Ambassador Tramacere is the new Head of Delegation of the EU to the Eastern Caribbean Countries, the OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM and went on to congratulate the award winners, highlighting that since the introduction of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA, which is central to the collaboration between the two regions, progress is being made. Tramacere reported that “between 2009-2013 exports from the Caribbean to the EU increased by 20%.”

Source: stluciatimes.com

Tags: