Representatives from the Competitive Business Unit of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, along with 13 companies from multiple OECS Member States, participated in a trade mission which took place in Guadeloupe on November 12-15, 2019. The goal of this activity was to foster trade and partnerships between companies based in the English-speaking Eastern Caribbean and entrepreneurs from Guadeloupe and Martinique.
The four-day trade mission was coordinated by the OECS Competitive Business Unit in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Guadeloupe (CCI Guadeloupe), the Regional Council of Guadeloupe, and Enterprise Europe Network.
Entrepreneurs from the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines gathered together at the World Trade Center Complex in Jarry Guadeloupe, where they participated in multiple workshops. Two key presentations on doing business in Guadeloupe and in the OECS centered on the legislative, regulatory, administrative, procedural and logistical aspects of trade with Guadeloupe and the other OECS Member States. This included information on customs, border taxes, and rules of origin procedures, standards, quality, sanitary and phytosanitary procedures, transport and logistics, and banking and finance.