Regional Trade News Roundup

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Trinidad & Tobago supports female entrepreneurs with “SheTrades” Hub

The hub is the first of its kind in the Caribbean focused on empowering female entrepreneurs through access to an international trade gateway connecting them with a market of 2.5 billion people.

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Caribbean countries to benefit from value chain support for local products via the EU Economic Partnership Agreement

Locally produced agricultural products are getting a boost from the European Development Fund’s (EDF) support bringing all stakeholders (including buyers) together to address supply chain, production, and market issues. The countries set to benefit from this fund include The Bahamas (cascarilla bark), Jamaica (black castor oil), Dominica (cocoa), and Belize (liquid natural gas) among others.

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Jamaica and China extending bilateral trade agreements

The Jamaican Minister of industry, Investments, and Commerce says that the Caribbean country is focused on expanding its trade to China in several areas, including the export of rum, coffee, lobster, tuna, and pork.

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Guyana continues to explore the possibilities of a legalized hemp industry

Proponents are enthusiastic about the prospect of legalization and the potential impact on the Guyanese economy, which they claim will create up to 50,000 local jobs.

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Jamaica Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT) exceeds expectations

Same day processing of over 70% of submitted documents is even faster than the initially targeted 24-hour turnaround and processing time.

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