Multi Sector Trade Mission from Prince Edward Island tour Barbados: Feb. 27 to Mar. 2
In what has become an annual event, a multi sector Trade Mission from Prince Edward Island, Canada, will be visiting Barbados as of February 27, 2012 to March 2, 2012. The 10 person Trade Mission is being organized from Canada with the full support of the Canadian High Commission. 8 export ready Canadian firms as well as the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce will be looking to establish and develop strong business linkages in the areas of building products, food products, consulting services, architecture and engineering, and environmental technologies. Full company profiles are available on request.
The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, having signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2011, will be working to further implement the MOU with deeper ties between the two islands’ businesses.
Companies and entrepreneurs are encouraged to contact the Trade and Investment Section of the Canadian High Commission in Bridgetown to learn more about the products and services offered by these firms.
“Through focused matchmaking, over 135 meetings have been organized with local businesses, a significant increase over 2011“, says Doug Holland, Counsellor, Commercial at the Canadian High Commission. “This demonstrates the continued high level of interest and confidence that Canadian companies have in Barbados, and vice-versa. And it underscores that the MOU between the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce is supporting the prospects for Barbadian and Canadian businesses to work together for mutual benefit.”
Barbados is an important market for Canadian goods and services. Bilateral merchandise trade with Barbados in 2010 was valued at Cnd $ 50.4 million. Exports from Canada to Barbados were Cnd $ 40.7 Million. Imports to Canada from Barbados increased by about 10 per cent, to reach Cnd $ 9.7 Million.