Caribbean Export – Part of the Best of Investing in Development
The 2017 edition of the European Commission’s event European Development Days (EDD) held in Brussels saw the participation of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) as part of those considered to be the “best of investing in development“. Caribbean Export showcased their export development work to the 8,000 participants that passed through the event over the two days.
Coke-Hamilton participated in key debates ensuring that the Caribbean’s position was heard among the key stakeholders in the world of development. In the session entitled “Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development” the Executive Director called for stronger trade linkages between the Caribbean and Africa in view of the apparent synergies between the two regions. “We want to promote trade as THE mechanism to deliver real economic results for our companies, their workers and for our consumers. As such we should look toward strengthening trade between us as a means to achieve this“.
The Agency also highlighted their work under the recently concluded 10th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme at their booth space where they presented a small sample of unique products from the region at the event which received a phenomenal response from the attending audience.
Sweet potato granola produced by Rainforest Foods in Saint Lucia was particularly attractive and loved by visitors to the stand. Caribbean Export is encouraged by the positive feedback from the EDD attendees and remains committed to continuing its support to regional companies and BSOs so that they can utilise the benefits of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA.