Bridgetown, Barbados – The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) launched its new flagship publication the Caribbean Export OUTLOOK on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at the Hilton Barbados Resort on the final day of the 2-day high profile Exporters’ Colloquium.
The OUTLOOK publication fills a gap in the market where there are no other publications dedicated to providing market intelligence on trade and exports for the CARIFORUM region. As noted at the launch event by Head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean H.E. Amb. Mikael Barfod, trade and export data “serves as a critical input for economic indicators, analysis, and the development of national policy and macroeconomic management”.
“Through the OUTLOOK, the private sector will receive relevant information to equip them to enter new markets, gain a better understanding of the strategies used by successful exporters and empower them to understand trends in key export markets” stated Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director at Caribbean Export.
It is believed that this new publication, the first of its kind in the Caribbean is a step in the right direction to not only providing useful information on the key niche sectors that the region could capitalise on but also for the international market to get a greater insight in to trade opportunities in the Caribbean.
“The Caribbean Export OUTLOOK was conceptualised in such a way as to meet the varied needs of our constituents and is a versatile tool that we are proud to add to our Market Intelligence suite of services” expressed Coke-Hamilton.
Caribbean Export OUTLOOK is available free in print and electronically from the Agency’s website in both English and Spanish.