Trade & Investment Mission Wraps Up Guyana Visit

Georgetown, Guyana – A trade and investment mission from the United States wrapped up a four-day visit to Guyana on Saturday, May 14th in which a number of initiatives have been identified for follow up action.

The mission, put on by Outreach Aid to the Americas, (OAA) Inc. in conjunction with the Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) has resulted in expressions of interest for the purchase of pork, seafood, rice, fruits and vegetables as well as the assembly of certain electronics, the setting up of a plant to manufacture plastic containers and bags, the promotion of Guyana as a wedding destination, and an expanded footprint for a major airline and shipping company, according to the mission’s leader, Wesley Kirton, director of Caribbean outreach at OAA.

During its May 10-14 visit the 30-member mission held discussions with Guyana Government and private sector officials and visited the operations of a number of local companies.

Trade and Investment Mission in Guyana

“This has been a very successful mission from the standpoint that the potential investors see quite a lot of opportunities here and will be working with local companies on follow up action. These investors see opportunities which they want to pursue but there are also some challenges that have to be overcome and could be effectively addressed given the expressed commitment of both government and the local private sector to working with foreign investors and potential trading partners” Kirton said.

Some members of the mission have remained in Guyana to further their discussions with local companies.

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