OECS entrepreneurs discuss follow-up on business mission to Martinique and Guadeloupe
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Export Development Unit (EDU) is working along with entrepreneurs in the region on the next steps after undertaking a successful inaugural fact finding business mission to the French departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe from March 31 to April 4, 2014.
During the mission, the OECS firms visited several places of interest to their respective sectors, attended seminars on “doing business” in both countries, held one-on-one match-making or business-to-business meetings which served to bring the firms closer together to discuss trade relations, possibilities for joint ventures or co-production and collaboration in the various sectors as well as meetings with critical public and private sector entities and individuals in both countries.
The EDU expects the recent activity to be followed up with trade facilitation and sensitization programs undertaken in close collaboration with public and private sector counterparts from Martinique and Guadeloupe.
Head of the OECS EDU, Vincent Philbert, said the OECS business firms utilized the opportunities available to network and develop partnerships with firms in the two French speaking islands. He added that the business mission served primarily as a means to bridging the gap between firms in the sub-region and Martinique and Guadeloupe in a number of key economic sectors.
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