October 21, 2005
National Export Strategy coming

The NIPI will be hosting the official launch of the National Export Strategy on Monday, October 31.

The launch ceremony will take place at Methodist Church Hall from 10:30 a.m. and the ceremony will be followed by a Mini-Exhibition.

The guest list includes the Governor-General Sir Frederick Ballantyne, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace and the Diplomatic Corps. {{more}}

Dr. Gonsalves will give the feature address. Two international guest speakers will give addresses. They are: Isaac Njoroge, Advisor in the Special Advisory Services Division (Trade Section) – Commonwealth Secretariat, and Brian Barclay, Coordinator, Executive Forum, International Trade Centre (ITC).

All other guests will be drawn from local, regional and international media, public and private sector organizations, and NGO’s.

The NES will open up new doors to numerous benefits, which include:

• Raising of the Country’s standards of goods and services that are exported and by extension giving the island an opportunity to be more competitive in both regional and international markets.

• Creation of employment through various programs that would aid in the export strategy.

• Inclusion in Trade Promotion Programmes including online trade fairs, outgoing missions to sector specific trade shows and inward buyer missions.

• Technical Support Programs, which would support product/service design and development, packaging and quality improvement.

These are just a few of the benefits that are expected to come out of the NES.

Further information on the National Export Strategy (NES) can be obtained from the National Investment Promotions Inc. (NIPI)