‘More trade coming’ between Barbados, Suriname

Barbados Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Hon. Sandra Husbands (Photo via Barbados Today)
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(Barbados Today) With expected disruptions in global trade as a result of the COVID-19, Government officials are working around the clock to ensure that new opportunities are in place for Barbados to source some items from the region.

Cabinet was expected to examine and approve proposals regarding trade on Thursday, which should then be shared with relevant stakeholders.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has been working closely with officials in Suriname to ensure greater use of existing trade agreements between the two countries including the Brokopondo Programme for Co-operation 2018-2021, aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries.

During a meeting at the ministry’s Culloden Road, St Michael office on Thursday, which brought together some local firms and officials from Suriname to have discussions, Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Sandra Husbands called for greater use of the CARICOM Interactive Marketplace and Suspension Procedure (CIMSuPro).

The CIMSuPro is a web portal that was developed several years ago, providing a one-stop-shop for regional buyers to find products made in CARICOM, while serving as a platform for the application and approval process for suspension of the common external tariff.

Read more at: Barbados Today

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