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Supporting Exportswith B.D.C. Presentation of Services
VISION To be the catalyst for growth and sustainability of businesses in Trinidad and Tobago leading to their international competitiveness.
MISSION We are committed to partnering with medium and large enterprises in the non-energy sector to transform their operations with creative business solutions while providing them with high quality service.
Key Products and Services • BDC’s Trade Certification Department • Trade Promotions Department • Exporter Training • CartFund Project • Trade Information Facility
Trade Certification • The BDC’s Trade Certification Department is the official body that can grant your company a Certificate of Origin for duty free access • Locally manufactured goods can qualify for duty free or preferential access in accordance with rules of origin • Your ability to qualify must be verified by the officers involved in the certification Department
Agreements • CARICOM • CARICOM/Venezuela • CARICOM/Columbia • CARICOM/Dominican Republic • CARICOM/Costa Rica • CARICOM/Cuba
Trade Promotions • Promote export competitiveness in local firms • Assist existing exporters to increase export sustainability • Projects include • Trade Fairs and Missions • Matchmaking in new markets • Inward trade missions • Trade research and market intelligence • Exporter training • Meet the Exports Initiative
Exporter Training • Export Training Programmes are geared towards improving export performance • Some of the programmes executed by the Training Unit: • A Beginner’s Guide to Exporting • Managing International Distribution Channels • Market Access Training • A-Z of Export Management
Exporter Training • Upcoming Programmes for 2011: • Incoterms 2010 • Exporter Series: • Export Planning • International Logistics and Transportation • Documentation • Pricing and Financing
Cartfund Project • CART Fund - £5M Trust Fund, financed by the UK Government and administered by the CDB • The overall aim of the CART Fund is to assist CARIFORUM member countries in boosting growth and reducing poverty through trade and regional integration • Development of Sustainable Exports to the EU under the EPA, with the French Antilles markets acting as a “testing ground”
What is the Trade Information Facility? • Our Trade Information Facility offers local exporters access to current market information on regional and international markets. • It is a virtual facility. • A free service offering: • Country risk analysis, market/brand share analysis, detailed country and company profiles
What is the Trade Information Facility? • Links to a network of international suppliers and buyers • Foreign Economic Indicators • National product prices and consumer trends • Export market access conditions • Trade statistics
Key Information Sources • Euromonitor International’s Passport GMID • Kompass International • EU Export Helpdesk • Interdata International Directory of Importers
Key Information Sources • Business Monitor International • ITC’s Market Access Map, Product Map, Trade Map and Standards Map
How can you access this facility? • Address – (POS) 151 B Charlotte Street • Address – (San Fernando) Shop 1, Carlton House Extension, Carlton Centre 63 St. James Street
TIF Contact information • Telephone – (POS) 627-5748, San Fernando (652-8779) • E-mail – email@example.com