The Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS)

DAGS is reimbursement grant funding facility specifically designed to provide financial assistance to legally registered firms/individuals/Business Support Organisations (BSOs) with the potential to export their products and services. DAGS is a reimbursement facility which means that no monies are advanced to beneficiaries and they will have to incur the full cost of their projects and be reimbursed on completion of their projects. A grant may not be awarded retrospectively. The objective of DAGS is as follows:

  • Opening new markets; increasing exports to the Caribbean Region and/or other International Markets
  • Lowering production costs
  • Identifying new sources of supply for raw materials or other inputs
  • Increasing productivity through training and personnel development
  • Facilitating Trade Mark, Intellectual Property and Copyright Protection
  • Reducing environmental impact
  • Capitalising on the benefits of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME), CARICOM-Dominican Republic FTA or any other bilateral or multilateral arrangements signed by the region within the region or with ACP or EU partners
  • Fostering intra-regional cooperation to enhance productivity and capitalise on economies of scale
  • Promoting programmes which will impact on underdeveloped areas or disadvantage sectors within the region (e.g. rural area development and gender).

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Take a look at the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme – DAGS – Brochure.

Regional DAGS Country Advisors

Caribbean Export has trained Country Advisors to assist firms during the application and reimbursement process of the programme. Connect with a Country Advisor in your location.

Antigua and BarbudaMinistry of Trade, Commerce and IndustryMs Juray
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda Investment AuthorityMs Jacqueline
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda Investment AuthorityMs Ayanna
BahamasBAICMrs Debbie
BahamasBAICMr John
BahamasGBPAMr Charles
BarbadosBIDCMr Allan Langealange@BIDC.ORG
BarbadosBIDCMr Modou Diagnemdiagne@BIDC.ORG
BelizeBELTRAIDEMs Shahera
DominicaDexiaMr J. Lloyd
DominicaDominica Association of Industry and CommerceMs Lizra
Dominican RepublicADOEXPOMs Noelia A
GrenadaGrenada Industrial Development CorporationMs Karen
GrenadaGrenada Industrial Development CorporationMs Khesha
GuyanaGOINVESTMs Uchenna
GuyanaSmall Business BureauDr. Lowell
HaitiCASELIMr Patrick
HaitiYMCAMr Roges
JamaicaJamaica Exporters AssociationMs Carole
JamaicaJamaica Manufacturers and Exporters AssociationMs Paula
Saint LuciaSmall Business Development CentreMr Jonathan
St. Kitts and NevisMinistry of International Trade, Industry Commerce and Consumers AffairsMrs Tonya
St. Kitts and NevisSt Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and CommerceMrs Brenda
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesCentre for Enterprise DevelopmentNisha
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesCentre for Enterprise DevelopmentKeisha
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesInvest SVGMs Hazell-Anne
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesInvest SVGSianne
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesInvest SVGMs Angenella
SurinameSuriname Business Development CenterMr Ratanlal
Trinidad and TobagoexporTT LtdMs. Deborah
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad & Tobago Manufacturer’s AssociationMr Ismahieel