Caribbean Export is the regional trade and investment promotion agency focused on building a resilient Caribbean by providing cutting-edge and high-impact support to the private sector.
Tagged: Bi-National Programme
Caribbean Export believes in a stronger, united region that works together in order to achieve its mutual goal of development. In order to achieve this, the Agency has facilitated and taken part in several bi-national programmes designed to foster relationships between the CARICOM states and both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The main goal of these agreements, apart from the creation of a more integrated region, is to promote the development of Haiti and the Dominican Republic while taking into consideration the requirements for sustainable development and the need for poverty reduction strategies.
The programme aims to achieve this ultimate goal by satisfying specific objectives:
– To nurture the development of economic and commercial cooperation between the nations through the use of agreements that benefit both parties;
– To support initiatives which focus on the local development and sustainable resources of both countries;
– To strengthen the capacities of invested public institutions and private sector entities in their efforts to create a favourable environment for trade and commerce between the two nations.
By adhering to these objectives, the programme hopes to strengthen and build on a relationship that has already been established by Caribbean Exportâ€™s Barbados and sub-regional offices.
The Association of Artisans Ciudad CorazÃ³n aims to increase the participation of artisans in the productive sector. The association aims to achieve comprehensive development that manifests in improving the standard of living and consolidating the artisanal activity as a generator of better jobs and higher incomes.
MARCHANTAS DOMINICANAS â€“ are made with a clay base, clothed in different fabrics, and the head is adorned with a cane hat or turbans, cane wallets and provisions such as fruits, made with mud, coffee seeds, cane brooms, and miniature baskets. They can be used for home decoration, as a souvenir and as a paper step. The marcher represents the Dominican culture. It is a home service that peasant women provided (brought to the door of their home) – a marketable product, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, and some household items.
3 Estilos is a store that basically sells handmade accessories made by artisan women. The company offers personalized accessories for wholesale clients on a contractual basis and provides design training to artisans.
Fatima Polanco 3 Estilos SRL designs and manufactures handmade accessories utilizing multiple materials and different techniques. The hand-embroidered accessories are made with natural gemstones (especially our Larimar and Amber Dominican stone, and pearls), semi-precious stones and other different components. The company offers personalized advisory in the choice and design of accessories for weddings and special celebrations.
Caribbean Craft is dedicated to promoting through exports the beauty of Haiti. We focus on sharing with the world the creative and positive aspects of our country by showcasing the beautiful craftmanship of our countryâ€™s artisans. As a centre of artistic creativity and inventiveness, Haiti is exemplified by the vibrant traditions and continuation of self-taught painting with colorful style and lines.
Caribbean Craft designs beautiful goods from recycled material to make your home uniquely enjoyable. Inspired greatly by nature our collections light up your interior, bringing it to life. Preserving our cultural heritage Caribbean Craft shares with the world our rich culture letting our artisans design contemporary and modern pieces drawing from our ancient and traditional techniques.
PROAGRO DOMINICANA, EIRL located in Santo Domingo Oeste, Dominican Republic was incorporated since 2005. The small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) is dedicated to the production of 100% natural dairy powder preparations with a staff experienced in the management of agribusinesses. The companyâ€™s packaging plant ensures that the product is transformed in a controlled environment and the high-tech equipment and machinery processes the product in an automated manner.
PROAGRO DOMINICANA, EIRLâ€™s product line includes:
Prepared fortified dairy powder made with Dominican cocoa for schools (breakfast) and private brands supermarket chains
Organic bitter cocoa for private brands supermarket chains
Instant mix of milk plus organic cocoa under the brand La Criollita for local market and export to Russia and USA and
La Criollita chocolate for the preparation of hot and cold drinks.
Recursos Globales, SRL is a family-owned business established in 1994. Since 2004 the company has exported fruits and vegetables to Canada, Europe, United States and Japan. The firmâ€™s products can be found in most supermarkets in the Dominican Republic (DR) and the company would like to export to other Caribbean islands as well.
Recursos Globales, SRL has been in the cocoa sector for a long time and has recently created a new product – Organic cocoa powder and nibs, to give the Dominican and Caribbean consumers the opportunity to have a pure, organic, cocoa product, without additives or sugar. The company also wanted to debunk break the myth that if the product is organic then it is expensive.
The cocoa products produce by Recursos Globales, SRL include Organic cocoa powder tariff code: 1805.0000 and Organic cocoa nibs tariff code: 1801.0000.
ODEFCAGA is a legally registered association with the Social Affairs and Labor Ministry of Haiti with six cocoa cooperatives, totalling 2,500 producers, 60% of whom are women. ODEFCAGA’s main focus is the production and export of high-end fermented cocoa beans and each of the cooperatives has a fermentation center. ODEFCAGA is governed by an eleven-member board supported by a five-member executive committee that oversees the day-to-day management and operations of the organization.”
The objective of the association is to strengthen the cocoa value chain in the Grand ‘Anse. ODEFCAGA therefore provides experts who train and provide technical support to actors and stakeholders of the cocoa value chain. Members have benefited from various trainings in; cocoa production, cocoa processing (chocolate production), business management, marketing, access to credit etcâ€¦”
The cooperative treat and market products (cocoa trees) from the members of the farmers cooperatives of the North Region to produce good quality cocoa for export worldwide to the most demanding importers such as France, USA etc. FECCANO business model is to ensure economic stability and prosperity for all partners in the supply chain and help improve the lives and cocoa farms of small holders. Some of the activities include market research, storage, and shipping to ensure the highest industry standards.
FECCANO products include fermented cocoa beans certified to bio and fair-trade standards. The average annual production is currently estimated at 300 tons (12 containers), with an annual growth rate of approximately 20%.
Savons des Iles is a small woman-owned company which manufactures handmade and natural soaps for the pleasure of a clean bath experience to all its clients. At Savons Des Iles each bar is made, cut, and wrapped by hand. In addition to soap, the company offers other handmade products such as: salt and sugar scrubs, bath salts, lotions, odor neutralizers, candles, deodorants, etc.
Savons des Iles most popular facial and body bars are our Black, Oats and Milk, Citronelle soaps. The Black Soap – HS No 340111- contains activated charcoal, hence its color, and renowned bentonite clay, oils to form the base, and rich butters. The soap has a wonderful blend of essential oils. It is full of skin-loving ingredients and the stellar ingredient is Organic Haitian Castor Oil. This bar is free of sulfates, synthetic colors, parabens and Triclosan.
Angel Touch was established in 2016 in Nathania Dominique’s (owner) kitchen with the purpose of helping others by crafting unique formulas. Today Angel Touch is a small cosmetics atelier specializing in the manufacture of skin, hair and body care products for women and men 25-60 years of age. Through its meticulously formulated creations, Angel Touch aims to trigger a unique sensorial and spiritual experience for its enthusiastic devotees, contributing to their well-being by connecting them to a range of positive emotions.
Laboratorio Capilo EspaÃ±ol, SRL manufactures of hair care products and oils for body and hair care. The oils are a blend of the natural oil and mineral oil or soybean oil (both bought from local suppliers).
The company currently has six hair product lines: Vitaly, Sedoso, Finely, Mi Kakito (MK), Evo Beauty and Redsy. These products cover all aspects of hair care, including the prevention of hair loss, growth aid, hair straightening, hair restructuring, hair color, hair Ph balance, and energize, hydrate, nourish and soften the hair.