International Trade, Industry & Commerce


 
About International Trade, Industry and Commerce

Focus

To strengthen cooperation with the global community, promote the country’s contribution to multilateral trade organizations, and provide opportunities for economic investments by developing a range of programmes aimed at promoting fair and accessible trade. This involves creating an environment that facilitates the expansion of the manufacturing and services sectors by increasing the level of exports and thus, raising the profile in international trade. 

Objectives

  • Ensuring the smooth implementation of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Economic Union, CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), CARIFORUM-EC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), and other trade agreements
  • Coordinating trade policy discussions responsible for matters relating to anti-dumping, subsidies, and competition policies
  • Managing all WTO, international, and regional trade issues
  • Enhancing competitiveness and attracting foreign direct investment, particularly in tourism and manufacturing 

 

Services

  • Providing technical advice and facilitating consultations in preparing national positions for trade negotiations
  • Facilitating training opportunities for public and private sector stakeholders in matters related to trade policy and business management 

 

Stakeholders

Civil Society

Customs and Excise Department

Government agencies (public)

Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of Community Development

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Youth

National Coalition of Service Industries (NCSI)

Homeland Security

Private sector

Small Business Entrepreneurs

St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SKNCIC) -Manufacturers Division