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11/16/2016
Honorable Minister Lindsay Grant Speech for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016

Please see link for Minister's Speech for Global Entrepreneurship Week   https://www.youtube.com/watch?..
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6/21/2016
Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs: First Quarter of Activities/Workshops

First Quarter of Activities/Workshops For the first quarter of 2016, the Ministry of International Trade, Industry,..
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6/21/2016
Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs: First Quarter of Activities/Workshops

For the first quarter of 2016, the Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs has been involved in a series of worksh..
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The Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis

P.O. Box 1234
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Basseterre, St. Kitts
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21 June 2016

Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs: Second Quarter of Activities/Workshops

For the second quarter of 2016, the Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs has been involved in a series of workshops and training seminars.

 

National Training Workshop on Customs and Trade Facilitation Workshop held on 19th April, 2016 at the Customs and Excise Department

The Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs and the Customs and Excise Department in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and CARIFORUM, hosted a National Training Workshop on Customs and Trade Facilitation in support of the implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement; and to further educate persons directly involved in trade and business facilitation in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Trade Facilitation plays an important role in development as it enhances a country’s competitiveness by allowing for the trading of goods with lower transaction costs, reducing the time between “ship to shelf”, and utilizing a single window concept that significantly lessens procedural and administrative red-tape.

It has been suggested that an agreement on Trade Facilitation can reduce total trade costs by more than 14 per cent for low income countries, more than 15 per cent for lower middle-income countries and more than 13 per cent for upper middle-income countries.  This would result in significant savings, which may be directed to other economic activities.

The training workshop was hosted at the Customs and Excise Department, Bird Rock and was facilitated by Mr. Claude Paul, who is a former Comptroller of Customs in St. Lucia

Managing for Development Results  (MfDR) for Business Support workshop held on 26-28 April, 2016 at the Ocean Terrace Inn

The Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services (CTCS) Network of the Caribbean Development Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs hosted a three (3) day workshop on Managing for Development Results (MfDR)  for Business Support Organisations.  The workshop was geared towards equipping participants with knowledge and understanding of key MfDR tools based on international best practice.  The three-day session also provided participants with tools and methodologies to measure, monitor and report results in a gender sensitive way.

The training workshop was hosted at the Ocean Terrence Inn, Fortlands  and was facilitated by Ms Nyanya Browne and Mr Delwayne Delaney, who are staff Members of the Ministry of International Trade,  Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs.