Exporting services to the Caribbean

Question

Where would I find details about exporting services to the Caribbean? Do rules differ for each country? Are there specific pre-qualification requirements for each country? Do these in any way create an entry barrier for a small consulting firm? And lastly what examples are there of successful UK/Caribbean joint ventures?

Answer

Dear Rhonda,

Thank you for your question.

It depends on whereabouts in the Caribbean you are considering. Each country will have different restrictions, documentation and licensing requriements, duties ect…

UK Trade & Investment have commercial officers in each of the British Embassy/High Commissions/Consulate Generals that can advise you. If you let me know which markets in you are interested in, I can point them in your direction.

You may want to make your local International Trade Team your first point of call for some more general information. London International Trade Team

10-12 Queen Elizabeth Street

London, SE1 2JN

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7234 3050

For general enquiries about exporting, please contact our Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 7234 3000 or email: export@uktilondon.org.uk

Hope that this helps.

Regards,

Jennie

Answer

Dear Rhonda,

Thank you for your query relevant to St. Lucia.

We are delighted that you are pursuing business in the Eastern Caribbean.

I would welcome a conversation with you to clarify your specific requirements and to further brief you on the way forward. With this in mind, I propose to telephone you at 2:00 pm British Standard Time (9:00 am Barbados Time) tomorrow, Wednesday, 21 August 2013. Please confirm if this time is convenient for you.

Best regards.

Wayne
UKTI Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean

Answer

Thank you Jennie Rich and Wayne Lynch for your prompt responses and guidance. Wayne I look forward to speaking with you tomorrow and have sent my contact information to your inbox.

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