The overall objective of this project is to revitalize the economy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines into more globally competitive, inclusive and prosperous economies through their smooth and gradual integration into the regional and global economy, thereby contributing to job creation, poverty reduction and sustainable development.
The project is part of the TradeCOM II Programme which aims to strengthen the capacity of ACP countries and regions to formulate and implement appropriate trade policies and trade agreements, including WTO agreements, with a focus on enhancing the competitiveness of the private sector.
The specific activities implemented included:
- To develop a comprehensive National Trade and Investment Export Strategy and Implementation Plan for St. Vincent and the Grenadines divided in several sections and including the following sectors: Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and medicinal Cannabis; Travel and Tourism, Craft Cottage Industry and Light Manufacturing; Services other than tourism.
- To develop a roadmap for the National Export Council (NEC)
- Organize a 4-day Awareness Event to disseminate the National Export Strategy and its Implementation Plan which was highly participated by the main sectors involved.