Export Saint Lucia, the Government agency responsible for export promotion, international marketing and trade facilitation, is pleased to announce the facilitation of three major shipments this week to the Northern Caribbean, Barbados and Dubai.
The shipments to The Northern Caribbean and Barbados contained mainly fresh produce and manufactured goods from farmers and producers across Saint Lucia, including Dennery, Micoud, Soufriere, Vieux Fort, Castries and Gros Islet.
Featured agricultural exports included mangoes, avocados, dasheen, coconuts (jelly and dry), cucumbers and sea-moss. Manufactured goods exported included blue-soap, grated coconuts, sea-moss soaps and cocoa sticks.
This shipment is testament to the hard work, resilience and dedication of Saint Lucian farmers and producers to provide high-quality, locally-grown and manufactured goods to the region.
“We are proud to facilitate the export of these exceptional Saint Lucian products. We have a great appreciation for markets within our region and the great demand for Saint Lucian products” said Sunita Daniel, CEO of Export Saint Lucia. “It is through shipments like these that our farmers and businesses are able to showcase Saint Lucia’s agricultural capabilities, reach new customers abroad and gain much needed revenue to sustain themselves and their families.”
The third shipment contained seamoss produced by the Praslin Community Women’s Seamoss Group, an all-women group of seamoss producers, to Dubai.
This export was facilitated following export promotion work undertaken by Export Saint Lucia at Expo Dubai.
The seamoss is the fourth in this growing market within which we continue to explore opportunities for other niche and specialty products.
According to Daniel, “The continued seamoss shipments to Dubai demonstrate the potential for Saint Lucian producers to export unique niche products to diverse markets around the world. We are committed to identifying new opportunities and supporting local exporters in accessing them. Our thrust will continue and we hope that in the not too distant future that other products will make way to that market”
Export Saint Lucia is proud to play a role in facilitating such shipments which provide important export opportunities for Saint Lucian businesses.
As the national export promotion agency, Export Saint Lucia remains committed to connecting Saint Lucian producers to regional and global markets through marketing support, capacity building initiatives and trade facilitation.
SOURCE: Export Saint Lucia