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Saint Lucia Ships Fresh Produce, Manufactured Goods To The Caribbean & Dubai

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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

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Honestly I think this is illessential, bc if there is a natural disaster here in St. Lucia that is a big portion of our food resources being shipped overseas without the …over all population of people making a profit! An I think it’s quite ironic that you ship an all women’s sea moss product to Dubai of all places this is one of the most,foremost repressed places in the world for and of women!,,,,,??…!,,. Smph There are so many people hungry here and look at that container of food leaving island!…..

  2. As a St. Lucian living in Barbados am anxiously awaiting the mangoes and other produce like they use to in the 80’s and 90’s.

  3. These things make headlines but a vivid imagine is lurking, I have no issues with shipping overseas market. What we are doing is setting ourselves up for international embarrassment that’s all. Our rum made news about show casing in Taiwan… how many containers leave our shore to that market since? We have lost calculative approach as if exporting becomes a rat race. We export dry coconuts for example at 2USD per nuts and we import coconut essence, cookies, flakes etc 200 times more in cost and yet have to pay tax on that very product. With the high cost of product, you believe we can compete… Lord Help them please.

  4. Pure bs. In monetary value say how much it is. 4 cocoa sticks 4 lbs seamoss 12 mangoes, government after government continues to fool the people and try to take credit for their senseless aim

  5. This is positive news, we are too reliant on tourism, so it’s good to start developing other streams of income.

  6. DUBAI DONT NEED LUCIAN PRODUCE, DONT KNOW WHY THEY ARE SUPPLY THEM. THEY SHOULD BE SUPPLYING US.SMH.

  7. ohhh now i see why the government didnt want to give rayneau to go ahead to ship local goods to the other caribbean countries

  8. A bunch of gogors alone in st lucia . Dubai ? hahaha. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum don’t eat that.
    why not send it to Africa instead.

  9. THAT IS TRUE ….. RAYNEAU WANTED TO HELP PUSH LUCIA PRODUCE AND OTHER PRODUCTS, THEY SHUT HIM DOWN BUT NOW THEY WANT TO SUPPLY DUBAI WHAT THA, POLITRICKS I CALL THAT.

  10. Some of the comments are just asinine. “Dubai should ship to us”, “why not send to Africa instead”, anfen, anfen. Real imbecilic statements.

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