Economist in the Ministry of Trade Dr. Eisenhower Douglas has confirmed that the technical work required for the establishment of Export Dominica is complete.
Plans for the new entity which will replace the Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA) were highlighted during the 2012-2013 budget address of Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit last year.
Prime Minister Skerrit during the budget address indicated that Export Dominica would begin operations early in 2013.
“I am pleased to announce that the technical work is completed. The technical work now has to be reviewed by Cabinet which I am hoping will take place sometime after carnival” noted Douglas.
This new entity according to Prime Minister Skerrit is in keeping with Government’s new thrust to increase economic performance through exports.
Prime Minister Skerrit told the House during last year’s budget that Export Dominica will focus on export facilitation.
PM Skerrit said at the time that the entity will be required to plan and execute its work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, manufacturers, producers and cultural products and other enterprises with the potential to export
The Prime Minister also said that “the development of an export culture and the transformation of Dominica’s export sector are critical elements in Dominica’s quest to achieve sustained economic growth”.
The Prime Minister during the last budget address also reminded the House that the process of doing so has been set in motion with the development of the National Export Council (NES) and the more recent establishment of the National Export Council.