Our CEO, Paul Baker, recently joined a team from the International Trade Centre (ITC) to support the Government of Curaçao to work with its public and private sector stakeholders to design a new mid-term strategy for growth and development, which is particularly timely given the economic impact of recent finance-related regulatory changes in the EU and Venezuela’s ongoing economic crisis.

The strategy formulation is focused on a variety of traditional and emerging sectors and cross-sectors with the aim of propelling new innovative sectors and strengthening sustainable growth in existing export industries. Stakeholder consultations were held in Curaçao on 23-25 September 2019.

The Government of Curaçao requested ITC to facilitate the creation of a National Export Strategy (NES) for the country with the overall objective of helping the country increase and diversify its export base, thereby strengthening the island’s economic resilience. The objective is to identify the key sectors and trade support functions that, if strengthened, will lead to enhanced trade development and international competitiveness of this small Caribbean island.