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Join Global NY’s Multi-Sector Trade Exploration of the CARICOM-Caribbean Region

Apply to be selected for Global NY’s EMAS Program by February 4, 2022

Global NY is recruiting New York State (NYS) companies to participate in a Trade Exploration to the CARICOM-Caribbean region — providing market intelligence and funding to support export opportunities. Interested companies should apply to the Export Marketing Assistance Service (EMAS) program, designed to help businesses find sales agents or distributors abroad.

Five companies will be selected to participate in this Trade Exploration to the CARICOM-Caribbean and will receive a customized regional market intelligence report and a prequalified list of potential partners from Global NY's foreign office.

Send your completed EMAS application form to [email protected] by the deadline, February 4, 2022

State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) funds are currently available for selected companies to be reimbursed for a significant portion of their travel to the Caribbean and accommodation expenses, along with an appointment setting fee of $2,000 for meetings with identified distributors/sales agents.

**In order to be considered for selection, companies need to meet the requirements for both EMAS and STEP eligibility qualifications.**

View the Global NY CARICOM-Caribbean Trade Exploration flyer.

Why Export to the CARICOM-Caribbean Region?

  • New York Exported Approximately $1.5 Billion In Goods and Services to the Region in 2019
  • The Caribbean is considered the Third Border of the U.S. with language, cultural and geographic similarities
  • Access to the Region’s 20 Countries and 16 Million Consumers

Opportunities for NYS companies in these key industries of the CARICOM-Caribbean Region:

  • Agriculture/Food and Beverage
  • Digital Technology/IT
  • Medical Devices and Consumables
  • Renewable Energy
  • Machinery
  • Transportation Equipment/Infrastructure
  • Hospitality/Catering/Retail

CARICOM-Caribbean Region Markets

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize                                                 
  • Bermuda                  
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • ​Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • Saint Lucia
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

Global NY CARICOM-Caribbean Trade Webinar

Global NY is hosting a webinar on on January 20, 2022 from 9:00-10:00 AM EST on the CARCICOM-Caribbean region and business opportunities for New York State companies interested in expanding to these markets. Learn additional information about Global NY’s CARICOM-Caribbean Trade Exploration opportunity and how to apply.

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Additional Information

To find out more about the CARCICOM-Caribbean Trade Exploration, the EMAS Program or STEP Program, click below to email the Global NY team.

Apply Now

Submit your completed EMAS application form by the deadline, February 4, 2022