Capacity Building & Programme Financing

Capacity Building & Programme Financing

This unit focuses on ensuring that companies have export ready products and services to enter international markets and the production processes to support export growth. Members provide targeted support to new exporters, services providers and Tobago exporters.

Capacity Building & Programme Financing

How we help you

In order to fulfil our mandate of increasing exports of Trinidad and Tobago, a critical function of exporTT is to build the export capacity of companies and would be exporters, enabling them to meet international standards thereby facilitating their access to foreign markets. This unit focuses on ensuring that companies have export ready products and services to enter international markets and the production processes to support export growth. Our export capacity building activities include a comprehensive range of exporter training programmes, international standards certification programmes and co-financing of export related costs.

Programme Financing

 

Co-Financing Service

This Service assists companies with market-entry activities. This allows companies to allocate more resources to a foreign market, helping them to mitigate risks they may be exposed to in a new export market and increase the level of control a company has on its foreign activities. Areas covered include product/company registration in overseas markets, IP registration in overseas markets, product testing, shipping of samples, translation and interpretation of export related documents, trade show participation and label design modification.

Research and Development Facility (RDF)

The Research and Development Facility (RDF) is a reimbursable fund that aims to provide support to innovative and high-potential companies in the non-energy manufacturing and services sectors. Its aim is to support the development of new and advancing products, processes and technologies in order to increase international competitiveness in these sectors.

Grant Fund Facility

The Grant Fund Facility assists with the purchase of machinery and equipment by export oriented/import substituting, small and medium-sized businesses. In this way, businesses including but not limited to agro-processing and manufacturing, can increase their production capacity or improve their production efficiency, thereby making them more competitive in export markets.

See links to international funding opportunities:

CDB Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund

 

International Standards Implementation

exporTT provides support, both advisory and financial for technical assistance to all exporters seeking to implement international standards that are required for their products or services entry into export markets. These standards may be process related, or product specific for various international markets. These include, but are not limited to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard and Hazards and Critical Control Points Management (HACCP), and Compliance with the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

 

 

 

Increasing Exporter Competitiveness

The Capacity Building Unit also leads the exporTT initiative to embark on a competitiveness study of exporters to understand the factors which inhibit their ability to increase their competitiveness. Using this information exporTT will work with group of companies to develop export development plans which treat with the gaps identified in the study.

Meet our Team:

Natalya Rahamatula
Natalya Rahamatula
Business Advisor – External Funding
Responsible for identifying and sourcing external funding that supports and enhances the Company’s strategic plan. She is also responsible for
Antoinette Spencer
Antoinette Spencer
Business Advisor - Tobago
Ms. Spencer is responsible for implementing and coordinating programmes to strengthen the export capacity of exporters in target sectors.
Marcia Potts
Marcia Potts
Business Advisor - Tobago
Ms. Potts is responsible for implementing and coordinating programmes to strengthen the export capacity of exporters in target sectors.
Deborah Hoyte-Redman
Deborah Hoyte-Redman
Business Advisor - Services
Tasked with enabling service providers in target sectors, to achieve export readiness and become more internationally competitive Services Exporters. She keeps
Mandisa Granderson
Mandisa Granderson
Business Advisor - New Exporter
Implements programmes to strengthen the export capacity of Trinidad & Tobago companies in target sectors. She spearheads initiatives for increased
Betty-Ann Narine
Betty-Ann Narine
Business Advisor - Compliance
Betty-Ann is responsible for implementing and managing programmes to strengthen the export capacity of exporters  in target sectors, in keeping

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This unit focuses on ensuring that companies have export ready products and services to enter international markets and the production processes to support export growth.
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