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.

 

Co- Financing

The Co-Financing Service is designed to offset the costs of certain export related activities that companies may incur while penetrating or expanding in export markets. Companies will receive financial support from exporTT on the condition that the company will be reimbursed for a portion of the pre-approved investment, purchase, cost or expense incurred by the company in reaching selected export markets. Export related activities that can be co- financed include include Trade Show attendance and Booth Rental, Shipping of Samples, product testing, company and brand Registration in overseas markets, international capacity building workshop attendance and translation fees.

 

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:

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
Mr. Crisen Maharaj
Mr. Crisen Maharaj
Manager Capacity Building
Mr. Crisen Maharaj is the Manager of the Capacity Building and Programme Financing Unit which is responsible for delivering services

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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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