SKNCIC attends Commonwealth Meeting


The St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Industry & Commerce (SKNCIC) will participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), to be held in London, England.

The Commonwealth, (of which St. Kitts and Nevis are members) is an association of sovereign nations. These nations support each other and work together towards international goals. Although the Commonwealth is more than a political alignment. It is equally about the people that make up the population of the Commonwealth.

“The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of independent sovereign states… consulting and cooperating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace.”



Importance of this meeting

The upcoming meeting includes a 2-day Business Forum, that will allow the Chamber to explore new market opportunities for businesses in St. Kitts and Nevis. With the growing imperative to increase competitiveness, Chamber members appreciate the need to engage in the dialogue and remain focused on best practices, new methodologies and technologies that can advance our national growth. The Commonwealth Business Forum will discuss practical ways to enhance trade, showcase investment opportunities and promote sustainable development.


SKNCIC & Direct Assistance Grant Scheme – DAGS

Members of the St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Commerce can access funding to help expand their business through the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme – DAGS.

What is DAGS?

DAGS is a reimbursement grant funding facility, offered by Caribbean Export with support from the 11th European Development Fund (11th EDF).

What can DAGS be used for?

The scheme accommodates firms in their efforts to advance their products and/or services with a view to:

  • Enter new markets
  • Increase exports to the Caribbean region and/or other international markets
  • Lower production costs
  • Identify new sources of supply for raw materials or other inputs
  • Increase productivity through training and staff development
  • Facilitate Trade Mark, Intellectual Property and Copyright Protection
  • Reduce environmental impact
  • Capitalize on the benefits of trade agreements such as the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME), CARICOM-Dominican Republic FTA or any other bilateral or multilateral arrangements signed by the region within the region or with ACP or EU partners
  • Foster intra-regional cooperation to enhance productivity and capitalize on economies of scale
  • Promote programmes which will impact on under-developed areas or disadvantage sectors within the region (e.g. rural area development and gender).

Who can apply?

The scheme is specifically designed to provide financial assistance to legally registered firms/individuals/Business Support Organizations (BSOs) with the potential to export their products and services.

When can firms apply?

Caribbean Export will open the Call for Proposals on April 23, 2018.


Interested firms can contact the office of the St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Industry & Commerce for more information.

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