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Attaché Report (GAIN)

Caribbean Basin: Exporter Guide

The Caribbean’s rebound from the economic downturn induced by the COVID-19 pandemic has been slow. Anxious for better times, the region is looking ahead at 2023 and hoping for improved tourist arrivals that will spark a return to more robust economic growth.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Barbados: FAIRS Annual Country Report Annual

This report outlines Barbados’ import requirements for food and agricultural products. U.S. suppliers should be mindful that while Barbados is receptive to imports, extensive labeling requirements apply for practically all foodstuffs, export certification is required for a large number of items, and import licensing applies to some products as well.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Barbados: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

This report outlines Barbados’ certification requirements and includes an Export Certificate Matrix as well as examples of select export certificates. For import requirements other than export certificates, please refer to the 2022 FAIRS Country Report for Barbados.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Caribbean Basin: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

With international funding to develop and implement biosafety regulatory systems drying up in 2019, Caribbean biosafety regulatory efforts remain in idle mode. The region is seeking further funding from the United Nations Environmental Program/Global...
The resumption of travel amid a waning COVID-19 pandemic is breathing much-needed fresh air into the Caribbean Hotel Restaurant Institutional (HRI) food service sector. Yet in 2021 sector sales still fell short of pre-pandemic levels.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Caribbean Basin: Retail Foods

The Caribbean retail grocery sector continued on the upswing in 2021. The region increased its imports of consumer-oriented agricultural products by 14 percent in 2021, reaching an estimated $2.45 billion. The outlook calls for moderate growth as the region continues on the path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and markets such as Guyana and Turks and Caicos Islands emerge as larger players in the regional context.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Caribbean Basin: Exporter Guide

Hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic (both in terms of public health and economic performance), the tourism-dependent Caribbean is anxiously awaiting a return to more normal times characterized by growing tourist arrivals, which in many ways are the economic lifeblood of the region.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Caribbean Basin: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Biosafety regulatory efforts in the Caribbean remain stalled, and it is yet to be seen whether countries can regain the will and secure the international financing required to fully implement their National Biosafety Frameworks in a harmonized manner.
Eager to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind it, the Caribbean is doing all it can to attract visitors and kick-start its tourism sector in 2021.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Caribbean Basin: Retail Foods

Caribbean imports of consumer-oriented products shrunk from $2.3 billion in 2019 to $2.1 billion in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet Caribbean retail grocery sales grew by an estimated 6 percent during the same period.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Caribbean Basin: Exporter Guide

After exporting a record-high $1.1 billion in consumer-oriented agricultural products to the Caribbean in 2019, U.S. suppliers saw the COVID-19 pandemic take a toll on Caribbean demand...
The Caribbean tourism industry and the hotel/restaurant food service sector have been significantly impacted in both the near and long-term as a result of COVID-19.