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Ministry of Commerce The Ministry of Commerce is the primary Government Agency responsible for the affairs of the Private The Ministry of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs is the primary Government Agency responsible for the affairs of the Private Sector in St.

Lucia and it seeks to provide a highly efficient and effective service to its clientele so that they remain competitive in the changing global environment. The Ministry’s portfolio is pivotal to enhancing competitiveness and simulating sustainable growth. These include the following:

- The role in creating an enabling business environment , i.e. the creation of a modern business environment that

Lucia and it seeks to provide a highly efficient and effective service to its clientele so that they remain competitive in the changing global environment. The Ministry’s portfolio is pivotal to enhancing competitiveness and simulating sustainable growth. These include the following:

- The role in creating an enabling business environment , i.e. the creation of a modern business environment that

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Happy World Consumer Rights Day from the staff of the Consumer Affairs Department. 🎉🎉#worldconsumerrightsday2022 #FairDi...
15/03/2022

Happy World Consumer Rights Day from the staff of the Consumer Affairs Department. 🎉🎉

#worldconsumerrightsday2022 #FairDigitalFinance #MARCH15TH #digitalworld

15/03/2022

World Consumer Rights Day address by Hon. Emma Hippolyte.

#FairDigitalFinance #worldconsumerrightsday2022

Hon. Emma Hippolyte recorded her World Consumer Rights Day address at the studio of Government Information Service for b...
14/03/2022

Hon. Emma Hippolyte recorded her World Consumer Rights Day address at the studio of Government Information Service for broadcast on the National Television Network (NTN) on March 15th.

#FairDigitalFinance #WorldConsumerRightsDay

📅 REGISTER NOW: #DigitalFinance Forum, 15 March 2022 Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpcOq...
10/03/2022
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Digital Finance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

📅 REGISTER NOW: #DigitalFinance Forum, 15 March 2022

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpcOqvqzojGdNkLLF4Ilqpj-EcsXUgY8fV

In celebration of #WorldConsumerRightsDay22, the Consumers Affairs Department, National Consumers Association and Bankers Association of Saint Lucia, will engage in conversation on consumer-centred solutions in digital financial services.

Each 15 March the consumer movement unites to highlight a pressing issue facing consumers globally. This year, the Membership of Consumers International - 200 consumer groups in 100 countries - selected Fair Digital Finance as our global theme.

The Consumer Affairs Department in collaboration with the Bankers Association of Saint Lucia held a forum on Fair Digita...
01/03/2022

The Consumer Affairs Department in collaboration with the Bankers Association of Saint Lucia held a forum on Fair Digital Finance for various stakeholders. These presentations are part of activities to promote World Consumer Rights Day under the theme "Fair Digital Finance" #MARCH15TH #digitalworld

Saint Lucia Taiwan Partnership Tradeshow 2021 - Prize Winners In light of the increasing COVID-19 infection rate, the Mi...
13/01/2022

Saint Lucia Taiwan Partnership Tradeshow 2021 - Prize Winners

In light of the increasing COVID-19 infection rate, the Ministry of Commerce regrets to inform of the cancellation of the prize giving ceremony for the 14th Annual Saint Lucia Taiwan Partnership Tradeshow.

Instead, the Ministry invites winners to collect their prizes at the Ministry of Commerce’s office, 4th Floor Heraldine Rock Building, Waterfront, Castries from 10 am, Friday, 14 January 2021.

For more information on the collection of prizes, please contact Ms Cindy Eugene @ 468-4218 or 285-1166 or email [email protected].

BUSINESS FORUM - YOUTH EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVEThe Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives...
05/01/2022
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Business Forum - Youth and Women Entrepreneurship Project. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

BUSINESS FORUM - YOUTH EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE

The Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs, in collaboration with the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) – Upskilling Academy, will be hosting a Business Forum on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 9:30 am for Women and Young Entrepreneurs. This event is for persons interested in participating in the Incubator Programme for Start-up Entrepreneurs, the second phase of the recently launched Taiwanese-funded project, “Technical Assistance for Youth Employment, Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion”.
This phase, which is expected to begin on February 1st, 2022, offers an avenue for over 300 individuals - owners of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) - to receive training, valuable business coaching and financing for their businesses. The Forum will provide information about the project, including the eligibility criteria and support for the successful candidates, among other things.

Interested Persons can join us today until 12:00 noon via Zoom by:
1) Logging to zoom
2) Registering using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsde2gqzIpH9etTK6yt-UL1qmUgPfFQR01
3) Click on "Join Meeting"

or using meeting info below:
Meeting ID: 87124859353
Pass Code: 111877

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Business Forum - Youth and Women Entrepreneurship Project. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

One Community One Product (OCOP)Ministry of Commerce in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Japanese ...
04/01/2022
One Community One Product (OCOP)

One Community One Product (OCOP)

Ministry of Commerce in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is currently undertaking a pilot project called the One Village One Product (OVOP) in three communities in Saint Lucia. In an effort to provide more communities with an opportunity to participate in this project, the One Community One Product (OCOP) project was developed. The OCOP project aims to develop the earning capacity and value-added potential for 22 well-known products in 22 communities around Saint Lucia.

As a result of this initiative, the Ministry of Commerce is conducting a survey to determine what products are most synonymous with these 22 communities within Saint Lucia.

Ministry of Commerce in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is currently undertaking a pilot project called the One Village One Product (OVOP) in three communities in Saint Lucia. In an effort to provide more communities with an opp...

PRESS RELEASEBUSINESS FORUM - YOUTH EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVECastries, December 28th, 2021; The Ministry of Commerce, Manuf...
30/12/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Business Forum - Youth Entrepreneurship Project. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

PRESS RELEASE

BUSINESS FORUM - YOUTH EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE

Castries, December 28th, 2021; The Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs, in collaboration with the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) – Upskilling Academy, will be hosting a Business Forum on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 9:30 am for Women and Young Entrepreneurs. This event is for persons interested in participating in the Incubator Programme for Start-up Entrepreneurs, the second phase of the recently launched Taiwanese-funded project, “Technical Assistance for Youth Employment, Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion”.

This phase, which is expected to begin on February 1st, 2022, offers an avenue for over 300 individuals - owners of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) - to receive training, valuable business coaching and financing for their businesses. The Forum will provide information about the project, including the eligibility criteria and support for the successful candidates, among other things.

To register in advance for the event, persons should use the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsde2gqzIpH9etTK6yt-UL1qmUgPfFQR01

Upon registering, persons will receive the meeting link to attend the Business Forum.

The Ministry of Commerce encourages women and young business owners island wide to seize this opportunity to develop or hone their skills and qualify for financing to enhance their business’ performance. The initiative is designed to reduce unemployment and stimulate the economy, through the empowerment of our youth and women.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Barbara Innocent-Charles, the Director of the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) at 468-4218 / 468-4223.

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Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Business Forum - Youth Entrepreneurship Project. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

The Ministry of Commerce would like to congratulate all the prize winners who topped the Leader Board Challenge during t...
30/12/2021

The Ministry of Commerce would like to congratulate all the prize winners who topped the Leader Board Challenge during the Virtual 14th Annual Saint Lucia Taiwan Partnership Tradeshow.

The top 10 prize winners are the persons who logged on to https://14thannual.saintluciataiwan.org/ and took part in the various activities and interacted with the tradeshow participants on the website.

The Prize Giving Ceremony will take place on Friday, 14 January 2021 at 10:00 live on the Ministry of Commerce's page.

For more information on the Prize Giving Ceremony and the collection of prizes, please contact Ms Cindy Eugene @ 468-4218 or 285-1166 or email [email protected].

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21/12/2021
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The Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) 14th Annual Saint Lucia -Taiwan Partnership Trade Show both physically & virtually Gros Islet Human Resource Centre

Visit 14thannual.saintluciataiwan.org to win big!🏆 Register and log in🏆 Play Leader Board to complete challenges and see...
21/12/2021
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Visit 14thannual.saintluciataiwan.org to win big!

🏆 Register and log in

🏆 Play Leader Board to complete challenges and see your points
grow

🏆 Upload photos in the photo booth to gain the most likes

🏆 Win a laptop, tablet, earbuds, smartwatch, Wine, Digital Scale,
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Ends 27th December 2021

#saintluciataiwan

The Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) 14th Annual Saint Lucia -Taiwan Partnership Trade Show both physically & virtually Gros Islet Human Resource Centre

Please be advised during the Christmas season of fake promotions online.
20/12/2021

Please be advised during the Christmas season of fake promotions online.

Please use shopping tips during the festive season provided by the Consumer Affairs Department.
17/12/2021

Please use shopping tips during the festive season provided by the Consumer Affairs Department.

27/11/2021

Saint Lucia Taiwan Partnership Tradeshow 2021 - Day 2

Check us out at : https://14thannual.saintluciataiwan.org/

Having difficulty navigating the website? Check out this simple how to video.

We are open today from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at the Gros Islet Human Resource Centre.

25/11/2021
25/11/2021
25/11/2021

We are getting ready to welcome you virtually on the 26th - 27th November 2021 at 14th Annual Saint Lucia Taiwan Partnership Tradeshow, A partnership of the Ministry of Commerce and the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Theme: Propelling Business Development through Technology
Physical Location: Human Resource Centre in Gros Islet
View Virtually via https://14thannual.saintluciataiwan.org/
Time: From 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily
Admission: FREE
All Covid-19 protocols are in full effect

23/11/2021

Come join us at the
14th Annual Saint Lucia Taiwan Partnership Tradeshow

A partnership of the Ministry of Commerce and the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Theme: Propelling Business Development through Technology

Physical Location: Human Resource Centre in Gros Islet

Viewed Virtually via https://14thannual.saintluciataiwan.org/

Date: November 26th to 27th, 2021
Time: From 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily
Admission: FREE

All Covid-19 protocols are in full effect

14th Annual Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Show The Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Coo...
23/11/2021

14th Annual Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Show

The Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will proudly host the 14th Annual Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Show at Gros Islet Human Resource Development Centre, from November 26th to 27th, 2021 under the theme “Propelling Business Development through Technology”. This year the trade show will be like no other as it will take place not only at the physical location but also virtually via https://14thannual.saintluciataiwan.org/, thus allowing the wider international trading community and the diaspora to view quality and authentic goods and services of Saint Lucia and Taiwan.

As the Government continues to institute policies to help rebuild our economy and strengthen our private sector amid the impact of the pandemic, it is of importance that our businesses are given avenues to expose their goods and services to potential buyers and investors. To this end, the Ministry of Commerce wishes to invite Saint Lucians here and abroad, potential buyers and investors to attend the 14th Annual Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Show.

For further information on the Trade Show, please visit https://14thannual.saintluciataiwan.org/.

02/11/2021

Business Month 2021 - Calendar of Activities

Theme: “Propelling Business Development through Technology”

For further information on this initiative, please contact Business Development Officers, Mrs. Ruthanne Carasco-Phillip at 468-4247/285-5356 or Mrs. Leander Calixte-Jn. Baptiste at 468-4222/285-3436.

02/11/2021

14th Annual Saint Lucia - Taiwan Partnership Tradeshow

The Ministry of Commerce will be hosting Saint Lucia - Taiwan Partnership Tradeshow on the 26th - 27th November 2021. As part of the activities for this tradeshow, the Ministry will be arranging Business-2-Business sessions with persons interested in becoming a local agent for a Taiwanese business.

Persons interested in participating in this session are asked to contact Mr Cletus Cyril @ 285-5095 or email [email protected] for more information.

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27/10/2021

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Ministry of Commerce strengthens relationship and collaboration.This w...
22/10/2021

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Ministry of Commerce strengthens relationship and collaboration.

This week the Hon. Emma Hippolyte, Minister for Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs, met with Mrs Lilly Ching-Soto, OAS Country Representative in the Office of the OAS General Secretariat. The ministry was delighted to have a visit from the OAS representative as they discussed ideas which would assist the business sector and topics of interest for both organizations. Mrs Sophia Henry, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce guided the discourse.

OAS Saint Lucia Government of Saint Lucia

19/10/2021

Invitation to participate in the “14th Annual Saint Lucia – Taiwan Partnership Trade Show

The Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will proudly host the 14th Annual Saint Lucia -Taiwan Partnership Trade Show both virtually and at the Gros Islet Human Resource Centre from November 26th to 27th, 2021 under the theme “Propelling Business Development through Technology”.

The purpose of the trade show is to provide an avenue for Saint Lucian and Taiwanese Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to showcase a wide range of goods and distinctive services and also to foster collaboration and partnerships among businesses. The trade show will also allow the general public and business community the opportunity to experience the best of Saint Lucia and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
This year the trade show will focus in part on the ICT sector and ICT related businesses and as such will be partially delivered using virtual technology.

In keeping with the theme “Propelling Business Development through Technology” the Ministry is inviting applications / Expression of Interest from emerging and existing MSMEs that are part of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector or simply businesses that have used some form of innovative technology to revolutionise their business operations to showcase their products and services to the global village.

Details of the Trade Show are as follows:

Date: November 26th and 27th, 2021
Venue 1: Gros Islet Human Resource Centre Gros Islet
Venue 2: Delivered Virtually

Interested persons are asked to submit their Expression of Interest no later than October 25th 2021.

Link for registration: https://forms.gle/TegrRLzQjcRK4yWv7

For further information, please contact Ms. Cindy Eugene at telephone #468-4216 / 285 1166 or email [email protected].

Address

Fourth Floor, Heraldine Rock Building, Waterfront
Castries

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

+17584684218

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