The Bahamas Trade Portal Team, led by Minister of Financial Services Hope Strachan, traveled to Grand Bahama a few weeks ago to encourage exporters and potential exporters to register with the highly anticipated Bahamas Trade Information Portal.
The portal is a joint initiative of the government, led by the Ministry of Financial Services which has responsibility for trade, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and the Employers Confederation. Its aim is to foster the diversification of the Bahamian economy by expanding trade with regional, hemispheric and international trading partners.
“The Ministry and the Chamber are confident that the Trade Information Portal will provide Bahamian businesses with power information and technical support to identify emerging export markets with impressive growth and untapped potential,” said Minister Strachan at a press conference at the Ministry for Grand Bahama.
“The portal is a unique online platform that provides market intelligence and information to Bahamian entrepreneurs, aimed at filling the information gap and thereby creating new opportunities for trade,” she added.
She also stressed that the objective is to create a “one-stop-shop” for relevant and current national, regional, and international trade information.
Minister for Grand Bahama Dr. Darville said he welcomes the use of this new innovative technology and encouraged local entrepreneurs to seize the opportunity to further grow and expand their businesses.
The portal will officially be launched online 6 April 2017, and is expected to facilitate trade exports from The Bahamas to potential international buyers.
At this time, registration with the portal’s exporter directory, is free to all businesses in the country.
View media coverage of the event here: Trade Portal Sensitization on Grand Bahama