TEPA Newsletter- September/October 2016

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Music Education and Training…

The importance of the music industry to society and the economy can no longer be debated, questioned or denied. The 2016 Global Music Report by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) notes that in… Read More…[/column]

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A Taste of Saint Lucia…

The Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) in collaboration with the British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce Saint Lucia (BCCC) and Drewtons Estate and Farm Shop hosted a Saint Lucian Themed Dinner and Saint Lucian…Read More…[/column]

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Celebrating Business

“Entrepreneurs are national assets to be cultivated and motivated to the greatest possible extent;” Powerful words by authors Geetu George, Joseph Martin, Linto Mathew and Shankar Meembat from their book A Digital Story…Read More… [/column]

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Exploring New Markets

Our mission, at the Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) revolves around promoting and expanding Saint Lucian business in export markets. It is our passion and a mandate we continuously seek to achieve as we aspire to increase…Read More… [/column]

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CDF Scoping Mission In Saint Lucia

For entrepreneurs and business owners within the Caribbean, it is a fact that size, population and the limited resource-base of our island homes, present a challenge to our business operations and success. Examined even closer, it becomes… Read More… [/column]

Doing Business…

Interested in doing Business outside of Saint Lucia? Have you been considering expanding beyond the shores of Fair Helen? If you are still on the fence, you can come have a consultation with us, but in the mean time, here are a few guides to get you started.


Upcoming Events

Business Month

The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs is parent to a number of Business Support Organisations and other Affiliates. The full spectrum of support services needed to foster growth of businesses from incubation to export is essentially situated under the umbrella of this Ministry. It is in this regard that the Ministry has designated November as Business Month, and will take the opportunity to educate and advise the business community and Saint Lucians on a whole on the roles and functions of each of the affiliate entities.

Specialty Caribbean Expo 2017

Specialty Caribbean Expo will run for four days from March 9-12, 2017, at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia. Through this show, patrons will appreciate the quality of the range of products and services being showcased by existing and potential exporters in both the domestic and international markets. Additionally, the event will serve as a platform for networking, solutions and transaction exchanges with OECS and Martinique business/exporters.

LAUNCH: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Specialty Caribbean Expo 2017

Havana International Fair 2016, 2016 (FIHAV)

October 31st – November 6th 2016
Expo Cuba Fairground, Havana, CUBA


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ASK Anthony

  1. How are services exported?
    According to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) agreement, there are four (4) modes of supply for the delivery of services. They are as follows:

Mode 1: Cross-border supply

Services are delivered within the territory of the member from the territory of another member.

(i.e. the seller being in one country and the buyer in another. e.g. Distance training, tele-medical advice, international telephone call-centers, market research reports)

Mode 2: Consumption Abroad

Services are delivered outside the territory of the member in the territory of another member to a service consumer of the member.

(i.e. the consumer of firm making use of the service in another country, e.g. Tourism, seeking educational and medical services abroad)

Mode 3: Commercial Presence

Services are delivered within the territory of the member through the commercial presence of the supplier.

(i.e. an established affiliate, subsidiary or representative office of a foreign owned and controlled company present in the member country e.g. Banks)


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Mode 4: Presence of a natural person

Services are delivered within the territory of the member with the supplier present as a natural person.

(i.e. services provided by individuals of one member in the territory of any other e.g. consultants)


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