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GDEI Trade Mission to the Caribbean Region
November 17-22, 2024
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Caribbean Trade Mission


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The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a Global Diversity Export Initiative (GDEI) Trade Mission to the Caribbean region on November 17-22, 2024, that will include the “Opportunities for Minority-Led Businesses in the Caribbean Region Conference” in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on November 17-18, 2024. 

The International Trade Administration (ITA) is seeking to improve outreach and representation of businesses with owners and/or leaders from underserved communities. This mission is focused on expanding export opportunities to U.S. small and medium-sized businesses that are founded, led, operated or owned by minorities from industries with growing potential in the Caribbean region. 

Participants will engage in one-one-one meetings with key service providers and U.S. diplomats and/or industry specialists from 9 countries.

Selected participants will either engage in business-to-business (B2B) meetings in Santo Domingo if approved for the Dominican Republic Trade Mission, or travel to other markets in the region to engage in B2B appointments in those markets. B2B meetings will be conducted with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors or joint-venture partners, in the selected city/market in the Dominican Republic, and/or Barbados/Eastern Caribbean, and/or Guyana, and/or Jamaica, and/or Suriname, and/or The Bahamas and/or Trinidad and Tobago.

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