First meeting of TEPA’s National Export Council

First meeting of TEPA’s National Export Council

The National Export Council (NEC) of the Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) held its inaugural meeting on Tuesday September 9, 2014 at the Hewanorra House, Pointe Seraphine.

The NEC consists of a cross-section of private and public sector stakeholders and is chaired by Mr. Ronald Ramjattan, President of the Saint Lucia Manufacturers Association (SMA). This is a critical step in the operations and sustainability of the TEPA as the lead agency mandated to spearhead the island’s National Export Development effort charged with the responsibility to increase aggregate volume and value of exports from Saint Lucia.

At the meeting Mrs. Jacqueline Emmanuel-Flood, Chief Executive Officer of the TEPA presented to the gathering the agency’s 2014/15 work programme which provided the NEC members a synopsis of what TEPA has achieved to-date and an insight on upcoming programmes.
The National Export Council composition is as follows:

 Honourable Emma Hippolyte, Minister for Commerce, Business Development, Investment
and Consumer Affairs
 Mrs. Jacqueline Emmanuel-Flood – Director, Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency
 Mr. Ronald Ramjattan, Chairman of the NEC and Representative of the St. Lucia
Manufacturers Association
 Mr. Leo Titus Preville, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Business
Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs
 Mr. Donovan Williams, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and the
Creative Industries
 Ms. Tracy Polius, Permanent Secretary, Department of Planning and National Development
 Ms. Sunita Daniel, Chief Agricultural Planning Officer, Ministry of Agriculture,
Food Production, Fisheries, Co-operatives and Rural Development:
 Mr. Michael Speakman, Representative of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry
and Agriculture
 Mr. Ross Stevenson, Representative of the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association Ms. Yvonne Agard, Representative of the St. Lucia Coalition of Services Industries Inc.
 Mrs. Rose Lascaris, Representative of the St. Lucia Industrial and Small Business
Association (SLISBA)
 Dr. Mkabi Walcott, Representative of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards
 Mr. Nigel Edwin, Director of International Trade, Ministry of External Affairs, International
Trade and Civil Aviation

The National Export Council (NEC) is an independent body that oversees the operations of the TEPA and acts in an advisory capacity to the government on issues related to Export Development.

For further details please contact Andrena Simon at Tel: (758) 468-2168, Fax: (758) 452-4606. Email: [email protected]


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