first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share GingerExport Dominica, a new entity which will focus on exporting agricultural products which are grown and produced locally could be established in Dominica in the new financial year.Dominica has been seeking to develop an export culture which is believed can potentially transform its export sector, in the quest to achieve sustained economic growth.A National Export Strategy (NES) was established “to achieve a diversified and competitive export sector, driven by innovation and a strong spirit of entrepreneurship, to produce high value goods and services, for sustained improvements in the standard of living for all Dominicans”. The Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA) is mainly responsible for importing rice and sugar, and to price these commodities at a reasonable rate for citizens as well as trade facilitation. Root crops; Yams and Dasheen.However, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit during his budget presentation on Tuesday revealed that the time has come for the DEXIA model to changed, hence the birth of Export Dominica, which will be established in the new financial year, 2012/2013. “By diverting the resources currently utilised by DEXIA to the new agency, greater value will be realized if some of these resources are used to support and sustain for example, the livelihoods of the thousands of workers in the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors who were intended to be the principal beneficiaries of DEXIA`s mandate in the first instance”. Mr. Skerrit also explained that Export Dominica “will focus on export facilitation”.“The entity will be required to plan and execute its work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, manufacturers, producers of cultural products and other enterprises with the potential to export”. He noted that the “sole purpose” for this change, “is to support all the investments in agriculture” namely manufacturing and agro-processing.“We must produce and we must export. We must earn foreign exchange that will help finance the activities of the country,” Mr. Skerrit emphasized. Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 42 Views   one comment Share LocalNews New agency to facilitate export of Dominican products to be established by: – July 19, 2012last_img