The Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS)

DAGS is reimbursement grant funding facility specifically designed to provide financial assistance to legally registered firms/individuals/Business Support Organisations (BSOs) with the potential to export their products and services. DAGS is a reimbursement facility which means that no monies are advanced to beneficiaries and they will have to incur the full cost of their projects and be reimbursed on completion of their projects. A grant may not be awarded retrospectively. The objective of DAGS is as follows:

  • Opening new markets; increasing exports to the Caribbean Region and/or other International Markets
  • Lowering production costs
  • Identifying new sources of supply for raw materials or other inputs
  • Increasing productivity through training and personnel development
  • Facilitating Trade Mark, Intellectual Property and Copyright Protection
  • Reducing environmental impact
  • Capitalising on the benefits of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME), CARICOM-Dominican Republic FTA or any other bilateral or multilateral arrangements signed by the region within the region or with ACP or EU partners
  • Fostering intra-regional cooperation to enhance productivity and capitalise on economies of scale
  • Promoting programmes which will impact on underdeveloped areas or disadvantage sectors within the region (e.g. rural area development and gender).

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Take a look at the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme – DAGS – Brochure.

Regional DAGS Country Advisors

Caribbean Export has trained Country Advisors to assist firms during the application and reimbursement process of the programme. Connect with a Country Advisor in your location.

Antigua and BarbudaMinistry of Trade, Commerce and IndustryMs Juray Roberts[email protected]
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda Investment AuthorityMs Jacqueline Yearwood[email protected]
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda Investment AuthorityMs Ayanna Baptiste[email protected]
BahamasBAICMrs Debbie Strachan[email protected]
BahamasBAICMr John Burrows[email protected]
BahamasGBPAMr Charles Pratt[email protected]
BarbadosBIDCMr Allan Lange[email protected]
BarbadosBIDCMr Modou Diagne[email protected]
BelizeBELTRAIDEMs Diana Hernandez[email protected]
BelizeBELTRAIDEMs Shahera McKoy[email protected]
DominicaDexiaMr J. Lloyd Pascal[email protected]
DominicaDominica Association of Industry and CommerceMs Lizra Fabien[email protected]
Dominican RepublicADOEXPOMs Noelia A Tavares[email protected]
GrenadaGrenada Industrial Development CorporationMs Karen Boatswain[email protected]
GrenadaGrenada Industrial Development CorporationMs Khesha Mitchell[email protected]
GuyanaGOINVESTMs Uchenna Gibson[email protected]
GuyanaSmall Business BureauDr. Lowell Porter[email protected]
HaitiCASELIMr Patrick Dessources[email protected]
HaitiYMCAMr Roges Lamothe[email protected]
JamaicaJamaica Exporters AssociationMs Carole Rowe[email protected]
JamaicaJamaica Manufacturers and Exporters AssociationMs Paula Hagley[email protected]
Saint LuciaSmall Business Development CentreMr Jonathan Allain[email protected]
St. Kitts and NevisMinistry of International Trade, Industry Commerce and Consumers AffairsMrs Tonya Kelly[email protected]
St. Kitts and NevisSt Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and CommerceMrs Brenda John[email protected]
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesCentre for Enterprise DevelopmentNisha Glasgow[email protected]
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesCentre for Enterprise DevelopmentKeisha Phillips[email protected]
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesInvest SVGMs Hazell-Anne Nero-Roberts[email protected]
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesInvest SVGSianne Timm[email protected]
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesInvest SVGMs Angenella Young[email protected]
SurinameSuriname Business Development CenterMr Ratanlal Kalka[email protected]
Trinidad and TobagoexporTT LtdMs. Deborah Hoyte[email protected]
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad & Tobago Manufacturer’s AssociationMr Ismahieel Ali[email protected]

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