St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) is now an official member of the Caribbean Chambers of Commerce CARICHAM network as of February 2020.
CARICHAM was officially launched on April 1, 2019, said COCI in a press release on Sunday. The CARICHAM network was established to promote cooperation and collaboration between its 19 members within the Caribbean basin. The group also seeks to improve the levels of trade and investment within and between the region and other trading partners.
The network represents the interest of the private sector on regional and international issues and facilitates capacity building opportunities for members and representatives of the chambers of commerce.
Other objectives include; identify and undertake training, and facilitate other cooperation programs that will benefit the membership of the chambers, as well as the next generation of Caribbean business leaders; foster innovation and strategic collaboration among members to increase global competitiveness of industries; develop and share business-to-business market intelligence; share experiences and best practices in areas such as trade and investment, renewable energy/energy efficiency, disaster risk reduction and climate change; and finally, add value as well as identify opportunities for the members of the respective chambers.
SOURCE The Daily Herald