Approved Programme Value:

 US$7.14 million (EC$19.2 million)                                          

 Approval Date:

 September 27, 2012

 Date Agreements Signed:

  July 23, 2013
 Programme Emphasis:  To assist the Member State to achieve greater trade competitiveness and reducing pre-existing disparities to better participate in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).


 Components of the Programme:

  1. Line of Credit to the Agricultural Industrial Development Bank (AID Bank) for onlending to the private sector;

  2. Grant for capacity building - AID Bank

  3.  Grant Assistance to the GOCD towards Ancillary Enhancement Measures for the Melville Hall Airport;

  4. Loan to be used towards the Operation  and Management  of two Multi-Purpose Packhouses  at Portsmouth and Roseau;

  5. Grant for equipping the Packhouses at Portsmouth and Roseau, and undertaking remedial works on the Portsmouth facility;

  6. Loan to be used towards equipping the National Center for Testing Excellence and a provision for staff capacity building.