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Representation

Members are represented in public/private sector fronts such as the social partnership between government, the private sector and the trade union movement. Read about our MOU with the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce.

Network

Get the critical assistance and information you need on potential joint ventures and to facilitating direct links with key local and regional business leaders and organisations. See pictures from June's Mix & Mingle.

Business Facilitation

We lobby government for improvements in state-run mechanisms that influence productivity and efficiency of businesses, such as VAT, international transport, customs and excise and commerce. Read about the Nova Scotia Trade Mission

Happy Easter

Whatever your religion, love each other as you love yourselves and do onto others as you would have them do to do onto you. Commit to these instructions and enjoy a restful weekend of reflection.

BCCI’S RESPONSE TO THE 2014 -2015 ESTIMATES OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE (ERE)

The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is aware of the weakening macroeconomic fundamentals that prevail and has consistently called on Government to make some adjustments, to address the spiralling expenditure and augment the revenue collection, so as to ensure that the gains we have made over the last few decades, are not eroded. We have written letters, held meetings, requested feedback and made some proposals, but to date we are not convinced that there is any real sign of repair to this struggling economy. It is against this backdrop that BCCI has carefully observed the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure (ERE) and today shares its perspective.

April Business Luncheon - 30 April 2014

The Hon. Donville Inniss M.P., Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development (left) will be the guest speaker at our April business luncheon. His address will focus on "International Business & Industry - the Way Forward for Barbados."

The luncheon takes place on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 at Hilton Barbados Resort from midday until 2:00 p.m.

Investor Confidence Needed

"Some businesses are also considering investment options outside of Barbados. Exporting products and services, franchises and successful business models beyond our shores has been a successful strategy for come companies for years. More than ever in this climate, economies already on a recovery path with good growth prospects are more and more attractive. There have been companies and entrepreneurs over the years who have invested in this economy for sound business reasons but perhaps equally for love of country. In 2014, with more diversified shareholding in formerly indigenous companies and with easier movement of capital, business fundamentals will loom larger in decision making while our hearts and emotions are forced to sit tight in the back seat." Tracey Shuffler - BCCI Senior Vice President.

Walk the Talk 2014 - 100 Days to Wellness. Sponsored by Axcel Finance.

The Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) has accepted the challenge issued by the National Initiative for Service Excellence (NISE) regarding “100 Improvements in 100 Days” in the form of “Walk the Talk – 100 Days to Wellness.” The programme is aimed at encouraging employees to take responsibility for their health by engaging in good nutrition and striving to walk at least 10,000 steps a day using a pedometer to chart their progress. START: 01 March 2014. END: 10 June 2014. This event is sponsored by Axcel Finance.
Click inside to learn more and to read some frequently asked questions.

BCCI Response to IMF Report

It is critical that the Government’s monetary policy is aligned to the ultimate stated goal of maintaining our current exchange rate to the US dollar. Our current account deficit must be reduced and the high utilization of foreign debt to support the local current account deficit needs to cease.