Manufacturers and Ministry of Trade officials have completed a four-day training session in the efficient use of the Grenada Trade Portal website.
The training, which was recently conducted by an official of Trinidad-based Digital Business, was aimed teaching local manufacturers and ministry officials how to upload relevant information themselves on the website, which is designed to be a one-stop shop for trade information. It will also provide an opportunity for manufacturers and exporters to access new markets.
Grenada Trade Portal will open the world to Grenada’s products and allow manufacturers to expand market possibilities for Grenada, said trainer Sueann Ramsingh, Application Developer of Digital Business.
She said the individuals trained will be able to update the portal for its continued maintenance when it is up and running. They will also be able to post information to keep the site current.
As well, said Ramsingh, the site allows manufacturers to update their profiles and add images of their products on the portal.
One of the leading technology and management Consultant Company in the Caribbean, Digital Business builds websites and custom software.
The Grenada Trade Portal is part of a National Export Strategy (NES) that was developed in 2007. It is being implemented under the World Bank-funded Grenada Technical Assistance Credit Project.
The NES aims to address the shortcomings of previous export development programmes.