On July 7th 2008, in his Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals, the Prime Minister of Barbados mandated the establishment of the Council for Investment, Exports, Foreign Exchange and the Diaspora (CIEX), charging it with the specific responsibility of coordinating the efforts of Barbados’ principal foreign exchange earning sectors, and of exploring creative new ways to attract investment into Barbados. The CIEX has a tripartite membership structure representing the public sector, profit and non-profit entities.

The responsibility for implementing the mandate of the CIEX has been entrusted to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

The Major Priorities of the CIEX Council