The Foreign Trade Division oversees the foreign trade policy of the Government of Barbados.
The Mission of the Division is to promote and facilitate the development of Barbados' international trade, particularly its export trade, and to strategically position Barbados to operate in, and derive the maximum trade benefits from new liberalised global trade.
The Division therefore develops foreign trade policy, in consultation with other Ministries, the private sector and trade unions, and advises Government on matters related to trade negotiations.
Specifically, the Foreign Trade Division addressed issues related to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), ACP-EU relations, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and bilateral trade arrangements.
In 2002 and 2008 Barbados completed WTO Trade Policy Reviews. Click here to see the text of the Government's Report, WTO Secretariat's Report and speeches made on those occasions.