DMA takes closer look at manufacturing in Dominica

In an effort to stimulate growth within the manufacturing sector, the Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA), will convene Phase Two of a situational analysis of the manufacturing industry in Dominica.

The event, which will be held in the conference room of the National Stadium, is expected to address the numerous challenges confronting local manufacturers in a face to face dialogue with the relevant stakeholders.

Phase One of the situational analysis was convened on July 28th during which manufacturers met, among themselves, to identify and discuss the various issues related to the manufacturing sector.

These issues have been documented and will be presented to the various institutions at the Phase Two activity.

It is expected that the numerous concerns such as financing, quality control, shipping, port charges, customs duties, packaging, local distribution among others, will be addressed with the aim of enhancing locally manufactured products.

Representatives of the Ministry of Trade, Financial Institutions, the Bureau of Standards, Air and Seaport Authority, Dexia, DAIC and local manufacturers are expected to participate in the event.

At the end of the exercise, the Dominica Manufacturers Association will have a better understanding of the challenges confronting the manufacturing sector and it will be better equipped to tackle such challenges in the interest of its membership and national development.

The Dominica Manufacturers Association recognizes the critical role of manufacturing in the Dominican economy and will endeavor to reduce the escalating and unsustainable import bill with the production of quality manufactured products.

Phase Two of the situational analysis will be held from 8:30 to 12:30 on Thursday, December 15.

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4 Comments

  1. real yout
    December 14, 2011

    yall need to address nutritional fact testing in dominica . If a local person wants to create food products for local and regional consumption, the lab at the gardens cannot even do nutrition content tests (we dont have equipment and qualified persons) the samples have to be sent all the way to trinidad for an insane cost of hundreds of us dollars not including shipping. SMDH

  2. new jersey
    December 13, 2011

    dominica have so much thing they can manufacture abd shipp it over sea to make the island more money and like a making our own juice and shipping to china and america or our caribbean islands

  3. Anonymous
    December 13, 2011

    do u all really need a seminar to determine the problems/ challenges local manufactures face?.

    • Anonymous
      December 13, 2011

      If you know them, then let it be known!

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