Issue at Hand

Front on Label Packaging (FOLP) To help combat the exceedingly high level of non-communicable diseases, CARICOM heads gave a commitment to introduce FOLP into the region. This is being pursued aggressively by Ministries of Health. The CARICOM Private Sector Organization was able to get a COTED of CARICOM to agree to provide space for the private sector to examine the implications for businesses. A regulatory impact study is now being conducted to inform the choice of FOLP symbols and the impact on the economies of member states.

Chamber Action

Chamber engaged the Bureau and hosted a series of dialogues with members on the issue and made known the concerns and desire for a review of the implications of the decision.

A Forum was held with Members led by Dr. Alison Gajadhar, a Board Member. Dr. Gajadhar has represented the St. Lucia Chamber and CARICHAM on the CARICOM Private Sector Organization Technical Committee.

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Frequently asked questions
Where is the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce located?
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The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture is located at Orange Park Commercial Building, 1st Floor, Bois D’Orange, Gros Islet.

Is the chamber of commerce part of the government?
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While most chambers work closely with government, they are not part of government  

What are the benefits of being in the chamber of commerce?
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Advocating on behalf of members with the public sector. Increased visibility and credibility. Business training and education information sharing and networking.

What is the main purpose of the chamber of commerce?
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A chamber of commerce is an organization of business owners and entrepreneurs who promote the interests of their local business community. Chambers of commerce provide access to valuable resources, discounts, and relationships that help businesses save money and market their products.

What powers does the chamber of commerce have?
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Chambers of Commerce will act to promote public policies that are in the best interest of business, in general. Specific Chambers of Commerce may also attempt to promote policies that serve specific industries or geographic locations.