About the BPSTT

Who we are

The Barbados Private Sector Trade Team (BPSTT) is a division of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) and was established in 2003.  The mission of the Trade Team is to represent and promote the interests of Barbados’ private sector in the arena of international trade negotiations.
The BPSTT researches, documents and provides information to the private sector on a wide range of negotiations including special decisions taken in the World Trade Organization (WTO); the CARICOM-Cuba Free Trade Agreement;  the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME); and the European Union-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement, to name just a few. 


Trade Consultant:    Ms. Shardae Boyce





Why we are here

The role of the Barbados Private Sector Trade Team is to contribute to trade negotiations involving Barbados, as well as those involving the wider region, on behalf of the Barbados private sector. These contributions are facilitated through the implementation of the BPSTT work plan which includes:

Our Partners

The Barbados Private Sector Association is the umbrella agency of private sector organisations in Barbados.  The Association promotes and defends the interests of the private sector at the national level.  The BPSA provides these organisations and their members with representation, information and counsel, and also contributes on their behalf to national policy and social development. The BPSA represents the private sector in the tripartite mechanism - the Social Partnership - which is comprised of the Government of Barbados, the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) and the BPSA.
As a division of the Barbados Private Sector Association, the BPSTT is mandated to provide research, communications and capacity-building support to its stakeholders.
The BPSTT has established strategic relationships with Barbados’ trade negotiators including the Office of Trade Negotiations (formerly Regional Negotiating Machinery), the Division of Foreign Trade as well as other negotiating entities.

Our Sponsors and Contributors

The BPSTT is sponsored by the Private Sector Organisations (PSOs) that comprise the membership of the Barbados Private Section Association (BPSA).  The member organisations are:

*Associate Member


Our Work

Through research and analysis, our aim is:

We are at your service

There are a variety of ways that you may access the information you need from the Barbados Private Sector Trade Team.  These include: