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Selling to the Caribbean Seminar Set for Tulsa Exporters

This article was archived on 5/8/2019

The City of Tulsa will host a seminar for Tulsa area exporters, entitled Selling to the Caribbean, on May 7, 2019 at City Hall at One Technology Center, 175 E. 2nd Street. The seminar is sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. It is a free event for Tulsa commercial businesses that export their goods globally. This session will focus on exporting to the Caribbean: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, and Barbados.

Pre-registration for this event is required. To pre-register for the event, contact or Alex Nongard at

Kevin Chambers, Tulsa representative of the U.S. Commercial Service, said at $22.9 billion,  Caribbean imports from the U.S. are similar in size to India and Australia. 

“The Caribbean’s close proximity to the U.S., and its regional integration, contributes to its importance as a key part of an Oklahoma company’s international strategy,” Chambers said. “The Caribbean is an especially good market for products such as cosmetics, medical supplies, infrastructure projects and services.”

Exporters will learn about specific tender opportunities in the Telecom, medical, aviation, energy and construction industries. Subject matter experts will provide information on U.S. Government assistance to bidders and market information. Andrew Billard, deputy regional senior commercial officer for the Caribbean at the U.S. Embassy, Santo Domingo, will lead the seminar focusing on where to find markets and tender opportunities, how to qualify to receive bid documents, bid strategies and how to leverage U.S. Government advocacy in support of the U.S. bidder or the U.S. bid.