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One of the highlights in international trade support of 2018 was the opening of the Curaçao desk in the Dominican Republic (DR). The DR has been identified as one of the interesting markets for Curaçao companies to do business with, in the Caribbean. With the help of the office, headed by Ms. Taiana Mora the companies can now count on professional assistance of a person with a solid track record in consultancy regarding international trade development.
The International Trade Division of Curaçao’s Ministry of Economic Development opened this desk last October as a support service for local companies when doing business in the DR. This desk is located at the NEX Consulting SRL in the capital of the DR, an international consulting firm specialized in development cooperation and international trade. Ms. Mora is the person in charge.
She has 30 years of experience in export development and export promotion of both goods and services. She has worked more than 22 years for public and private organizations throughout the Caribbean. Her areas of expertise include strategy development, policy advising, capacity building, export training and export plan development, especially for the services export.
Mora was the Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), an intergovernmental organization of 15 Caribbean countries (CARIFORUM) for export and investment promotion and is currently the Managing Director of NEX Consulting, Taiana Mora is also the director of the DR Coalition of Services (CSRD) and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Latic American Association of Service Exporters (ALES). She is the immediate past president of the Dutch Dominican Chamber of Commerce.
During her career, Taiana has assisted more than 500 companies and organizations with training, coaching, advise and international marketing. Through her consultancy she has promoted and facilitated the establishment of 5 organizations related to services export. She has extensive experience in markets in the Caribbean, US and Europe.
Ms. Mora has a postgraduate study in Marketing and a graduate study in Communications. She has been a presenter in multiple international fora and events in the Caribbean and Europe. She is the author of 4 books including two studies on the DR strategy for the Caribbean commission, published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DR.
NEX SRL is a women’s owned Caribbean consulting firm established in 2009. The firm is dedicated to strengthening, support, promote and connect organizations and firms throughout the Caribbean region and connecting them to the most important strategic markets in Europe, North and Latin America. NEX is based in the DR with an impressive record of successful projects across the Caribbean. It specializes in international trade, capacity building and economic development.
It has an extensive expertise in house and through the strategic network established internationally NEX offers strategic planning, direct assistance, market intelligence, practical advice, capacity building and integrated services to institutions and enterprises with clients in the wider Caribbean, Latin-American, Europe and the US which present a wider network at the disposal of the projects and activities implemented by NEX.
The key service areas includes:
International trade: export development, export promotion, and trade in services, agro processing, trade missions, market promotion, investment promotion, export promotion training and export development including training of trainers, trade fair participation, marketing strategy, export and market coaching, trade policies and strategies.
Development Cooperation: design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development cooperation projects, especially in the area of private sector development. NEX team also advises not for profit and governments on development cooperation issues as well as policies especially for the (export) development of SME’s. Capacity Building: institutional strengthening, on the job training, service development, strategy and management development, gender related issues, among others. Integrated support: the multidisciplinary nature NEX’ team of experts allow it to offer a wider view of the strategies and approaches and enhance interventions in the different projects. Among some of those examples are programs of capacity building and related donor funding and development of projects proposals to implement the actions and plan identified in the course of the consultancy. NEX has also assisted organizations and firms to reach out to other stakeholders or contacts within the wider market network to achieve the projects goals within the project timeline.
Strategic alliances: through key strategic alliances NEX has expanded its area of intervention and reach especially in trade and investment.
Wide network: NEX has working relationships and coordinating arrangements with consultants and organizations in multiple markets at the disposal of its clients. These markets includes: wider Caribbean CARIFORUM including OCTs and FCORs, Central America, Brazil and other Latin American market, Europe (UK, Germany, Netherlands, Spain), US and Canada. In its project design and implementation the firm follows international standards with a team of highly qualified professionals working in the field and supporting efforts with back office support as well as sound project monitoring.
The Curaçao desk can be reached at:
The Ministry of Economic Development
T. +5999 462 1444 ext. 181
A. Pletterijweg 43 - AmiDos Building, 5th floor