Business View Magazine | May 2020

9 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2020 OPENING L INES TALKING EXPORTS: HOW CARIBBEAN EXPORT WILL SUPPORT THE REGION’S PRIVATE SECTOR THROUGH COVID-19 By Anthony Bradshaw, Officer in Charge - Caribbean Export T he COVID-19 pandemic will have a significant impact on the private sector and economies globally. The economic slowdown will severely affect MSMEs, as they suffer from the impact of government decreed shutdowns, supply chain disruption and demand contraction. With the containment of the crisis, the recovery phase will commence, and the firms must be ready to take advantage of the turnaround in economic activity but must first deploy business continuity strategies to support their survival. In our fourth year of implementation of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Regional Private Sector Development Programme, Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Anthony Bradshaw, Officer in Charge - Caribbean Export