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Forum to improve 'Doing business'

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The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs is hosting the 2nd National Forum on Doing Business in Saint Lucia today, Thursday, March 16th, at the New Financial Centre, Pointe Seraphine, under the theme, “Improving Efficiency in the Business Environment.” 
The main objectives of the National Forum are to take stock of successes and challenges in reforming the business environment in Saint Lucia and identify the measures that will receive priority attention as we restructure the economy to become more competitive. 
Some of the areas in which great emphasis will be given at the National Forum include: an E-Filing and E-Payment Project;  Introduction of an electronic process to improve the efficiency of the Land Registry; and an introduction of a Single Window Initiative to address the inefficiencies in the area of Trading Across Boarders. 
Having ranked number 86 in 2016 in the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business Report” the Department of commerce and international Trade, in collaboration with the Private Sector is working to improve the business environment to make it better to do Business in Saint Lucia.