First Leg Of BVI Asia Trade Mission Deemed A Success

Friday, 24 May 2024 - 8:51am

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Asia Trade Mission, led by Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Honorable Lorna Smith, OBE, has successfully completed its first leg in Hong Kong, engaging in a series of meetings and events this week. 

Ministry Advances Business Development Support

Wednesday, 8 May 2024 - 12:36pm

The Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade has several new initiatives in the pipeline to empower micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the Virgin Islands.

Report On Minimum Wage Submitted

Wednesday, 8 May 2024 - 10:38am

The Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade has received the report of the ad hoc Minimum Wage Advisory Committee.

Early Closure Of Cashier At Department Of Trade

Thursday, 25 April 2024 - 10:50am

The public is notified that the cashier operations at the Department of Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs will be closed at 2:00 p.m. today April 25 to facilitate a staff meeting. 

Financial Services Minister Lorna Smith Addresses ICC Fraudnet Conference On Its 20th Anniversary

Friday, 19 April 2024 - 3:11pm

Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour, and Trade, Honourable Lorna Smith, OBE today delivered the keynote address at the special 20th anniversary meeting and conference of ICC FraudNet, highlighting the strong position the Virgin Islands Government takes in relation in the deterrence of fraud and the fight against financial crime.

Department Of Trade To Close Early January 31

Tuesday, 30 January 2024 - 4:32pm

The public is advised that the Department of Trade Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs will be closed at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January, 31. 

Honourable Rymer Attends Florida-Caribbean Cruise Conference

Friday, 10 November 2023 - 3:30pm

Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye M. Rymer is pictured as he attended the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference and Trade Show held in Mazatlan, November 7 to 10.

Renewal Of Trade Licences

Tuesday, 7 November 2023 - 11:04am

The public is notified that the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs, will be processing renewal of trade licences for the 2024 season effective November 15, 2023.  

Remarks By Honourable Smith At The Buy BVI Trade Expo 2023

Thursday, 2 November 2023 - 2:21pm

Ladies & Gentleman, Good Morning.

I am very pleased to see what I would call, the rebirth of the annual Buy BVI Trade Expo after an eight-year hiatus from our calendar of events.

Statement by Honourable Smith on the Virgin Islands Trade Commission Act (Suspensory) Bill, 2023

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 - 7:36pm

Madam Speaker, with your permission I would like to present a bill seeking the suspension of the Virgin Islands Trade Commission Act, 2020. This Act, passed on 8 June 2020, aimed to establish the Virgin Islands Trade Commission, and vest it with critical responsibilities related to business, trade, investment, and consumer affairs within our jurisdiction. The Act came into effect on 21 November 2022, through Statutory Instrument S.I. 103 of 2022.

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