Saint Lucia world map

Trade in Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia was the world’s 152nd largest exporter of goods and 101st largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $59 and $823 million USD respectively. Saint Lucia’s top export category was agricultural products, followed by fuels and mining products, and manufactures. In 2019, Saint Lucia’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to the United States, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. In terms of imports, Saint Lucia’s import values were $601 and $317 million USD respectively in 2021. Saint Lucia’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were the United States, Trinidad and Tobago and China. Saint Lucia is part of 3 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM),  and EU – CARIFORUM States.
Regional Trade Agreements Database

General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Saint Lucia

Abbreviation

LC

Capital

Castries

WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

English common law

Language

English

Number of Time Zone(s)

1

Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.

Currency

Eastern Caribbean dollar

Exchange Rate

Google Finance Currencies

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

  • Agri-Enterprise Development Section of Corporate Planning Unit

  • Investment Promotion Agency of the Government of Saint Lucia

    Investment promotion agency

    [email protected]
  • OECS Competitive Business Unit

    Regional organization (i.e. Regional secretariat )

    [email protected]
  • Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency

    Trade promotion organization (TPO)

    [email protected]
  • The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry & Agriculture

    Chamber of commerce

    [email protected]

Copyright Offices

  • Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property

Industrial Property Offices

  • Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Ms Patricia Anthia Joshua,
    Farm Improvement Officer II,
    Ministry of Agriculture, Food Production, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development
    Phone: +(758) 468 4132/65
    Mobile: +(758) 725 1171

    5th floor, Sir Stanislaus James Bldg.

    [email protected]@hotmail.com

Additional Information

ePing alert

Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

National Tariff Finder

http://www.customs.gov.lc/customs-tariff.php

Trade Information Portal

https://exportsaintlucia.org/trade-information-system/

Last Reviewed: June, 2023

Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Find a concise overview of key aspects of international trade for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises with our Businesses & Entrepreneurs Guides.

Policymakers & Researchers

Find a concise overview of key aspects of trade and MSME-related policymaking with our dedicated library of Policymakers & Researchers Guides.

Global Trade Helpdesk Organization Logo

Simplify your market research with an integrated source of trade intelligence, for firms of all sizes, even the smallest. The Global Trade Helpdesk, an initiative by the International Trade Centre, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the World Trade Organization, provides market intelligence for companies looking to trade in an easy-to-use online tool.