Manufacturing icon Barbados offers an excellent location from which to manufacture high end products. The island is ideally suited for niche manufacturing products that require a world class infrastructure including excellent air and seaport facilities, as well as a highly educated and skilled work force.

Manufacturers may benefit from:

  • Full exemption from import duties on components, raw materials and production equipment
  • Capital allowances on fixed assets
  • Factory accommodation in well-planned industrial parks, on rental or lease basis
  • Training grants based on wages paid to employees during the initial operating period
  • Duty-free access to CARICOM countries providing the products satisfy origin criteria
  • Preferential market access of Barbadian produced goods to various countries


Investment opportunities include:

  • Medical supplies
  • Optical devices
  • Printing and publishing
  • High fashion apparel
  • Leather items
  • Electronic components & sub-assemblies
  • Jewellery
  • Agro-processing
  • Pharmaceuticals