Welcome to StartTrade Jamaica

Your Market Entry Partner


"Export or Die". StartTrade Jamaica assists Jamaican companies Tto export by way of the following services: The EXPORTCoach programme - a customized 6 month coaching programme designed to assist new or aspiring companies to exporting their goods or services to their selected international markets. Assisting companies in the preparation of their Export Plan "Get A New Life - Turn your Skill into an Income" Workshop and allied coaching service designed to assist skilled professionals transition from corporate life to Export Entrepreneurship "Export 101" Workshop for new and aspiring exporting companies.


StartTrade Jamaica's President is an experienced speaker, having addressed audiences on 5 continents in markets as far afield as the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and the Philippines. His topics of preference include International Business Development, Managing the Transition from Corporate to Entrepreneurship, the Export of Services, Sports as a vehicle for National Development among many other areas.

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StartTrade Jamaica delivers fast, reliable,
and highly effective International Business Development and Business match-Making solutions to investors, brands, private companies, embassies, and trade and export promotion organizations.

Who We Are
Registered in 2006 as Global Business Support Services and trading as
StartTrade Jamaica since 2020, we offers a suite of services assisting
international companies to find the right partners locally as well as
assist Jamaican companies in their overseas market entry pursuits.

Our leadership
Our leader, Robert C. Scott, is a committed trade professional. He:

Principal Officer has experience as follows:
One of only 3 Certified International Trade Professionals (CITP®)in the
10 years experience as Country Manager for the Jamaica and several
other territories for the Mars Company, one of the largest food companies
in the world.
•Launched several international brands in Jamaica, eg, Gatorade (1992)
•Former Vice President of Export and Market Development at JAMPRO
•International trainer/speaker on Trade and Business Development,
presenting to audiences on 5 continents including countries such as
Australia, Vietnam, Philippines and Dubai.
•Jamaica’s former representative on the board of the Caribbean Export
Development Agency
•One of Jamaica’s 3 certified trainers in the Services Go Global Export of
Services programme
•Extensive local, regional and international network through civic participation,
         Dean, Consular Corps of Jamaica and Honorary Consul to the Republic
         of Latvia
        Former Director, Caribbean Export Development Agency
        Director, Jamaica Olympic Association
        Rear Commodore, Royal Jamaica Yacht Club
        General Secretary, Jamaica Rowing Federation
         Past Director, Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association
          Director, Honey Bun Foundation

Why We Exist
Unfortunately, conducting business internationally, especially in emerging markets
can be difficult. Success often depends on engaging the right
stakeholders/powerbrokers and operating with an acute sensitivity for local politics.
“Local knowledge is king” and StartTrade Jamaica knows the landscape well.
Furthermore, when the parties depart, projects are often stalled until the next visit.
StartTrade Jamaica will keep your project moving.

What We Do
Our principal, a business development specialist
with decades of experience in Fast Moving
Consumer Goods, Export Promotion, logistics and
Manufacturing has engaged a highly motivated
team of professionals to provide the services offered by StartTrade Jamaica.

StartTrade Jamaica provides a full suite of international business development and matchmaking
services to support your market entry and development efforts. Contact us today.
  • P.O. Box 8071, CSO Kingston, Jamaica

John Welsh, The Serious Games Consultancy, Australia:Consultant

Mr Robert Scott and I have known each other for over 2 years, having first met through the Jamaica Olympic Association. Instrumental in establishing Jamaica’s inaugural Jamaica Olympic Manor at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018, Robert and I worked very closely during the requirements planning, implementation, and post activity phases of what was a very demanding and subsequently highly successful endeavour. An indomitable powerhouse, Robert established the vision for the Olympic Manor from the outset and worked tirelessly to see it realised on behalf of the JOA. Every aspect of the event was considered and managed including design, Public Relations, social media content, budget management and event organisation. Consequently, Jamaica was very much at the forefront of the Commonwealth Games not only for sporting proficiency but for setting the highest standards in cultural, social and media engagement.   Additionally, Robert was instrumental in generating a series of advisory discussions, highlighting Jamaica’s thought leadership in sports, covering a range of topics including sports medicine, women in sport and embracing technology. Incorporating cutting edge media technology Robert facilitated a series of seminal discussions and presentations broadcast live.   Robert is very personable with a strong professional acumen and tremendous ability to collaborate. Clearly customer focused one of his key strengths is an ability to establish very positive relationships, getting the best from those he works with. He is results focused; steadfast in achieving the right outcome, whilst seeking input from others. A strong team player his leadership style achieves collective success; demonstrated repeatedly through the planning phase for the Commonwealth Games. Always open to new ideas he ensured the result was a collaborative achievement without ever compromising key goals.   On a personal level it is a constant pleasure to engage with Robert. He has an excellent sense of humour, is reliable, entertaining, has seemingly endless reserves of energy, and demonstrates a broad range of business and personal interests. He is authoritative and at the same time humble, never complacent, and establishes great rapport irrespective of an individual’s age or position. He shows outstanding integrity.   As Robert and I continue to explore opportunities of mutual interest, I look forward to our ongoing professional relationship, sincere friendship and future opportunities to work together.

John Welsh, The Serious Games Consultancy, Australia

Trevor O'Regan, Economic Development Consultants Ireland (EDCI):International Trade Consultant

I worked with Robert from September 2018 to June 2019 on the IFC / World Bank Group  financed Jamaica Trade Information Portal (JTIP) project: www.jamaicatradeportal.com Robert was an excellent, hard-working, innovative colleague and leader. He has incredible energy resulting in new ideas and making good ideas great. He is able to combine good humour and friendly manner with the highest level of professionalism. No task was too big for Robert and despite being a busy professional, he always made time to listen to ideas I wanted to discuss with him with a focus on making things happen. He worked long hours, is very well connected and was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone. With best regards Trevor O'Regan Director and owner of Economic Development Consultants Ireland (EDCI) www.edciconsultants.com

Trevor O'Regan, Economic Development Consultants Ireland (EDCI)

Robert C. Scott, CITP, JP


Xavier C. Scott

Director - International Business

Justin G. Scott

Director - Marketing

Dean Scott

Director - Finance

Sherion Wilks

Account Executive

The Honey Bun Foundation

StartTrade Jamaica is pleased to be a member of the Advisory Board for SMEs with the Honey Bun Foundation