The mission of the Eastern Caribbean-Southeast Asia Economic and Cultural Chamber (EC-SEA Chamber) is to promote and develop economic and cultural exchange between the leading Eastern Caribbean States and the Southeast Asian region.
The Chamber aims to further and protect the government interests of the independent Eastern Caribbean States of Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia and their citizens in Southeast Asian countries.
The Chamber intends to be a vehicle for the promotion and advancement of strong and good relations in these two regions. It is positioned to lead the way in promoting the Eastern Caribbean as a high-value investment region for businesspersons and a world-class tourism destination for couples and families. In addition, The Chamber is determined to support the governments of these countries in strengthening alliances within Southeast Asia not only in economic and cultural aspects but also in other global matters such as the ongoing Middle Eastern conflict and Climate Change.
The Chamber is a non-government voluntary organization that intends to serve as a facilitator enabling trade, investment and tourism and also to be an avenue in fostering international relations for these Eastern Caribbean States.
We are “Bridging the Eastern Caribbean and Southeast Asia” to bring two worlds apart closer together.
The Eastern Caribbean represents a group of some of the smallest sovereign nations in the world. Considered as part of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by the United Nations, these countries encounter the same common challenges including a growing population, limited access to natural resources and susceptibility to natural disasters among many others. At the same time, as young independent nations, these six (6) leading Eastern Caribbean states are ripe and fresh for exponential growth in various sectors which can no longer be found in many countries of the world. The Chamber was organized as the Eastern Caribbean's voice in the Southeast Asian region because it is undoubtedly an integral partner for mutual growth.
These Eastern Caribbean States are not only full members of international governmental organizations including the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and The Commonwealth of Nations but more importantly they are members aligned with the objectives of regional organizations including the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
The Eastern Caribbean-Southeast Asia Economic and Cultural Chamber is an integral partner of the Small Island Developing States Global Business Network (SIDS-GBN). The SIDS-GBN is an international forum, platform and resource hub administered by the the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) which provide valuable support to Small Island Developing States across the globe.
As these Eastern Caribbean countries are part of The Commonwealth of Nations and in conjunction with the values, aspirations and ideals of The Commonwealth, the Chamber is officially registered with the Companies House of Her Majesty’s Government.
The Chamber is certified by the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales as the Eastern Caribbean-Southeast Asia Economic and Cultural Chamber Ltd., a non-govermental organization limited by guarantee under registration number 10555443.
The Chamber together with its associate organization, the Caribbean ASEAN Council has been recognized by venerable persons from across the globe. These include His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, The Princess Royal. We are also grateful to Her Excellency Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanu, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for her belief in our endeavours.