Government Of Grenada Launches Incentives To Boost Growth In The Creative Industry

PR – The Government of Grenada has launched an exciting new incentive  aimed at supporting investment and participation in the creative industry. The  programme, which provides registered creative practitioners and organisations with  100% concessions on Common External Tariff (CET) and Value Added Tax (VAT) for  items considered “tools of trade”, came into effect on March 1, 2023. 

Eligible for the concessions are: 

  • registered cultural and creative practitioners and businesses. 
  • registered retailers of ‘tools of trade’ directly used in the production of creative  goods and services; and 
  • registered education and community organisations or programmes focused on  delivering training in the creative and cultural industry. 

To apply for the incentives, interested individuals and organisations must first register  with the Grenada Office of Creative Affairs (GOCA) via their online application form. Once registered and approved, access to the online concession application will be  provided via email with relevant instructions.  

The programme provides a significant opportunity for eligible creative practitioners and organisations to access the resources they need to thrive and contribute to the growth  of the creative industry. By supporting investment in this sector, the programme can help  to drive economic growth, create jobs, and promote cultural development. 

According to the Minister of Economic Development and Planning, Hon. Lennox  Andrews, “The Government of Grenada is committed to the development of the creative  industry, and this incentive scheme is a testament to that commitment. We hope that by  providing duty-free concessions, we can enable more businesses and organisations to  participate in the creative industry and help to create a vibrant and thriving sector that  contributes to our country’s economic and cultural development.”

To apply for the creative economy incentive scheme, visit the Grenada Office of Creative  Affairs website to register and apply for concessions.  

For more information, please contact the Grenada Office of Creative Affairs at or visit their website at