Barbados' international business sector is monitoring developments in the US as the new president Donald Trump pursues policies aimed at bringing US companies home to create jobs.
That's according to president of the Barbados International Business Association, Henderson Holmes.
He tells CBC News, although US companies don't make up a significant part of Barbados' international business sector, the USA's substantial impact on global trade means it is always a consideration.
Mr Homes stresses that the international business sector is about adding value to the foreign companies registered here that are involved in cross-border trade.
He also says the US president should soon realise that global trade is more about job creation than job losses.