The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) will be hosting a trade mission to the Dominican Republic (DR) next month, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Dominican Republic (DR) in Trinidad and Tobago (TT).
The September 12 to 16 trade mission will be led by senior officials of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and by the TTMA’s CEO, Dr Mahindra Ramdeen.
Fourteen member companies from varying sectors including, chemicals and non-metallic, food and beverage, distribution, transportation and shipping, automotive and manufacturers of household products, will make up the rest of the delegation.
President of the association, Christopher Alcazar, yesterday said that "in keeping with our mission to increase the value and growth of the Manufacturing Sector in TT, the TTMA believes trade missions such as these play a pivotal role in opening new markets for our members with a view of ultimately generating much needed foreign exchange for our country."
Alcazar noted that the focus of the mission to the DR will be business-to-business meetings between participants and companies in the DR; namely in Santo Domingo and Santiago dos Caballeros.
Alcazar emphasized that the TTMA continues to focus on the expansion into the Latin American markets for its members, as the association quite recently hosted trade missions to Panama and Cuba as well as hosted several workshops on Latin American markets in 2017.