OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND STATE AGENCIES

Central Statistical Office

The CSO is a Division of the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development charged with the responsibility of taking censuses in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and collecting, compiling, analyzing and publishing statistical information relating to all social and economic activities of the people of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Customs & Excise Division

The Customs & Excise Division is a division of the Ministry of Finance. Its role is:

  • Revenue Collection and Protection
  • The correct application of Trade Policy
  • Protecting our physical Borders, Society and the Environment
  • Collect and disseminate accurate Trade related information and statistics

Evolving Tecknologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited (e TecK)

Evolving Tecknologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited (e TecK) reviewed and revised its strategic direction in October 2011 and launched a 15-year Strategic Plan (2012-2027) to better align to the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s overall goal for diversification – “to drive the non-energy sectors for the sustainable long-term growth and development of diversified and knowledge-based economy that contributes to the creation of high quality jobs.”

exporTT

exporTT Ltd. was designated by the Cabinet of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to be the sole National Export Facilitation Organization of Trinidad and Tobago. Our mandate is to:

  • Generate export growth and diversification in the goods and services sectors
  • Increase in the international competitiveness of exporters
  • Develop new exporters across the various sectors of interest
  • Expand to new markets, based on market research

Export Import Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (EXIMBANK)

The Export Import Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (EXIMBANK) remains the only official Export Credit Agency (ECA) in the country. It has emerged out of what was formerly the Trinidad and Tobago Export Credit Insurance Company Limited (EXCICO), which was established in 1973 by the Government to promote the export of goods and services. This allows regional buyers access to a wide range of manufactured goods on credit terms.

invesTT

As Trinidad and Tobago’s Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) aligned to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, InvesTT is the first point of contact for investors seeking investment opportunities in Trinidad and Tobago.

National Flour Mills

National Flour Mills Limited (NFM) was established in 1972 as a public trading company and has since been recognised as the main leader in flour milling, rice packaging, feed milling and dry mix operations throughout Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS)

The primary role of TTBS is to develop, promote and enforce standards in order to improve the quality and performance of goods produced or used in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. To ensure industrial efficiency and development; promote public and industrial welfare, health and safety; and protect the environment.

Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce

To be the champion of business towards the development of a strong and sustainable national economy.

The Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Service Industries

TTCSI is a national umbrella body that brings together all services sector organizations and associations. Basically it is an alliance of professional services associations and organizations. It will function as a focal point to lobby; channel and address trade in services issues and services development issues, which are critical for the sector to thrive in the competitive global environment.

Trinidad and Tobago Creative Industries Company Limited (CreativeTT)

The Trinidad and Tobago Creative Industries Company Ltd (CreativeTT) established by The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago through the Ministry of Trade and Industry is a wholly owned State enterprise with the mandate ‘to stimulate and facilitate the business development and export activities of the Creative Industries in Trinidad and Tobago to generate national wealth.’ CreativeTT is responsible for the strategic and business development of the three (3) subsectors under its purview- Film, Fashion and Music.

Trinidad and Tobago Free Zones Company Limited

The Free Zones Programme has been designed to attract export-oriented businesses both Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) and local investors; as part of the Government’s diversification drive. The large energy projects have come to Trinidad and Tobago to access Trinidad and Tobago’s energy resources and the special incentives offered by the Government.  Such projects cannot access free zone incentive.

The Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturers' Association

The TTMA promotes, encourages and assists the growth and development of manufacturing industries in Trinidad and Tobago. The TTMA also acts as a representative for industries in dealing with Government and in the monitoring of legislation affecting manufacturers. The TTMA is also responsible for the generation of market expansion both regionally and internationally through the mounting of local, regional and international trade fairs, exhibitions and foreign trade missions