1st September, 2018: – Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry will lead a delegation of ten (10) private sector companies along with senior executives of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) and state enterprise exporTT Limited on a Trade Mission to Colombia from September 2-6, 2018.  The thrust of the mission is in alignment with specific initiatives outlined in the Government Policy Framework to rebuild growth and sustain the manufacturing sector.

The Mission will assist with further penetration of the Latin American market by providing opportunities for local exporters to gain first-hand knowledge of the market opportunities, explore new commercial prospects through organised business to business meetings and build networks which will facilitate increased exports to Colombia. The Trade and Industry Minister will engage in a series of bilateral discussions with Ministerial counterparts, Business Chambers, Export Agencies and Manufacturing Associations with the aim of strengthening the trade and investment relations between Trinidad and Tobago and Colombia.

Targeted sectors, based on leads generated from exporTT’s Market Survey Mission in May 2018, include Food and Beverage; Chemicals and Non-metallic Minerals; Plastics; and Wood and Wood Related Products. The participating companies include Ansa Coatings, Bryden Pl Limited, Carib Brewery, Global Marketing Limited, National Flour Mills Limited, RHS Marketing Limited, Cargo Consolidator Agency, Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, Langston Roach Industries Limited and Vemco.