The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) has announced a trade mission to Guyana from October 3 to 7, 2023. The mission, led by TTMA’s President, Roger Roach, aims to fortify ties between the two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations and expand trade prospects.
With Guyana currently undergoing an economic boom, fueled by the discovery and development of over 11 billion barrels of oil-equivalent resources offshore, this visit is timely. The ripple effect from the oil sector’s explosive growth is generating opportunities in numerous other domains, attracting attention from international businesses and investors.
The TTMA’s delegation will include 31 Trinidadian companies, with representation from diverse sectors like food and beverage, chemical construction, household products, agro-processing, cargo, and services. Institutions such as Eximbank and ExporTT will also be part of the mission.
Guyana remains a crucial trading ally for Trinidad and Tobago, securing a spot among the top five Caribbean export destinations. Trinidad and Tobago’s major exports to Guyana span a range of products, from mineral fuels and beverages to chemical products and paper commodities.
This forthcoming mission will be the TTMA’s second in-person trade mission to Guyana since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, following a virtual trade mission in 2021. Given the opportunities for mutual trade, Guyana continues to feature prominently on the TTMA’s trade agenda.
As the two nations look forward to deepening their commercial relations, the TTMA expressed optimism for a fruitful event that will further bridge the business communities of Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.