Trade Mission to Cuba
The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) embarked on a trade mission to Cuba from March 15th to March 19th. Led by Dr. Ramdeen of TTMA, the mission was successful in its overall purpose which was to promote and increase the bilateral relations between Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba was fulfilled. At this mission, TTMA received assistance from EXPORTT and also that Trade Facilitation Office of Cuba who were instrumental in organizing the business meetings with Cuban counterparts. Cuba continues to be a very exciting market with immense trade, economic and investment opportunities for manufacturers and this is why a trade mission was conducted. Over the period, key companies in the construction and the food and beverage sectors who attended the trade mission were provided information on Doing Business in Cuba , the cultural environment and investment opportunities of Cuba from the Cuba Chamber of Commerce and the Trade Facilitation Office of Cuba. Some companies were able to conduct site visits to Cuba companies.
Key objectives such as establishing business relationships between both countries, exploring investment opportunities, facilitating export success to mission participants and fostering ties with key trade and economic organisations and agencies were achieved. This mission was memorable in that TTMA “cemented” its continued relationship with the Cuba Chamber of Commerce with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Please see below for some pictures of the Trade mission and you can access more pictures on TTMA’s facebook page.