The TTMA’s Legislative Committee monitors and evaluates legislation and policy that directly affect the TTMA Membership. TTMA’s Secretariat monitors the Order Papers for both the House of Representatives and the Senate for upcoming draft papers, bills and policies that impact the Manufacturing Sector. Positions are then developed and are submitted to the relevant Ministries, agencies, and regulatory bodies. This ensures the development of legislation and policy that will contribute significantly to improving the ease of doing business in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2021, the Committee would be focused on, inter alia:
- Illicit trade
- Beverage Container Bill
- Standards for Packaging
The Committee also addresses improving the financial positions for manufacturers by addressing the access to foreign exchange and improving the VAT refund status of manufacturers by partnering and working closely with the relevant state agencies.