Pre-Budget Panel Discussion

Pre-Budget Panel Discussion:

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association successfully coordinated a Pre-Budget Panel Discussion at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre on September 10th 2019; approximately one month before the National Budget.

The panel was led by BSO leaders; Ms. Franka Costelloe (TTMA President), Mr. Niard Tewarie (AMMCHAM T&T CEO), Mr. Reyaz Ahamad (T&T Chamber President), Mr. Glenn Mahabirsingh (TTCA President), Mr. Eugene Tiah (Energy Chamber Vice President) and Ms. Lara Quentrall-Thomas (TTCSI President).

The event was well attended by both private and public sector stakeholders spanning across manufacturing, services and the Government inclusive of TTMA Directors, Mr. Gabriel Faria (T&T Chamber CEO), Ms. Vashti Guyadeen (TTCSI CEO), Permanent Secretary Herbert, Mr. David Lee, Mr. Bhoe Tewarie, Mr. Jaishima Leladharsingh amongst many others.

 The topics of discussion were:

  1. VAT Refunds
  2. Incremental Foreign Exchange Earnings Tax Credit
  3. Addressing Public Sector Inefficiencies
  4. Ease of Doing Business
  5. Digital Transformation
  6. The T&T Revenue Authority
  7. Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act
  8. Registration and licensing of contractors
  9. Delayed Payment on State Projects
  10. Energy Efficiency
  11. Special Petroleum Tax

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