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:
- VAT Refunds
- Incremental Foreign Exchange Earnings Tax Credit
- Addressing Public Sector Inefficiencies
- Ease of Doing Business
- Digital Transformation
- The T&T Revenue Authority
- Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act
- Registration and licensing of contractors
- Delayed Payment on State Projects
- Energy Efficiency
- Special Petroleum Tax