Press Releases

TTMA Commends Workers

The Trinidad and Tobago’s Manufacturing Association wishes to acknowledge the efforts of the workers in the country in mobilizing to ensure that productivity was not derailed today. Based on the feedback from our membership, the call for rest and reflection did not have the intended purpose as workers reported for work in their numbers.  Our membership’s feedback indicated that in most instances the turnout was nothing out of the ordinary in all areas of operations. Read more


TTMA Calls For The Use of Sound Judgement

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) stands in solidarity with all unions negotiating for safe working conditions, fair wages and the best interests of their workers.  We are empathetic to the workers of Petrotrin who are facing job loss with the state energy company due to the restructuring of the organisation. Read more


The TTMA Notes a Significant Step taken to address the Forex Situation

The TTMA is pleased to note that the US$100 million facility, which is being disbursed in tranches to manufacturers by the EXIM Bank, has finally commenced. President of the TTMA Mr. Christopher Alcazar noted, “This represents a significant step towards improving the financial viability of many of our manufacturers who depend on imported raw materials to manufacture finished goods and supply export markets.” Read more


The TTMA Welcomes the Prime Minister's Statement on CSME

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) welcomes the Prime Minister’s recent statement that the growth of the local manufacturing sector relies on the success of the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME). Read more


TTMA Welcomes EXIM Bank Facility

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is encouraged by the government’s acceptance of its recommendation of implementation of the EXIM Bank foreign exchange facility.  The Association wishes to congratulate the Minister of Finance and his technocrats for this bold move and reaffirmation the government has made in its commitment to the growth of the manufacturing industry. Read more


TTMA In Jamaica

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association is currently on the third day of its trade mission to Jamaica. The delegation consists of 26 persons representing 19 companies and is led by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, PS Norris Herbert and TTMA’s President, Mr. Christopher Alcazar. Read more


TTMA Re-appoints Mr. Alcazar

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association (TTMA) hosted its 62nd AGM and Business Breakfast today, 11th April, 2018 where Mr. Christopher Alcazar was re-elected as the President of the TTMA for a second term. Read more


TTMA's Trade Mission to Jamaica

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) embarked today on the trade mission to Jamaica and is scheduled to return April 21st, 2018. The delegation is led by Permanent Secretary Mr. Norris Herbert and TTMA President Mr. Christopher Alcazar.  Read more


TTMA Welcomes Government SME Funding Facility

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association (TTMA) welcomes the government's initiative of a new grant fund facility for small and medium sized businesses as announced by Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry at the launch of the New Export and Research Development Facility. Read more


TTMA: T&T Trade Relations With Cuba Still Strong

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) continue to use every opportunity to reinforce business connections and create new links with Cuba with the aim of fostering effective business relationships. Read more


TTMA hopeful while awaits greater details 

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturing Association (TTMA) has reviewed the government’s Appropriation Bill for 2017-2018 entitled, “Changing the Paradigm”, and is pleased to learn of the intent to treat with multiple issues pertinent to the development of the manufacturing sector.  Read more


TTMA optimistic about 2017/18 fiscal package

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) has met with the Ministry of Finance to discuss its submission with regard to the national budget. These talks were very encouraging and the TTMA left the engagement feeling optimistic that positions presented by the Government and the Association can chart a way forward for the nation's economy. Read more


The TTMA meets with Business Organisations in Jamaica

 Following a visit by a Jamaican delegation, led by Mr. P.B. Scott, President of the PSOJ, in June, 2017 the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) Mr. Christopher Alcazar visited Jamaica in July 2017 to further the vision of building and strengthening relationships within CARICOM . Read more

4th August 2017

TTMA Partners with Ernst & Young for Tax Seminar


On Tuesday 16th May, The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) partnered with experts from Ernst & Young Services Ltd.. Read more

16th May 2017

TTMA Encouraged by Government's support for the Manufacturing Sector


The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association has noted, with cautious optimism, the various statements made and measures taken by the Honourable Minister of Finance, in his Budget Review Presentation today. Read more

10th May 2017

TTMA Welcomes FOREX Priority for Manufacturers

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association is extremely pleased by the Finance Minister's pronouncements yesterday at the Post-Cabinet Briefing that strong consideration will be given...Read more

24th March 2017

 TTMA's AGM 2017

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association held it;s 61st Annual general Meeting today, Thursday 9th March 2017, where Mr.Christopher Alcazar was appointed as President.....Read more

9th March 2017


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