Membership Services and Benefits


  • Acting as a representative of the manufacturing sector in dealing with Local and Foreign Governments and in the monitoring of legislation affecting manufacturers;
  • Assists with the generation of market expansion both regionally and internationally through the mounting of local, regional and international trade fairs, exhibitions and foreign trade missions;
  • Providing members with information on all local, regional and international trade related matters of relevance;
  • Representing members at the various domestic, regional, hemispheric and international trade negotiation meetings and delegations;
  • Negotiating for and on behalf of TTMA members with Government, and other relevant stake-holders;
  • Acting as the liaison between the membership and the Government, specifically the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment;
  • Offering education and assistance for local manufacturers in the efficient use of modern methods of manufacture and in the development of exports;
  • Encouraging members to maintain and adhere to required standards and grades of quality in all manufactured goods and services;
  • Offering assistance in securing markets for both raw materials and finished products;
  • Sourcing and distributing statistical information and relevant data on trade and industry, imports and exports, manufacturing processes and finance;
  • Educating members on all forms of financial assistance available to manufacturers and also on the procedures through which this assistance may be obtained;
  • Promoting joint ventures between members and foreign enterprises;
  • Representing on the following task forces, boards and committees for the purpose of consultation and participative dialogue; Standing Committee on Business Development, Food & Beverage Industry Development Committee, CARICOM Trade Support Programme, Mercantile Committee, Port Users Meetings, Technical Advisory Team, National Export Strategy for T & T, The Standing Tripartite Committee on Labour Matters, Manufacturing Advisory Council, National Health Insurance Scheme, Industry Fund, National Health and Food Safety Committee, TVETT Task Force, T & T Fair Trading Commission, Price Advisory Committee, National Productivity Committee, Construction Sector Oversight Committee, National Technical Committee for the Revision of Standards, Technical Negotiating Group, Technical Working Group, Technical Coordinating Committee.


  • Forceful Advocacy- representing your interest with local and foreign bodies on: VAT Refunds, Property Tax, Foreign Exchange, Trade Agreements; Customs and Excise; Market Access; Legislation.
  • First Rate Policy expertise- on trade, government legislation and industrial relations.
  • High Level Brand Exposure - enjoy preferential advertising rates in the TTMA's publication, 'The Manufacturer'; Digital Billboard; Trade Mission directories; and 'Daily News' brief.
  • Networking - our events connect you with fellow TTMA members, as well as industry leaders and experts
  • Research and Market Intelligence - intelligence that keep members informed on business trends and policy developments
  • TTMA Careers- a free platform to advertise job vacancies and access applications.
  • Membership access- list and contact information for over 600 members.
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