Why and when was the TTMA created?
The Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturers’ Association was founded in 1956 by eight visionaries in the hope of keeping the wheels of industry turning. This group of entrepreneurs recognized the need for a unifying organization. The TTMA was therefore developed for the specific purpose of promoting local industry.
In 1956 the newly established TTMA sought to take advantage of the new industrialization policies instituted by the Government through its implementing agency, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Today, the TTMA has become an integral part of Trinidad and Tobago’s Manufacturing Sector and is dedicated to the development and promotion of local industries.
What are the TTMA’s main responsibilities?
The TTMA promotes, encourages and assists the growth and development of manufacturing industries in Trinidad and Tobago. The TTMA also acts as a representative for industries in dealing with Government and in the monitoring of legislation affecting manufacturers. The TTMA is also responsible for the generation of market expansion both regionally and internationally through the mounting of local, regional and international trade fairs, exhibitions and foreign trade missions.
The TTMA promotes the use of modern methods of manufacturing and education for all of its members. The TTMA also focuses on assisting local manufacturers in the maintenance of required standards of safety, labour relations, wages and benefits, communications, public relations and advertising. Moreover, the TTMA provides assistance in the field of securing markets for both raw materials and finished products as well as in the sourcing of investment partners for members.
To be the voice of manufacturers in Trinidad and Tobago, creating value and providing world-class service to our membership.
Increasing the value and growth of the Manufacturing sector in Trinidad and Tobago.
TTMA sets the bar for public-private vaccination drive ‘Vaccinate to Operate’
Message from Tricia Coosal, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association Dear Members, The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is proud to have pioneered the first successful…
June 8th, 2021
Joint Statement on Meeting with Ministers
AMCHAM T&T, T&T Chamber and TTMA would like to thank the Prime Minister for arranging the hosting of the joint meeting with various Business Service Organizations and Ministers. As responsible advocates of the private sector, we look forward to ongoing collaboration with the Government to…
May 27th, 2021
Tricia Coosal appointed 65th President of the TTMA
Tricia Coosal, new appointed President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturing Association (TTMA) “To you the business community, in my capacity as President, I am committed to ensure an enabling environment is created. This allows for trade to prosper and grow, our manufacturing industry to…
April 8th, 2021
TIC 2020-BREAKING BOUNDARIES – THE NEW NORMAL FOR BUSINESS
The TTMA officially welcomes all to the 21st Installment of the Trade and Investment Convention, TIC 2020-Breaking Boundaries- The New Normal for Business. Due to the unfolding of the effects surrounding the pandemic COVID-19 locally, regionally and internationally, the need and idea for a virtual platform was conceptualized to…
October 15th, 2020