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Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA)

Manufacturing and Retail Distribution

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.

The Board

Tricia Coosal

Tricia Coosal


Ryan Lewis Vice President

Ryan Lewis

Vice President

Dale Parson Vice President

Dale Parson

Vice President

Emil Ramkissoon Corporate-Secretary

Emil Ramkissoon

Corporate Secretary

Anthony Farah Director

Anthony Farah


George Naime Director

George Naime


Gary Awai Director

Gary Awai


Guillermo Rojo De Diego Director

Guillermo Rojo De Diego


Josiane Khan Director

Josiane Khan


Sana Ragbir Director

Sana Ragbir


Roger Roach Director

Roger Roach


Carla Furlonge-Walker Director

Carla Furlonge-Walker


Rudy Rampersad Director

Mr. Rudy Rampersad


Barry Fakoory Director

Mr. Barry Fakoory


TIC 2022 is on!

TIC 2022 is on! The 23rd installment of the Trade and Investment Convention will take place from August 25th-27th at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya. Don’t miss out on this even, you can register as a buyer to come at TIC on August 25th -27th for…

July 20th, 2022

Tricia Coosal re-appointed as 66th President of the TTMA

Ms. Tricia Coosal has been re-appointed as President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) for a second term, joining her on the executive of the TTMA are Mr. Dale Parson and Mr. Emil Ramkissoon as Vice Presidents and Ms. Josiane Khan as the…

April 6th, 2022

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