Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) Message

November 29th, 2023

Mark Edghill, President, Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI)
Vashti G. Guyadeen,
Chief Executive Officer, Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI)

The Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) plays a crucial role in driving the growth and development of Trinidad and Tobago’s services sector. Established in 2006, the TTCSI brings together various services associations and organisations to address trade and development issues, making it a vital force in the country’s economy.

With the services sector contributing a substantial 58% to real GDP, the TTCSI’s strategic objectives are essential for its sustainable expansion. These objectives focus on providing national service providers with knowledge of export opportunities and building robust data analytics and sectoral reports. This empowers businesses with valuable insights to make informed decisions and seize international market prospects.

To facilitate connections between local service providers and global clients, the TTCSI recently launched the innovative National Services Exporters Portal. This digital platform serves as a streamlined hub, fostering engagement and creating new revenue opportunities for both local and international stakeholders.

Through research, focus group meetings, and trade missions, the TTCSI identifies destinations with potential market opportunities. These initiatives encourage service providers to participate in export programmes, engage in promotional activities, and develop partnerships both regionally and internationally.
The TTCSI promotes competitiveness in the services sector through continuous professional development, industry standards, and globally recognised certifications. Additionally, the organisation educates service providers on trade agreements and government policies that impact service exports, equipping them to navigate complex international markets effectively.

By representing the interests of the services sector and advocating for fair multilateral rules, the TTCSI ensures that the industry’s voice is heard in policy discussions. Collaborating with government entities and industry professionals, the TTCSI bridges gaps, shapes frameworks, and drives progress.

Recognising the need for reliable data on trade in services, the TTCSI places a high priority on collecting robust analytics. This data serves as a powerful tool for policymakers, facilitating evidence-based decision-making and supporting trade negotiations. In the face of global challenges, the TTCSI’s role becomes even more critical.

By working towards stabilising the economy, attracting foreign investment, and diversifying sources of foreign exchange, the organisation contributes to the long-term resilience and prosperity of Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI)
18 O’Connor Street, Woodbrook
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Tel: (868) 622-9229
Email: [email protected]