The origin of AMCHAM Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) goes back to December 1991, when the idea was raised at a U.S. businessman’s breakfast at the residence of the then U.S. Ambassador, Mrs. Sally Cowal. The idea was enthusiastically embraced and in April 1992, a group representative of 12 business enterprises held an historic meeting that took the first positive steps to form The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago.

Developments came swiftly with setting up of the legal infrastructure, formal application to the President, registration and distribution of the AMCHAM T&T Articles of Association. In May 1993, the organization was formally accepted as a member of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce of Latin America (AACCLA) and the Chambers of Commerce of the USA (COCUSA). From an initial group of 12 at its formation, AMCHAM T&T had grown to 90 by January 1994, and now boasts of approximately 300 members to date.