Frequently Asked Questions

Event Information

Where can the annual calendar of events be found?
AMCHAM T&T’s activities for the year is posted on the website. Additionally, all committee members are provided with the monthly calendar at the beginning of each month. It is important to note that in some cases the monthly calendar may change unavoidably, so it is advised to contact the Secretariat at the earliest convenience to confirm events and your attendance.

 

How can members provide feedback or suggestions for programmes, events, sessions and so on?
At AMCHAM T&T our members feedback is held in the utmost regard, members are always encouraged to provide feedback if necessary. The most effective way of doing so, is by sending an email directly to inbox@amchamtt.com or neeralaboodoo@amchamtt.com as well as completing the relevant feedback forms supplied at the various events.

Member Services

How do I apply to become a member of AMCHAM T&T? What is the process?
When a request is made for the application process, an emailed membership package is sent directly. In some cases this package may also be faxed or mailed. The package includes:

  • An Application Form
  • A List of some of the services & products that AMCHAM T&T provides
  • The fee structure

 

What is AMCHAM T&T about?

AMCHAM T&T is a Private Sector Business Organisation (PSBO), primarily established to facilitate and promote free and fair trade amongst the countries of the Americas and the Caribbean.

AMCHAM T&T’s Vision is to be the preferred private sector business organization for the stimulation of free and fair trade and investment within the Americas and the Caribbean. Our Mission is to add value to our member companies within the following key focus areas:

  • Enhancement of competitiveness
  • Generation of new business and market access for services / goods Influence on policies and legislation
  • Transfer of knowledge
  • Contribution to sustainable development
  • In this context, AMCHAM T&T will serve the needs and represent the interests of its members.

What are some of AMCHAM T&T’s services and benefits?
As your door to opportunities in a globalised environment, AMCHAM T&T offers the following services to all its financial members: –

  • U.S. Visa Facilitation
  • Executive Appointment Services
  • AMCHAM T&T Introductions
  • Access to the Membership Database
  • Networking opportunities
  • And much more…

What is the difference between AMCHAM T&T and other PSBOs?
Our strong mix of formidable local and international member companies; strong networking links; close association with the U.S. Embassy and alliances with the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and The Caribbean (AACCLA) all ensure rapid access to what you need to compete effectively both in local and overseas markets. We can therefore secure for members strategic information on doing business in a particular country; as well as set up introductions to the right business organisations or companies in the U.S. and throughout the western hemisphere.

How can I become active and make a difference through my membership with AMCHAM T&T?
AMCHAM T&T provides the best and most frequent opportunities for its members to be active. Members can do so by attending the events, meetings, seminars and other networking sessions or by participating on a committee. Once a company is a financial member of AMCHAM T&T, any of the listed principals may join an AMCHAM T&T committee or recommend, in writing a member of their leadership team to sit on one at no additional cost. An alternate is also recommended, so that if the principal delegate cannot attend a committee meeting, the alternate maintains company representation. All committees require consistent monthly representation at meetings. The purpose of the committees is to encourage members to lend their voice to issues being addressed, and to get information back from AMCHAM T&T for dissemination in your business. As such active participation is encouraged. There are 7 committees which are as follows:

  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • Security
  • Membership
  • Chamber Experience and Imaging Committee
  • Legislative*
  • Trade & Investment*

*This committee requires special approval from the Board of Directors and the Committee Chairperson to assume participation.