About AMCHAM T&T
AMCHAM T&T - The Pathway To The Americas
The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), is the number one Business Service Organisation in Trinidad & Tobago.
We are the first-stop for foreign investors seeking information and alliances, a value added partner for domestic companies, and a powerful private sector lobby with the Trinidad and Tobago and U.S. Governments.
In our role as the Pathway to the Americas, AMCHAM T&T is focused on bringing leaders, investors and businesses throughout the Americas together, with the intent of increasing our capacity for business, trade, investment and export.
AMCHAM T&T's member companies, are a mix of domestic and foreign companies. These member companies are representative of the majority of industries operating within the country and range in size from small businesses to large multinational firms. This diverse membership base and the range of knowledge and skills that they bring to AMCHAM T&T, through their participation in the Chamber’s various committees and sub-committees, allows us to make informed contributions on events and issues that are both local and international in nature.
AMCHAM T&T is part of the powerful Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA) a group of 24 countries representing 28 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. By leveraging the global AMCHAM network, we are also in a unique position to facilitate the formation of direct links between our members and businesses in the Americas.
AMCHAM T&T History
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 290 members to date.
AMCHAM T&T Vision
To be the preferred private sector business organisation for the stimulation of free and fair trade and investment within the Americas and the Caribbean.
AMCHAM T&T Mission
AMCHAM T&T will 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 Trinidad & Tobago will serve the needs and represent the interests of its members.
Our strong mix of formidable local and international member companies; strong networking links; close association with the U.S. Embassy; alliances with the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA) and the Chambers of Commerce of the United States of America (COCUSA); all ensure rapid access to what you need to compete effectively both locally and in 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.
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