The Economic/Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in partnership with the American Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago welcomed a Puerto Rican trade mission to Port of Spain on September 18 for two days of meetings with potential business partners. The representatives were escorted by officials from the Puerto Rico Trade and Export Company.
Charge D’Affaires John McIntyre in his remarks at the opening ceremony reminded the audience, “one of our foremost goals is to facilitate trade between the United States and Trinidad and Tobago because we recognize the amazing potential for business and forging partnerships in T&T”.
He added that the trading relationship between our two countries is mutually beneficial.
“The U.S. is Trinidad and Tobago’s number one partner for both imports and exports. According to the most recent date we have, the U.S. imports roughly 37 percent of Trinidad and Tobago’s exports—worth some $3.3 Billion—and is the source of 38 percent of Trinidad and Tobago’s total imports. Conversely, Trinidad and Tobago imported around $1.8 billion in U.S. products in 2017.”
It is that through this trade mission, the U.S. will deepen and expand the already significant commercial relationship with Trinidad and Tobago, a key regional ally and an important U.S. partner.
The companies on the trade mission included:
- Green Building World Solutions
- Destileria Coqui
- Rovira Foods
- Visual Knowledge Caribe
- AC Brand Development
- Pan American Grain Manufacturing Company
- Jon H Harland Company
- SR Special Police Services Inc.
- Eco Partners