The Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries virtually launched its Gateway to Trade Programme today.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry says the G2T Programme aims to increase trade and investment, accelerate the growth and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and create job opportunities for Trinidad and Tobago’s services sector.
In delivering the Feature Address, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ayleen Alleyne-Ovid, said the Ministry of Trade and Industry has been working closely with the TTCSI to realise the untapped potential of Trinidad and Tobago’s exports in the services industry.
Mrs Alleyne –Ovid said despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Trade and Industry has a positive outlook for the services sector in Trinidad and Tobago.
This optimism she noted is based on the resilience and ingenuity shown by service providers during the pandemic and also by the numerous initiatives in train for the sector including the Gateway to Trade Programme.
The Ministry said during the period 2015-2019, the sector on average contributed to approximately sixty percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product with 2019’s contribution estimated at TT$93.5 million.