Since 14 March 1879, the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce has been engaged in distinguished service to the T&T business community. We create opportunities for our Membership to leverage shared resources and knowledge, and establish key contacts to foster a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
Our Tobago Division remains the sole business services organisation based in Tobago, that is specifically dedicated to serving the island’s business community. Established in 1936, the Tobago Chamber merged with the Trinidad Chamber in 1973 to become the Tobago Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Founded upon the vision and hard work of generations of entrepreneurs and innovators, we are the recognised ‘Voice of Business’ in Trinidad and Tobago, delivering value to business and the wider national community. We provide general representation, advocacy and lobbying services and ensure that the business perspective is articulated on national issues.
With a membership totalling approximately 600 companies and 1,800 representatives spanning the services, import, export, manufacturing and distribution sectors, the T&T Chamber serves on several national governmental and non-governmental committees, such as the National Tri-partite Advisory Council.
Through its nine steering committees in Trinidad and eight in Tobago, members volunteer their time and expertise to provide input on a range of subjects – from crime and justice to trade and investment, corporate social responsibility, technology, and manufacturing, to name a few.
The T&T Chamber is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The Dispute Resolution Centre – the first private mediation agency certified by the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago – emerged out of targeted committee activities and now stands as a viable business entity. Similarly, the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission, Crime Stoppers Trinidad and Tobago and Junior Achievement have all evolved out of the T&T Chamber to their respective independent statuses.
The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce stands committed to championing the many causes of business on both the micro and macro levels in the ongoing development towards a strong, sustainable national economy.