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T&T CHAMBER BECOMES FIRST TTCSI MEMBER

Dav-Ernan Kowlessar, Chairman of TTCSI (second from left) congratulates Ian Collier, President of the T&T Chamber. Looking on are Joan Ferreira, CEO of the Chamber and Lawrence Placide, a Director of TTCSI and the International Trade Negotiations Unit (ITNU).

The Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) is a national umbrella body that brings together all services sector organizations and associations. It functions as a central body to lobby, channel and address trade in services issues, including development, which are critical for the sector to thrive in the competitive global business environment. TTCSI is already involved in representing services sector interests in all of the Trade Negotiations taking place bilaterally and multi-laterally.

TTCSI is the local institution responsible for issuing the CERTIFICATE of REGISTRATION as a CARICOM Service Provider in Trinidad and Tobago. The Coalition has now established a fully operational Secretariat in Belmont, Port of Spain.

The Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) is pleased to announce the enlisting of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce as its first official Member.

Officials from TTCSI and The Chamber exchange literature from both organisations.

Officials from TTCSI and The Chamber exchange
literature from both organisations.

Speaking at a recent meeting with the Chamber, Dav-Ernan Kowlessar, Chairman of the Coalition welcomed them into TTCSI. He said, "I am delighted that such a prestigious and well-established institution, like the Chamber would take the initiative to join TTCSI right from its inception and I look forward to other visionary business organizations, both small and large involved in the Services Sector, following the lead set by the Chamber".

The President of the Chamber, Mr. Ian Collier in response said "a large portion of the Chamber’s Members operate within the Services Sector and there is a need for an organization such as TTCSI and we look forward to a close working relationship between the Chamber and TTCSI". The Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce Chairman then congratulated TTCSI on its formation.

The two Chief Executive Officers, Joan Ferreira (The Chamber) and Francis L. Delpesh (TTCSI) congratulate each other.