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  About Trinidad & Tobago

The most southerly islands of the Caribbean chain, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is one of the most prosperous, highly diversified and industrialized countries in the Caribbean, and has emerged as a dominant player in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The twin-island nation’s economy is primarily energy-based, with 70% of LNG exports to the US which provides the bulk of the country’s revenues. Along with its highly developed industrial base, the country also has a deeply entrenched manufacturing sector and a strong service sector especially financial services.

With an ethnically diverse population of 1.3 million, Trinidad & Tobago has a wide range of competitive advantages such as a strategic geographic location; a highly educated diverse work force; low fuel and energy rates; a highly developed industrial sector; a commitment to free market policies and strong democratic traditions. Our people are a product of our history- reflected in their faces of Amerindian, European, Meditterranean, African, East Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern descent.

Dubbed the “Caribbean Tiger” by international business publications, Trinidad & Tobago derives most of its revenue from its well established, world class energy industry. To maximize its revenue base, the T&T Government is aggressively pursuing economic diversification, particularly in non-energy manufacturing and services, and its targeted for strategic development Seven Sectors in which the country already has a significant resource base and competitive advantages. These are:
  • Food and Beverages
  • Fish and Fish Processing
  • Film
  • Music and Entertainment
  • Merchant Marine
  • Yachting
  • Printing and Packaging.

Strategic plans have been created for the development of each sector, and these provide a comprehensive overview of the specific industry; mechanisms for driving growth and investment, incentives for investors and strategic opportunities for business development.

With this in mind, the Ministry of Trade and Industry invites investors to explore business opportunities in the Film Industry, to enhance their earnings, and to participate in one of the fastest growing and most diverse economies in the Caribbean.


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