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The Trade Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, E.P. Chet Greene, recently welcomed a team from the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturer’s Association (TTMA) as it highlights the significance of regional trade in the global economy.
Greene expressed his support for the move during a seminar organized by the Antigua and Barbuda Chamber of Commerce and Industry to promote better person-to-person contact between the TTMA team and local business people.
He also noted that this signals economic integration under the CSME-CARICOM Single Market and Economy, which continues facilitating the free movement of goods and services among member countries, creating citizen opportunities and boosting economic growth and development.
The trade minister emphasized that trade has been recognized as the engine of economic growth that creates jobs, reduces poverty, and increases economic opportunities for any country. Trade liberalization increases market access by lowering trade barriers and minimizing discrimination between trading partners.
Therefore, this collaboration between the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association and the Antigua and Barbuda Chamber of Commerce will maximize trade and investment opportunities, driving the local manufacturing sector and associations towards vibrancy.
Greene sees this collaboration as a great opportunity for local manufacturers and businesses to network and trade sustainably in the global market. He believes that this event will benefit citizens by reducing tariffs and trade barriers within the community, making it easier for businesses to thrive and contribute to the growth of the economy.