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Trinidad and Tobago is an important actor in the Caribbean and, more broadly, in the hemisphere; and the U.S. enjoys a robust economic relationship with the country. The Commercial/Economic Section shares information on U.S. policy with the government of Trinidad and Tobago, and consults and cooperates with the Ministries of Trade and Industry, Energy, Finance and other government entities on items of mutual interest and concern.

The Embassy also partners with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service in Santo Domingo to promote the export of U.S. goods and services and assist small and medium-sized U.S. companies achieve export success. Please note that counseling or other information provided by our office does not relieve business executives of the need to research business prospects independently and obtain expert advice from local legal, accounting, or other private advisors before undertaking business transactions. 

Commercial Services

For U.S. Companies:

The President’s National Export Initiative aims to double exports over five years by marshaling Federal agencies to prepare U.S. companies to export successfully, connect them with trade opportunities and support them once they do have exporting opportunities.

The U.S. Commercial Service offers customized solutions to help U.S. exporters, particularly small and medium sized businesses, successfully expand exports to new markets.  Under a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Commercial Service, the Political/Economic Section at the U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago performs the following services on behalf of U.S. exporters:

-          Gold Key Matchmaking Service

-          International Partner Search (Prequalified business contacts)

-          International Company Profile due diligence reports

-          International Buyer Program (Matchmaking events held at major US trade shows) 

Companies requiring any of the above services, should contact your nearest

U.S. Export Assistance Centers

For further information, please contact:

Maria Elena Portorreal
Senior Regional Commercial Specialist
Av. Pedro Henríquez Ureña 133
Edif. Empresarial Reyna I, 5th floor
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel: (808) 227-2121, Ext. 225
Fax: (809) 920-0267
E-mail: maria.elenaportorreal@mail.doc.gov

Trinidad and Tobago:

Companies and individuals can locate US suppliers through the Trade Lead Program.  This is a free service.  Contact soulettew@state.gov for further information.

 

 

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Contact Us

  • For further information, please contact:

    Political/Economic Section
    Embassy of the United States of America
    15 Queen's Park West
    Port of Spain, Trinidad, W.I.

    Telephone: 868-622-6371

    Economic Assistant: Ms. Wendy Soulette
    soulettew@state.gov

    Economic/Commercial Officer

Trade Mission and Business Development Conference

  • Caribbean Trade Mission
    Opportunities in the Caribbean -- Trade Mission and Business Development Conference June 8-12, 2014 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 

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