India and Trinidad & Tobago Bilateral Trade Relations
The Indian diaspora is an integral part of the economic, political and social fabric of T&T and has contributed immensely to the twin-island nation’s growth and prosperity over the decades. Also, several MoUs in areas such as science and technology, cultural cooperation, technical cooperation, trade, have been signed.
Trinidad & Tobago is South America’s key transshipment hub. It is also well suited for providing nearshore services to North America, given that it shares the same time zone as the East Coast of the US and has a local English speaking population. Indian merchandise and services exporters can use it as a base for supplying goods and services both to South and North America.
—The author is Director General & CEO, Federation of Indian Export Organisations