Saturday 24 June, 2017

Gopee-Scoon talks trade with local high commissioner and ambassador

Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon met with the High Commissioner-designate to the United Kingdom Orville London and Ambassador-designate to Costa Rica Tracey Davidson –Celestine on Wednesday.

She took the opportunity to appraise London of priority areas in bilateral trade, business and investment with the UK as well as opportunities within the commonwealth.

Davidson-Celestine was also sensitized on the trading relationship between Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and other Central American countries.

Minister Gopee-Scoon said “as Trinidad and Tobago seeks to increase its trading relationship with Central America, the Costa Rican Market, consisting of over four (4) million people, provides a host of opportunities for Trinidad and Tobago’s exporters. The CARICOM- Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement also provides for free trade or preferential access for a wide range of goods”.

London, during the meeting, reiterated his commitment to portraying Trinidad and Tobago as a destination for investment and a partner in the trade in goods and services.