May 27, 2014 | News, TTCSI in the Media

(Bogota, Colombia) The Doha Round negotiations are at a critical moment with a failure of the G4 Trade Ministers meeting in Potsdam, Germany. The Global Services Coalition (GSC) said today, at the Third World Services Congress (WSC) in Bogota, that the opportunity to reach a commercially meaningful agreement in the Round is slipping further away. Indeed G4 Ministers were unable to achieve a breakthrough in agriculture and NAMA. Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim has been quoted as saying that both Brazil and India have walked away from this critical meeting. The GSC is very disappointed that services were not even discussed.

The Coalition urged that decision makers consider the gravity of this moment and ensure that meaningful discussions continue in Geneva and substantively address the three main pillars; services, agriculture and NAMA in the coming weeks.

With services representing 60% of World GDP, global executives urged that Ministers compromise on agriculture and NAMA and summon the required vision to harness the political will to conclude a successful Doha Round which must include substantial new liberalization in services.


Guyadeen is Pan-African Institute ambassador

Guyadeen is Pan-African Institute ambassador

The Pan-African Leadership Institute (PALI) has appointed Vashti Guyadeen, CEO of the TT Coalition of Services, as its new ambassador for TT.

In a release on Friday, PALI said this appointment marks a significant milestone in its mission to foster leadership, collaboration and development within the African diaspora and beyond.

‘Services deserve equitable share of forex’

‘Services deserve equitable share of forex’

The services sector is the largest in the T&T economy, contributing annually on average $43 billion to its Gross Domestic Product, according to the T&T Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI)

The services sector is diverse, covering business services (professional, computer etc), construction, transport, communications, financial services, tourism/travel, Government operations among others. It employs about 80 per cent of the labour force, some 422,000 people.

Guyadeen is Pan-African Institute ambassador

TTCSI nominated for 2 vFairs Eventeer awards

The T&T Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) has been nominated and is a finalist in two categories–best conference and best virtual event–in the vFairs Eventeer Awards 2024.