Trinidad and Tobago Strategic Sectors
The official policy framework of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago is built on seven (7) Development Pillars which directs Government’s diversification efforts. Notably, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment (MTII) has responsibility for the Fifth Developmental Pillar, which affirms the need to work towards “a more diversified, knowledge intensive economy, building on the native genius of our people”. The core responsibility of the MTII is to grow trade, business and investment, with emphasis placed on the development of the non-energy sectors of the economy.
One of the main objectives of the GORTT is strengthening the value chain for the non-energy sectors. It is anticipated that through the clustering of the various priority sectors, there will be greater sharing of knowledge and information, increased levels of productivity and the support of innovative ideas with a resulting improvement in our levels of competitiveness. In this regard, the following Six Strategic Business Clusters have been identified to assist in the diversification process:
- Food Sustainability
- Culture and Creative