Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Media Release – Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Chair Lewis Signs $500 Million Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

Port of Spain, Trinidad, June 18, 2024 – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis met with Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley and signed a US$500 million Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago with Minister of Finance and the Economy Colm Imbert. The MOU will develop opportunities and support financing in the maritime domain awareness, cybersecurity, renewable energy, and water sanitation sectors.

“The Export-Import Bank of the United States is committed to building relationships with our partners in the Caribbean and we are so pleased to sign this MOU that will deepen our commercial ties and allow us to collaborate on key initiatives,” said Chair Lewis. “I am also pleased to provide the Ministry of Finance with a $150 million Letter of Interest to finance maritime vessels and aircraft in support of its maritime operations. This equipment will increase the country’s maritime domain awareness, search and rescue, and border security.”