Get clear insight to all operations involved in Importing or Exporting by having access to information such as the Fees, Required Documents, Average Time Frame, and more.
Select an objective and enter a commodity to find out more about how to undergo Importing and Exporting in Trinidad and Tobago.
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For a trader wishing to complete a specific trade operation (import or export), in Trinidad and Tobago the full procedure is captured and sectionized into the following categories:
This includes obtaining regulatory permissions – permits, licenses and approvals – to import
specified goods. Brokerage services are contracted. At this stage, the preparation of necessary
documentation by the shipping agent and the broker begins for the ship’s arrival and cargo
This process commences upon arrival of the vessel and cargo. Shipping documents are submitted to
Customs preparations are made for Ship clearance, Cargo handling, Cargo storage or warehousing and
Completion of customs documentation, Lodgment of Customs Entries with supporting documentation at
Customs, Customs processing and payment of duties, and Shipment/Container Location.
Inspection/Physical examination of cargo at port or on importer’s premises and Regulatory
Inspections at port or on importer’s premises.
The cargo arrival report is submitted and customs entry and supporting documents are submitted
electronically, and are also physically lodged with Customs. The customs declaration is processed
and the assessment and payment of duties is completed and the examination and release of cargo
from Container Examination Station or port or warehouse is also completed.