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Setting up a business in Trinidad and Tobago is quite straight forward.
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (GORTT) encourages foreign direct investment in almost all sectors, with specific focus on the non-energy targeted sectors.
Trinidad and Tobago's success in energy has fueled its rapid development into one of the most industrialized and cost-effective nations in the Caribbean and Central America.
Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island republic situated below the hurricane belt, at the southern-most end of the Caribbean archipelago.
Edan K. Properties manages many complex projects - from purchase to conceptualization, financing and site development. In its role as facilitator, InvesTT has worked alongside Edan K. and played a significant role over the years in the fast-tracking of processes required to implement multi-faceted development projects.
InvesTT facilitated company registration and access to import duty concessions for equipment, engaged the Ministry of Energy & Energy Industries on the placement and inspection of their LPG tanks as well as facilitated smooth entry at Immigration for foreign engineers needed to install equipment and train local staff.
Located in St. Augustine Trinidad, Virtana Inc. is an outsourcing company that delivers high quality robotics software solutions to international technology companies, utilizing engineering graduates based in Trinidad and Tobago.
Agroprocessing in Trinidad & Tobago offers lucrative, niche investment opportunities. This is particularly so for manufacturers using unique, indigenous agro-products.
The industry is infused with potential for innovation and development of specialty items for local, regional and international markets.
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Trinidad & Tobago's major agriculture export partners are United States, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Colombia, Guyana, Jamaica, Netherlands and Suriname.
Our main agricultural crops are cocoa, rice, citrus, coffee, vegetables and poultry. Important export products include citrus fruits, tomatoes, cocoa, sugar, coffee, and cut flowers.
The Centre includes one of two international gene banks that saves wild cocoa varieties found in tropical rainforests and cocoa-growing areas from extinction. The International Cocoa Gene Bank collects the conserved trees which are vital to the breeding of improved varieties for thousands of cocoa cultivators.
Low Business Costs
Educated, Skilled Workforce
Local and Regional Demand
Market Access to 947m Consumers
Access to Research & Development
Benefits include a rebate on a percentage of total cost, up to the maximum dollar value indicated in vehicles, water for agriculture, land preparation, soil conservation, machinery and equipment, agro processing, crops, security, waste management, protected agriculture systems, integrated pest management, post harvest and marketing, marine fisheries, soil amelioration, livestock, aquaculture, new farmers and guaranteed prices in cocoa, coffee, rice, rice seed and milk.
Under the Fiscal Incentives Act Chapter 85:01, large scale manufacturing or processing companies established in T&T can receive an exemption from paying customs duties, Value Added Tax and Withholding Taxes on the costs related to the production of approved products and or services.
Manufacturing and food processing enterprises are allowed duty free treatment on their raw materials, machinery and equipment and, in some cases, packaging material based upon the provisions of the country’s Customs Act.
Agroprocessing manufacturers utilizing advanced technologies have access to various real estate options throughout T&T, including 140 acres at the Cove Eco Industrial and Business Park in Tobago and 1100 acres at the Tamana InTech Park in Trinidad.
Trinidad and Tobago is home to the award-winning fine/flavour cocoa which creates the potential for lucrative investments targeting high end chocolate markets. The opportunity exists for the development of bespoke chocolate and other cocoa-based manufacturing plants, using locally grown beans.
The Cocoa and Coffee Marketing Cooperative (the Cooperative) in Trinidad and Tobago is seeking to expand their cocoa processing output capacity. In light of this, the Cooperative requires a partner for an offtake agreement to achieve this goal.