Ministry of Trade and Industry

Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for driving the non-energy sector of Trinidad and Tobago's economy to achieve long term growth and development.

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#ICYMI- Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon attendedthe launch of the "Red Gold" Moruga Hill-Rice produced by the M...
05/02/2021

#ICYMI- Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon attended
the launch of the "Red Gold" Moruga Hill-Rice produced by the Moruga Hill Rice Multi-Purpose Co-operative Society. In addressing the members at the launch, Minister Gopee-Scoon congratulated the Society on its milestone achievement. She said, "I am pleased that your combined efforts have resulted in the development of
this new brand. There is strength in numbers and I encourage you to continue to work together and utilize the services available through several Government Agencies to take your product to market".

Are you an App developer or into software design? The Grant Fund Facility can assist with costs to cover new software, p...
04/02/2021
Trinidadian creates app to connect creatives with global opportunities

Are you an App developer or into software design? The Grant Fund Facility can assist with costs to cover new software, patents for new technology, and the creation of new applications and designs for businesses that conceive and develop computer related programs and frameworks. Find out more at https://tradeind.gov.tt/grant-fund-facility
#GFF
#GrantFundFacility
#SoftwareDesign
#AppDeveloper

There's a new networking platform in town and its goal is to become the all in one platform for the creative industry. Trinidadian entrepreneur Ethan Auguste with co-f

#TradeTalkTuesdays  CARICOM-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement provides for transparent and predictable access to the large...
02/02/2021

#TradeTalkTuesdays CARICOM-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement provides for transparent and predictable access to the large Costa Rican market estimated in excess of four million people.

The Agreement provides for free trade or preferential access for a wide range of goods and the elimination of non-tariff barriers. Trinidad and Tobago’s agriculture exporters can trade in agricultural goods to Costa Rica based on a set schedule for selected products, during which the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate will be applied, as follows:

☑️ Tomatoes, fresh or chilled – May to November
☑️ Cauliflower and headed broccoli – September to May
☑️ Cabbage lettuce – October to January
☑️ Cucumber and gherkins, fresh or chilled – July to December
☑️ Sweet peppers – May to September
☑️ Pigeon peas – January to June
☑️ Yams – July to December
☑️ Avocadoes – March to August
☑️ Guavas and mangoes – January to July
☑️ Watermelons – January to July
☑️ Pawpaws – June to December

Selected goods produced by companies operating under free trade zone regimes are also freed from paying duties in Costa Rica.

Recognising the increasing importance of trade in services in their economies, the parties will co-operate with the aim of creating the most favourable conditions for achieving further liberalisation and additional mutual opening of markets for the trade in services.

With respect to investment Trinidad and Tobago investors, their investments and their returns, are guaranteed treatment no less favourable than that granted to Costa Rican investors or investments, allowing for fair competition.

As part of its mandate to ensure fair pricing in the marketplace, the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Trade...
29/01/2021
Supermarket Prices of Food Items in Trinidad & Tobago (January 2021) - Ministry of Trade and Industry

As part of its mandate to ensure fair pricing in the marketplace, the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry has been monitoring the prices of items at supermarkets in Trinidad. Between 13th to 25th January 2021, the Consumer Affairs Division (CAD) conducted a retail price survey in person and in some cases via email of one hundred and thirty – two (132) selected items across thirty-nine (39) supermarkets in twenty (20) areas in Trinidad. An additional survey was conducted by the Consumer Affairs Unit (CAU) of eight (8) supermarkets in Tobago. The selected products, which impact consumers across all income groups, were derived from a Basket of Goods Survey conducted by the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry in 2014, which was repeated in 2019. The Division continues to use this basket of selected goods to monitor prices on a monthly basis.
#ConsumerAffairs #SupermarketPrices #ShopWisely #PowerofChoice

The Consumer Affairs Division (CAD) conducted a retail price survey of 118 selected items across 25 supermarkets in seventeen (17) areas in Trinidad.

28/01/2021
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Post Cabinet Media Briefing - Thursday January 28th 2021

Calling Financial Service ProvidersThe Grant Fund Facility (GFF) provides up to $250,000 in the acquisition of new equip...
27/01/2021

Calling Financial Service Providers
The Grant Fund Facility (GFF) provides up to $250,000 in the acquisition of new equipment and software for businesses involved in:
▶️ Asset Management
▶️ Accounting
▶️ Business process outsourcing/shared services
▶️ Investment banking and professional services

For more information visit https://tradeind.gov.tt/grant-fund-facility/
#GrantFundFacility #FinancialServices #GovernmentGrants #BusinessIncentives
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27/01/2021
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Ministry of Health's Virtual Media Conference - Wednesday 27th January 2021

#TradeTalkTuesdays CARICOM - Dominican Republic Free Trade AgreementThe CARICOM – Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreemen...
26/01/2021

#TradeTalkTuesdays CARICOM - Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement

The CARICOM – Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement grants Trinidad and Tobago’s exporters access to more than eight million consumers in the Dominican Republic market. This agreement eliminates border taxes on all goods imported from and exported to the Dominican Republic other than those specifically listed or deemed economically sensitive.

In addition to goods, the agreement provides for future negotiation of access for Trinidad and Tobago’s service providers to sell services in the Dominican Republic in the following sectors:
☑️ Tourism and entertainment;
☑️ Free Trade Zones / Export Processing Zones Services;
☑️ Financial Services;
☑️ Professional Services (e.g. medical, legal, accounting and engineering);
☑️ Design;
☑️ Construction (skilled workers);
☑️ Informatics;
☑️ Telecommunications;

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22/01/2021

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Exporters!!! We need to hear from you!➡ https://bit.ly/3iCPBrW ⬅ Please complete the brief survey, if you are interested in doing business in any of these markets.

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22/01/2021

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https://conta.cc/3gJWCq5 ⬅ Register for our Risk Assessment Training for the Food & Beverage Manufacturing Sectors. Are you interested in the USA? Participants will be informed of the rules and regulations for market entry.We will focus on prevention of contamination, rather than reacting to problems after they occur. #foodsafety #riskmanagement

Hi Female Entrepreneurs! Do you know what is SheTrades.com?#GlobalTrading #femaleowned #bosslady
21/01/2021

Hi Female Entrepreneurs!
Do you know what is SheTrades.com?
#GlobalTrading #femaleowned #bosslady

Calling Small and Medium Sized Manufacturers!Do you know about the GFF?The Grant Fund Facility (GFF) provides up to $250...
20/01/2021

Calling Small and Medium Sized Manufacturers!
Do you know about the GFF?
The Grant Fund Facility (GFF) provides up to $250,000 to small- and medium-sized export-oriented entrepreneurs to acquire machinery and equipment if your enterprise satisfies set criteria.

These items include:
▶️ Food and drink processing
▶️ Leather and other craft products
▶️ Textile, garments, footwear and headwear
▶️ Chemical products including cleaning items
▶️ Beauty and personal care products
▶️Environmentally friendly packaging
▶️ Printing, publishing and paper converters
▶️ Wood, furniture and related products

For more information, please visit: tradeind.gov.tt/grant-fund-facility/

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Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association

Do we have a trade agreement? Here's a look at our Trade Agreements over the years.#TradeTalksTuesdays
19/01/2021

Do we have a trade agreement? Here's a look at our Trade Agreements over the years.

#TradeTalksTuesdays

Wondering what's next for #SheTrades T&T? From our Needs Assessment survey, we developed some exciting activities to hel...
18/01/2021

Wondering what's next for #SheTrades T&T? From our Needs Assessment survey, we developed some exciting activities to help you get one step closer to becoming export ready. Look out for our upcoming events!

Not a member? Not a problem! Register at www.shetrades.com to become a member.
#femaleowned #femaleentrepreneurs
#bosslady #calendarofevents

⬆️ New features coming soon to DevelopTT.Stay connected to www.developtt. gov.tt for details.
18/01/2021

⬆️ New features coming soon to DevelopTT.
Stay connected to www.developtt. gov.tt for details.

Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago
15/01/2021

Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago

On Friday 15th January, 2021 at 10:15 a.m. the Joint Select Committee on Finance and Legal Affairs will virtually convene its first public hearing on an inquiry into the Ease of Doing Business in Trinidad and Tobago.

Officials from the following stakeholders are expected to appear:

Ministry of Public Administration and Digital Transformation,

Ministry of Trade and Industry,

Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs.

Consumer Affairs Division T&T
15/01/2021

Consumer Affairs Division T&T

Do you know the Adverse Trade Practices Order 2000?

The order prohibits the display and publication of statements which are invalid by law. Persons who supply or offer goods or services to consumers, in the course of a business , CANNOT display on business premises, notices containing statements which are invalid by law.
e.g. ❌🚫No Refund. No Exchange 🚫❌

For more information contact us today!
800-4277(4CPS) or DM on facebook Consumer Affairs Division T&T
tradeind.gov.tt/consumer-affairs-division/

#consumereducation
#consumeraffairs
#BeEmpowered
#beeducated

Creatives! Do you know about the GFF? 🎹🎬💃The Grant Fund Facility (GFF) provides up to $250,000 in the acquisition of new...
14/01/2021

Creatives! Do you know about the GFF? 🎹🎬💃
The Grant Fund Facility (GFF) provides up to $250,000 in the acquisition of new machinery, equipment, technology/software for businesses involved in:
▶️The development/sale of intellectual property of a cultural nature such as: film (including animation), fashion, music, dance, theatre, visual and performing arts, broadcasting, literature and publishing, heritage festivals including Carnival.
#creativeindustry
#grantfunding
#GrantFundFacility
#GovernmentIncentives
For more information visit https://tradeind.gov.tt/grant-fund-facility/
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@exporttlimited
Trinidad & Tobago Creative Industries Company Limited

⬆️ New features coming soon to DevelopTT.Stay connected to www.developtt. gov.tt for details.
14/01/2021

⬆️ New features coming soon to DevelopTT.
Stay connected to www.developtt. gov.tt for details.

Calling Aviation Service Providers ✈️🔧The Grant Fund Facility (GFF) provides up to $250,000 in the acquisition of equipm...
13/01/2021

Calling Aviation Service Providers ✈️🔧
The Grant Fund Facility (GFF) provides up to $250,000 in the acquisition of equipment, tools and software applications for businesses involved in aircraft servicing and maintenance.
#grantfunding
#aviation
#GrantFundFacility
For more information visit https://tradeind.gov.tt/grant-fund-facility/
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13/01/2021
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Ministry of Health's Virtual Media Conference - Wednesday 13th January 2021

Steelpan Manufacturers! Do you know about the Steelpan Manufacturing Grant Fund Facility?The Steelpan Manufacturing Gran...
13/01/2021

Steelpan Manufacturers! Do you know about the Steelpan Manufacturing Grant Fund Facility?

The Steelpan Manufacturing Grant Fund Facility was established in January 2020 by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the acquisition of new machinery, equipment, software, tools, raw material and training by local steelpan manufacturers. Through this facility, successful local applicants can access individual Grants from the SMGFF up to a maximum of $250,000 per tranche, not exceeding $1,000,000.00 per entity.
#grantfunding
#steelpan
#steelband
#GrantFundFacility

For more information visit https://tradeind.gov.tt/grant-fund-facility/
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#TradeTalkTuesdays Are Trade Agreements Important?Yes. Trade Agreements are necessary to:1. Increase Competitiveness2. R...
12/01/2021

#TradeTalkTuesdays Are Trade Agreements Important?
Yes. Trade Agreements are necessary to:
1. Increase Competitiveness
2. Reduce and Eliminate Tariffs
3. Improve Trade Relations – address behind –the-border barriers that would otherwise impede the flow of goods and services
4. Encourage Investment
5. Treat with issues of intellectual property, e-commerce and government procurement.
#TradeAgreement
#trade
#export
#investment

Calling All Small and Medium Agro Processors 🚜The Grant Fund Facility (GFF) provides up to $250,000 in the acquisition o...
11/01/2021

Calling All Small and Medium Agro Processors 🚜

The Grant Fund Facility (GFF) provides up to $250,000 in the acquisition of new equipment and machinery for companies that are involved in supplying or processing products to and from primary processors of food.

These items include:
▶️ Cocoa, vegetable and fruit, meat/fish and coffee processing; dehydration
▶️ Agricultural equipment and chemical manufacturing
▶️ Sugar and confectionery; chocolate; diary and sauces
▶️Beverages (tea, non-alcoholic beverages, fruit juices and alcoholic beverages)
▶️ Food packaging
▶️ Oil extraction

For more information visit https://tradeind.gov.tt/grant-fund-facility/
@exporttlimited
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#MediaRelease Trade Minister visits Phoenix Park Industrial EstateSenator the Honorable Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of T...
11/01/2021
Trade Minister visits Phoenix Park Industrial Estate - Ministry of Trade and Industry

#MediaRelease Trade Minister visits Phoenix Park Industrial Estate
Senator the Honorable Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry, along with senior executives from InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago and the Ministry of Trade and Industry visited the Phoenix Park Industrial Estate (PPIE) on Friday 8th January, 2021. The team met with officials of Evolving Tecknologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited (eTeck), Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co. Ltd. (BCEG) and several local sub-contractors to acquire a first-hand perspective of the ongoing and completed project activities.

Ministry of Trade and Industry Trade Minister visits Phoenix Park Industrial Estate Media Releases

Now that you have registered on the #Shetrades platform, here are some things to look forward to in 2021. #femaleentrepe...
11/01/2021

Now that you have registered on the #Shetrades platform, here are some things to look forward to in 2021.
#femaleentrepeneur
#femaleboss
#bosslady
#businesswoman
#Empowerment
#womeninbusinesss

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NEDCO Trinidad & Tobago
@nedco_tt

Are you an entrepreneur interested in trading with the UK? 🇹🇹✈️🚢🇬🇧We invite you to Take this brief survey aimed at incre...
08/01/2021

Are you an entrepreneur interested in trading with the UK? 🇹🇹✈️🚢🇬🇧
We invite you to Take this brief survey aimed at increasing stakeholder awareness of the CARIFORUM – United Kingdom Economic Partnership Agreement (CARIFORUM – UK EPA). This survey invites participants of both the public and private sector and seeks to assess the level of stakeholder knowledge on the Agreement and inform the design of virtual Awareness Sessions.

**SURVEY EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2021**
https://forms.gle/G4Fhvn9xXP6sw3fBA

#MediaRelease Government Committed to Resurgence in ManufacturingThe Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is encouraged ...
08/01/2021
Government Committed to Resurgence in Manufacturing - Ministry of Trade and Industry

#MediaRelease Government Committed to Resurgence in Manufacturing

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is encouraged by emerging signs of resurgence in manufacturing as indicated by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT) in its most recent Monetary Policy Announcement in December, 2020. This result is indicative of Government’s support to the Manufacturing sector and the wider private sector and the activities and willingness of this group to invest and expand.

Ministry of Trade and Industry Government Committed to Resurgence in Manufacturing Media Releases

#MediaRelease  Ministry of Trade and Industry Ensures Affordable Price of Pharmaceuticals for ConsumersThe Ministry of T...
06/01/2021
Ministry of Trade and Industry Ensures Affordable Price of Pharmaceuticals for Consumers - Ministry of Trade and Industry

#MediaRelease Ministry of Trade and Industry Ensures Affordable Price of Pharmaceuticals for Consumers

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has noted a statement to consumers issued by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) attributing a planned increase on Panadol Pain (Ultra/ Women’s) and Panadol Respiratory Products (Multi symptoms, Allergy, Non-drowsy) to the removal of import duty exemptions by the Ministry.

Ministry of Trade and Industry Ministry of Trade and Industry Ensures Affordable Price of Pharmaceuticals for Consumers Media Releases

06/01/2021
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Ministry of Health's Virtual Media Conference - Wednesday 6th January 2021

Let's Talk Small Claims!The Judiciary invites you to share your views by attending a Virtual Dialogue on the establishme...
05/01/2021

Let's Talk Small Claims!
The Judiciary invites you to share your views by attending a Virtual Dialogue on the establishment of a Small Claims Court on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM.
For more detail and register, go to: http://www.ttlawcourts.org/lets-talk-smallclaims/

Let's Talk Small Claims!
The Judiciary invites you to share your views by attending a Virtual Dialogue on the establishment of a Small Claims Court on streaming LIVE on Facebook on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM.
For more detail and registration, go to: http://www.ttlawcourts.org/lets-talk-smallclaims/

04/01/2021
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Ministry of Health's Virtual Media Conference - Monday 4th January 2021

#MediaRelease Government Committed to Consumers of Cement
02/01/2021

#MediaRelease Government Committed to Consumers of Cement

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Nicholas Tower
Port Of Spain

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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Blessed rising Facebook, we as Trinbagonians complaining about wearing mask, while the pharmaceutical importers in Trinidad & Tobago, like V&S, Bryden, AA Laquis every week rising the prices on essential drugs. 2 weeks ago I bought a box of redoxon for $33 today its $36. Plus they're limiting the order for the pharmacy's. Complain about that we need vitamin c, zinc, d3 and others, let's get the government and who ever is in control of the prices to stop the gouging. Price gouging should be a crime, follow the US and Canada with that. @ministryoftradeandindustry
Give TCL a tax break if they agree to use old tyres as a kiln fuel. It is one of the few eco friendly ways to dispose of tyres. This will also protect local jobs and manufacturing without directly targeting any competitors who do not manufacture locally. The science is on your side.
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Can anyone tell me if there are restrictions on the importation of a service dog who is a pittbull
The Ministry of Trade and Industry Import License application office is located at the TTMA building in Barataria, there is no customer parking, all parking is reserved for Employees. THIS is a Government office providing service to the Public, the TTMA must either make arrangements for the Ministry and their employees to park elsewhere or the Ministry has to move to a location that is convenient to the Public and taxpayers to conduct their business. The forms are not even available online and cannot be processed. Again nobody cares
Please correct me if I'm wrong, are stores in the malls allowed to give consumers no warranty, but state that they will test the electronic device (headsets) to ensure it is working before leaving the store? The device costs roughly $1500,should anything go wrong with it after your money is spent, you have no warranty, no 24hours etc. Do share your thoughts on this.
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