Click on the tabs below for information and contact details on Government Ministries, Agencies, Industry Organisations and Information Services linked to Trade and Business development.
Evolving Technologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited (E TECK):
this Investment Promotion Agency works through its two subsidiaries: InvesTT Limited and Asset Optimization Company Limited (AOC).
InvesTT- Invest Trinidad and Tobago: is the agency responsible for providing businesses and investors with access to all the knowledge, tools, linkages and facilitation necessary to efficiently navigate the way to new business opportunities in Trinidad and Tobago. This includes working with foreign entities seeking expansion in the region, locally based firms interested in growth and diversification or local companies seeking to take their businesses to the next level.
Core Business Units:
Investor Sourcing and Facilitation - is the agency’s first point of contact and engagement with investors and businesses; the team provides relevant, current and valuable industry or sector specific information for the decision-making process. Their range of services includes the provision of start up assistance and solutions for all investment inquiries and proposals for establishing or expanding a business in Trinidad and Tobago, specifically, Real Estate Surveys, Market and Investor Opportunity identification, Value Chain Advisory, Site Visit Facilitation, Issue Resolution, Policy Advocacy and quality of life information.
ExporTT Ltd. (formerly known as the Business Development Company): is the official trade promotion agency of Trinidad and Tobago offers an impressive and comprehensive portfolio of solution-driven products and services including:
- Consultancy Services
- Export Certification
- Financial Support Services
- International Business Promotion Support Services
- Trade Assistance
- Training and Business Advisory Services.
Business Info Services
TTBizLink: is a one-stop IT platform for companies seeking to connect with government agencies in Trinidad and Tobago in the process of conducting business and trade. The process is very modern and quite simple. Companies or individuals who wish to import or export goods may:
- apply for permits or licences
- register a business
- conduct other business related activities
- submit required documents online, via www.ttbizlink.gov.tt .
Documents are forwarded to the appropriate government agencies responsible for approvals and processed within a set period. The approval status of applications can then be tracked online via this secure, user-friendly web interface.
Ministry of Finance: effectively managing the nation’s economy, the Ministry is a source of key information regarding importing and exporting, Value Added tax registration, Tax and Duty Waiver applications, Tender Notices, applications for the Central Tenders Board, requests for Central Tenders Board Information Booklets, registrations for Charitable Organisations and Customs and Excise information.
Ministry of Legal Affairs: for information on Company Registration please visit www.legalaffairs.gov.tt or telephone 001-868-624-1660
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment: the Ministry’s core responsibility is to grow trade, business and investment, particularly through diversification of the non-energy sectors of the economy. As the pivotal agency for trade promotion and development, MTII manages and coordinates the trade process to ensure access to international markets for companies located here.
The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (TTFC): provides logistical support and core services within the film industry such as: location scouting &, research and acts as a liaison with industry partners, the community, production houses and Government agencies from initial contact to the close of production.
Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI):
TTCSI is an alliance of professional services associations and organizations that functions as a focal point to lobby, channel and address issues on trade in services and services development. TTCSI is also the local institution responsible for issuing the CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION AS A CARICOM SERVICE PROVIDER in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA):
The TTMA promotes, encourages and assists the growth and development of manufacturing industries in Trinidad and Tobago and acts as a representative for industries in dealing with Government and in the monitoring of legislation affecting manufacturers. The TTMA is also responsible for the support of market expansion both regionally and internationally through the mounting of local, regional and international trade fairs, exhibitions and foreign trade missions.
Trinidad and Tobago Chamber Of Commerce: seeks the interests of its members and the wider business community by forging a sustainable framework for successful business through effective advocacy, representation, facilitation and enabling of legitimate and responsible enterprise.