We assist you throughout your decision-making process and until you set up a business in Trinidad and Tobago.
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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.
We assist you throughout your decision-making process, ease the process of setting up your business and provide Aftercare services once you're established.
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By providing reliable and timely facilitation and strategic interventions we aim to reduce the time it takes for you to implement an investment project. Our services include:
This includes market information, advice on available incentives and access to financing options related to making an investment decision in Trinidad and Tobago.
We help in setting up initial operations and expansions by obtaining the relevant governmental approvals
This includes identifying available real estate options and assisting clients in their search for real estate. This is facilitated through liaising with e TecK, the Commissioner of State Lands (COSL) and any other relevant agencies to identify appropriate land/ space for clients.
By creating links between clients and local goods and services providers we not only create more efficient supply chains, but allow local firms to grow, enhance their competitiveness and create jobs.
We conduct strategic interventions to resolve problems with acquiring approvals, licenses or permits and escalate issues for intervention as necessary.
We advocate for changes in government policies to create a more enabling business environment for investors.
Setting up a business in Trinidad and Tobago is quite straight forward. The main steps are outlined below.
You may register a for-profit business as a sole proprietorship, partnership or limited liability company.
Whichever option you choose, InvesTT can guide you through the following requirements:
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Business registration normally takes 1 day
TTBizLink single electronic window gives you quick access to over 45 government e-services. By applying online you can speed up your business and trade transactions.
Take receipt to the office of the Attorney General & Legal Affairs (AGLA Tower), Government Campus Plaza, Corner of London & Richmond Streets, Port of Spain and make payment of TTD $25.
This step is for Limited Liability Companies (Ltd). ) and takes 3 working days.
It must be completed within 20 days of having the business name approved.
To complete this step you will be required to declare the number and names of directors of your company as well as the shareholding and a registered address. Manual submissions require the following forms in duplicate:
For more information on registering your business, please visit the Ministry of Legal Affairs.
Filing Notice of Company Secretary
All incorporated companies are required to file a notice of Company Secretary within 1 year of incorporation. The forms can be found here.
Work Permits for Non-nationals
Non-nationals working in Trinidad and Tobago for more than one month must have a work permit. These are generally approved for senior management and technical positions.