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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.
The EMA is continuing to process CEC applications at this time. However, only applications that DO NOT require express planning are to be submitted directly to the EMA. All others are to be submitted to TCPD- see further guidance below:
o DAs 1(a); 4; 5(c) and 6.
o DAs relating to offshore activities, including but not limited to, DAs 24, 25, 26 (a), 26 (b) 27, 28 and 29.
See table below for further guidance.
(a) The establishment, modification, expansion, decommissioning or abandonment (inclusive of associated works) of a poultry, cattle, pig or other livestock farm in excess of 250 heads of poultry or 25 heads of cattle, 25 heads of pigs or 25 heads of other livestock.
The establishment, modification, expansion, or decommissioning (inclusive of associated works) of a horticultural farm of a total area of more than 2 hectares or a processing facility, with a production capacity of more than 20 kilograms per day.
(a) The establishment of a timber plantation of more than one hectare or the expansion of an existing plantation by more than 2 hectares;
The establishment or expansion of a vegetable, crop or fruit farm of an area in excess of 2 hectares during a two-year period.
Exploration for crude oil or natural gas
The conduct of all works related to this activity.
The establishment, modification, expansion, decommissioning or abandonment (inclusive of associated works) of a facility for the extraction or production of crude oil or production of associated gas or condensates.
(a) The establishment, modification, expansion, decommissioning or abandonment (inclusive of associated works) of a facility for natural gas or condensate production;
(b) The establishment, modification, expansion, decommissioning or abandonment (inclusive of associated works) of a natural gas compression, blending or liquefaction facility.
The establishment, modification or expansion (inclusive of associated works) of a pipeline or pipeline systems for transmission of produced fluids, crude oil or natural gas.
The establishment, modification, expansion, decommissioning or abandonment (inclusive of associated works) of crude oil refinery.
2. ONE completed CEC application and all relevant documents must be sent via email to: email@example.com
3. CEC Applications for all other onshore Designated Activities must be submitted to the Town and Country Planning Division location closest to the Activity site.
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