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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.
Opportunities exist in designated maritime zones in the Gulf of Paria for the establishment of offshore transshipment operations – bulk commodities and energy-related products. Investors will benefit from Trinidad and Tobago’s proximity to source markets in South America, a well-developed maritime infrastructure as well as industry support mechanisms.
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In 2018, The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago developed clear guidelines for the legal, institutional and administrative framework for the expansion of transshipment activities in Trinidad and Tobago.
1. Initial application form and full business proposal to be submitted by applicant to InvesTT for review and adjustment as recommended. InvesTT will forward finalised documents to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) for their assessment. Once the go-ahead is received from the MTI, the package will be forwarded to the Maritime Services Division (MSD) for consideration.
2. The MSD will determine a suitable location for the proposed activity. The applicant may also be directed to other government regulatory bodies for additional permits or approvals.
3. MSD may issue the applicant a letter indicating all the requirements for the specific operation. The bona-fide Owner/Agents will then make an official request to the MSD. It should be noted that local cadetships berths on vessels will be looked upon favourably.
4. Once all requirements are satisfied, a contract will be drawn up by the MSD and forwarded to Cabinet for Approval.
Download the Maritime Investment Guide for the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad and Tobago.
Oldendorff Carriers currently operates an offshore transshipment facility in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad. This “facility” transfers ore and bulk cargo originating from draft restricted ports and rivers in South America, into larger vessels destined for North America and China.
Oldendorff has been successfully operating in Trinidad and Tobago since 2012.
Country of Origin - Germany
# of years operating – 11
Growth – Added another crane in 2015
Find out more Oldendorff's success in Trinidad and Tobago here.