Investor Services Update

Investor Services Update


Trade Licence Unit and Plant Quarantine Services

Clients and Stakeholders,

We aim to keep you updated on business services in Trinidad and Tobago. Please note the following Business Continuity Responses to Covid-19 for specific services, which were issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and may be found in the Announcements section of the TTBizLink homepage

Trade Licence Unit (TLU).

In light of national guidelines recently issued to safeguard the health and safety of the nation’s citizenry in relation to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Trade and Industry wishes to advise the general public that effective Monday 16th March, 2020, all approved Permits and Licences are being transmitted to its clients via electronic mail. In this regard, clients are asked to provide more than one, and up to three (3) notification email addresses, to which approved documents can be delivered.

Original copies of all documents will be sent directly to the Office of the Transport Commissioner and the Customs and Excise Division from the Trade Licence Unit (TLU). Therefore, there will be no need for clients to visit the TLU to collect Original copies.

Walk in Clients and Returning Nationals applicants are encouraged to contact their Customs Brokers for guidance and submission of their applications using the TTBizLink portal. Additional supporting documents for Returning Nationals as well as any requests for amendments, disposals or transfers can be sent to the following email address ( ).

The TLU stands ready to facilitate its mandate to provide its full range of services to the public in line with the strategies set out by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

For clarification or further information on these changes, members of the public can contact Tel: 623-2931 ext 3017, 701-1443, 701-1440 or 701 1415.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused as a result of the measures implemented to facilitate the continuity of business at the Unit.

Plant Quarantine Service Unit (PQS).

The Plant Quarantine (PQ) Unit wishes to advise members of the public of the following adjustments which began on 16th March, 2020 and will continue, in the first instance, until 30th April, 2020:

  • Only Online Import Permit Applications via TTbizlink will be accepted and processed during this period.
  • Approved Plant Import Permits will be e-mailed to the applicants. There will be no collection of Plant Import Permits at PQ, Centeno.

While the PQ Unit stands ready to facilitate the full range of services offered, in line with social distancing recommendations intended to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the public is advised to refrain from accessing any non-essential services at this time.

The PQ Unit apologizes for any inconvenience caused as a result of these measures. Clients who require other services are required to contact the PQ Office via telephone (642-0718) or email ( to initiate those services.


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