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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.
Trinidad and Tobago’s cocoa industry is revitalised by a state-of-the-art cocoa processing facility with annual production of 25 metric tonnes of gourmet chocolates favoured by international restaurants and hoteliers.
There’s a huge potential for success in investing in cocoa in Trinidad and Tobago which can be derived from its rich legacy of cocoa cultivation. This is the testimony of Diaspora investor Ashley Parasram who left Trinidad and Tobago at age 4, was educated in the United Kingdom and Finland and found himself reconnecting with his homeland on and off for about 10 years until he uncovered an ideal investment opportunity for the processing of cocoa into high end chocolates. In 2015 he launched The Trinidad and Tobago Fine Cocoa Company - a bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturing factory located at the La Reunion Estate, Centeno (10°35′ N Latitude and 61°20′ W Longitude) just 5 minutes from the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad. After 1 year of operation and three awards he can safely say that he is on his way to achieving full success.
2 Silver Awards
Harrods 2017 Collection
Innovator of the Year 2016
The TTFCC is a pioneering public/private partnership which aims to rehabilitate Trinidad and Tobago’s cocoa industry by improving the quality and yield of bean production and developing value-added products for local, regional and international markets. The Company uses state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to produce high quality chocolates from the processing of cocoa beans yielded directly from the estate. The chocolates, ranging from milk, dark, rum, guava, cashew and scorpion pepper, are distributed internationally by British retailing partner Artisan du Chocolat which has outlets in the UK, Ireland, Saudi Arabia and Japan. Additionally, in October 2017, TTFCC launched its co-branded selection of gourmet chocolates with Harrods Stores, London. The exclusive collection profiles four of the finest Trinitario estates in the Central, South, North and East Trinidad.
The TTFCC has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Cocoa Research Centre of the University of West Indies to implement a 3-year initiative called IMPACTT (Improving Marketing Production of Artisanal Cocoa from T&T). The project will develop technology tool kits to help cocoa growers improve the quality of their yield and develop standards and certification. The TTFCC also has an open door showcase policy to encourage other entrepreneurs interested in learning about the bean to bar process.
“As a Diaspora investor, InvesTT helped me navigate the business environment in Trinidad and Tobago. I can easily pick up the phone and get advice from them. They are a key partner and our best friend in business.”
InvesTT was involved at a very early stage during the pre-launch phase of the Trinidad and Tobago Fine Cocoa Company in 2015. The agency’s Investor Services team provided pertinent commercial information, found the right people in relevant stakeholder organizations and assisted in the overall navigation of the local business environment.
“It’s been a very rewarding experience in Trinidad and Tobago. The level of collaboration with our local partners has been excellent and everyone has been open and transparent about the objectives of the revitalizing of the cocoa industry.”