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Trade in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago was the world’s 91st largest exporter of goods and 121st largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $8,619 and $328 million USD respectively. Trinidad and Tobago’s top export category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products, and agricultural products. In 2020, Trinidad and Tobago’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to the United States, Guyana and Brazil. In terms of imports, Trinidad and Tobago’s import values were $5,763 and $2042 million USD respectively in 2021. Trinidad and Tobago’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were the United States, China and Brazil. Trinidad and Tobago is part of 4 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM),  and EU – CARIFORUM States.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Abbreviation

TT

Capital

Port of Spain

WTO Membership Date

1 March 1995

Legal System

English common law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court

Language

English

Number of Time Zone(s)

1

Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.

Currency

Trinidad and Tobago dollar

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Republic Bank Limited - Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago - SWIFT: RBNKTTPX

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development: Cooperative Development Division

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SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries
    Deputy Director (Research) Crops
    Phone: +(1 868) 646 2149
    +(1 868) 646 1645
    Website: http://agriculture.gov.tt/

    Research Division
    Central Experiment Station
    Caroni Northbank Road

    [email protected]@gov.tt

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • WTO/TBT Enquiry Point
    Phone: +(868) 662 88 27; Ext: 2531
    Website: http://www.gottbs.com

    P.O. Box 467
    Port of Spain

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

National Tariff Finder

https://info.ttbizlink.gov.tt/hs-code-tariff-finder#/

Trade Information Portal

https://info.ttbizlink.gov.tt/#/

Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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