House of Representatives


Exemptions from import duties of Customs 1

House of Representatives - 1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament

<>WHEREAS it is provided by section 56(1)(a) of the Customs Act, Chap. 78:01 that the House of Representatives may, from time to time, by Resolution, provide that any class of goods specified in the Resolution shall be exempt from import duties of Customs if the goods are imported or entered for use by any person for any purpose specified in the Resolution during any period to be fixed by the Minister in each particular case, not being a period terminating later than the date prescribed in the Resolution as the last day on which such exemption shall be operative, and subject to such conditions as the Minister may impose:

AND WHEREAS by Legal Notice No. 157 of 2017, the last Resolution in respect of the goods identified therein came into effect on 1st January, 2018 would expire on 31st December, 2020:

AND WHEREAS it is expedient that the goods continue to be exempt from import duties of Customs as of 1st January 2021:

BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Representatives, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of section 56 of the Customs Act, exempt from import duties of Customs, for the period beginning 1st January, 2021 and ending 31st December, 2023, the classes of goods imported and entered for use in Trinidad and Tobago for the following purposes set out in Part A of the list of Conditional Duty Exemptions in the Third Schedule to the Customs Act:

  • (a) I- For Approved Industry;
  • (b) II-For Approved Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry and Fisheries;
  • (c) III-For Approved Hotels;
  • (d) IV-For Approved Mining Purposes; and
  • (e) V-For Other Approved Purposes.
this Resolution shall come into effect on 1st January, 2021.

(By the Minister of Trade and Industry)

9 Dec 2020
House Debate - Day 1Hansard
9 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
2.The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC [Siparia] [Leader of the Opposition]
3.The Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds [Laventille West] [Minister of Youth Development and National Service]
4.Mr. Ravi Ratiram [Couva North] [Opposition Member]
5.The Honourable Brian Manning [San Fernando East] [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
6.Mr. Rushton Paray [Mayaro] [Opposition Member]
7.The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe-Lewis [Tobago West] [Minister of Sport and Community Development]
8.Mr. Barry Padarath [Princes Town] [Opposition Member]
9.Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]