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2nd Session of the 12th Republican Parliament

The Trinidad and Tobago Special Economic Zones Bill, 2021

An Act to provide for the designation, development, operation and management of Special Economic Zones, the establishment of the Special Economic Zones Authority, the repeal of the Free Zones Act, Chap. 81:07, the regulation of Special Economic Zones and matters related thereto.

An Act to provide for the designation, development, operation and management of Special Economic Zones, the establishment of the Special Economic Zones Authority, the repeal of the Free Zones Act, Chap. 81:07, the regulation of Special Economic Zones and matters related thereto.

Bill Essentials:
Bill No:
Senate Bill 10 of 2021
Introduced In:
Introduced On:
16-Nov-2021
Published In Gazette On
Vol. 60, No. 170
Status
President of the Republic - Assent: Awaiting Proclamation

Progress

16 Nov 2021
Senate
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
30 Nov 2021
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
8 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
2.Sen. Jearlean John [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. Deoroop Teemal [Independent Senator]
4.Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister of Public Administration]
5.Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator]
6.Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
7.Sen. Dr. Muhammad Yunus Ibrahim [Government Senator]
8.Sen. Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
7 Dec 2021
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
9 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
2.Sen. David Nakhid [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. the Hon. Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs]
4.Sen. Amrita Deonarine [Independent Senator]
5.Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial-Ramdial [Opposition Senator]
6.Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
7.Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
8.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
9.Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
7 Dec 2021
Committee Stage Hansard

Approved with amendments

7 Dec 2021
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
10 Dec 2021
House of Representatives
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
19 Jan 2022
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
11 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
2.Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Mayaro] [Opposition Member]
3.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
4.Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Barataria/San Juan] [Opposition Member]
5.Hon. Brian Manning, MP [San Fernando East] [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
6.Mr. David Lee, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Opposition Member]
7.Hon. Stephen Mc Clashie, MP [La Brea] [Minister of Labour]
8.Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Couva South] [Opposition Member]
9.Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
10.Mr. Davendranath Tancoo, MP [Oropouche West] [Opposition Member]
11.Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
19 Jan 2022
Committee Stage Hansard

Approved without amendments

19 Jan 2022
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard

32 votes for, 0 against, 0 abstentions

1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
31 Jan 2022
President of the Republic
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