Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Capital: Port of Spain HDI: 0.772 (64th)
GDP (PPP): $43.415 billion
Currency: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar
Trinidad and Tobago, officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island country situated off the northern edge of South America mainland, lying 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and 130 kilometres (81 miles) south of Grenada. Bordering the Caribbean to the north, it shares maritime boundaries with other nations including Barbados to the northeast, Grenada to the northwest, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west. Trinidad and Tobago lies outside of the hurricane belt.
Trinidad and Tobago is the third richest country by GDP (PPP) per capita in the Americas after the United States and Canada. Furthermore, it is recognised as a high income economy by the World Bank. Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, the country’s economy is primarily industrial, with an emphasis on petroleum and petrochemicals. The country’s wealth is attributed to its large reserves and exploitation of oil and natural gas. Trinidad and Tobago is the leading Caribbean producer of oil and gas.
Trinidad and Tobago Economy – overview
Trinidad and Tobago attracts considerable foreign direct investment from international businesses, particularly in energy, and has one of the highest per capita incomes in Latin America.
Trinidad and Tobago Economy 2016
Economic overview and statistical data from the CIA
Industry Trends & Business Climate
Enhancing Trinidad and Tobago’s business climate
The government has dedicated considerable time and energy in recent years to improving the business climate for manufacturing firms and for the private sector in general. The aim is both to make the Trinidad and Tobago economy more competitive, and to attract increased inflows of foreign investment.
Economy of Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago is recognised as a high income economy by the World Bank. Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, the country’s economy is primarily industrial with an emphasis on petroleum andpetrochemicals.
Establishing a Presence
Trinidad and Tobago – Register a Business
Alist of what is required to register a company in Trinidad and Tobago
Doing Business in Trinidad and Tobago
This site from the World Bank ranks Trinidad and Tobago on the ease of starting a business and provides the steps required to register a company
Doing Business in Trinidad and Tobago
A foreign investor has various options available for carrying out its investment activity in Trinidad and Tobago that are described on this site
Trinidad and Tobago Individual – Taxes
The income tax rate for individuals is a flat rate of 25%.
Trinidad And Tobago Sales Tax Rate | VAT | 2014-2016
The Sales Tax Rate in Trinidad And Tobago stands at 15 percent.
Trinidad And Tobago Sales Tax Rate | VAT Forecast 2016-2020
In the long-term, the Trinidad And Tobago Sales Tax Rate | VAT is projected to trend around 15.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.
Trinidad And Tobago Corporate Tax Rate | 2012-2016
The Corporate Tax Rate in Trinidad And Tobago stands at 25 percent.
Trinidad and Tobago Corporate – Taxes
The standard corporation tax rate is 25%, but this varies in the case of certain classes of companies as described on this site
Trinidad And Tobago Personal Income Tax Rate | 2013-2016
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Trinidad And Tobago stands at 25 percent.
Travel Information – Trinidad and Tobago
Business travellers and tourists must produce passports valid for three months longer than the intended stay and a return ticket, for entry into Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad Tobago Visa
Visa advice and application site for visitors to Trinidad and Tobago
Telecommunications in Trinidad and Tobago
Telecommunications in Trinidad and Tobago include radio, television, fixed and mobile telephones, and the Internet.
Trinidad and Tobago Transportation
Tips on getting to and getting around Trinidad and Tobago from real travelers and locals.
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago has an extensive network of highways and roads connecting most points of the islands, which makes it relatively easy to get around.
Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
An overview of the telecom business from the telecom authority of Trinidad and Tobago
National labour law profile: Trinidad and Tobago
A summary of the labor laws in Trinidad and Tobago – dated
This site provides a listing of labor lawyers in Trinidad and Tobago
Cost of Living in Trinidad And Tobago
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Trinidad And Tobago. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included.
Trinidad and Tobago – Currency and Cost of Living
The cost of living is fairly high in Trinidad, although much lower than in most other Caribbean countries. Port-of-Spain is currently ranked 108 most expensive places in the world for expatriates to live.
How to Master Business Etiquette in Trinidad and Tobago
Dos and Don’t of business etiquette in Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago – Culture, Customs & Etiquette
A guide to basic, business and student etiquette
Trinidad and Tobago – Climate and Weather
The islands of Trinidad and Tobago have a tropical climate due to their location in the Caribbean close to the Equator, characterised by long periods of hot weather with heavy rainfall at certain times of year.
Trinidad and Tobago Weather – AccuWeather.com
Get the Trinidad and Tobago weather forecast. Access hourly, 10 day and 15 day forecasts along with up to the minute reports and videos
Trinidad and Tobago travel advice – GOVUK
Latest travel advice for Trinidad and Tobago including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health
Trinidad and Tobago – Bureau of Consular Affairs
See “Safety and Security” on this site
Trinidad and Tobago Education System
Education is a high priority in the country and Trinidad and Tobago enjoys a fine reputation in this regard. It is free and compulsory for children from ages 5 to 15.
International Schools in Trinidad and Tobago
This site lists contains the most popular international and bilingual schools in Trinidad and Tobago
Holidays and observances in Trinidad and Tobago in 2016
Overview of holidays and many observances in Trinidad and Tobago during the year 2016.
Public Holidays in Trinidad and Tobago – World Travel Guide
Full list of Trinidad and Tobago public and bank holidays. Many shops, banks and other services close during public holidays
CIA – The World Factbook -> Trinidad and Tobago
Demographic facts and statistics from the CIA
Trinidad and Tobago Facts | Government, Economy
Trinidad and Tobago facts about health, technology, energy, environment, military, government, economy, demographics, education and more!
Trinidad & Tobago Customs Regulations
Trinidad Tobago Customs regulations and procedures for importing and exporting goods at border.
Export.gov – Doing Business in Trinidad & Tobago
Advice on exporting from the US to Trinidad and Tobago
WTO | Trinidad and Tobago
This site provides key information on Trinidad and Tobago’s participation in the WTO. Trinidad and Tobago has been a member of WTO since 1 March 1995 and a member of GATT since 23 October 1962.
Trinidad and Tobago’s – Ministry of Trade TT
A report on trade agreements for Trinidad and Tobago from the Ministry of Trade
Housing and Rentals
Best Lodging in Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Hotel listing for Trinidand and Tobago
Accommodation – Trinidad and Tobago
Hotel listing for Trinidand and Tobago
Trinidad Tourism: Best of Trinidad – TripAdvisor
22,319 reviews of Trinidad Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Trinidad resource.
Trinidad and Tobago Travel Guide | Fodor’s Travel
Expert picks for your Trinidad and Tobago vacation, including hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, top attractions, and more.