Process and Documentation to Import a Motor Vehicle into Trinidad & Tobago

Guidelines to follow while importing used into Trinidad :-

Shipping Port :-
Port for shipment of vehicles to Trinidad is Port of Spain.

Age Restriction :- Cars should not be more than 4 years old. For vehicles to be used as taxis, they must not more than 3 years from the date of manufacture.

Right-Hand Drive :-
Right Hand Used cars can be imported only with a valid import license. Car should not be fitted with a diesel engine.

Inspection :-
No specific Roadworthiness inspection is required on import of used vehicles.

Required Documents while importation :-

  • Four copies of Customs Declaration Form (C82 Form)
  • CARICOM Area Invoice (this is provided by the supplier and is necessary for any goods entering the CARICOM region).
  • Supplier’s Invoice
  • Bill of Lading (BOL)
  • Import License
  • Deregistration Certificate:- The certificate must have manufacturing date, engine number and chassis number that match the vehicles.
  • Original Passport

Import Tax Rates :-

  1. up to 1599cc :-
    • 25%
    • 15%
  2. 1600cc to 2000cc
    • 35%
    • 15%
  3. 2001cc to 3000cc
    • 40%
    • 15%
  4. 3000cc and above
    • 45%
    • 15%


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