Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Trade License Unit to maintain limited visitors amid pandemic

Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon.

Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon.

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is advising the public that the Trade Licence Unit (TLU) will continue to observe a limited visitor policy in keeping with the national health and safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


The MTI said while it takes note of the Government's plan to implement a phased reopening of business, it will maintain the changes to business operations.


The details are as follows:


1  All approved Permits and Licences will be transmitted to clients via electronic mail - There will be no collection of licences at the TLU Office. Clients are asked to provide up to three notification email addresses to which approved documents can be delivered. Customers are also encouraged to check their “junk mail” box in the event that the notification is filtered to that folder Original copies of all documents will be sent from the TLU directly to the offices of the Transport Commissioner and the Comptroller, Customs and Excise Division. Queries can be made via email: tlu@gov.tt or Tel: 623-2931 ext 3017; 701-1443, 701-1440 or 701 1415


2 All supporting documents for Returning Nationals, as well as any requests for amendments, disposals or transfers should be emailed to tlu@gov.tt  or dropped off at the TLU Office utilising the DropBox Facility provided


3 All applications for personal use items under TT$20,000 should be emailed to tlu@gov.tt. Exceptions will be facilitated for the elderly or persons with limited internet access


4 Clients who must visit the TLU, are required to make an appointment through email at tlu@gov.tt  or Tel: 623-2931 ext. 3017; 701-1443, 701-1440 or 701 1415


While these measures are intended to enable Business Continuity in the current circumstances, they are expected to remain in effect beyond the pandemic. 


The Ministry said the TLU stands ready to facilitate its mandate to provide its full range of services to the public.


For clarification or further information on these changes, members of the public can contact Tel: 623-2931 ext. 3017; 701-1443, 701-1440 or 701 1415.  

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