ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Sep 2009

In September 2009, the government of Trinidad and Tobago announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Ministry of Finance. (7 September 2009). Budget Statement 2010. Available at http://www.finance.gov.tt/documents/publications/pub985D6E.pdf


Inception date: 08 Sep 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 8 September 2009, the government of Trinidad and Tobago increased the import duties on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. In order to promote a healthier lifestyle, the government increased tariffs on cigars and cigerattes by 15 percentage points. Import tariffs on alcoholic beverages will be raised by 15 or 30 percentage points, depending on the region of origin.

AFFECTED SECTORS