Reasons to Invest

10 Key Reasons to invest in Trinidad & Tobago:


1. Location at the crossroads of the Americas enabling near-shoring advantages.  

The location of the country serves as a gateway to Latin America, the United States and Canada with close proximity to South America and the French-speaking Caribbean.

2. Strategic location as a transhipment hub for exporters

Ideally located as a gateway to expanding markets  in Latin America and a nearshore hub to North America

3. Access to regional and international markets through trade agreements

Trinidad and Tobago is part of the CARICOM agreement and therefore enjoys preferential access to CARICOM markets. Furthermore, establishing your business in Trinidad & Tobago gives you access to other regional and international markets through existing trade agreements:

CARICOM Bilateral Agreements:

Other Trade Agreements:

Additionally, several investment protection mechanisms have been established to guarantee investors a level playing field:

  • Bilateral Investment Treaties with the UK, Canada, Switzerland, USA, France, Cuba, India, Germany, China, Spain, Mexico and Korea.
  • Bilateral Investment Treaties with the USA
    • Allows financial transfers to be made freely into and out of each country
    • Eases requirements relating to entry, sojourn and employment

4. Low energy costs

One of the lowest energy costs worldwide at US$0.03/kWh [Industrial Rate for Very Large Industrial User]

5. Educated and skilled, competitive labour force

A globally competitive environment calls for a highly-skilled, dedicated and productive workforce. In 2014 Trinidad and Tobago had a workforce of approximately 649,100 persons.

6. Access to a highly developed communications infrastructure

Trinidad and Tobago has an extensive network of paved roads and major highways traverse both islands. The country’s advanced public transport system includes a daily water-taxi service linking commuters from the south of Trinidad to the northern capital city. 

7. Access to fiscal incentives

The Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (GORTT) encourages foreign direct investment in almost all sectors, with specific focus on the non-energy targeted sectors. Generally speaking, there are no restrictions or disincentives to investment. Foreign ownership of companies is permitted and welcomed under the Foreign Investment Act (1990). 

8. 100% ownership of locally-registered private companies

The Foreign Investment Act 1990 makes the following provisions to investors:

  • Permission to own 100% of the share capital in a private company
  • Permission to own up to 30% of the share capital of a local public company without a license 

9. Facilitation of real estate purchases

The Foreign Investment Act 1990 makes the following provisions to investors:  

  • Ownership of 1 acre of land for residential purposes and 5 acres of land for trade/business without a license

10. Access to InvesTT’s Aftercare Services

Through our One Stop Shop (OSS) services, InvesTT provides you with Facilitation and Aftercare Services to assist you throughout the investment decision-making process until the set-up of your operations in Trinidad and Tobago. We continue to provide these services even after you are in operation.


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