Trinidad and Tobago - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited and Restricted Imports
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Section 45 of the Customs Act, Chapter 78:01 outlines a list of prohibited items requiring an import license:

  • 2, 4, 5 Trichlorophenyl
  • Aldrin, Dieldrin and Endrin
  • Animal oils, fats and greases, unrefined
  • Chlordimeform
  • Coconut in all forms; including coconut seedlings, copra, desiccated coconut, coconut milk, and coconut cream (excluding coconut oil)
  • Copra
  • Dibromochloropropane (DBCP)
  • Dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane (DDT)
  • Ethylene dibromide (EDB)
  • Fatty acids and solid residues from the treatment of oils and fats
  • Fresh fish (live or dead), chilled or frozen: shrimp, lobster, crabmeat
  • Lead arsenate
  • Left-hand drive motor vehicles imported under section 45(A) of the Customs Act, Chap.78:01
  • Live poultry
  • Oil seed cake, meal and other vegetable oil residues
  • Oilseeds, beans, nuts
  • Ozone depleting substances (ODS) (Tariff Heading No. 2903) and mixtures containing ODS
  • Equipment requiring the use of ODS (Tariff Heading No. 8414, 8415)
  • Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, heat pumps and their parts for domestic and commercial use (Tariff Heading No. 84:18), air or vacuum pumps and compressors and their parts, dehumidifiers, air conditioning machines/units and their parts
  • Paper for wrapping tobacco or cigarette
  • Parathion, ethyl
  • Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
  • Ships and boats (under 250 tons)
  • Thallium and its salts
  • Used right-hand drive garbage compactors exceeding 15 tons (15000kg) MGW
  • Used right-hand drive vehicles
  • Vegetable fats

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