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Roles and Functions

The undermentioned are some of the following laws that Division enforces in an efficient, professional manner and with integrity:

Act Section

Customs Act

Chap. 78:01

Value Added Tax

Chap  75:06

Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties

Chap  78:05

Excise General Provisions Act

Chap  78:50

Liquor Licenses

Chap  84:10

Brewery

Chap  87:52

Spirit and Spirit Compounds

Chap  87:54

Registration of Clubs

Chap  21:01

Petroleum Tax

Chap  75:04

Free Zones Act

Chap 81:07

Strategic Objectives

Our Values

  • Trade Facilitation and Border Security – effective application of risk management principles is key to achieving the balance between control and facilitation.
  • Encouraging Voluntary Compliance – this is promoted not only by an awareness of rights and expectations of fair and efficient treatment but also clear, simple legislation and “user friendly” administrative systems and procedures.
  • Maximizing Revenue Collection – by improving Compliance and managing risk as an organizational philosophy to support effective decision making at the Strategic, Operational and Tactical levels.
  • Capacity Building – to ensure that there is adequate professional and technical staff through continuous training and development
  • Public Education – in respect of our Stakeholder Charter that balances Rights/Expectation and Obligations. It will reflect the distinctive character of our regulatory responsibilities – we deliver State obligations rather than just services.

Stakeholder Charter

Our Stakeholder Charter is about:

  • SERVICE STANDARDS
  • VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE
  • PARTNERSHIPS
  • ACHIEVING THE MISSION

Excise

Excise Duty is defined as duty other than an Export duty of Customs imposed on any articles manufactured in Trinidad and Tobago and includes Compressed Natural Gas.
Excisable goods are defined as good of a description liable to excise duty if delivered for consumption in Trinidad and Tobago. Examples of Excisable Products include but are not limited to:

  1. TOBACCO PRODUCTS
  2. SPIRITS AND SPIRIT COMPOUNDS
  3. LIQUOR
  4. BEER
  5. PETROLEUM PRODUCTS              

Governed by:


Excise General Provisions Act

Chap  78:50

Liquor Licenses

Chap  84:10

Brewery

Chap  87:52

Spirit and Spirit Compounds

Chap  87:54

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