Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a sovereign island state in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, located just 11 km away off the coast of Venezuela. It is a unitary parliamentary republic. Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1962 and became a member state of the Commonwealth. Local currency is the Trinidad and Tobago dollar. Official language is English.
Trinidad and Tobago is the wealthiest country in the Caribbean and the third richest in the Americas by GDP (PPP) per capita. The World Bank classifies the economy of Trinidad and Tobago as high income. Trinidad and Tobago have large reserves of oil and natural gas – the pillars that local economy is based on. The country’s main export items are petroleum, petroleum products, steel, and liquefied natural gas. At the same time, only 5% of labour force are employed in oil and gas sector. Moreover, Trinidad and Tobago has got a stellar reputation of an international investment centre for businesses.
Trinidad and Tobago is a prominent offshore jurisdiction and a tax haven. Trinidad and Tobago is in the EU black list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, and classified as “non-compliant” in tax cooperation matters by the OECD. According to the note of the Council of the EU, the country “has not signed and ratified the OECD Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters as amended, has a harmful preferential tax regime and did not commit to addressing these issues by 31 December 2018”.
Business activities in Trinidad and Tobago are regulated by the 1995 Companies Act and other relevant laws. Local legislation is based on the English law.
Main types of businesses in Trinidad and Tobago
- Limited Liability Companies
- Joint ventures
- Individual entrepreneurs
Commercial register of Trinidad and Tobago is managed by the Companies Registry of the Registrar General's Department. This is a department of the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs. Company search is available online via the Companies Registry Online Search Facility.
Contents of the register
Main extract available from the business register of Trinidad and Tobago is a company profile. It comes in the English language and contains information about a company, relevant at the moment of the request.
- Full legal name
- Registration number and details
- Type of business
- Registered capital
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Financial information
- Other available information
- Full legal name
- Registration number
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable.
Other available documents
Certificate of Good Standing – an official document that confirms a company’s solvency, reliability, and right to do business in Trinidad and Tobago. This certificate is only issued to companies that fully comply with the requirements in terms of taxation and financial reports submission.
Certificate of Incorporation – confirms company’s registration in Trinidad and Tobago.
Memorandum of Association & Articles of Association.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 3-5 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
An extract from the business register of Trinidad and Tobago can be used in order to:
Trinidad and Tobago acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 28 October 1999.
Therefore, the documents issued in Trinidad and Tobago are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
In addition, you can order notarised translation from English.
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of Trinidad and Tobago and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 714,00 €||from 600,00 €|