IMPLEMENTATION DIVISION

Tel: (868) 662-8827 Ext 2423 or 2416 | Fax: (868) 663-4335

 implementation@ttbs.org.tt

IMPLEMENTATION

OVERVIEW

The Implementation Division is the arm of the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards(TTBS) responsible for implementing COMPULSORY standards in our country. The Standards Act, Act No. 18 of 1997 mandates the Bureau to provide specific services which include the implementation of COMPULSORY standards and the monitoring of practices, processes and services that affect the health and safety of the consumer or adversely affect the environment

The Division was established in 1993 in response to the advent of trade liberalization.

The Division inspects goods at a number of places including ports of entry, importers’ warehouses, and at retail outlets throughout the nation. Surveillance and surveys of products are also conducted.

TTBizLink Declarant Guide

The objective of this document is to assist the trading community in obtaining Customs clearance on all goods being imported. This operating procedure applies at all Ports of Entry in Trinidad and Tobago.

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UNIT

CONTACTS

Email: implementation@ttbs.org.tt

Tel: (868) 662-8827 Ext 2423 or 2416

Head, Implementation Division – Ext 2400
Head, Outstations Unit – Ext 2424
Head, Pre-packaged Goods Unit –Ext 2426 or 2444
Head, Textile Products and Footwear Unit – Ext
Head, Automotive Unit – Ext 2405
Head, Appliance and Safety Products Unit –Ext 2427 or 2451
Head, Construction Goods and Special Projects – Ext 2425 or 2450
TTBiz Link – Ext 2445 or 2452

Conforms to the ISO/IEC 17020:2012

This inspection body conforms to the ISO/IEC 17020:2012 international standard. Expires: 2021-09-23

INSPECTION

PROCESS

Document Processing & Goods Inspection
Customs documents are processed at the following stations of the Bureau:

  • Long Rooms, Customs House – Port of Spain and San Fernando
  • TTBS Head Office – Macoya
  • Container Examination Stations (CES) – Port of Spain and Pt. Lisas
  • Piarco Air Services Ltd (PASL) – El Socorro
  • Piarco Bonds – GAS/ SWISSPORT, BWIA, AMERIJET
  • TTBS Office – Piarco International Airport
  • Long Room, Customs House – Tobago
  • Piarco Bonds –GAS, SERVISAIR, BWIA, AMERIJET, ABL
  • SWISSPORT, Tobago (Tuesdays and Fridays )
  • Long Room, Customs House, Scarborough (Tuesdays and Fridays)

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

FOR PROCESSING

Documents Required for Processing:

All TTBS Import Inspection Documents (A and B) must be accompanied by copies of:

  • Customs Document Form C82
  • Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM) Invoice (if items listed)
  • Suppliers Invoice (if items not listed on CARICOM invoice)
  • TTBS or FCB Receipt for exact TTBS Payment (overpayments and underpayments will not be accepted). ONE IMPORTER PER RECEIPT

FAILURE TO PRODUCE COPIES OF ANY OF THESE DOCUMENTS WILL RESULT IN THE ENTRY DOCUMENTS NOT BEING PROCESSED

USED ITEMS ARE INSPECTED AT THE PORTS OF ENTRY

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