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Customs Brokers and Customs Clerks
CUSTOMS BROKERS AND CUSTOMS CLERKS ACT

CHAPTER 78:03

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Act
49 of 1970

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Index of Subsidiary Legislation
Page

Customs Brokers and Customs Clerks Regulations (GN 199/1973) … 11

Note on Correction Orders
The following correction Orders have been issued—(LN 10/1983) relating to section 13
and (LN 30/1983) relating to sections 3, 16, 18.

Note on Adaptation
Under paragraph 6 of the Second Schedule to the Law Revision Act (Ch. 3:03) the Commission
amended certain references to public officers in this Chapter. The Minister’s approval of the
amendments was signified by LN 52/1980, but no marginal reference is made to this Notice
where any such amendment is made in the text.

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CHAPTER 78:03

CUSTOMS BROKERS AND CUSTOMS
CLERKS ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Establishment and constitution of Board.
4. Functions of the Board.
5. Meetings.
6. Licence required to carry on business as customs brokers, etc.
7. Board to hold examinations.
8. Board to issue licence.
9. Application of customs clerk for customs broker’s licence.

10. Conditions of licences.
11. Fees to be paid into fund.
12. Registration of customs clerk.
13. Revocation or refusal of licences.
14. Issue of certificate and licence to persons acting as customs brokers

and customs clerks at commencement of Act.
15. Customs broker who charges fee other than as prescribed guilty of

an offence.
16. Limitation on number of brokers.
17. Board may remit penalties.
18. Regulations.

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49 of 1970.

Commencement.
14/1971.

Short title.

Interpretation.

Ch. 78:01.

Establishment
and constitution
of Board.
[30/1983].

CHAPTER 78:03

CUSTOMS BROKERS AND CUSTOMS
CLERKS ACT

An Act relating to the qualifications and control of customs
brokers and customs clerks.

[28TH JANUARY 1971]

1. This Act may be cited as the Customs Brokers and Customs
Clerks Act.

2. In this Act—
“Board” means the Customs Brokers’ Board established and

constituted by section 3;
“customs broker” means an independent person who undertakes

or holds himself out as willing to undertake for remuneration,
fee or reward to act on behalf of any other person or persons
generally, or who in fact so acts in connection with the
entering and clearing of goods or other transactions under
the customs laws;

“customs clerk” means a person not being a customs broker, who
being the employee of some other person acts on behalf of
that other person in connection with the entering or clearing
of goods or other transactions under the customs laws;

“licence” means a licence issued under this Act;
the expressions “Comptroller”, “customs laws”, and “department

of Customs and Excise” have the meanings respectively
assigned to them by the Customs Act.

3. (1) There is hereby established the Customs Brokers’
Board, hereinafter called “the Board”, which shall consist of the
Comptroller and six other members appointed by the Minister
as follows:

(a) three persons nominated by the Minister and
drawn respectively from—

(i) the department of Customs and Excise;

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(ii) the Federated Chambers of Industry and
Commerce; and

(iii) the Shipping Association;
(b) three members of the Customs Clerks’ and

Customs Brokers’ Association nominated by
that association.

(2) The Comptroller shall be ex officio Chairman of
the Board.

(3) The Minister may at any time and without assigning
any reason therefor cancel any appointment made under
subsection (1).

(4) The Comptroller shall assign a member of the staff of
the Department of Customs and Excise to perform the duties of
Secretary of the Board.

(5) A member of the Board other than the Comptroller,
shall hold office for a term of two years but shall be eligible for
reappointment.

(6) Where a member of the Board is absent from Trinidad
and Tobago or is prevented by illness or any other cause from
exercising his functions as a member of the Board, the Minister
may appoint another person, nominated by the Minister or the
Customs Clerks’ and Customs Brokers’ Association, as the case
may be, to act in the place of such member during the period of his
absence or incapacity.

(7) The names of all members of the Board as first
constituted and every change in membership thereof shall be
published in the Gazette.

(8) If at any meeting of the Board the Chairman is absent,
the members present shall elect one of their number to be Chairman
for that meeting.

(9) Four members of the Board shall constitute a quorum
at any meeting, and the decision of the majority present shall be
the decision of the Board.

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Functions of
the Board.

Meetings.

Licence
required to
carry on
business as
customs
brokers, etc.
Ch. 78:01.

(10) In the event of an equality of votes at any meeting,
the member presiding at that meeting shall in addition to his original
vote, have a casting vote.

4. The functions of the Board shall be to promote high
standards of efficiency and integrity in the conduct of persons
performing the duties of customs brokers and customs clerks and
to ensure the maintenance of such standards by determining the
competence and fitness of such persons and by licensing those
who attain the standards set by the Board.

5. (1) The Chairman may summon a meeting of the Board
at any time.

(2) The Chairman shall, within seven days of the receipt
by him of a written requisition for that purpose signed by any two
members convene a special meeting of the Board.

(3) Except with the permission of the Chairman all
meetings shall be convened on notice of not less than two
clear days.

6. (1) Notwithstanding section 238 of the Customs Act but
subject to section 14 of this Act no person may—

(a) carry on business as or style himself a customs
broker unless he is the holder of a licence
hereinafter called a “customs broker’s licence”
issued by the Board under section 8; or

(b) be employed as or style himself a customs clerk
unless he is the holder of a licence hereafter called
a “customs clerk’s licence”, issued by the Board
under section 8.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is liable on
summary conviction to a fine of one thousand dollars.

(3) Application for a customs broker’s licence or a
customs clerk’s licence shall be made to the Board on the
prescribed form.

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7. The Board shall by examinations and such other means as
it may think necessary satisfy itself as to the competence and fitness
of any applicant.

8. The Board may issue a licence to any applicant who—
(a) has attained the age of twenty-one years;
(b) is not suffering any mental or physical

incapacity; and
(c) has satisfied the Board as to his competence and

fitness under section 7 or section 14.

9. Where the holder of a customs clerk’s licence applies to
the Board for a customs broker’s licence the Board may on the
written recommendation of the Customs Clerks’ and Customs
Brokers’ Association and payment of the prescribed fee and on his
establishment of a personal bond in the sum of five thousand dollars
issue to him a customs broker’s licence.

10. (1) A licence granted under this Act shall expire on the
31st December, in each year, but may be renewed on application
and payment of the prescribed fee to the Board, but such application
and payment for renewal shall not be made earlier than twenty-
one days before the date of the expiry of the licence.

(2) Every holder of a customs broker’s licence shall
deliver to the Board a bond in the sum of five thousand dollars
with one or more sureties as may be approved by the Board and in
accordance with section 267 of the Customs Act for the faithful
and incorrupt performances of his duties under the Customs Act
and Regulations made thereunder.

(3) A holder of a customs clerk’s licence who for reward
assists any person other than his employer in connection with the
entering or clearing of goods or other transactions under the
customs laws is liable on summary conviction to a fine of five
hundred dollars.

(4) The Board shall cause to be published annually in the
Gazette a notice containing the names of the holders of licences
granted under this Act.

Board to hold
examinations.

Board to issue
licence.

Application of
customs clerk
for customs
broker’s licence.

Conditions
of licences.

Ch. 78:01.

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11. All fees paid to the Board under this Act shall be paid into
a fund and be applied by the Board towards defraying expenses
incurred in carrying out the provisions of this Act.

12. (1) Every employer shall register with the Board every
employee who holds a customs clerk’s licence and who is employed
by him to enter or clear goods or to effect other transactions under
the customs laws.

(2) An employer who fails to comply with subsection (1)
is liable on summary conviction to a fine of two hundred dollars.

13. (1) The Board may revoke or refuse to renew a licence
issued to any person under this Act if after holding an enquiry at
which such person has been given an opportunity of being
present and of being heard, the Board is satisfied that such person
by reason of—

(a) mental or physical incapacity; or
(b) having been convicted of an offence involving

misconduct in the performance of his duties as a
customs clerk, or fraud or corruption,

is unfit to carry on business as a customs broker or be employed as
a customs clerk.

(2) The Board shall notify every person of the revocation
of or refusal to renew his licence and shall in the notification state
the reasons therefor.

(3) Any person, whose licence has been revoked or the
renewal whereof has been refused, may, within twenty-one days
of the receipt of a notification to that effect, appeal against such
revocation or refusal to the Minister whose decision thereon shall
be final.

(4) Where the Board revokes, or refuses to renew a licence
under this section, then, if no appeal against the revocation or
refusal to renew has been made within the time limited under
subsection (3), or if such an appeal has been made but has been

Fees to be paid
into fund.

Registration of
customs clerk.

Revocation or
refusal of
licences.
[10/1983].

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disallowed, notice of the revocation or refusal to renew shall be
published in the Gazette.

14. (1) Where at the commencement of this Act a person has
for a period of not less than five years been carrying on business
as a customs broker or been employed as a customs clerk, that
person may continue to act as such for a period not exceeding
three months and shall within that period apply for the appropriate
licence without being required to take the examination referred to
in section 7, and the Board if satisfied as to his competence and
fitness shall issue the appropriate licence on payment of the
prescribed fee.

(2) Where at the commencement of this Act a person has
for a period of less than five years been carrying on business as a
customs broker or been employed as a customs clerk, that person
may continue to act as such but shall within three years of the
commencement of this Act apply for and be issued the appropriate
licence on satisfying the Board as to his competence and fitness in
accordance with section 7 and section 8(a) and (b) and paying the
prescribed fee.

15. A customs broker who charges or attempts to charge for
his services any fee other than as prescribed in the Regulations
made under this Act is liable on summary conviction to a fine of
one thousand dollars and every contract whereby he charges or
attempts to charge such fee shall be void.

16. The Minister may by Order limit the number of persons
who may be licensed as customs brokers and the Board shall govern
itself accordingly.

17. The Board may, subject to the approval of the Minister
signified in writing, mitigate or remit any penalty at any time prior
to the commencement of proceedings in any Court, against any
person for an offence under this Act.

18. The Board may with the approval of the Minister make
Regulations generally for giving effect to the provisions of this

Issue of
certificate and
licence to
persons acting
as customs
brokers and
customs
clerks at
commencement
of Act.

Customs broker
who charges fee
other than as
prescribed guilty
of an offence.

Limitation on
number of
brokers.
[10/1983].

Board may
remit penalties.

Regulations.
[10/1983].

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Act, and for prescribing all things required to be prescribed and in
particular such Regulations may relate to—

(a) the nature, scope and conduct of examinations
referred to in section 7 and the fees payable for
such examinations;

(b) the establishment and supervision of an
apprenticeship scheme for the training of
persons desirous of becoming customs brokers
or customs clerks.

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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

CUSTOMS BROKERS AND CUSTOMS CLERKS
REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

REGULATION

1. Citation.
2. Application for licence.
3. Secretary to post notice of application at Customs House.
4. Chief Preventive Officer to comment on application.
5. Examinations.
6. Candidates to have experience in customs brokers or customs

clerks duties.
7. Customs clerks’ licences—Grades.
8. Customs brokers’ licences.
9. Licence fees.

10. Conduct of business.
11. Customs broker and customs clerk to furnish evidence of payments.
12. Customs broker and customs clerk to advise client of non-compliance

with customs laws.
13. Employers to submit record of customs clerks to Board.
14. Customs brokers fees.
15. Apprentices to be registered with Board.
16. Restriction on functions of apprentices.
17. Apprentices to be under supervision.

FIRST SCHEDULE.
SECOND SCHEDULE.

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[199/1973
224/1990].

Citation.

Application
for licence.
[224/1990].

Form 1.
First Schedule.

Secretary to post
notice of
application at
Customs House.

Chief Preventive
Officer to
comment on
application.

Examinations.

CUSTOMS BROKERS AND CUSTOMS CLERKS
REGULATIONS

made under section 18

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Customs Brokers
and Customs Clerks Regulations.

2. (1) Application for a customs broker’s or a customs
clerk’s licence shall be forwarded in duplicate to the Secretary of
the Board (hereinafter referred to as “the Secretary”) in the form
set out as Form 1 in the First Schedule together with an application
fee of twenty dollars and the birth certificate of the applicant.

(2) In every case where an applicant is required to satisfy
the Board as to his fitness and competence by means of an
examination held under section 7 of the Act, his application shall
reach the Secretary not later than thirty days before the examination.

3. (1) The Secretary shall post a notice at the Customs House
of each application received by him.

(2) The notice mentioned in subregulation (1) shall remain
posted for a period of not less than fourteen days and shall state
the name and address of the applicant, the type of licence being
applied for and shall invite comments regarding the advisability
of issuing the licence.

4. The Chief Preventive Officer shall comment on each
application of which a copy has been sent to him for the
purpose. His comments shall be forwarded to the Board through
the Secretary.

5. (1) In April and October each year the Board shall hold
examinations in matters relating to customs laws and procedures
and other related subjects.

(2) The Board shall notify each candidate of the date, time
and place of the examination.

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Candidates to
have experience
in customs
brokers or
customs clerks
duties.

Customs clerks’
licences—
Grades
Form 2.
First Schedule.

Form 3.
First Schedule.

Customs
brokers’
licences.
Form 4.
First Schedule.

Form 5.
First Schedule.

Licence fees.
[224/1990].

6. An applicant for a licence may not be accepted as a
candidate for an examination unless he first satisfies the Board
that he has not less than three months experience of the duties of a
customs broker or a customs clerk, as the case may be.

7. (1) Customs clerks’ licences shall be in the form set out
as Form 2 in the First Schedule and issued in the following grades:

(a) Grade I—indicating that the holder has a
thorough knowledge of customs and other laws
and procedures relating to the entry and shipping
of goods;

(b) Grade II—indicating that in addition to the
matters set out in paragraph (a), the holder is
competent in the preparation and processing of
all bills and other documents for shipping and
entering goods;

(c) Grade III—indicating that in addition to the
matters set out in paragraphs (a) and (b), the
holder is competent in all matters relating to the
importation and exportation of goods;

(d) Boarding—indicating that the holder has a
thorough knowledge of the laws and procedures
relating to the boarding of ships and aircraft and
is competent in the preparation of transhipment
shipping bills and entries for ship’s stores.

(2) Renewal of a customs clerk licence shall be in the
form set out as Form 3 in the First Schedule.

8. (1) Customs brokers’ licences shall be in the form set out
as Form 4 in the First Schedule.

(2) Renewal of a customs broker’s licence shall be in the
form set out as Form 5 in the First Schedule.

9. (1) In the case of a customs clerk’s licence there shall be
paid to the Board a fee of fifty dollars upon issue and thereafter a
renewal fee of fifty dollars.

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(2) In the case of a customs broker’s licence there shall
be paid to the Board a fee of one hundred dollars upon issue and
thereafter a renewal fee of one hundred dollars.

10. (1) Every customs broker and every employer of a
customs clerk shall—

(a) establish and maintain a registered office;
(b) keep adequate records of all transactions

pertaining to his import and export undertakings
and of all customs warrants passed by him; and

(c) retain copies of all correspondence, bills,
accounts, statements and other papers relating to
his customs and excise business.

(2) All records and papers described in subregulation (1)
shall be retained and preserved by every customs broker or the
employer of a customs clerk for a period of three years. Such
records and papers shall be available at any time for examination
by the Board or by any person duly authorised by the Board.

11. Every customs broker and customs clerk shall furnish to
his client or employer in respect of the client’s or employer’s
importation or exportation evidence of all payments made.

12. Every customs broker or customs clerk who knows or has
reason to believe that his client or employer has failed to comply
with a provision of the laws relating to customs and excise or
other related matters, shall promptly advise his client or employer
of his non-compliance and should the client or employer
continue his non-compliance, the customs broker or customs
clerk shall thereupon report the facts to the Comptroller of
Customs and Excise.

13. For the purpose of registration in accordance with
section 12 of the Act, employers of customs clerks shall submit to
the Board in duplicate a record of the customs clerks in their
employment in the form set out as Form 6 in the First Schedule.

Conduct of
business.

Customs broker
and customs
clerk to furnish
evidence of
payments.

Customs broker
and customs
clerk to advise
client of non-
compliance with
customs laws.

Employers to
submit record
of customs
clerks to Board.
Form 6.
First Schedule.

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Customs
brokers fees.
Second
Schedule.

Apprentices to
be registered
with Board.
[224/1990].

Restriction on
functions of
apprentices.

Apprentices to
be under
supervision.

14. The fees and charges set out in the Second Schedule shall
be subject to review by the Minister from time to time at the request
of the Board.

15. (1) Where a customs broker recruits an apprentice or
where an employer of customs clerks employs any person to be
trained as a customs clerk, he shall register with the Board the
names of such apprentice or trainee within seven days of the date
of such recruitment or the commencement of such employment,
as the case may be.

(2) There shall be paid to the Board on the day of
registration, a fee of twenty dollars and thereafter a fee of twenty
dollars on the anniversary date thereof in each year during the
period of apprenticeship or employment of the person registered.

16. A person registered with the Board under regulation 15
may not sign customs warrants but may transact other business at
customs for and on behalf of the person to whom he is apprenticed
and by whom he is employed and such person shall be held liable
for the acts or omissions of the apprentice or trainee acting within
the scope of his apprenticeship or employment.

17. Apprentices and trainees shall undergo a course of training
and shall be under competent supervision to enable them to qualify
for a customs broker’s or customs clerk’s licence within a period
of three years of the date of their recruitment or employment.

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FIRST SCHEDULE
FORM 1

THE CUSTOMS BROKERS AND CUSTOMS CLERKS
REGULATIONS

APPLICATIONS FOR A CUSTOMS
BROKER’S/CLERK’S LICENCE

Secretary, Customs Brokers’ Board,
Port-of-Spain.

I .........................................................................................................................................

of ......................................................................................................................................

hereby apply to be examined in accordance with the Customs Brokers and Customs
Clerks Act.

I hereby declare that—
(1) I am not less than 21 years of age.
(2) I am a resident of Trinidad and Tobago.

*(3) I have/have not been convicted of an indictable offence. (If applicant has been
convicted of an indictable offence, state details below).

............................................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................................

Date of Birth .................................. (Certified copy of Birth Certificate attached).

Date .................................................. ............................................................

NOTE: A fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) must accompany this application.
*Delete whichever is not applicable.

Regulation 2.
[224/1990].

(Surname ) (Given Names)

(Residential Address)

(Signature of Applicant)

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FORM 2

THE CUSTOMS BROKERS AND CUSTOMS CLERKS
REGULATIONS

CUSTOMS CLERK LICENCE

Grade ......................................

Licence No. ..........................

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT ...............................................................................

of ..........................................................................................................................................
has been granted a licence by the Customs Brokers’ Board under the Customs Brokers
and Customs Clerks Act to transact business as a Customs Clerk, Grade ........................
in Trinidad and Tobago.

Issued by direction of the Customs Brokers’ Board, this .........................................

day of ..................................., 20......

Port-of-Spain,

Trinidad and Tobago.

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

..................................................................................................................

..................................................................................................................

..................................................................................................................

..................................................................................................................

................................... ................................ .....................................................
Secretary Member Chairman,

Customs Brokers’ Board

Regulation 7(1).

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FORM 3

THE CUSTOMS BROKERS AND CUSTOMS CLERKS
REGULATIONS

RENEWAL OF CUSTOMS CLERK LICENCE

No. .........................

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT CUSTOMS CLERK LICENCE No. .....................

issued to ............................................................................................................................

of .......................................................................................................................................

on ...................................... 20....... is by direction of the Customs Brokers’ Board hereby

renewed for the year ending 31st December 20......

Date ............................ ...............................................................

Port-of-Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago.

FORM 4

THE CUSTOMS BROKERS AND CUSTOMS CLERKS
REGULATIONS

CUSTOMS BROKER LICENCE

Licence No. ..........................

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT ..................................................................................

of ........................................................................................................................................

has been granted a licence by the Customs Brokers’ Board under the Customs Brokers
and Customs Clerks Act to transact business as a Customs Broker in Trinidad and Tobago.

Issued by direction of the Customs Brokers’ Board, this .........................................

day of ..................................... 20.........

Port-of-Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago.

Regulation 7(2).

................................... ................................ .....................................................
Secretary Member Chairman,

Customs Brokers’ Board

Secretary, Customs Brokers’ Board

Regulation 8(1).

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FORM 5

THE CUSTOMS BROKERS AND CUSTOMS CLERKS
REGULATIONS

RENEWAL OF CUSTOMS BROKER LICENCE

..............................

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT CUSTOMS BROKER LICENCE No. .................

issued to ............................................................................................................................

of .......................................................................................................................................

on ................................. 20....... is by direction of the Customs Brokers’ Board hereby
renewed for the year ending 31st December 20.......

Date ................................. .........................................................................
Secretary, Customs Brokers’ Board

Regulation 8(2).

UNOFFICIAL VERSION


UPDATED TO DECEMBER 31ST 2014

MINISTRY OF LEGAL AFFAIRS www.legalaffairs.gov.tt

LAWS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

20 Chap. 78:03 Customs Brokers and Customs Clerks
[Subsidiary] Customs Brokers and Customs Clerks Regulations

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UNOFFICIAL VERSION


UPDATED TO DECEMBER 31ST 2014

MINISTRY OF LEGAL AFFAIRS www.legalaffairs.gov.tt

L.R.O.

LAWS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Customs Brokers and Customs Clerks Chap. 78:03 21
[Subsidiary]Customs Brokers and Customs Clerks Regulations

SECOND SCHEDULE

CUSTOMS BROKERS’ FEES
RATES FOR EACH IMPORT ENTRY

CATEGORY I—FOOD
(a) Inputs for manufacturing and packaging (except controlled food items)—

For the first $15.00 c.i.f. value … 2% of the c.i.f. value
For the next $10,000 c.i.f. value … 11/2% of the c.i.f. value
For the next $100,000 c.i.f. value 1% of the c.i.f. value
For the next $125,000 c.i.f. value 3/4% of the c.i.f. value

plus $10.00 per Bill of Lading or Airway Bill plus $10.00 for documentation.
Provided that where such inputs are warehoused on first importation, each

subsequent withdrawal shall attract a fee of $40.00 only.
(b) Controlled food items—

For the first $50,000 c.i.f. value … 1% of the c.i.f. value
For the next $75,000 c.i.f. value … 3/4% of the c.i.f. value
For the next $125,000 c.i.f. value 1/2% of the c.i.f. value

plus $10.00 per Bill of Lading or Airway Bill plus $10.00 for documentation.
Provided that where such controlled food items are warehoused on first

importation such subsequent withdrawal shall attract a fee of $40.00 only.
(c) Non-controlled food items—

For the first $15,000 c.i.f. value … 2% of the c.i.f. value
For the next $10,000 c.i.f. value… 11/2% of the c.i.f. value
For the next $100,000 c.i.f. value 1% of the c.i.f. value
For the next $125,000 c.i.f. value 3/4% of the c.i.f. value

plus $10.00 per Bill of Lading or Airway Bill plus $10.00 for documentation.

CATEGORY II—OTHER CONTROLLED ITEMS
Rates to be fixed when items are Gazetted.

CATEGORY III—ALL OTHER GOODS
For the first $25,000 c.i.f. value … 2% of the c.i.f. value
For the next $100,000 c.i.f. value … 11/2% of the c.i.f. value
For the next $125,000 c.i.f. value … 1% of the c.i.f. value

plus $10.00 per Bill of Lading or Airway Bill plus $10.00 for documentation.

CATEGORY IV—GOODS ON ONE ENTRY EXCEEDING $250,000
C.I.F. VALUE

The first $250,000 c.i.f. value subject to the respective sliding rates above
and the remaining value by negotiation between importer and broker.

Regulation 14.

UNOFFICIAL VERSION


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22 Chap. 78:03 Customs Brokers and Customs Clerks
[Subsidiary] Customs Brokers and Customs Clerks Regulations

CATEGORY V—GOODS CLEARED EX-WAREHOUSE
With the exception of CATEGORY I—FOOD—(a) and (b) the rates shall

be in accordance with the respective category into which the goods fall.

CATEGORY VI—MOTOR VEHICLES
(a) Assembled motor vehicles … $30.00 per unit
(b) C.K.D. motor vehicles … $25.00 per unit

CATEGORY VII—LIVE ANIMALS
(a) Race horses … $40.00 per head
(b) Ordinary horses, asses, mules, cattle $15.00 per head
(c) Animals, all other … $5.00 per head

Provided that in addition to the rates above all animals subject to
quarantine shall be surcharged $15.00 for the first animal plus $5.00 for each
additional animal.

CATEGORY VIII—PERSONAL AND HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS
Personal and household effects admitted

as such by the Comptroller of
Customs and Excise … $10.00 per warrant

plus $45.00 for each
container of 400 cu. ft.
and over.

CATEGORY IX—POSTAL PACKAGES
Parcel Post Cards with an assessed c.i.f. value up to $100.00 the rate shall be

$5.00 per Parcel Post Card. (Where import entries are to be prepared a standing
charge of $10.00 plus rates as provided under the appropriate CATEGORY above).

CATEGORY X—CERTIFIED ENTRIES
A flat fee of $30.00 per entry.

CATEGORY XI—BILLS OF SIGHT AND RACKING TRANSACTIONS
(not including Bills of Sight for Personal and Household effects).

A fee of $25.00 for attendance for examination of cargo plus rates
applicable under respective categories above.

CATEGORY XII—ADJUSTMENT ENTRIES
A fee of $10.00 per warrant.

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L.R.O.

LAWS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Customs Brokers and Customs Clerks Chap. 78:03 23
[Subsidiary]Customs Brokers and Customs Clerks Regulations

RATES FOR EXPORTS

CATEGORY I—EXPORTS INCLUDING TRANSHIPMENT CARGO
Rates shall be as follows:

For the first $25,000 f.o.b. value 2% of f.o.b. value
For the next $100,000 f.o.b. value 11/2% of f.o.b. value
For the next $125,000 f.o.b. value 1% of f.o.b. value plus

$10.00 per Bill of Lading or Airway Bill plus $10.00 for documentation.
In the case of goods on one entry exceeding $250,000 f.o.b. value for the
first $250,000 as above, and as to the excess as agreed between importer
and broker.

CATEGORY II—ASSEMBLED MOTOR VEHICLES
Assembled motor vehicles … $30.00 per unit

CATEGORY III—LIVE ANIMALS
(a) Racehorses … $40.00 per head
(b) Ordinary horses, asses, mules,

cattle … $15.00 per head
(c) Animals, all other … $5.00 per head

CATEGORY IV—PERSONAL AND HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS
Personal and household effects … $10.00 per warrant

plus $45.00 for each
container of 400 cu. ft.
and over.

CATEGORY V—POSTAL PACKAGES
For all exports the rate shall be $1.00 per package subject to a minimum

charge of $3.00 per shipment.

Note—Goods entered on one entry and classified under two or more of the
above categories shall be charged at the rates applicable to the
respective categories.

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