Certificate of Origin

A COO (Certificate of Origin) is an export document required by the importing country, declaring that the goods being exported are of a certain origin and quality for preferential treatment or duty-free access in accordance with the relevant Rules of Origin. This is a criteria established under a Trade Agreement that determines whether a good or service will qualify for any treatment when traded.

Trinidad and Tobago currently has signed Trade Agreements with:-
  • CARICOM Member States(Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and Suriname)
  • Dominican Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Venezuela
  • Colombia
  • Cuba

COOs for Trinidad and Tobago products are processed at:-

Port of Spain – Office

Trade Certification Unit
Ground Floor, Head Office
151 B Charlottes Street, Port of Spain
Tel: 868 625 2363, 0520
Fax: 868 625 2359

Point Lisas Office

Trade Certification Unit
Plipdeco Information Centre
Altantic Avenue
Pt. Lisas Industrial Estate
Point Lisas
Tel: 868 679 2492, 4426
Fax: 868 679 2493


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