Trinidad and Tobago Import Restrictions

In order to enter Trinidad and Tobago, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Trinidad and Tobago government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Trinidad and Tobago, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Trinidad and Tobago authorities before posting:


  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Animal products
  • Bees
  • Carbon paper
  • Coal and firewood
  • Coins
  • Communications equipment
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Firearms
  • Fruit
  • Parasites and insect killers
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Radar equipment -transmitters/receivers
  • Radio equipment
  • Saccharine
  • Tobacco, extracts and essences of
  • Vegetables.

Trinidad and Tobago requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

Special documentation requirements

Trinidad and Tobago has no current requirements for special documentation.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Trinidad and Tobago prohibits:

  • Animals and animal skins
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Beeswax
  • Coffee, raw
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Earth or packaging containing earth
  • Honey
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Military equipment
  • Pornography
  • Sugar, unrefined.

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