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(ii) establishing and maintaining ICT project management
(iii) identifying, acquiring and maintaining application software;
(iv) acquiring and maintaining technology infrastructure;
(v) installing and accepting solutions;
(vi) managing changes;
(vii) managing processing;
(viii) ensuring continuous service related to ICT disaster
recovery, ICT network communications and data
management for business continuity;
(ix) managing configuration, performance and capacity;
(x) ensuring systems security and managing data;
(d) accounting support and reconciliations limited to--
(i) coordinating payment instructions and updating of
customer databases and related application systems;
(ii) accounting control and general ledger reconciliation;
(iii) merchant settlement and reconciliation;
(iv) credit/debit card settlement and reconciliation;
(v) facilitating SWIFT wire instructions (incoming and
(vi) facilitating customer transactions via electronic media;
(vii) managing customer queries or investigations and
service support functions;
(viii) clearing and handling of customers' cheques and cash;
(ix) processing reports for external agencies and
(e) facilitation of retail branch communications with customers
(i) notifications to manage the processing of customer
arrears payments; and
(ii) processing services on accounts assigned to collection
(f) project implementation support limited to--
(i) planning implementation of operations and technology
(ii) establishing standards for systems security and
enterprise networks; and
(g) human resource management support limited to--
(i) staff scheduling and allocation of workload
(ii) establishing performance standards in respect of
customer services; and
(iii) specialised training in network security, data security
and information security.
19. Natural gas.
Chap. 75:04 20. Crude oil as defined in section 2 of the Petroleum Taxes Act.
21. Iron Ore.
22. Pest control services supplied for the purposes of agriculture.
23. International freight and ancillary services including port and
harbour services, docking, berthing and mooring, conservancy,
aircraft landing, parking and housing, apron services, airport
navigation services, transportation to the point where the goods
are entered, demurrage or arranging any such services.
Chap. 75:02 24. Unconditional gifts of goods or services to an organisation
approved by the President under section 6(1)(e) and (g) of the
Corporation Tax Act.
25. Domestic travel between Trinidad and Tobago.
26. Goods and water for consumption or sale on board an aeroplane or
a ship in the course of providing international commercial services.
27. Charter of a ship or an aircraft for use in international commercial
28. Books, meaning workbooks, activity books, exercise books, and
other books for educational purposes for use in schools, colleges
and other educational institutions.
29. Steelband instruments.
30. Accommodation at a building or group of buildings occupied together
for the purpose of primarily providing sleeping accommodation for
reward for its guests, not being persons resident therein under a
contract of service.
Chap. 85:01 31. Plant equipment, machinery or component which is imported and
which, to the satisfaction of the Comptroller of Customs and Excise,
is intended for use in--
(a) constructing, altering, reconstructing or extending an
enterprise classified as a highly capital intensive enterprise
under section 9 of the Fiscal Incentives Act (hereinafter
referred to as "the Act") and declared, by Order, to be an
approved enterprise under section 10 of the Act;
(b) equipping an enterprise referred to in paragraph (a) for the
purpose of manufacturing its approved product as defined
by the Act,
during the period commencing with the date of publication of the
Order referred to in paragraph (a) and terminating on the date on
which the benefits granted by that Order cease.
32. The items contained in the First Schedule to the Customs Act under
tariff heading number 90.21, being orthopaedic appliances, including
crutches, surgical belts and trusses; splints and other fracture
appliances; artificial parts of the body; hearing aids and other
appliances which are worn or carried or implanted in the body, to
compensate for a defect or disability, other than items in tariff
subheading numbers 9021.21 and 9021.29, being artificial teeth
and dental fittings.
33. (1) Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems as presented, put up in
packages for retail sale comprising the following main components:
(a) CCTV camera(s);
(b) VCR or DVR;
(c) video monitor(s);
(d) cables; and
(e) a controller, switches, audio board/receivers.
(2) The CCTV systems referred to in subitem (1) shall have the
following minimum specifications:
(a) in analog systems, a complete analog surveillance kit with
digital video recorder, day/night 560 TVL cameras and
infrared LEDs, with installation materials; or
(b) in digital systems, a surveillance system with internet
protocol (IP) security cameras, network video recorder and
(3) The CCTV systems referred to in subitem (1) shall--
(a) be NTSC compatible;
(b) have a minimum of--
(i) 560 TV lines, in respect of analog systems; or
(ii) 1 megapixel, in respect of digital systems; and
(c) have a minimum of 1.0 luminous flux per unit area (lux).
(4) The CCTV systems referred to in subitem (1) may--
(a) have infrared LEDs; and
(b) contain kits of 4, 8, 16, 24 or 36 cameras.
34. The items contained in the First Schedule to the Customs Act, being--
(a) glasses for corrective spectacles having tariff subheading
(b) contact lenses having tariff subheading number 9001.30;
(c) spectacle lenses of glass having tariff subheading number
(d) spectacle lenses of other materials having tariff
subheading number 9001.50.
35. The items contained in the First Schedule to the Customs Act, being--
(a) invalid carriages, not mechanically propelled having tariff
heading number 8713.10;
(b) other invalid carriages having tariff heading number
(c) parts and accessories of invalid carriages having tariff
heading number 8714.20.
36. The item contained in the First Schedule to the Customs Act being
salted fish under tariff heading number Ex. 03.05.
37. The items contained in the First Schedule to the Customs Act, being--
(a) toothpastes having tariff heading number 3306.101;
(b) personal deodorants and antiperspirants having tariff
heading number 3307.20;
(c) soap in the form of bars, cakes, moulded pieces or shapes
having tariff heading number Ex. 3401.112;
(d) soap in the form of bars, cakes, moulded pieces or shapes
for laundry and other household uses having tariff heading
number Ex. 3401.191;
(e) sanitary towels and tampons having tariff heading number
(f) napkins and napkin liners for babies having tariff heading
(g) diapers for adults having tariff heading number Ex.
(h) sanitary towels and tampons having tariff heading number
(i) napkins and napkin liners for babies having tariff heading
number 9619.00.22; and
(j) diapers for adults having tariff heading number Ex.
38. The items contained in the First Schedule to the Customs Act, being
solar water heaters for domestic use and other solar water heaters
of tariff heading numbers 8419.19.10 and 8419.19.20, respectively.
39. The items contained in the First Schedule to the Customs Act, being
photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up
into panels; light emitting diodes under tariff heading number
40. The items contained in the First Schedule to the Customs Act, being
wind turbines of tariff heading number 8502.31.00 and parts
suitable for use solely or principally with the machines of tariff
heading number 8502.31.00.
41. The following equipment to be used in the energy sector:
(a) drilling rigs;
(b) drill ships;
(c) pipelay vessels and barges;
(d) anchor handling tugs in excess of 35 metres in length;
(e) geophysical survey vessels;
(f) heavy lift installation crane barges;
(g) oil skimming vessels;
(h) rig and platform supply vessels in excess of 60 metres in
(i) vessels used in bunkering in excess of 65,000 barrels
[7,500 G.T.W. (Gross Ton Weight)]; and
(j) floating dry dock in excess of 1000 DWT for repair of
anchor handling tugs and platform supply vessels.
42. The item contained in the First Schedule to the Customs Act, being
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) systems under tariff heading
43. (1) New private motor vehicles or new goods vehicles which are
manufactured to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
(2) Used private motor vehicles or used goods vehicles which are--
(a) manufactured to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG); and
(b) not older than two years from the year of manufacture.
(3) This item comes into operation on 1st January, 2016 and expires
on 31st December, 2018.".
3. This Order comes into operation on 1st February, 2016.
Dated this 29th day of January, 2016.
Minister of Finance
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