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Notice of Change Under the Tenth Schedule Regulations 28 – Animal (Diseases, Importation, Health and Welfare) Act

1 June, 2021

Notice of Change Under the Tenth Schedule Regulations 28

Animal (Diseases, Importation, Health and Welfare) Act

 

Please be informed that THE ANIMAL (DISEASES AND IMPORTATION) (AMENDMENT) BILL, now the ANIMAL (DISEASES, IMPORTATION, HEALTH AND WELFARE) ACT, takes effect on Tuesday June 1st 2021, after being Proclaimed by Her Excellency, Paula Mae Weeks, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to bring the new provisions into law.

As a result of the new Act, the following will take effect under the TENTH SCHEDULE Regulation 28:

 

  1. Inspection Fees (Payable to the Comptroller of Customs and Excise):

 

(a) For every Horse or Mare – $20.00

(b) For every Donkey, Cattle or Mule – $10.00

(c) For every Goat, Pig or Sheep -$5.00 per animal or $50.00 per consignment whichever is the lesser;

(d) For every Dog, Cat or other animal other than those provided for in paragraphs (a) to (c) $10.00

 

  1. Overtime Fees (Payable to the Inspector):

 

(d) Mondays to Fridays: —

(i) between 4.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. – $800.00 per consignment;

(ii) between 10.00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. – $1000.00 per consignment;

 

(e) On Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays – $1000.00 per consignment.

 

  1. Import Permit Fees (Payable to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry to which Agriculture has been assigned):

 

(a) Live Animals – $100.00

(b) Carcasses and animal products imported under Regulations 18, 20 and 21 for commercial use – $100.00

 

  1. Export Permit Fees (Payable to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry to which Agriculture has been assigned):

 

(a) Export Permit – $50.00

(b) Endorsement – $50.00

 

  1. Permit Re-issue Fee (payable to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry to which Agriculture has been assigned):

 

(a) Re-issue of a Permit – $150.00

 

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