September 21, 2022: The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Development (MPD) is pleased to announce yet another addition to the e-services currently offered on the Automated Construction Permitting System (ACPS), branded DevelopTT. On September 12, 2022 all Regional Offices of the Town and Country Division (TCPD), MPD commenced the acceptance of electronic applications for Liquor Licence Correspondence and Customs Bonded Correspondence.
Persons or business wishing to sell alcohol, wines or spirits of any kind on any land or in any building which can be consumed on or off of the premises are therefore now required to apply for the Liquor Licence Correspondence on DevelopTT. Further, if a non-objection request has to be made to create a customs bond area within a warehouse as storage for large quantities of alcohol, an application for Custom Bonded Correspondence must be submitted via the platform.
The launch is an addition to the Status of Land Correspondence and Stamp Duty Exemption Correspondence e-services currently available at all TCPD Regional Offices via DevelopTT, along with the Planning Permission e-service, currently available in North, Central, South and East Trinidad.
Minister Beckles adds that these new developments within the TCPD are part of the overall thrust to ensure that physical development remains a top priority for the government through the Ministry of Planning and Development.
The Planning and Development Minister commits to supporting the necessary improvements to the TCPD’s systems and processes, which have further positive implications for the ease of doing business in Trinidad and Tobago as well as other development areas including climate change mitigation, disaster risk planning, citizen safety, and more. This also reflects government’s thrust to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which has at Goal 11 ‘Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’.
Since the launch of the DevelopTT platform in March of 2020 to the present, approximately nine thousand, three hundred and thirty (9,330) applications have been lodged on DevelopTT. These figures have been steadily increasing along with the number of registered users, which currently stands at five hundred and twenty-eight (528) processing officers and four thousand, two hundred and fifty-five (4,255) applicants.
For registration details on accessing DevelopTT and information on the e-services, persons are encouraged to visit the DevelopTT site at www.developtt.gov.tt or contact its Help Desk via email at email@example.com.
DevelopTT truly epitomizes collaboration, as this project involves cooperation amongst ten (10) Ministries together with the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), all of which are working towards continuously enhancing and refining the construction permitting process in Trinidad and Tobago.