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Govt adds 12.5% vat on hundreds of food items

January 13, 2016

Trinidad – Consumers will be paying more for many commonly used foods items such as cereals, pasta, milk, butter, cooking oils, fruit juices and sweet drink, cocoa/chocolate powder and drinks, biscuits, mauby, ketchup, and yogurt, which previously were vat-free.

Also on the list are flour (except for all purpose and wheat), rice (except parboiled and boiled rice), cheese and curd (except cheese and rennet free cheese), cane sugar (except brown), coffee, teas, tunas, herring, all sausages, prepared meats, prepared vegetables, mayonnaise, coconut milk and pepper.