Fitzroy A. John (Trinidad and Tobago)

Master of International Customs Law and Administration – 2010

At the time of graduation, I held the position of Comptroller of Customs and Excise of the Ministry of Finance, Trinidad and Tobago. I have since retired from that position, and have established a business: Customs and International Trade Law Consultancy Service.

We provide Legal Advice on customs and excise Laws and Regulations whilst ensuring compliance with International Conventions and treaties, as well as advice on all aspects of customs and excise operations, policy and procedure; including issues related to rules of origin, classification and valuations and appeals to tribunals and other institutions.

This learning empowered me to successfully lead the reform and modernisation of the Customs and Excise Division of Trinidad and Tobago by transitioning the organisation from a manual paper-based system to one that is technology driven.