Government has, once again, extended its Customs duty exemption period.
This latest extension was effected to accommodate three different groups of persons.
The first of those groups are persons who received late insurance settlements. They now have until September 30 to ship their supplies duty-free.
The exemption also applies to importers who had purchased overseas goods before March 31 but were unable to have them shipped to the territory before June 30.
Their exemption has been extended to August 31.
Select persons who purchased goods after government’s previous March 31 deadline may also qualify for duty exemption up until September 30.
“Such importers must prove to the satisfaction of the Commissioner [of Customs] that they suffered loss and/or damage as a result of the 2017 hurricanes,” government has said.
To qualify, importers must submit an application requesting a ‘remission of the relevant Customs duties’.
The application must be submitted on a Customs-approved form and must be accompanied by supporting documents.
Government first implemented a Customs exemption scheme after the September 2017 hurricanes. This allowed persons who lost property during the disasters to import select items in the territory without paying Customs duties. The government has extended the exemption period at least twice.
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