St. Vincent & the Grenadines Customs & Excise Department
The Grenadines

Public Notices

  Created: 06-July-2021

 

Extension of Concession on Barrels and Relief Items

Please be advised that Cabinet has granted approval for extension on the concessions on barrels for a further period of three (3) months ending September 30th, 2021.

Cabinet approval has also been granted for the extension on the concessions on relief items until further notice.

Cabinet has further decided that the concession on water should be terminated, with effect from June 30th, 2021.


 

  Created: 28-May-2021

 

Increase in Customs Service Charge

Please note that Section 3A of the Customs Duties Act has been amended to increase the Customs Servcie Charge from 5% to 6%. This increase becomes effective from JUNE 1st, 2021.

 

All are asked to take note and be guided accourdingly.

 

  Created: 08-May-2021

 

DUTY FREE CONCESSION - WATER PUMPS, PRESSURE WASHERS & PRESSURE HOSES

Please be advised that Cabinet has granted approval for 100% waiver of Import Duty and VAT on water pumps, pressure washers and presure hoses with immediate effect . This concession ends on 31st JULY, 2021.

 

Importers must submit a perfect entry to benefit from this concession. The Customs Procedure Code (CPC) to be used is 4700 W74.

 

The specific tariff classification effected are as follows:

Product Tariff Classification
Water Pump 8413.81.00
Pressure Washer 8424.89.00
Pressure Hose 4009.12.00

Please be guided accordingly.

 

  Created: 07-May-2021

 

IMPORTATION OF RELIEF SUPPLIES (UPDATED)

The public is hereby reminded that Cabinet has granted approval for a 100% waiver of Import duty, VAT, Excise Duties, Customs Service Charge and Bottle Levy on ALL relief supplies imported into the state, consigned to the following:

  1. The National Energency Management Organization (NEMO)
  2. The SVG Red Cross
  3. Rotary Clubs
  4. Lions Clubs
  5. Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  6. Any other established religious, charitable and civic organizations

 

Additionally 100% waiver of VAT, import Duty and other related duties on all barrels containing food stuff, clothing and relief items. This concession ends JUNE 30th 2012. There is also a 100% waiver on all import taxes applicable on water imported into the state.

Cabinet has also granted 100% duty free concession (Import Duty and VAT) on pressure washers, water pumps and pressure hoses, pipes or tubes with or without fittings. This concession ends on JULY 31, 2021.Relief-supplies

A simplified entry will be done for non-commmercial shipments of relief supplies imported under a contract of carriage (Manifest). Small un-manifested package may be released without submission of an entry.

Kindly note that the concession on the importation of water tanks ended on APRIL 30th, 2021.

 

  Created: 16-April-2021

 

DUTY - FREE CONCESSIONS - RELIEF SUPPLIES

Please be advised that Cabinet has granted approval for a 100% waiver of Import duty, VAT, Excise Duties, Customs Service Charge and Bottle Levy on ALL relief supplies imported into the state, consigned to the following:

  1. The National Energency Management Organization (NEMO)
  2. The SVG Red Cross
  3. Rotary Clubs
  4. Lions Clubs
  5. Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  6. Or any other established religious, charitable and civic organizations

 

In addition, Cabinet has also granted approval for 100% waiver of all import taxes (Import Duty, VAT, Excise Duties, Customs Service Charge, and Bottle Levy) on all water imported into the state.

Brokers must use the Customs Procedure Code (CPC) 4700 W14 to access the above concession.

Approval has also been granted for 100% waiver of VAT, Import and other related duties on all barrels containing foodstuff, clothing and relief items, with effect from April 12, 2021 to June 30, 2021.

All are asked to take note and be guided accordingly.

 

Boarding of Vessels

 

  Created: 17-July-2020

 

To ensure and enhance the performance of boarding duties, effective Mondy July 13, 2020, the undermention Officers will perfom the functions of Boarding Officers for the month Of July and August. Keith Oniel was selected as a reserve Boarding Officer

 

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2019-11-18 Notice to all brokers on ID template
Broker's ID Template
Broker's Temporary ID Template


2019-10-16 Notice to all brokers on ID requirement and Risk Management Program
1. List of Brokers for Session one
2. List of Brokers for Session two


2019-10-08 List of Customs Brokers
2018-06-08 Prohibition of Motor Vehicles Over 12 Years
2018-04-30 Vat Detergent_Phosphate & Vehicle Surtax
2017-05-19 Vat Zero Rating of Biodegrable Packaging
2017-05-05 Environmental Health (Expanded Polystrene) prohibition
2017-04-29 Vat Added Tax Increase
2017-02-16 Change of Air Cargo Registration Office
2016-04-25 VAT New Revenue Measures
2016-03-29 New Revenue Measures
2016-01-08 Objection to Importation of JU-C Trademark Products
2016-01-05 Article 164 Items Import Duty Rates
2015-11-26 Relocation of Customs Courier Operations
2015-02-15 Changes to CSC and Excise Duty
2015-01-22 Categories of Invoices to be approved by Valuation
2015-01-09 Blue Lagoon - Port of Entry
2014-11-20 Union Island Offices Online(VCUIS AND VCUIA)
2013-10-01 Implementation of Revised Concession Form
2013-10-01 ASYCUDA Information
2013-10-01 Application For Overtime Services

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