Welcome to St. Vincent & the Grenadines Customs & Excise Department Website

About Us

The Customs and Excise Department (CED) is a division within the Ministry of Finance and Planning and one of the two main revenue collecting agencies of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The legal frame work is set by the Principal Act, the Customs (Control and Management) Act, Chapter # 422 and other subsidiary legislations. The primary functions of the Department are collection and protection of the Government's revenue, combating smuggling and terrorism, and facilitating the flow of legitimate international trade and travel. The Department also performs agency duties on behalf of other government departments.

Vision, Mission, Values

Vision Statement

The Customs and Excise Department envisages a dedicated, skilled, professionally trained and equipped staff that takes pride in their work and are fully committed to the mission of the department. Customs and Excise strives to build effective partnerships with our clients and stakeholders; we are committed to excellent service and to improve literacy in Customs and Customs related matters.

Mission Statemement

We serve our customers professionally, efficiently and with integrity, enforcing impartially the laws under which the department is empowered to act, while we collect the revenue, protect our borders and facilitate legitimate international trade and travel.

Value Statement

In achieving the Customs and Excise vision and mission, the Department is guided by principles of professionalism and integrity - that officers act with dedication, skill, and honesty; fairness and transparency - that all clients are treated with consideration and openness with full explanations to assist in understanding their obligations; respect - being sensitive and responsive to the rights of others; cooperation - the foundation for meeting the challenges of the future and building partnerships aimed at realizing common goals; and, consistency - interpreting the procedures and process in the same manner regardless of the individual, industry, or situation.

Contact Us

Upper Bay Street, Kingstown


784-457-2421 / 457-2711

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