The Prime Minister explained we would allow the first 400 pounds of food packages free of duties and taxes for the month of December this year and oversees shoppers will be entitled to $1500 on oversees imports.
Dr. Douglas also outlined that in the past, a similar initiative was in place for the shoppers who spent at least seven days away, but the customs he said had asked for that to be permanently removed to encourage shorter trips.
Douglas added “Whether the person went for a week, two weeks, two days or one hour, once you came back during the month of December with food stuff, etc., we would allow EC$1500 worth of dutiable amount to be allowed and so you will not be charged on the first EC$1500 worth of goods that our shoppers would be bringing back into the country. This hopefully will help to improve the efficiency of processing our passengers and allow our customs officers to concentrate on commercial shoppers.”
We want to do this for Christmas and we realise that this can ease the burden that our shoppers would experience or those who received food stuff from family and friends abroad we want to ease the clearance and burden of those people