GOVERNMENT APPROVES OF CONCESSION ON CHRISTMAS BARRELS

The Government of Dominica has approved the granting of concessions on Christmas barrels imported into Dominica for the period December 7, 2023 to December 27, 2023.

Barrels shall be for personal use only and not for commercial use. Eligible items shall be food stuff with limited items of clothing, toiletries and toys.

Barrels valued up to EC$1,500.00, shall be exempt from Import Duty, Environmental Levy and Customs Service Charge and each household in Dominica shall be entitled to a maximum of two (2) barrels. Boxes, drums, crates and cartons of equivalent size to a regular barrel are also eligible.

A flat port charge of Ten Eastern Caribbean Dollars (EC$10.00) will be payable to the Dominica Air and Seaports Authority (DASPA) for charges related to handling and storing of the barrels, and the Value Added Tax (Vat) of 15 percent of the import value will be payable to the Comptroller of Customs.