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Bahamas Ministry of Finance Declares Exigency Order for Hurricane Relief Efforts

The Public is advised that due to the overwhelming response from the general public to assist individuals impacted by Hurricane Joaquin and in an effort to effect the speedy transfer of imported goods to the affected persons, the Ministry of Finance will allow for a period of two weeks, starting October 13, 2015 special procedures for the importation of such goods.

To clear goods duty and VAT free, importers will be required to complete a special form that can be obtained from all ports of entry. They will outline on the form a listing of the donated items, the amount, and the location of the intended recipient. Please note that completion of the Customs C13 entry form is still required.

The public is also reminded that where abuse or misuse on the imported goods is observed, the goods will be seized and disposed of in accordance with Section 268 of the Customs Management Act.


Forms are below: