Barbados - Customs and duties



Most imports, except those from other CARICOM members, are subject to import duties that include a customs duty, a consumption tax, and a stamp tax. The Common External Tariff (CET) was reduced to 20% in 1999 and the 35% surtax was removed in 2000. Items that carry a higher import duty rate include fruit and vegetables (40%), jewelry (60%), watches (50%), and motor vehicles (45%). The value-added tax of 15% replaced eleven different taxes, mostly on imports. Import licenses are needed to import many agricultural products, but there are no export controls. Beer and fruit drinks may be imported only from CARICOM countries, but fruit juices may be imported from nonmember states.

Barbados became a signatory to the World Trade Organization agreement in 1994, agreeing to dismantle all non-tariff barriers by the year 2004.

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Oct 10, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
Where can I obtain specific duties on specific items for example on computer components?
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Sep 3, 2011 @ 4:16 pm
What are the duties on electronic music equipment?
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Nov 17, 2011 @ 8:08 am
I would like to know what the duties or any related charges would be to import a four year old Honda Accord from Trinidad to Barbados. Also let me know what info you would need for this transaction.
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joan clarke
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Dec 7, 2011 @ 7:19 pm
What duties are payable on e books purchased on the internet
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David Dowrdge
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Jan 19, 2012 @ 6:06 am
Wha are the Customs Duties on electronic musical equipment?
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Jon Farmer
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Sep 4, 2012 @ 8:08 am
What duties are on new and used commercial trucks for the use in deliveries of goods.
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Deborah Emmanuel
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May 25, 2013 @ 8:08 am
I would like to know what the import tax is on clothes and shoes.
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Alex
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Feb 26, 2015 @ 4:16 pm
What's the duty on tobacco shipment. If the rate is determined already so please let us know
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Knut Sander
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Sep 5, 2018 @ 2:02 am
Could I see the answer?
I am also interested in specific Import duties tarriffs

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