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Why did I have to fill out a Customs form?

Why did I have to fill out a Customs form?

| 05/08/2019 | 6 Comments

I was in the queue to check in at Miami International Airport the other weekend, and a Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control uniformed officer standing beside the Cayman Airways desk was handing out Immigration and Customs Declaration forms. As a resident and with nothing to declare, I told him I didn’t need to fill […]

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Why is shipping inter-island so complicated?

Why is shipping inter-island so complicated?

| 24/05/2019 | 0 Comments

If you are shipping a vehicle from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman for repairs (vehicle purchased on GCM) why does it have to go through customs?  There is so much red tape involved. First you have to go to Thompson Shipping in GCM to pick up the paperwork, then drive to customs by the airport with […]

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Do I need to pay duty if goods  don’t remain in Cayman?

Do I need to pay duty if goods don’t remain in Cayman?

| 17/05/2019 | 7 Comments

I am a Caymanian who works overseas. I’m in Cayman on vacation and I took a shopping trip to Miami before I head back to the country where I am currently residing/working. The stuff I purchased in Miami will be taken out of Cayman in a week. Do I have to pay Customs duty when I […]

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Are NPOs eligible for waivers on import duty?

Are NPOs eligible for waivers on import duty?

| 05/04/2019 | 0 Comments

I am a member of one of the local service clubs and we are registered as a non-profit organisation. We sometimes import shirts for our members to wear or other articles to sell as a fundraiser. My question is: What are the rules for paying import duty on those articles which we import? Are they […]

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Clarifying duty-free rules

Clarifying duty-free rules

| 21/11/2018 | 3 Comments

I was wondering if I can bring in tobacco, and/or spirits, in excess of the duty-free allowance, for my personal use, under the $500 allowance; i.e., if I only spend $100 at Target can I bring in $200 worth of Bailey’s, and $200 of Marlboro lights for my $500? Auntie’s answer: This is one of […]

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