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Turks And Caicos Extends Import Duty Relief After Hurricane

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
22 January, 2018

The Turks and Caicos Islands' Premier, Sharlene Robinson, has announced the final extension of an import duty exemption allowing Hurricane-affected individuals to import certain replacement household goods and building materials duty-free.

The exemption started on November 1, 2017, and applies to general construction/building materials and the following goods: sofas, accent chairs, cocktail tables, sofa tables, end tables, bed frames, bed headboards, bed footboards, dining room tables, dining room chairs, mattresses, box springs, dresser drawers and mirrors, night stands, chests of drawers, televisions (one per importer/declarant), refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, and ceiling fans.

Those wishing to claim exemption must show proof of loss or damage, ownership, the length of established ties to the relevant property, and value of goods to be imported.

Individual applications and all evidence must be supplied to the territory's Collector of Customs.

Commenting on the extension, Robinson said: "I am pleased to announce the final extension. We recognize the challenge with insurers, shipping delays, and orders being filled and believe that many will be grateful for this final extension."

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