Saint Lucia Cabinet Approves Christmas Barrel Concessions

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Press Release: The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the granting of concessions on barrels imported between 1 st November 2021 and 31st January 2022. The concessions are granted in accordance with the following terms and conditions:

1. 100% Waiver of Import Duty on personal items, food, clothing, toys, and other household consumables. Electronic items are explicitly excluded;

2. The number of barrels that would qualify for the concessions would be limited to two (2)
per household;

3. There would be an upper limit of EC$2,500 per barrel on the value of items qualifying for
the concessions;

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4. The items identified in one (1) must be for personal use only and not for commercial use;

5. The usual penalties, fines, etc. would be applied if the goods are used for commercial
purposes;

6. Barrels imported during the period under consideration will be exempted from Value
Added Tax (VAT) pending the passage of the appropriate negative resolution by Parliament.

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