Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#10010 - 10/11/00 09:40 PM duty- comptroller of customs
Marty Offline
comptroller of
customs has been advised that there should be no duty on shipments coming
in for helping out from the hurricane. There should be no duty nor sales
tax levied on the shipments.

Top
#10011 - 10/11/00 09:55 PM Re: duty- comptroller of customs
Patwoods Offline
Thanks Marty that is great news and you are truly the GREATEST.
_________________________
Pat Woods

Top
#10012 - 10/11/00 10:06 PM Re: duty- comptroller of customs
Edd Offline
Since this has been such a big issue, how about a little more detail?

"Comptroller advised"... advised by who?

What qualifies as hurricane relief supplies?

How should packages be labeled?

All relief supplies, or only those addressed to official agencies?

If this turns out to be accurate it will be very good news, but I suspect there are a few more details needed.

Top
#10013 - 10/11/00 11:14 PM Re: duty- comptroller of customs
susangg Offline
Edd, when I spoke to Nellie Gomez this afternoon, she also told me that the Prime Minister had issued a proclamation that duty was suspended on all relief supplies and equipment. Marty had already posted it.
I agree that more info is needed on the details; hopefully someone in Belize has seen a copy of the instructions. Til then, I would recommend continuing to label the relief supplies exactly as we have already been instructed to do. You might want to try the government web site and see if anything is posted there.
_________________________
Susan Guberman-Garcia, Attorney at Law. Phone: 510-792-2639
Fax/Voicemail:: 510-405-2016 Email: susangg@garcia.mpowermail.com

Top
#10014 - 10/11/00 11:19 PM Re: duty- comptroller of customs
Marty Offline
labelling is covered repeatedly elsewhere, check the click here for donations thread.

details, well we have heard this before, but not from the comptroller. label them properly, talk to the NEMO folks, and hope for the best.

One of the reasons I love Belize is there are less rules.
Sometimes it doesn't help. Usually it does.

Top
#10015 - 10/12/00 12:02 AM Re: duty- comptroller of customs
Diveniks Offline
I know this topic is actually regarding relief donations...but I didn't want to start a whole new topic to add to the overcrowded board...

I just need a general idea of what to expect to pay to take in food items for personal use...going to cleanup in SP and was advised to take my own food for a while. Any one able to give me an estimate??? Realy lost on this and customs hasn't answered my emails...
Help please!! Leaving Sunday and need the info!!
Thanks...

Top
#10016 - 10/12/00 12:03 AM Re: duty- comptroller of customs
Diveniks Offline
I know this topic is actually regarding relief donations...but I didn't want to start a whole new topic to add to the overcrowded board...

I just need a general idea of what to expect to pay to take in food items for personal use...going to cleanup in SP and was advised to take my own food for a while. Any one able to give me an estimate??? Realy lost on this and customs hasn't answered my emails...
Help please!! Leaving Sunday and need the info!!
Thanks...

Top
#10017 - 10/12/00 06:54 PM Re: duty- comptroller of customs
Anonymous
/

Top
#10018 - 10/12/00 09:42 PM Re: duty- comptroller of customs
pcanaday Offline
Source - Love FM
Oct. 11, 2000

PRIME MINISTER CHAIRS MEETING OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION
Prime Minister, Said Musa, yesterday chaired a meeting of National Emergency Management Organization in Belmopan. He was updated on the work being carried out by the various committees of NEMO. It is also been announced that NEMO has instructed the Comptroller of Customs to exempt duties on all emergency relief supplies sent from abroad for family members in the affected areas across the country. NEMO also reminds residents in San Pedro Town and Caye Caulker Village that the curfew continues from 8 in the night to 6 in the morning and that the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

Philip Canaday
909-763-0214
phil@pe.net
_________________________
Philip Canaday
P.O. Box 391369
Anza, CA 92539-1369
(909)763-0214
phil@pe.net

Top

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 37 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,675 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,060 Topics
462,316 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.