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Re: Bringing items in through BZE customs [Re: Diane Campbell] #340551
06/07/09 03:23 PM
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Fair enough. I'm don't mean to be a finger pointer I'm just trying to learn more about Belize too.

Re: Bringing items in through BZE customs [Re: johnbelize] #340596
06/08/09 07:52 AM
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I like to support my Local Stores, But I don't like to pay the High prices they put on tools here. I have brought power Tools in my luggage I just list what I have. I have paid duty on them. It just depends on who you get at customs. I also go through the Goods to Declare line. It seems to be faster and lots of time they just look at my List, And let me go. Even when I pay its still cheaper than buying here, And they seem to last longer.


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Re: Bringing items in through BZE customs [Re: bonbon] #341281
06/14/09 04:28 PM
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So one additional question, if you own a home in Belize and you're bringing in items for your personal home use (in this case towels, sheets and shower curtains which are organic and that I haven't been able to find while shopping in Belize) do you have to pay duty on them? I had it in my head that personal use items did not fall under the category of having to pay duty. Am I just completely wrong about that?
Thank you

Re: Bringing items in through BZE customs [Re: gabby] #341283
06/14/09 04:59 PM
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You pay duty on just about everything that is for personal use, plus GST, plus Environment tax.

Re: Bringing items in through BZE customs [Re: Phil] #341288
06/14/09 07:37 PM
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OK. Must have been dreaming, or might have been 5 or 10 too many Belikins!! Thanks

Re: Bringing items in through BZE customs [Re: gabby] #341301
06/14/09 10:21 PM
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Actually, the way it should work (providing you are from the US and have a ticket for a 30 day stay) is that the items you are bringing should be for your personal use while here on your holiday and are duty free (of course - providing that you are planning on either consuming them (snacks or medicine or toiletries) or bringing them back with you upon your return.

Anything else you would need to pay duty on and of course there are limits on alcohol, etc....

Re: Bringing items in through BZE customs [Re: SnoopysMom] #341305
06/15/09 04:03 AM
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Now that's making more sense. Thanks for the clarification!

Re: Bringing items in through BZE customs [Re: gabby] #341402
06/16/09 11:35 AM
06/16/09 11:35 AM
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It took about 10 years of coming and going and reading that Belize customs declaration before it made any kind of sense to me ---but Snoopy's Mom seems to have gotten to the heart of it! Maybe customs can hire her to write a declaration form we can understand. Or not - many of us are like Monty Python - "keen to guess."

Re: Bringing items in through BZE customs [Re: Diane Campbell] #341963
06/20/09 06:06 PM
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Just went through customs at the airport and got charged for the pots and pans but not for fishing rods. Pots and pans were staying, rods and reels were coming and going. If its to stay you pay.

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