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Customs procedure on arrival by boat from Chetumal #396183
01/02/11 05:22 PM
01/02/11 05:22 PM
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Colindaco Offline OP
Colindaco  Offline OP
Can someone answer the following :
I am arriving by boat from Chetumal. I intend to purchase a new sewing machine and possibly some other new in box items in Mexico.
When I arrive at customs it just a simple procedure : The customs agent looks at the receipt and then taxes the new item(s) at various rates for each particular item. Makes out a bill. I pay it and off I go ???.
And now lets talk about used items : say for example I go to a pawn shop in Canada and buy a used $500.00 chain saw for $100.00 and they give me a receipt for $100.00
Is the Customs agent going to tax me on the $100.00 I paid or declare it a $500.00 chain saw and tax me accordingly ??
Thank You in advance for your replies........

Re: Customs procedure on arrival by boat from Chetumal [Re: Colindaco] #396185
01/02/11 06:04 PM
01/02/11 06:04 PM
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San Pedro, Belize
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I think it really varies depending on who you get but someone else will probably have the official rules of what should happen.

Re: Customs procedure on arrival by boat from Chetumal [Re: Colindaco] #396207
01/03/11 08:45 AM
01/03/11 08:45 AM
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San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
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Arriving from Chetumal - show your receipt, pay our duty, head on home.

Used goods - You pay on "value" - so if you get too good a deal you may pay on a value higher than your receipt.

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