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children's books through customs

Posted By: snorkelgirl

children's books through customs - 04/19/06 03:09 PM

I am planning to bring some paperback books to give to a church on AC. Should I ask the vendor I'm buying from to write a receipt to the church that it's a donation? Will customs take them away thinking I want to sell them or anything?
Posted By: klcman

Re: children's books through customs - 04/19/06 03:20 PM

should not be an issue at all, but never hurts to have a plan B (receipt).
Posted By: lasergod

Re: children's books through customs - 04/21/06 07:09 PM

We brought a suitcase full of books, crayons, and small toys when we came down in November to donate to the library. We didn't claim them on the custom sheet and didn't have a problem.
Jim
Posted By: silkpainter

Re: children's books through customs - 04/21/06 07:11 PM

Books are supposed to enter Belize duty free. I just received a big box of books and paid duty only on the postage.
Posted By: snorkelgirl

Re: children's books through customs - 04/23/06 05:35 PM

Great news, thanks everybody!
Posted By: Bzedoll

Re: children's books through customs - 04/23/06 07:25 PM

Why give it to 1 church, when you could donate it to the Library. Unless they are religion specific books.
The library is open to everyone on the island and might make more use of them. The Library holds different workshops for kids during summer time and would probably appreciate donations.

Just my thoughts...I am partial to the library since they do alot of good work with the kids.
Posted By: deacon+

Re: children's books through customs - 04/23/06 07:37 PM

Bzedoll, can the Library use Dr. Suess books?
Posted By: Bzedoll

Re: children's books through customs - 04/23/06 08:01 PM

Of Course they can! Anything to keep the kids occupied. The library give reading classes at times to the kids and they would be perfect.
Posted By: deacon+

Re: children's books through customs - 04/23/06 08:16 PM

COOL,have a collection, will bring them when I move in June.
Posted By: snorkelgirl

Re: children's books through customs - 04/24/06 12:06 AM

Yep, Bzedoll, they are Jesus books.

But donations to the library/schools are a great idea too. I will certainly consider that for future trips.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: children's books through customs - 04/24/06 03:17 AM

June? Ugh, there goes the neighborhood! :p
Posted By: deacon+

Re: children's books through customs - 04/24/06 03:28 AM

What neighborhood? I'm not moving to your Jersey. laugh
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: children's books through customs - 04/24/06 03:36 AM

HUH? wink
Posted By: deacon+

Re: children's books through customs - 04/24/06 03:43 AM

cool
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