NOTICE TO IMPORTERS/ CUSTOMS AGENTS JAN 2017
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Tariff Changes Effective 2016
Amendments made to Tariff Rates- effective from 1st June 2016
Chapter 87, Heading 87.04
Motor vehicles for the transport of goods:
Amendments made to Excise - effective from 1st July 2016
Chapter 99, Heading 99.03
Chapter 99, Heading 99.06
Fruit Wine and Vegetable Wine
Amendments made: Increase in Tariffs
Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Amendments made: Removal of seasonal Tariffs
Heading 07.02 Tomatoes
Heading 08.01 Coconuts
Subheading 0804.50 Guavas, Mangoes and Mangosteens
Subheading 0807.20 Pawpaws (Papayas)
Import Entry Transaction Fees
Section 64 of the Customs Revenue and Border Protection Act 2012 and Regulations 33 require an Import Entry Transaction Fee (ITF) to be paid to Customs when an import entry is filed.
The Import Entry Transaction Fees are payable to Customs primarily to meet the maintenance fees payable on the electronic import entry processing system, as well as to assist in meeting costs and expenses incurred by Customs in undertaking the functions and duties relating to the importation of goods.
From 1 July 2016 the transaction fee, plus VAT, will be collected on all import entries lodged with Customs.
The transaction fees are as follows:
CUSMOD Electronic Import Entry:
$10 (plus VAT) per entry $11.50
Manual Import Entry:
$20 (plus VAT) per entry $23.00
For deferred import entries the transaction fee will be collected and paid on the 20th of the following month.
Use of the updated CICS 056 and 056A
Section 62 of the Customs Revenue and Border Protection Act 2012 and Regulation 31 requires goods imported into the Cook Islands entered on a Customs Import Entry Form.
From 1 July 2016 we will no longer accept any other Import Entry Forms.