Government Waiver Import Duties on Barrels

20th November, 2008

The government of Montserrat has decided on the waiver of import duties on barrels arriving in Montserrat during the Christmas season. It is customary for friends and relatives of Montserratians living abroad to send home barrels of food and other commodities at Christmas time.

This decision by the government will relieve the cost burden on recipients of barrels.

The government has agreed that:

  1. A charge of $40 will be placed on barrels arriving at Little Bay over the Christmas Season.
  2. No importer is permitted to use this measure to bring items for sale.
  3. Each household will be limited to two barrels only.
  4. This measure will apply to barrels landed between 1st November 2008 and 15th January 2009 both dates inclusive.