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Four days until barrels programme ends


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The public has four days to take advantage of an ongoing barrels concession.

The Christmas barrels programme took effect on December 1, 2013 and will end on February 15, 2014.

The exemptions of duty for this period will be limited to a maximum of two barrels per household. Barrels only containing personal items, food, clothing, toys and other household consumables will qualify for concession.

The exemption does not apply to electronic items and items for commercial use.

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  1. Customs officials apparently are not aware that the concessions are still on. last week I paid over $100 to clear a barrel that only had food stuff in there. Can I bring back my invoice to get a credit. How much must one pay on the barrel anyway

  2. To my knowledge the barrel concession was always ending on February 15, 2014. If you go back to SNO to the date where they announced the barrel concession you will see for yourselves. Maybe you all should try and remember these things so you can challenge the customs officers upon clearing of you barrels.

  3. thought that had been extended to March due to the trough, had not heard that it had been changed

  4. Does anyone know whether the barrel has to arrive in St. Lucia by 15-Feb to get the concessions, or whether it has to be mailed by 15-Feb to get the concessions?

  5. gonna say it anyway

    after querying so many times and paying so much just last week. WTF that stealing!

  6. I would think since there was the flooding on Christmas Eve they would have extended the barrel program just a little longer so family's are not put in more debt by paying the total cost to clear the barrels. Just an idea I feel it could have gone on until Easter to help some of the families in need back home.

  7. So what about all those who paid full duty on their barrels from the first of February till now which was today. Boy them men doing things and they eh notifying the public properly about the things they doing. Today is the only day you hearing that the concession is still which came out in the house so if they didn't have debate people wouldn't know about it. that's what we are electing people into government for to fail to inform us about things that are affecting us. Anyway that's the way we like it in St. Lucia we see nothing wrong with things like that happening to us because it's done by our party Government. And this is going to both parties you know.


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