TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

CUSTOMS (IMPORT DUTY EXEMPTION) ORDER 2017

1. Citation and commencement
2. Import duty exemption

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

CUSTOMS (IMPORT DUTY EXEMPTION) ORDER 2017

(Legal Notice of 2017)

MADE by the Minister of Finance under section 70(1)(c) of the Customs Ordinance.
Citation and commencement
1. This Order may be cited as the Customs (Import Duty Exemption) Order 2017
and shall come into operation on 14th September 2017 and expire on 31th
October 2017.
Import duty exemption
2. (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Customs Tariff
(General) Order, import duty shall not be payable in respect of goods of any
description specified in the Schedule imported into the Islands during the
period specified in paragraph 1.
(2) For the avoidance of doubt, food items and building materials that are zero
rated may be imported as is usual.
SCHEDULE
FOOD AND OTHER GOODS
Canned food
Water
Sugar

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Juices
Cereals
Crackers
Tea
Coffee
Cooking oil
Canned peas
Canned beans
Dried peas/beans
Diapers
Sanitary napkins
Hygiene kits (tooth paste, deodorant)
Disposable plates and utensils
Toilet paper
Blankets
Tarpaulin
First Aid kits
Buckets/containers
Mops
Brooms
Bleach

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Detergent
Disinfectant
Kitchen sets
Wash tubs
Flashlights
Batteries
School supplies
Pet food
Trash bags
Chargeable batteries
Battery operated lanterns
Battery operated tools
Generators (all sizes and fuel types)
Fuel containers
Oil
Portable fans
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION/BUILDING MATERIAL
Concrete blocks
Sheet rock
Aggregate/Fill Material/Asphalt
Lumber

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Plywood
Structural steel and sheets
Fasteners (screws, nails, bolts)
Zinc sheets and other roofing material
Electrical conduits, boxes, fixtures, wires, etc.
Plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures
Finishing materials (paint, shore coat, etc.)
Windows and doors materials
Hurricane straps
Floor finishes (hardwood flooring, tiles, stain, varnish, etc.)
Construction tools and equipment
Electrical wires
Fencing
Roof sealing
Peal and seal

MADE this 14th day of September 2017.

SHARLENE CARTWRIGHT-ROBINSON MINISTER OF FINANCE

EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This Note is not part of the Order)

This Order exempt certain goods from the payment of customs duties in order to
mitigate the effects of hurricane Irma on persons residing in the Islands and to assist

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In their recovery. For the avoidance of doubt, food items and building materials that
are zero rated may be imported as is usual.