A DECISION HAS BEEN MADE TO EXTEND THE “PANDEMIC RELIEF BARREL INITIATIVE” THAT ENDED ON APRIL 30
The initiative, which was instituted on April 1, 2020, to assist persons during the pandemic, will now close at the end of June.
Finance Minister Gaston Browne says that 16,500 barrels have been imported into the country under the programme, and the Government has received over $ 5 million in revenues from the initiative.
Under the relief programme, each household is permitted to import a standard-size shipping barrel or an e-container for personal use.
Items that can be imported include food-stuff, toiletries, detergents, and healthcare products.
As is the norm, a 10 percent Revenue Recovery Charge and a processing/ handling fee of $10 will be charged.