Custom Clearance of Imported Vehicles in ST. Vincent and the Grenadines
USED VEHICLE BOUGHT DIRECTLY FROM A SUPPLIER ABROAD
This category consists mainly of transactions processed through the internet. As a means of speeding up the verification process, it is recommended that clients maintain all correspondences, payments, e-mails, pictures etc. on the vehicle to be presented to Customs on its arrival. This information may also be presented prior to the arrival of the vehicle.
USED VEHICLES BOUGHT PREVIOUSLY, USED FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, ANDREMAINING IN POSSESSION UP TO TIME OF IMPORTATION
An invoice will not normally be available unless the importer had it in safekeeping at the time. It is therefore necessary for an appraisal of the value to be made utilizing a fallback method under Section 2 (4) of the Second Schedule of Act # 14/99.
The value that is arrived at is normally based on previously determined customs values with adjustments for factors such as depreciation and general condition. Statistical information pertaining to vehicles of similar age and condition may be used to assist in determining a value for customs purposes.