DECLARATION OF EXIGENCY ORDER

NOTICENOTICETARIFF ACTDECLARATION OF EXIGENCY
WHEREAS the Actng Minister of Finiance on the 2nd day of September, 2019, pursuant to the provisions of Tariff Code 9817,000 of Chapter 98 of the First Schedule to the Tariff Act, hereby declares the following Exigency to be an Exigency which qualfies for the purposes of Customs Duty exempton permitted under the said Item 9, namely - 
the urgent need for goods specified in Schedule A hereof which the Acting Minister is satisfied are intended for the relief of persons in the Islands listed in Schedule B hereof who have suffered hardship or loss as a result of Hurricane Dorian on an immediate basis, and after the expiration of thirty (30) days from the date hereof whose claims/applications in respect of such goods are certified by the Director of the National Emergency Management Agency ("NEMA")-
AND WHEREAS the Acting Minister of Finance further declares that - (a) the importation of the goods under the provision of the said Item 9 are only permitted for a period of Ninely (90) days (save for bottled water, clothing, food and personal Hygiene products) commencing on the 2nd day of December, 2019 or for such further period as the Minister of Finance may specify by Notice, and (b) Departure Tax, Customs Processing Fees and any Environmental levy Fees are waived for non-commercial flights bringing in relief goods imports in the islands mentioned in Schedule C. This waiver is permitted for a period of three (3) months commencing on the 2nd Day of September, 2019. (c) The movement of heavy duty equipement out of the bonded area of Freeport, Grand Bahama for the use in disaster relief and reconstruction of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is permitted for a period of thirty (30) days commencing 2nd September, 2019.
SCHEDULE AGOODS
Medicine and Medical suppliesBuilding materialsTents, cots, bedding materials and mosquito mettingsElectrical fixtures and materialsPlumbing fixtures and materialsHousehold furnitore, furnishings and appliancesElectrical generators* Bottled Water* Clothing* Food for personal consumption* Personal hygiene productsSuch items as may, in the opinion of the Financial Secretary, be hurricane relief supplies
*Permitted for a period of 30 days commencing the 2nd day of September, 2019.Clothing, food and personal hygiene products must be donated items or a replacement of personal supplies lost during the hurricane.
SCHEDULE BISLANDS
AbacoAbaco CaysGrand Bahama IslandSweetings CayDeep Water CayWater Cay
SCCHEDULE CISLANDS WAIVING LANDING FEE, DEPARTURE TAX AND CUSTOMS PROCESSING FEES FOR NON COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS
AbacoAbaco CaysGrand Bahama IslandSweetings CayDeep Water CayWater Cay
Customs Duty and VAT exemption will be granted on donations to registered charitable organizations, and on acquisitions by individuals whose loss by Hurricane Dorian has been verified by NEMA. All other authorized donations will be deemed a Gift to the Government and will be received and distributed by NEMA.
Any person who knowingly imports any goods, pursuant to this declaration, but for the purpose other than as specifically provided for under the Declaration, commits an offence and is liable to  penalties and forfeiture of goods in accordance with Section 268 and 292, respectively, of the Customs Management Act. (No. 32 of 2011)
Dated this 2nd September, 2019(ACTING) MINISTER OF FINANCE

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