Import Regulations in Bahamas

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Import Regulations in Bahamas
The documents required are as following: inventory (valued) and letter authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment.

Shipper's presence at customs examination is recommended. All the items are dutiable, except used personal effects (clothing and toilet articles). A certificate of authenticity from an authorized dealer or expert is required if you are importing antiques. The duty may become payable on an assessed value at the Customs Officer's discretion.

The shipper is prohibited to import: weapons and ammunition; drugs; plants (Health Certificate required); pornography; articles contrary to Bahamian religious beliefs or morality will not be allowed into the country.

Typical charges that a transferee may incur are 35% duty + 7% stamp tax. Duty and stamp tax are on a C.I.F. value.