Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

We always recommend checking with your embassy, a clearing agent in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines or the authorities in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to ensure you have up to date information on the rules and regulations. The information here is for guidance purposes only and should not be used as hard and fast rules.




There are no prohibitions on the importation of vehicles from any country. However, there is a restriction on the importation of left hand drive vehicles except under special permit issued by Cabinet.

For Customs clearance you must present the following documents to the Customs Valuation Section.

• An original invoice from the suppliers indicating :the condition of salethe supplier’s namethe buyer’s namethe price paid or payablethe terms of delivery e.g. C.I.F, F.O.B, or C&Ffull description of the vehicle (type, model, engine number orVIN number, colour, engine size, and weight)

• A Bill of Sight prepared for verification of the information

• A prepared Customs entry

• The shipper’s or carrier’s original bill of lading

• Insurance Certificate, if applicableImportation of VehiclesMay 2005 Page 2 of 4CUSTOMS VALUATIONThe Customs Valuation Branch will examine the documents to see whether the CustomsValuation methods have been properly applied. Normally the transaction value method will be usedi.e. the invoice price along with the addition of other charges such as handling and freight.If there is any doubt as to the value declared by the importer, the Customs may make request for additional information.

Additional information to be presented may include an order, confirmation, price list and/orcatalogue, evidence of payments e.g. telegraphic transfers, bank drafts, receipts etc.Once the information provided by the importer satisfies all conditions, the Customs ValuationBranch will certify or accept the documents and the importer may proceed to process his/herentry.If, however, the documents do not satisfy all conditions, the Customs Valuation Branch maydetermine a value for the vehicle, applying other methods of valuation consistent with theValuation laws.The Customs, if requested, is obligated to notify the importer in writing of the grounds for thedecision, and to provide an opportunity for the importer to make representation in this regard.