Belize Customs & Excise


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Motor Vehicles

Duty Rates for Pickups, Cars, SUV's, Minivans, Motorcycles, Vans, Busses, Trucks and Tracktor Trucks.......

Revenue Replacement Duty

ORDER made by the Ministry of Finance in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 25 of the Customs and Excise Duties Act , Chapter 48 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2003, and all other powers thereunto him enabling..........
(Gazetted 1st April, 2016)


AN ACT to ammend the Customs and Excise Duties Act, Chapter 48 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2011; to provide for the removal of revenue replacement duty on CARICOM goods; to increase the scope of goods subject to excise duty; and to provide.....

Importation of Goods

The importation of some live animals, foodstuff, plant and plant materials, veterinary vaccines requires an import permit (view list) from the Ministry of Agriculture and is subjected to inspection at the time of importation by Quarantine Inspectors. General Sales Tax is charged at a rate of 12.5% based on the aggregate of the customs value and any other relative duty (Import Duty, Environmental Tax and RRD if applicable). Some commodities are exempted from the payment of General Sales Tax at the time of importation.

Importation from Caricom

Importation from Countries Within the Caribbean Common Market (Caricom)
Imports from Caricom Countries are exempted from the payment of import duty provided the importer produces a Certificate of Origin from the country within the Common Market certifying that the goods were produced within the region of the common market. Some commodities imported from Caricom pay Revenue Replacement Duty (RRD). There are restriction for certain commodities imported from Caricom and requires an Import License from Ministry of Trade prior to importation.


Personal and Household Effects

Once you can provide documentary evidence that you are a Belizean National or hold a Belizean Residency Permit; 1 (b) Household effects may be imported free from customs duties provided that they are used and have been in your possession for at least one year, and is not intended for any other person or sale.......

Common Goods (Accompanied Luggage)

The following list provides rates on goods commonly imported as Accompanied Luggage.
Note: Revenue Replacement Duty (RRD) is calculated as follows: Computed value based on (Cost, Insurance and Freight or Shipping (CIF value) + Import Duty) * RRD Rate
General Sales Tax is calculated as follow: (CIF + Import Duty (ID) + RRD (when applicable) + Excise (when applicable) + Environmental Tax) * 12.5%
Environmental Tax is calculated as 3% of the CIF value.......

Restricted and Prohibited Goods