On-Line Shopping Affecting revenues Collected By Customs

The phenomenon of on-line shopping and the impact which it is having primarily upon Customs Duties and other import taxes has been looked by the Cabinet

To this end,It was determined that the old airport terminal will be turned into a bonded warehouse of sorts, and that all on-line purchases from abroad enter through this facility. Duties and other taxes which importers are required to pay will be exacted, the Cabinet concluded. As more and more goods are purchased on-line, the revenues which the Customs and Excise Division collect are beginning to decline.

Imported goods entering Antigua and Barbuda attract tariffs that are pre-determined by published law.