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  • Grenada Customs & Excise Division 8:30 am on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    No Concessions on Vehicles 5 years and over 

    ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Tuesday, May 9, 2017: The Ministry of Finance and Energy wishes to advise the general public that, effective June 1st, 2017, applications from persons / organisations, to Government, for a wavier from the payment of duties and taxes (concessions) on the importation of vehicles that are five years old and over will no longer be considered.

    This policy decision has become necessary as Government continues to honor its commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable development.

    No Concession on Vehicles 5 years and older

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  • Grenada Customs & Excise Division 12:51 pm on July 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Salary Increases Come July 2016 

    ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Wednesday, July 13, 2016: On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016, Senior Officials of the Ministry of Finance met with representatives of the unions representing Public Sector employees to discuss and agree on the way forward on the outstanding increment issue.

    The Ministry is pleased to announce that at the end of the meeting consensus was reached on the following:

    The adjustment to salaries for persons entitled to increments with effect from July 2016 to reflect the increments due for the years 2014 – 2016; and

    A further adjustment in salary in January 2017 to keep salaries current in 2017.

    Accordingly, as of July 2016, Public Officers who are eligible to receive increments, are expected to see an increase in their salary from the 2013 level to the 2016 level, with a further increase in January 2017.

    On the issue of short payment (increment arrears) for 2014, 2015 and the six (6) months of 2016, a proposal to pay the arrears over an (18) month period – between July 2016 – December 2017 – was made to the Unions. The union representatives present, agreed to take the proposal back to their wider membership for discussions, following which a response will be communicated to the Ministry.

    The Ministry Officials indicated to the Union representatives that while the urgency to meet the short payment in whole or in part in the shortest possible time is understood, a payment during the period July – December, 2016, would be a challenge for Government because of the negative impact this additional payment would have on the fiscal targets of the Homegrown Programme, which ends in December 2016.

    Government’s commitment to honour the increment payments was reiterated to the union representatives; the issue is the timing of such payments and the impact it can have on the economy. It is hoped that this will be favourably considered by the unions so as to bring settlement to the increment issue.

     
  • Grenada Customs & Excise Division 10:07 am on June 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Implementation of Customs Legislation Act 9 of 2015 

    Comptroller Notice- Act 9 of 2015

     
  • Grenada Customs & Excise Division 10:22 am on February 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Excise Tax Order 

    Please see EXCISE TAX ORDER for details.

     
  • Grenada Customs & Excise Division 10:15 am on December 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Christmas Message to the Trading Community from the Comptroller and Staff of the Grenada Customs & Excise Division 

    During this festive time of the year, the Grenada Customs and Excise Division usually take the opportunity to pause and solemnly reflect on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead and beyond.

    The year 2014 will go down in history as one of the most challenging and difficult year the Division has ever experienced. Yet, in many areas of assessment, we have done exceedingly well.

    Our achievements in 2014 could not have been possible without the support and understanding of you our esteemed members of the trading community. Therefore, it is with a sense of heartfelt appreciation we say thank you.

    Rest assured that our efforts during the past year to be a Customer Centric Division will continue in 2015; In addition, the wealth of ideas and suggestions received from you over the past twelve months will be given serious consideration in charting the way forward.

    Once again on behalf of the Division we say thank you; and however you choose to celebrate this time of year, it is our hope that you will have an enjoyable and peaceful season.

    Comptroller of Customs

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  • Grenada Customs & Excise Division 11:34 am on December 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Suspension of the Common External Tariff on Brown Sugar 

    Please see SUSPENSION OF THE COMMON EXTERNAL TARIFF ON BROWN SUGAR (2)  for details.

     
  • Grenada Customs & Excise Division 11:27 am on December 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Suspension of the CET Approved by Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) 

    Please see SUSPENSION OF THE CET APRROVED BY COTED (2)  for details.

     
  • Grenada Customs & Excise Division 8:49 am on April 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Prime Minister Engages Customs Staff 

    PRIME MINISTER ENGAGES CUSTOMS STAFF

     ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, March 28, 2014 – GIS: “The role of the Customs and Excise Division is most critical to Grenada, in terms of tourism, investment and, at this time, the success of the Home Grown Programme.” Those were the words of the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Energy on Tuesday, March 26th, as he met with the Management and staff of the Customs Division.  This encounter was the latest in his schedule of interactions with staff of the Ministry of Finance and Energy.

    Prime Minister Mitchell updated the Customs Division on the implementation of the Home Grown Programme and highlighted the critical role of the Division with respect to revenue generation. He encouraged them to be always mindful that they are providing a service, and not a favour, to the general public.  He emphasized that honesty and integrity are key facets of this service. Moreover, he said workers should not be intimidated by anyone in the performance of their duties – which should be carried out in accordance with the law while being courteous and consistent.  PM Mitchell stressed the need for workers to apply the law across the board and assured them of Government’s support in that regard.

     

    Dr. Mitchell also reminded the Customs staff that they are one of the first points of contact with visitors, potential investors and returning nationals and that they must be mindful of the image they portray since it reflects the image of Grenada and can influence the decisions of persons, particularly investors and visitors.

     

    The Prime Minister, speaking on work in the Public Service, explained that it is his conviction that Public Officers must be rotated as part of their learning experience in the Public Service. No one, he said, should be of the perception that they are hired to work in one position for a lifetime. Rotation allows one to enhance personal development by being exposed to a variety of experiences and also helps to “prevent good persons from going bad.” This practice of rotation, he explained, must be part of his legacy.

    The staff discussed various aspects of their operations with the Prime Minister, such as challenges, and made suggestions for improving operations including reform of the 1960 Customs Act, training and other support.

    A similar session was held with Management and staff of the Inland Revenue Division (IRD) on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014. At that session, the Prime Minister took the time to listen to the challenges of the staff, in particular the Bailiffs. He assured them that Government will do all in its power to have the necessary laws amended so that they can execute their duties more effectively.

    Attending the interactive session at Customs with the Prime Minister were the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Energy, the Comptroller of Customs and other Senior Government Officials.

     

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  • Grenada Customs & Excise Division 12:07 pm on March 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Customer Service Reinforcement Training Sessions 

    The Customs and Excise Division with its efforts to improve its efficiency and effectiveness  is seeking to maintain the Customer Service Programme developed in 2012.

    The department views this initiative as highly important because it is believed that the delivery of high quality customer service is recognized as pivotal to the success of modern Customs Organizations. Despite not being in competition for customers as private sector organizations, Customer service can play a key role in the improvement of the department’s performance which in turn is vital for the economic and social development of our country.

    A critical element of maintenance of our Customer Service Programme is the reinforcement of the principles shared during the departmental-wide Customer Service Training conducted in 2012, by Ms. Mariana Niehaus. In light of that, a series of workshops will be conducted for all members of staff commencing from March 18th to April 30th, 2014.

    The major topics to be covered are as follows:

    v  Professionalism

    v  Emotional Intelligence

    v  Team Work

    v  Communication Skills

    v  Motivation

    v  Conflict Resolution

     

    It is anticipated that at the end of the training sessions all staff will become more aware of the important role that excellent Customers Service plays in the Department’s success.

     

     

     
  • Grenada Customs & Excise Division 9:44 am on March 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    March 2014 Tax Awareness Month 

    ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA Monday, March 03, 2014: The Inland Revenue Division, Ministry of Finance and Energy will like to inform the general public that the month of March has been declared as Tax Awareness Month. The theme chosen for the month of activities and all public education activities for the year 2014 is “Taxation for the Development of Grenada”

    Several activities have been planned to commemorate the month. They include:

    • The formal opening and declaration of the month of activities through a Church Service scheduled for March 2nd 2014 at the John’s Anglican Church, Gouyave, St. John.
    • Taxpayer assistance outreach desk at the various District Revenue Offices located throughout Grenada.
    • Weekly columns in the Newspapers
    • Taxpayer Wellness day & Expo on March 21st 2014;
    • Community Service activities on March 29th 2014; and
    • Staff achievement awards and gala

    Similar activities will be held for the residents of Carriacou and Petite Martinique during the week of March 23rd to 28th 2014.

    For further information on the month of activities please feel free to contact the Public Relations Officer, at 435-6853/440-3556 or email the Division at gndird@spiceisle.com

     
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