I like the riptide side of the island and the natural coastline.
It's interesting that I found this one! I experienced a little confusion on my last trip to the island. (It was the same trip that my home was invaded!) Because I'm slowly migrating, I always bring a few more items with me in terms of household goods. I always declare when I arrive just because I would rather be safe than sorry. My husband and I usually have about $200 - $300 US worth of items between the two of us. One time when we had light fixtures and ceiling fans (!!!) we had about $750 US total and paid a duty of $37 US. With our lower amount of goods, we have never been requested to pay up. This time, between the two of us, we had a total of $277 US in curtains, a few dishes, and a stick vacuum worth $19.88 US! When the officer re-totaled my total, he came up with $827,00 AFL and charged us a flat 12% on all, which came to about $57 US ($99,24 AFL.) I was curious! Did the laws change to allow nothing brought in to the country without having an additional tariff to be paid? Can anyone enlighten this wayword one? Thanks!
I think there is a more general 'don't tell' situation when you are bringing
stuff through the airport. There is a tariff I think of 12% at the airport.
Why 12% - not really sure. Don't know how import tax and tariffs differ.
But there is no 100% when you talk about 'the rules' which is why
I generally never state solid 'this is what will happen'