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    Wink Import duties

    Hi Liz,

    Thanks for posting this list. I've been shipping stuff like crazy and just resigned myself to paying duties at the highest rate (22%). Good to have this list as a general guideline.

    Noticed artwork is not listed, wonder if that's considered "luxury".

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    The one item I find funny on the list is Umbrella's 22.0 %

    Artwork is subjective. I would get a very low receipt for
    it and see if they would take it. After all one's 'velvet Elvis'
    is a treasure to some! LOL!

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    [QUOTE=lizzardo;165436]The one item I find funny on the list is Umbrella's 22.0 %

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    Boy that made me crack up!!!!

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    Import duties

    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!

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    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'

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    Current guidelines for those moving to Aruba- "Exemption on moving household goods" http://www.douane.aw/LinkClick.aspx?...d=556&mid=1260

    Rate of duty begins page 7

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