Duties and Taxes ExemptionUp one level
Humanitarian aid can often be imported duty and tax free, as long as the proper government requirements are met. This section provides information related to obtaining this exemption in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
- Emergency Response
- During big-scale, sudden emergencies, the authorities uplift all existing regulations, and exceptional procedures apply for a limited period of time. Has the country signed any international instruments regarding customs facilitation during emergencies? Do they have an Emergency Plan drafted?
- Non Emergency
- During non emergency times, when a state of emergency is not declared by the authorities or the imported items are not destined for emergency programmes, what is the usual process to obtain a duties and taxes exemption? Please note that there might be a difference in treatment between the items imported to support the organization in their operations (telecomm material, computers, etc) and the items imported for programme purposes.