This is the most famous missions of Customs and the one from which observers generally appreciate the performance of the institution. Haitian Customs is responsible for collecting fees, fines and taxes on imports of goods, all taxes have been suppimées export, as an incentive. Perception customs account for over seventy-five percent (65%) in state tax revenues. The importance of the mission of the Tax Haitian Customs has increased in recent years because of the scarcity of external financing.
The Government can not rely on its collection agencies to deal with every day more pressing obligations to the people. However, by opening our borders to free movement of goods from CARICOM and the prospect of our integration to the Free Trade of the Americas, the data are subject to change and the economic mission to take precedence over the role Tax Customs.
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1-Presentation of the manifest entry of means of transport.
Section 21 of the Customs Code states that any conveyance of goods, whether a ship or aircraft or road vehicle, coming from abroad to Haiti, loaded or unloaded shall submit to the customs office upon their arrival, a CLEAR INPUT established in four originals, signed by the master, the captain or the carrier or its representative.
Failure to clear input lead against the carrier or agent to pay a fine of ten thousand gourdes ( Gdes 10,000.00 ) if the conveyance is in ballast, and twenty-five thousand gourdes ( Large-25000.00 ) if there is a change.
2 - Customs Declaration
Article 49 of the Customs Code stipulates a period of 21 consecutive days to the arrival of the conveyance for the presentation of a prepared statement on the appropriate form and in which the registrant shall indicate the customs procedure that assigns the goods. After this period, a fine of 5% of the customs value of goods in question shall be imposed.
Goods that are not Declar ed within six months following the arrival of the conveyance shall be considered abandoned and subject to sale by auction (Article 50).
In the case of a commercial transaction, the statement must be prepared and signed by a licensed customs broker . The list of approved customs agents is available at the Directorate of Legal Affairs and Contentious at the Central Office Administration General of Customs.
3 - Payment slip
The receipt for customs must be paid at the counter of the Bank of four (4) working days from the date of issue (Article 73). If the importer or customs broker finds that an error has produced in the establishment of the schedule, he shall enter in writing the director of Customs before expiry of that period (Article 74).
4 - Containers
Exemption from filing a statement of grant of temporary admission (for containers) when importing container containing goods for Haiti (Section 158).
Customs annotate, in a special register, the release dates of each container, next to the entry (Section 159) If, after a period of three (3) months, it is found that a container n ' has not been re-exported, a call will be sent to the shipping line responsible. At the expiration of a further period of three (3) months, the fees and charges will be calculated on the value of the container and will be collected by slip, ex officio.
5 - Return of ind are u ment perceived and Recovery of fees and taxes evaded
The importer or declarant has a period of one (1) year from the date of issuance of the note to demand restitution of the amounts that would unduly paid. The Customs Service has the same deadline for issuing slips further recovery of duties and taxes evaded.
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