You are entitled to duty-free allowances on your accompanying personal items if you arrive in Bermuda by air or boat. When bringing items into Bermuda, you must file a customs declaration. You can find more information at the Customs and Border Protection website.
Clothing, furniture, computers, home appliances, and portable equipment of trade are all eligible for the stipend. You must have been in possession of the products for at least 6 months before moving to Bermuda. Any items that aren't considered cargo are released into the public domain after one year.
There is no import duty on goods destined for personal use. However, any commercial activity carried out by individuals is subject to a 3% tax called "social charge". This applies even if you're not making a profit; it's also charged against employees' social security payments and pension contributions.
The government uses the money from the social charge to fund other programs and projects. It is not used to pay for administrative costs or revenue-generating activities such as tourism or offshore banking.
Bermuda has an active duty military force of 1,500 people that works with the Royal Bermuda Regiment to provide security for citizens and visitors to the island. Members of the armed forces are paid a salary that is higher than the civil service standard of about $60,000 per year. They can earn additional bonuses based on their performance in combat roles.
In addition to its role as a military fortress, Bermuda has become a popular destination for tourists who want to be near some of the world's best golf courses.
Receipts may be requested as proof by customs authorities. Anyone seeking a transfer or residency allowance must fill out the Customs Traveller Declaration Form (Form 98) and go through the red channel. This form must be signed by an authorized representative of the foreign government or embassy.
Bermuda is a self-governing British territory. It has its own parliament in St George's City. The constitution of Bermuda provides for freedom of religion, so Catholics can practice their faith without restriction.
Bermuda is known for its luxurious hotels and great golf courses. It also has fine beaches and hiking trails. If you like sports and entertainment, this is the place to be!
In conclusion, Bermuda is a unique combination of culture and nature. It is also a very safe place with an excellent medical system. If you like peace and quiet, this is the place for you!
Duty-free businesses are largely found in the departure terminal at Bermuda International Airport. Other businesses on the island do not sell duty-free merchandise. As you enter Bermuda, a duty-free shop has been opened in the airport arrival hall where you may buy wine, spirits, and cigarettes. These items must be purchased in these stores before entering the island state.
Bermuda is a non-smoking island and its law prohibits smoking in public places including bars and restaurants. If you are unable to quit smoking when you arrive in Bermuda, then most likely you will not be able to once you leave the country.
People who live in duty-free countries can bring in unlimited amounts of alcohol as long as it's for personal use only. The government assumes that if you want to drink it's because you can afford it, so there is no limit on how much you can have. However, if you plan to resell your alcohol back home then we recommend that you keep your purchases to less than 24 bottles or cans.
Bermuda does not impose an import tax on goods sold duty-free. However, any item requiring a license to produce or export will cost you more money to ship to Bermuda. Also, certain items may not be allowed into the country such as firearms, food, and animals without first being inspected by a veterinarian.
In order to clear your products via Customs, you must determine the relevant class or tariff code for your items based on the Bermuda Customs Tariff 2019. It is critical that you: contribute to the accuracy of import and export trade data; and understand if an import permit is required. If you mistakenly categorise, you will: pay additional duties and taxes on your products; and be denied clearance through Customs.
The first thing to do is to check whether your product falls under an exception to entry requirements. For example, certain products such as foodstuffs and personal hygiene products can be entered into Bermuda free of duty provided they are marked as "FOOD" or "HANDICRAFTS". You should also ascertain whether your product requires a licence to enter Bermuda. Certain items, such as weapons, are prohibited from entering the country without a licence.
You should then contact the Customs Office to find out the correct procedure for clearing your products through Customs. The Customs Office staff will be able to advise you on the best way to proceed with your entries. They may ask you for documentation about your company, its products, their value, and their origin. They will also want to know where you plan to sell your products in Bermuda and how much you intend to charge for them. Finally, they will need to see your inventory control system records (if any).
Your products will then need to go through a mandatory pre-clearance inspection before being allowed into the country.