DGA Gives Christmas Blessing to Exemption from Import Taxes

DGA Gives Christmas Blessing to Exemption from Import Taxes

The cost of gifts should not exceed US$4,000.00

The Directorate General of Customs The (DGA) has, from December 1 through January 7 2022, a Christmas Grace application to release and exempt all types of import taxes on those gifts that Dominicans residing abroad give into the country to relatives, friends, and related items.

Likewise, it is stated that the cost of gifts in general should not exceed $4000.00, and this limit is the highest Christmas blessing Granted by the General Directorate of Customs in history.

Likewise, the main objective of this initiative is to reward Dominican residents in other countries for their contributions to remittances and at the same time mitigate the economic effects that the pandemic has brought with it. COVID-19 to the world.

As I mentioned before Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (BCRD), in the first ten months of the year, remittances received amounted to 8,675.1 million USD, exceeding by more than 2.035 million USD those recorded in 2020 (6639.4 million USD), this variance is equivalent to a growth of 30.7%; Compared to 2019, when family cash transfers amounted to $5,873.2 million, the increase in 2021 was over 47%, an additional $2,801 million.

DGA Director, Eduardo Sanz LovatoN, Yayo, said that the foundation he runs will always focus on implementing measures that benefit Dominican travelers during this time of year as reuniting them and handing out gifts with their relatives is an act of union that we must always inculcate in our society.

In addition, he noted that only one blessing will be applied to each family and that this does not include cars of any kind, firearms, and those goods that are industrial raw materials or agriculturalincluding fuel or its derivatives.

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“Under the restrictions imposed by airlines on bringing gifts, they will be allowed to be carried by the means deemed appropriate by the passenger, provided that the FOB value of the goods carried does not exceed the specified amount and are not in commercial quantities, only one unit of each type of goods is allowed, especially in the case of household appliances,” he explains. DGA.

In this sense, to take advantage of this facility, persons residing abroad, consignees of the shipments, must present themselves at Customs departments (Collecturías) corresponding to your passport, purchase invoices, boarding pass and any other document showing that you have not entered the country for more than six (6) months. The procedure will apply as long as the merchandise is entered within the specified Christmas period.

“From the government, we thank all Dominicans living abroad for their efforts and commitment to the Dominican Republic,” the official said.

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