When you are shipping items to Bermuda, you may have to pay duty fees on new items. It is important that you have invoices for any new items that you are shipping to Bermuda.
In terms of duty fees when importing to Bermuda, duty fees can range from 7.5% to 11.25% for foods, clothing, cleaning products, cameras and accessories. Similarly, duty fees for furniture and sporting goods, toys and most appliances when shipping to Bermuda, are 23.5% of invoices’ value. Additionally, car parts and air conditioning systems have a duty of 34.75%. Please be advised that wharfage are included in the rates.
Typically you can ship antiques to Bermuda with duty fees assessed at 8.5% of the customs value. The customs value is generally lower than what the shipper value is but it is a good idea for the shipper to be available to answer any questions that the Customs Officers in Bermuda may have during unloading and assessment of the goods in your cargo shipment.
You are also expected to pay duty fees on any alcohol and tobacco products when shipping to Bermuda. Duty fees on liquor and tobacco are generally assessed against the Bermuda Customs Tariff. An individual may import duty free up to 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars to Bermuda, plus 1.137 liters of spirits and 1.137 liters of wine.
For more information please log on to the following Bermuda government website for details:
The Schedules to the Customs Tariff Act 1970:-
The Customs Tariff Act 1970 is published by the Attorney-General. However, for technical reasons, Schedule 1 and Schedules 2- 8 to the Customs Tariff Act 1970 are published separately.
The Customs Department is responsible for collecting and protecting the revenue and for enforcing import and export prohibitions and restrictions.