Importation of motor vehicles older than eight years restricted ​

(The Guyana Revenue Authority, Georgetown, August 16, 2016) – The Guyana Revenue Authority wishes to remind Motor Vehicle dealers and other importers that the recent legislative changes to the Customs Act restricts motor vehicles that are eight years and older, from the date of manufacture to the date of importation, from entering Guyana.

This new Law took effect from May 01, 2016.

The GRA had already issued Notices to this effect in the media and therefore urges vehicle importers to desist from purchasing such vehicles and attempting to import same, since vehicles in contravention will be forfeited and disposed thereof, in accordance with the provisions of the Customs Laws. Other fines and penalties may also be imposed.

Importers should note that the restriction excludes heavy-duty vehicles, namely trucks, lorries, vehicles used in the agricultural and industrial sectors and special purpose vehicles.



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