Commercial Exports - General Items

 

OUTGOING CARGO

  • Exporters must submit documents requesting examination of outgoing cargo along with Forms C 43, C 12 (a Form C 12 is only used when cargo is loaded on or off a sufferance wharf) and a letter requesting examination where applicable;
  • An examination of the cargo is then conducted by the Customs & Trade Administration (C &TA);
  • After the examination is conducted, it is recorded on the Form C 72. Approval is then given for the goods to be loaded on the vessel in the presence of the Customs personnel and officials from the respective agencies; It must be noted that, vessels 100 tons or less loaded in Anna Regina can be granted clearance by the Supervisor of the branch office. However, if the vessel exceeds 100 tons then clearance must be obtained from the relevant personnel at the C & TA, Georgetown;
  • The Contents slip, Shipping bill (this must be certified shipped before files are sent to Quality Review) and other documents relating to the cargo are compiled into a file and entered into an outgoing register and given a rotation number.

 

PROHIBITED EXPORTS

In accordance with Section 44 and Schedule III of the Schedules made under the Customs Act, Cap 82:01, the following goods are restricted or prohibited to be exported from Guyana:

  • Goods - the importation of which is prohibited by any other law of Guyana
  • Any article other than:
  1. a ring worn by a passenger and shown to the satisfaction of the Commissioner - General to be significant of the marriage or engagement of that passenger; or
  2. one watch worn by a passenger, consisting wholly or partly of precious or semi - precious stone or of precious metal or of rolled precious metal or of pearl, and which -
  • if, in the possession of a female passenger of or over twelve years of age, exceeds twelve thousand dollars in value either alone or in the aggregate with any other such articles;
  • if, in the possession of a male passenger of or over twelve years of age, exceeds nine thousand dollars in value either alone or in the aggregate with any such articles;
  • if, in the possession of a passenger under twelve years of age, exceeds three thousand dollars in value either alone or in the aggregate with any other such articles; or
  • (iv) in cases not mentioned in sub - paragraphs (i), (ii) and (iii), is in excess of fifteen hundred dollars in value wither alone or in the aggregate with any other articles with which it is sought to be exported, and in respect of the importation of which neither an export licence nor the written approval of the Minister has first been obtained.