Importers, retailers and resellers of tobacco products are hereby notified that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Customs, Excise and Trade Operations (CE&TO) has stipulated “November 1, 2018”, as the “CUT-OFF DATE” for the application of Excise Stamps on imported tobacco products.
After this date, any unstamped Tobacco Products will be deemed as illegal and may be seized and dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Customs Laws.
In addition, importers, businesses, and persons are reminded that purchasing any tobacco products for resale without the affixed Excise Stamps is contrary to law.
In accordance with the Customs Act, Chapter 82:01, documents and supporting evidence must be produced to verify that the items in inventory were legally imported in Guyana.
The affixing of excise stamps on units of alcohol and tobacco products is an anti-smuggling measure and is being carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Customs Act, Chapter 82:01.