14,000 barrels cleared under pandemic relief initiative


Antiguans and Barbudans imported more than 14,000 barrels under the Customs and Excise Division’s pandemic relief barrel initiative.


At the end of Tuesday this week, the division had reportedly processed 14,630 barrels under the initiative, which began April 1, 2020.


Under the relief initiative, each household can import barrels of food, toiletries, and anti-coronavirus items such as face masks, hand sanitizers, and disinfectant sprays.


A notice from Customs announced that it was only charging a $10 processing fee and the 10% Revenue Recovery Charge (RRC) to clear the barrels.


The programme, which was initially slated to end on June 30, 2020, was extended several times, with the last extension putting the end date at April 30, 2021.

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    • Stupes look how long he dey. Long before 2014 and now ayru ah see he. Just give me one frigging break💅🏾

      • Please Antiguans are in positions all over the world just stop it when ever Antiguans in charge of anything in antigua there’s always corruption.

  1. There is corruption more so when foreigners are in charged as they want the job and are easily manipulated to do the master’s biddings.

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