The St. Kitts and Nevis Customs Department is a government agency with the responsibility of protecting the country from potential risks arising from international trade and travel, while facilitating the legitimate movement of people and goods across our borders.

The Customs Department has always provided the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis with an efficient revenue collection service. Over the years, duties and taxes collected by Customs have become a significant source of revenue for the Federation. In addition to being a major revenue collecting department, it is also the nation’s primary border enforcement agency.

The Customs Department includes the Central Services Unit, Baggage Hall, Air Cargo Shed, Transit Shed I & II, Boarding Office and Parcel Post.

The duties of the Customs Department include:

  • Assessing and collecting Customs duties, excise duty & other taxes on imports.
  • Processing passengers and their baggage, cargo and mail.
  • Protecting businesses against illegal trade.
  • Enforcing import and export restrictions and prohibitions.
  • Collecting accurate import and export data.
  • The assessment and collection of Customs Revenue on commodities imported or exported.
  • Institution and formulation of tax policies under Customs and Excise Laws.
  • Boarding and clearing of vessels entering and departing our waters.

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