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  • EXTRAORDINARY

    OFFICIAL GAZETTE THE BAHAMAS PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY

    NASSAU 281h June, 2013 (A)

  • S.l. No.

    62

    63

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    TITLE PAGE

    The Customs Management Regulations, 2013 2

    The Customs Flag, Seal and Symbol Notice, 2013 233

  • CUSTOMS MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS, 2013

    Arrangement of Sections

    Section

    PART I-PRELIMINARY 6 I. Citation and commencement. ............................................................................... 6 2. Interpretation ........................................................................................................ 6 3. Forms ................................................................................................................... 7 4. Penalties ............................................................................................................... 7

    PART 11-ADMINISTRATION 7 5. Days and hours of general attendance .................................................................. 7 6. Application for Customs services ......................................................................... 8 7. Attendance fees for Customs officers ................................................................... 8 8. Attendance fees for means of transport .......................................................... .... .. 9

    PART Ill-ARRIVAL AND REPORT OF MEANS OF TRANSPORT 9 9. Report ofvessels .................................................................................................. 9 10. Report ofaircra:ft ................................................................................................ IO 11. Arrival at two or more ports ............................................................................... IO 12. Vessels in ballast. ............................................................................................... 10 13. Description of cargo in reports ........... , .. -............................................................. 1 0 14. Weight or measurement of cargo to b~ r~ported ................................................ .IO IS. Reporting cargo for other ports ................................................................. ......... l l 16. Cargo remaining on board .......................................................................... ........ 11 17. Stores to be produced ............................................................................. ............ 11 18. Duty free allowance of stores ................................................ .............. ............... 11 19. Amendment of inward reports .............. ................ ....................................... ..... l 2.

    PART IV- UNLOADING AND REMOVAL OF CARGO 13 20. Unloading ofloads ............................................................................... .............. l 3 21. Applicatio~ to unload at sufferance wharves and unapproved places ................ .l3 22. Provision of accommodation and transport ............ : ........................................... 13 23. Goods not to be unloaded at a sufferance wharf until entered ............................ 14 24. Permit to re-land goods ...................................................................................... 14 25. Certificate oflanding ......................................................................................... .l4

    PART V- ENTRY, EXAMINATION AND DELIVERY 14 26. Form of entry ...................................................................................................... l 4 27. Disembarkation of persons ................................................................................. 1 S

  • 28. Access to baggage room ..................................................................................... 16 29. Baggage to be taken to examination place ........................................................ .16 30. Baggage declaration ........................................................................................... l7 31. Baggage examination ......................................................................................... 17 32. Unclaimed baggage ............................................................................................ 17 33. Unaccompanied baggage declaration ................................................................. 17

    PART VI- GENERAL AND PRIVATE BONDED WAREHOUSES 18 34. Appointment of bonded warehouse ................................................................... .18 35. Bonded warehouse-keeper's licences and fees .................................................... l8 36. Bonds for bonded warehouses ............................................................................ l8 37. Bonded warehouses to be numbered ................................................................. .l9 38. Obligations of warehouse keeper ........................................................................ l9 39. Stowage of goods in bonded warehouse ............................................................. 19 40. Warehouse-keeper to produce goods deposited .................................................. 20 41. Alterations to bonded warehouses ...................................................................... 20

    PART VD- GOVERNMENT BONDED WAREHOUSES 20 42. Rent charges in Government bonded warehouses .............................................. 20 43. Goods to be removed when Government bonded warehouse closed .................. 21

    PART vm- WAREHOUSING PROCEDURE 21 44. Goods not to be warehoused .............................................................................. 21 45. Owner to keep packages in repair ....................................................................... 21 46. Goods refused for warehousing .......................................................................... 22 47. Time during which goods may be warehoused ................................................... 22 48. Conditions ofrepacking in warehouse ............................................................... 22 49. Transfer of ownership of goods ....................................... ................................ ... 22 50. Entries for warehoused goods ........................................................................... .23 51. Bonds to be furnished ......................................................................................... 23 52. Acceptance by warehouse-keeper ....................................................................... 23 53. Goods to be consigned to the Customs authority ............ : ................................... 23

    PART IX- PROVISIONS RELATING TO CUSTOMS WAREHOUSES-24 . 54. Custo~ warehouse charges ............................................................................... 24 55. Customs houses deemed to be Customs warehouses .

    ........................................................................................................................... 24

    PART X- ENTRY OUTWARDS AND LOADING OF A MEANS OF TRANSPORT 24 56. Entry outwards ofvessels ................................................................................... 24 57. Entries for exportation ........................................................................................ 25 58. Loading of goods ............................................................................................... 25 59. Application to load at sufferance wharves and unapproved places ..................... 25 60. Provision of accommodation and transport ........................................................ 25

  • 61. Goods not to be loaded at sufferance wharf until entered ................................... 26 62. Master to deliver passenger list.. ........................................................................ 26 63. Loading before entry .......................................................................................... 26 64. Cargo landed in error .......................................................................................... 27 65. Loading of duty paid and free stores .................................................................. 27 66. Loading of drawback and dutiable stores ........................................................... 27 67. Transfer of stores ................................................................................................ 27 68. Conditions of loading or transfer of stores ......................................................... 27 69. Production of stores before landing ................... ................................................. 28 70. Conditions under which goods are deemed to be put on board .......................... 28 71. Transshipment entry and bond form ................................................................... 28 72. Transshipment direct .......................................................................................... 29

    PART XI- DEPARTURE AND CLEARANCE OF A MEANS OF TRANSPORT 29 73. Exemption of certain vessels from clearance ..................................................... 29 74. Form of clearance ofvessel. .............................................................................. .30 75. Outward manifest ofvessel.. ........................................ ............................. ........ .30 76. General declaration and clearance of aircraft ..................................................... 31 77. Shipments short or in excess of manifest... ....................................................... .31

    PART XII- COASTING TRADE 31 78. Coastwise transire and clearance ...................................................

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