Custom Duties

Custom duties, strategic goods, ICT-goods
Custom Duties, Strategic Goods, ICT-Goods Import Duty Tax in Suriname

Custom duties
The following duties are due upon import:
– import duty 0% to 40% on the CIF value
– statistical duty 0.5% on the CIF value
– right of consent 1.5% on the CIF value
– sales tax 12% (luxury goods 25%) on the CIF value, including the total of the aforementioned duties

With the accession of Suriname to CARICOM in 1995, the import duty regime was adapted to the CARICOM regulations. Goods produced in the CARICOM are exempt from import duties.

Strategic goods
For the import of strategic goods until September 23, 2023 the Minister of Finance en Planning has decided:
– to suspend the levying of import duties
– to suspend the levy of sales tax
– partial exemption from statistical duty up to an amount of SRD 5,-

Strategic goods:

CodeDescription
0701 9000Potato
0703 1010Onion
0902 3000Tea
0901 2100Coffee
1102 9090Oats
2102 1000Yeast
2936 2700Vitamin C and its derivatives
4015 1900Disposable gloves and others
9018 9000Instruments, devices and appliances for medical use
2309 9090Feed concentrates

Procedure to qualify for the suspension
Permission is required from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation (Ministry of Economic Affairs). Via the website of Suriname Electronic Single Window (SESW), being www.sesw.sr, an application must be made by the customs broker of the interested party.

After approval from the various departments of (Min EZ), the customs broker can print an H-03 form from the SESW system with which the import of the strategic goods can take place.

ICT-goods
For the import of ICT-goods goods until October 1, 2022 the Minister of Finance en Planning has decided:
– to suspend the levying of import duties
– to suspend the levy of sales tax
– partial exemption from statistical duty up to an amount of SRD 100,-

ICT-goods:

CodeDescription
8471 3000Computer Laptops, Computer Tablets
8471 4100Personal Computer (PC)
8473 3000parts and accessories including keyboards and mice
8528 4100 en 8528 5100Computer Monitor with a diagonally measured screen size of a maximum of 22 inches 
 

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