Discusses requirements for products entering the country/economy temporarily. including information on warranty and non-warranty items entering the country/economy for repair.
Last Published: 6/16/2016

The Board of Customs and Excise grants temporary importation status and duty waiver for the importation of the following machinery and equipment that are to be re-exported within a period of 6 months (though it is not uncommon for extensions to be granted for up to two years) on completion of specialized government approved projects:   aircraft, ships/vessels/boats, barges/pontoons/tugs for oil exportation or approved projects, dredgers for soil erosion projects or oil drilling operations; oil rigs and accessories; and super cranes used for petrochemical construction/oil exploration and related projects.  There are ongoing plans to review the Temporary Import Permit process.

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