Preparing Your Shipments
Along with your C63 Form completed in quadruplicate, you are required to submit at least four copies of the Commercial Invoice and a Central Bank Exchange Control Form completed in duplicate.
Preferential treatment is offered by a number of countries in accordance with trade agreements. These trade agreements, as well as the related countries and the documents to be submitted with your C63 are listed below
|Trade Agreement||Country||Document Required|
|EU/ACP (COTONOU) Agreement||European Union||Preferential Certificate|
|CARICOM/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC||Dominican Republic||Certificate of Origin|
|CARIBBEAN BASIN INITIATIVE||United States||Preferential Certificate|
|CARICOM CARICOM||States||Certificate of Origin|
|CARICOM / VENEZUELA||Venezuela||Certificate of Origin|
|CARICOM / COLUMBIA||Columbia||Certificate of Origin|
|CARICOM / CUBA||Cuba||Certificate of Origin|
The following goods require an export licence in order to be exported:
- Black Coral
- Black Belly Sheep
- Sugar Cane Plants, Cuttings
- Sweet Potatoes
Export Licences are obtained from the Chief Price Control Officer in the Ministry of Commerce, Consumer Affairs and Business Development.
If your entire shipment is short shipped you may retrieve your shipping documents to use again. If, however, only part of your shipment was shipped you will be required to submit additional shipping documents for processing in order to effect the shipment of the remainder of the goods.
Examining Your Goods
There is a duty liability attached to some goods being exported. e.g. Ex- Warehouse, Transshipment, Drawbacks, Temporary Imports and goods subject to Value Added Tax. These goods are exported under Bond and the Customs and Excise Department reserves the right to examine these goods to verify quantities, descriptions, values, etc.
Vehicles, boats, or other goods taken abroad may be returned duty free, by proving to the Customs Department that the item(s) was/were taken out of Barbados. This proof includes the Customs Export Declaration that is obtained prior to the shipping of the good. Goods taken abroad for repairs may be subject to the payment of duties on the cost of the repairs on re-importation.