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Import Duties in Grenada

Updated April 11, 2017

Like most governments worldwide, the government of Grenada restricts and controls the items that travellers and importers can bring into the country. In Grenada, the common tariff structure of the Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM) governs the duty rate on allowable imports. CARICOM has 15 member states; as of October 2010, these include Grenada, Jamaica, Barbados, Haiti and Montserrat.

Prohibited and Restricted Items

Grenada forbids the importation of food and agricultural materials such as meat, vegetables, fruit and soil. Firearms, ammunition, illegal drugs and marine specimens are also forbidden.

Animals (including pets) are acceptable, provided they have the proper import permits and health certificates. Other commercial items requiring an import permit include beer, candles, eggs, curry powder, flour, mattresses, pasta, processed pork, tissue paper and toilet paper.

Import Duties

CARICOM's common external tariff determines the duty rates for agricultural and other imported items in Grenada. Import duties are payable in either U.S. or East Caribbean currency. A limited number of Grenadian customs offices accept Visa and Mastercard. Checks or money orders should be payable to "Government of Grenada."

Duty-Free Allowances

Each traveller to Grenada may import up to 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, and one quart each of liquor and wine. Travellers may choose to import up to half a pound of smoking tobacco, instead of 200 cigarettes. All personal items are duty-free, as long as they are not in excessive quantities, or intended for commercial use or sale.

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Jae Allen has been a writer since 1999, with articles published in "The Hub," "Innocent Words" and "Rhythm." She has worked as a medical writer, paralegal, veterinary assistant, stage manager, session musician, ghostwriter and university professor. Allen specializes in travel, health/fitness, animals and other topics.