Petition Closed

Our issue is the damaging tax proposal of increasing duty for ALL imported personal items by as much as 500%, whether by Air Freight, Ocean Freight or Courier.
This will affect all residents of Bermuda without exception.
95% of all imported items come into Bermuda via Ocean Freight, Air Freight, Courier or the Post Office, which are billed at the normal lower duty rate. Only 5% comes through the Airport, which is at a 35% duty rate.
If the intention is to 'normalize' or 'harmonize' duty rates, lower the airport back to the normal duty rates that all other methods are on.

 

Letter to
The Hon. Paula A. Cox MP, JP Premier/Finance Minister
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Hon. Paula A. Cox MP, JP Premier/Finance Minister.

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Please do not increase duty rates for shipped items.

Our issue is the damaging tax proposal of increasing duty for ALL imported personal items by as much as 500%, whether by Air Freight, Ocean Freight or Courier.
This will affect all residents of Bermuda without exception.
95% of all imported items come into Bermuda via Ocean Freight, Air Freight, Courier or the Post Office, which are billed at the normal lower duty rate. Only 5% comes through the Airport, which is at a 35% duty rate.
If the intention is to 'normalize' or 'harmonize' duty rates, lower the airport back to the normal duty rates that all other methods are on.

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Sincerely,
Bermudians and Residents for no duty increase