Tag: duty concessions

CIG gave up CI$2.85M duty on FIN project

CIG gave up CI$2.85M duty on FIN project

| 27/11/2020 | 131 Comments

(CNS): Developers behind a controversial luxury condominium project on South Church Street in George Town were given a 100% waiver of import duties up to a value of CI$2.85 million on all items relating to its construction and operation, according to documents released by the finance ministry. The period for the concession agreement with FIN […]

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Ministry waives $7.5M in duties

Ministry waives $7.5M in duties

| 30/06/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development gave away some $7.5 million in stamp and import duties during 2019, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart told the Legislative Assembly Monday as he presented the ministry’s 2019 annual report. The minister said staff had processed 831 requests for waivers, though he did not say how many had […]

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Miller makes bid to change Customs Law

Miller makes bid to change Customs Law

| 16/06/2020 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller, the independent member for North Side, is making another attempt to persuade government to amend the Customs Law to cut all duty on medicines and medical supplies and to introduce a provision to prevent duty being applied to returned and replaced goods on warranty. When the Legislative Assembly meets at the end […]

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Building duty cuts roll on despite economic boom

Building duty cuts roll on despite economic boom

| 20/12/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Government has confirmed that the 15% import duty concessions on building materials imported to Grand Cayman will continue next year, despite the current development boom and what the finance ministry called the “robust investments” in Cayman’s economy. The duty cut was originally implemented to encourage development during the recession, but according to the latest […]

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Transparency needed around concessions

Transparency needed around concessions

| 11/01/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear has commended government for improvements to public finance reporting but she is not giving the leaders a free pass, as there are still many areas that need improvement, especially when it comes to the collection of revenue and what government gives away. Winspear said she is expecting to soon see […]

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Concessions renewed for builders and developers

Concessions renewed for builders and developers

| 04/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The government will be continuing the flat 15% import duty rate on building materials imported to Grand Cayman for another year, officials have confirmed. The duty cut has been running for several years and Finance Minister Roy McTaggart claimed the concession was working and helping to boost the economy. “The government is committed […]

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MLA to press for higher local duty allowance

MLA to press for higher local duty allowance

| 26/01/2017 | 177 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for North Side will be making one last effort before the election to persuade the government that the duty allowance for Caymanians only should be increased. Ezzard Miller noted that it has been more than two decades since the $350 personal shopping allowance and the limits on liquor and tobacco were […]

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