SLASPA Committed to Enforcing Release of Imported Vehicles Procedure
The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority as of Monday, January 7, 2019 will like to advise all vehicle importers to adhere to the following process for the release of imported vehicles from the facility.
Importers or owners must present importation documents, pay the required duties, and provide proof of registration of vehicles, including stickers and license plates and proof of insurance. This is in keeping with the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act, Section10, which states, “All vehicles and trailers must be registered before it is permitted to use on the road.”
The call for enforcement of these processes follows the prevailing challenge with vehicle owners who fail to comply with the correct procedures.
Chief of Ports Police at SLASPA, Mr. Kennedy Francis says, “SLASPA encourages persons to adhere to this process to ensure seamless operations when transacting related business with SLASPA.”
As of the effective date, imported vehicles will not exit the port without the necessary clearances from SLASPA and the Customs and Excise Department.
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