Importations not subject to wharfage
The Corporations of Hamilton and St. George's respectively, have appointed H.M. Customs as their agent to collect wharfage charges payable on importations except those listed below.

No wharfage is to be assessed or collected by Customs Officers on the following imported goods:

  1. Goods consigned to the Bermuda Government, Port Royal Golf Course and the Corporations of Hamilton and St. George.
  2. Goods consigned to the United Kingdom, Canadian and United States Governments or their agencies.
  3. Goods imported for the use of schools are exempt from Customs duty under the provisions of the Customs Tariff Act.
  4. Goods condemned as not fit for use, by proper authority, on which duty is not collected.
  5. Goods imported free of Customs duty under the authority of Section 3 of the Ireland Island Freeport Act 1956.
  6. All articles entitled to be considered as passenger's baggage, brought to Bermuda at the same time the passenger to whom they pertain.
  7. Goods set out in the Fifth Schedule of the Customs tariff Act, Table of Exemptions from Duty, Sec. B1-B6 inclusive, which relate to aircraft and goods generally for the maintenance and operation of commercial aircraft.
  8. Bona fide class racing boats imported by or for visiting yachtsmen for competing in a race in Bermuda.
  9. Stores and equipment landed in Bermuda for yachts taking part in ocean races.
  10. Apparatus and supplies imported by the Bermuda Biological Station.
  11. Musical Instruments brought in by local cultural societies and non-profit organisations.
  12. Un-issued postage and similar stamps, bank notes and similar documents of title etc.
  13. Bullion (excluding gold coins which are not legal tender in Bermuda).
  14. Coin – gold (excluding gold coins which are not legal tender in Bermuda).
  15. Samples brought in by travelling salesmen and taken back out of the island.
  16. Bulk oil
  17. All goods arriving through parcel post and at the Ireland Island (Freeport).
  18. Goods set out in the Fifth Schedule of the Customs Tariff Act, Table of Exemptions from Duty, Sec. G1-G4 inclusive, which relate to the following goods certified by the Department of Tourism: prizes for sports; publicity goods; sails for visiting yachtsmen; and convention materials.
  19. All goods being exported from these Islands.
  20. Vessels and aircraft which arrive in Bermuda under their own power.
  21. Goods consigned to charitable or religious organisations and exempt from Customs duty under the provisions of the prevailing Customs Tariff Act

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