Fabian Demicoli

Procedure to declare goods subject to excise when importing through the Catamaran

Businesses and individuals importing goods from Sicily through the Catamaran that are meant for re-sale must declare the goods they are importing and pay the relevant excise and other taxes due according to the procedure below:

  • Trader should register as an Excise Registered Consignee with Customs immediately. It is not a lengthy procedure and does not involve any expenses. In order to do so trader is advised to contact Mr Carmel Farrugia, Manager Excise, on 25685219.
  • Prior departure to Sicily, trader is to inform the Excise Section (25685200) that he is travelling to another EU MS and will possibly return with excisable goods. Date of return is to be communicated to Customs.

  • The Excise Section of our department will pass on the message to our Enforcement Section.    
  • On arrival, trader should provide to Enforcement Officers a copy of the invoice pertaining to excise goods and exits the gate with the goods. The invoice will be immediately passed to the Excise Section the following day.
  • Within 48 hours from arrival trader, or his representative, should call personally at the Excise Section’s offices, with the original invoice, in order to submit a formal declaration and pay the taxes due.

 

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