Discusses requirements for products entering the country/economy temporarily. Includes information on warranty and non-warranty items shipped for repairs.
Certain goods may be imported conditionally or on a temporary basis against a security bond or a deposit that is refundable on re-exportation. These include goods for business meetings or conventions, traveling salesman equipment, equipment or tools for repair work, and equipment used in film production or other short-term activities. These goods are allowed temporary entry into The Bahamas without full duty payment.
The process requires an approved application from the Ministry of Finance and a completed bond for re-exportation. Other required documents include:
Completed transshipment bond
Completed C41 Customs Form
Invoices (where applicable)
Shipping/Airline documents (bill of lading/airway bill or any other documents provided by the supplier)
Valid business License
Additional information on the temporary import process can be found on the Customs Department website.