Frequently Asked Questions

A: ASYCUDA (Automated System Used for Customs Data) is a web based application used for the management of customs information regarding importation and exportation of goods. 

A: All passengers, aged eighteen and over, claiming the exemptions are entitled to import free of duty the followings items:

  • Foodstuffs to a value of $150.00 XCD
  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars
  • 2 lb. or 230g of tobacco
  • 1 litre or 40 oz. of spirits
  • 1 litre or 40 oz. of wine
  • 170 ml or 6 oz. of perfumed spirits
  • 340 ml or 12 oz. of eau de toilette

All passengers, under the age of eighteen are entitled to import free of duty the following items:

  • Foodstuffs to a value of $75.00 XCD
  • 170 ml or 6 oz. of perfumed spirits
  • 340 ml or 12 oz. eau de toilette

A: Persons caught smuggling goods are guilty of an offence and may be arrested and, subject to section 119 (Fraudulent Evasion) subsection (3), is liable to a fine of $20,000 or to 3 times the value of the goods, whichever is the greater, or to imprisonment for a term of 2 years or to both, and any goods in respect of which the offence was committed are liable to forfeiture.

A: Any person entering or leaving Anguilla shall answer such questions as the proper officer may put to him/her with respect to his/her baggage and anything contained therein or carried with them, and shall, if required by the proper officer, produce that baggage and any such thing for examination at such place as the comptroller may direct.

Any person failing to declare any baggage or thing as required under this section is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of $10,000.00 XCD or 3 times the value of the item not declared or the baggage or thing not produced, as the case may be, whichever is greater.  

A: A Broker is someone that is hired to create Customs Declarations for imported goods on behalf of customers.

A: A shipping agent/agency is a designated person or agency held responsible for handling shipments and cargo, and the general interests of its customers, at ports and harbors worldwide, on behalf of ship owners, managers and charterers.

A: Persons who wish to be Customs Brokers or Shipping Agents must first fill out an ‘ASYCUDA User Application Form’, present a valid ID, business license and write a letter addressed to the Comptroller stating the nature of the business and any other details worth noting. Once approved by Management of Customs, ASYCUDA training will be conducted for successful applicants.


  • All goods imported for business purposes.
  • All excisable goods (Vehicles, Alcohol, Cigarettes etc.)
  • Containerized cargo (Full Container Load) belonging to one consignee.
  • Officers have the discretion to require an entry to be done for reasons such as high value imports.

An exemption is the removal of a compulsory payment that would otherwise be imposed by a ruling power upon persons imports based on the purpose of their import (Educational, Health, Statutory Bodies etc.).

Persons who wish to import goods under the exemption are required to go to the respective departments in which the nature of their imports are in affiliation with (Department of Education, Health Authority, Fisheries).