Barbados

Use of customs brokers

Regulation 183 of the Customs Act Cap 66, enacted in 1963, states that a person may not transact business with Customs on behalf of others, unless he holds a license to do so, issued by the Comptroller of Customs.

However, Regulation 185 states that a person shall not be required to hold a license to transact business with Customs on his own behalf. The Customs Department operationalizes Regulation 185 by allowing importers if they so require, to transact business with Customs without the use of a Customs Broker.

A list of all Customs Brokers and the law governing their requirement can be found on the website listed below:

http://asycuda.customs.gov.bb