CUT-OFF DATE – ALCOHOL STAMPS

Importers, retailers and resellers of alcohol products should note that “February 28, 2018” is the “cut-off date” for the application of Excise Stamps on imported alcohol products (excluding beer) that are currently in inventory.

After this date, any unstamped alcohol products may be deemed illegal and may be seized and dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Customs Laws.

In addition, importers, businesses, and persons are reminded that purchasing any alcohol products for resale without the affixed Excise Stamps is contrary to law.

Stakeholders are urged to complete the registration and INVENTORY FORMS on GRA’s website and submit to the Excise Stamps and Environmental Levy Section, Customs, Excise & Trade Operations, GRA or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The affixing of excise stamps on units of alcohol and tobacco products is an anti-smuggling measure and is being carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Customs Act, Chapter 82:01.