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The Customs Tariff (Budget Amendment) Bill 2021 will see tax duties reduced on a number of items.

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told parliament last week that changes to the 1986 Tariff Law would reduce tax duties on green tea from five percent to free.

“There will be a reduction in tax duties on fruit juices that are not locally made or have no added sugar from 32% to 15%,” he said.

Mr. Sayed-Khaiyum said there would be an increase in tax duties under item 6305 from five percent to 32 percent to protect domestic suppliers of bags and bags that fall under this heading.

He also said the accompanying baggage allowance would be increased from $ 1,000 to $ 2,000 for bona fide passengers disembarking in Fiji.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the amendment to the bill would see the introduction of an additional allowance for unaccompanied baggage valued at no more than $ 2,000 for bona fide passengers disembarking in Fiji, l ” introduction of a crew allowance for flight crew members of scheduled international commercial flights, increase in the age limit for use and overhaul of gasoline and diesel vehicles from two years to five years from of the year of manufacture under concession code 287 to ensure accessibility to newer and quality models of public service vehicles, provide hotels and resorts that have been granted tariff concessions under concession code 235 for renovations and renovations, a new reduced rate of free tax excise and free import excise from August 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022 and a reduction in tax duties on dairy products rs, such as powdered milk, liquid milk, butter, yogurt and cheese from 32% to 5% as of August 31, 2022.

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