Montserrat Introduces New Customs Processing Fee effective 1st October

Montserrat’s Customs and Revenue Service (MCRS) announced how the approval was granted by the Legislative Assembly towards a 5% Customs Processing Fee on designated items being imported.

Starting October 1 the Processing Fee will come into force. This fee will apply to importations which are exempted from payment of duty and consumption tax, explained Director General of MCRS Frank Ferguson. “However, in general terms the fee will not be charged on items imported for Government purposes and for use by organizations such as charitable institutions.”

The Montserrat Customs and Revenue Service (MCRS) is happy to accept any questions or queries relating to the Customs Processing Fee. Points of contact are as follows: Email:; Phone: 491 3816; and Fax: 491 6909.

The introduction of this new processing fee comes into effect at the same time the amended Customs Tariffs will be on October 1. The new tariffs can be viewed online at and

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