Changes in Customs Duty


In August, Executive Council approved to amend the structure of the Customs Tariff on vehicles so that the basis of duty payable is based on fixed incremental rates of duty rather than a percentage applied to the value of a vehicle.

From 1 December 2019, the following rates will apply when clearing a vehicle at HM Customs on St Helena:

Emission Bands Tax rate per vehicle (£)
0g per km £200
1-100g per km £450
101-120g per km £900
121-165g per km £1,260
166-185g per km £1,530
185-200g per km £2,660
> 200g per km £3,500

Motorcycles will also move to a fixed rate of £700 instead of 35%. Customs duty on heavy vehicles such as lorries and plant machinery will remain unchanged and will continue to be charged on value.

For further details please contact HM Customs & Excise on telephone no: 22287.

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29 November 2019

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470