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Puerto Rico Alert: New Rules for Paying use Tax on Imported Goods


Dear Valued Customer,

Recently the Puerto Rico Treasury Department enacted new rules for paying Use Tax on imported goods. One of these changes is that the applicable Use Tax for imported goods must be paid before taking possession of the goods. We have included the following link to provide further information.

As a result, the new rules and government requirements are delaying the procedures for releasing cargo until payment confirmation is received. In order to support and expedite the processes of releasing the cargo, CCL will be offering tax clearance services as follow:

 – Tax Release Fee 
   o $15.00 per LCL shipment
   o $30.00 per FCL shipment
   o $50.00 per vehicle
   o $125.00 vehicle registration

 – Disbursement Fee
   o 6% of the tax amount

If you have any questions please, contact your sales representative or the CCL team at 1-787-793-8575. 

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Thank you for your continued support,