January 31, 2023

Government lifts Customs Duty on visitors travelling with wedding apparel

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grand-cayman-weddings-Rebecca-DavidsonGrand Cayman, Cayman Islands (27 May 2014) – The Cayman Islands is pleased to announce it has amended the Customs Tariff Law, paving the way for eliminating a duty charge on visitors travelling with wedding attire to the Cayman Islands. Recognizing the importance of the destination wedding market to Cayman, the Ministry and Department of Tourism worked quickly along with the Customs Department to abandon the policy so that wedding attire would no longer be subject to duty charges.

“Following a recent incident surrounding a wedding dress that was not declared upon entry into the Cayman Islands, we came together to address the issues around charging duty on wedding attire,” said Hon Minister for Tourism Moses Kirkconnell. “The Cayman Islands is the premiere Caribbean destination for weddings and we are committed to our thriving wedding industry especially to providing a stress free Caymankind experience for couples wishing to celebrate their nuptials on our shores.”

Cabinet has approved a policy to enable the duty free importation of wedding apparel (whether new or used) by tourists who are getting married on Island, or are part of a wedding party. The changes to the Customs Tariff Law take place effective immediately and will mean that visitors travelling with wedding attire, which includes gowns and tuxedos, can be brought into Cayman without incurring a duty charge.

“It’s important we convey to all those invested in our wedding industry that the Cayman Islands is wholly dedicated to both maintaining our high quality standards, as well as to moving the industry forward as necessary, to ensure brides and grooms are provided with a superior experience while in the Cayman Islands,” said Oneisha Richards, Deputy Director International Marketing for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.

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