November 21, 2019

Cayman Islands Customs online registration

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From Cayman Islands Customs The Customs Department would like to encourage persons or businesses who have not yet registered with Customs to please complete this process through their online portal, COLS.¬† COLS can easily be accessed by logging on to customs.gov.ky or using the following link online.gov.ky.cols/faces/home. We are encouraging all persons and businesses who […]

Cayman Islands Customs extends hours for imports during December 2018

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From Cayman Islands Customs Department To facilitate imports, Customs will be extending opening hours at their Collection office only during the last week before Christmas (17 to 21 December 2018), and again after Christmas (27 and 28 December 2018). To better serve customers, Customs will be open to the public from 8:30 am to 5:00 […]

Cayman Islands Customs arrest for importation of cocaine

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On Friday night, 9 November 2018, in a joint Customs and Police intelligence led operation at the Owen Roberts International Airport, Customs Officers arrested a 30-year-old male Jamaican national on suspicion of possession and¬†importation of approximately five pounds of cocaine. The passenger had arrived on Cayman Airways flight 621 from Kingston Jamaica. In announcing the […]

Cayman Islands Customs arrests three for drug offences

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From Cayman Islands Customs Department The Customs Department has announced the arrests of a 24-year-old and a 43-year-old Cayman nationals as well as a 22-year-old American national for various drug offences. Acting Assistant Collector of Customs Mr. Trevor Tummings of the Customs Narcotics Enforcement Team stated that the arrests were a result of three separate […]

Cayman Islands Customs enacts policy change

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The Cayman Islands Customs Department has implemented a policy change with respect to the use of the Customs Declaration Form for inbound passengers at all airports and seaports, which will take effect 30th June, 2018. This includes our Customs operations on the Sister Islands, but, cruise passengers are specifically excluded from the policy change and […]

Cayman Islands Customs announces drugs and firearm arrests

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The Cayman Islands Customs Department has announced five recent arrests. On Tuesday, 9th January 2018, a 24 year old male Nicaraguan national was arrested by Customs for Possession and Importation of Ganja at the Owens Roberts International Airport following his arrival on a Cayman Airways charter flight from Nicaragua. He was bailed and has already […]

Cayman Islands Customs urges companies to register for Online Clearance

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Although Customs had some challenges with the functionality of our new IT platform when it was first rolled out on November 1st, 2017, most of the glitches have been fixed, and we have processed so far over 300 declarations and counting.¬† Thus far, over 600 importers have been registered and verified as recognised traders with […]

Cayman Islands Customs new online system goes live

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As announced previously, today (Wednesday, 1 November 2017) the Customs Department launched Phase 1 of its project to transition from its legacy IT Platforms to its enhanced IT Platforms. Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said, “The transition will ultimately see the phasing out of the Customs Department’s legacy IT Platforms in favor of enhanced IT […]

Cayman Islands Customs say “No recent seizure of sex toys”

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From Cayman Islands Customs Dept. As a result of multiple media enquiries concerning the seizure of sex toys by Customs Officers, the Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has stated that upon his personal review of the matter, he has determined that there were no recent seizures of sex toys from Reflections Store. However, Mr. Clifford […]

Cayman Islands Customs narcotics search leads to another arrest

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From Cayman Islands Customs Narcotics Search Leads to Another Customs Arrest On Thursday night, 8th June 2017, the Customs Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Customs K-9 Unit and Customs Fraud Enforcement Team, along with representatives from the Agriculture Department, searched asecond residence for undeclared goods. As a result of that search, material suspected to be narcotics […]