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Customs Extends Hours

The Customs Department is open for longer hours at its Collections Office to allow pick up of packages before Christmas.

For the two weeks leading up to Christmas, that is Monday, 11 December 2017 through Friday, 22 December 2017, the Collections Office will operate from 8.30am-5pm instead of the usual closing time of 4 pm. However, it will close at 12 noon on Saturday, 16 December 2017.

During this period, the Customs Courier Office will be open regular hours from 8.30am to 4.30pm and remain closed on Saturdays.

Acknowledging the steep rise in imports during the Christmas season, Deputy Collector of Customs and head of the Revenue Collection Portfolio, Mr. Kevin Walton said Customs is offering the increased hours to give importers the opportunity to clear their goods before the holidays begin.

"We want our customers' holiday experience to be a very happy one, so we have decided to extend the hours to help facilitate trade," Mr. Walton added.

Both the Collections Office and the nearby Courier Office will be closed on Saturday, 23 December 2017. They will reopen on Wednesday, 27 December 2017, at which time they will revert to their regular hours for the rest of the week (8.30am to 4 pm for the Collections Office and 8.30am to 4.30pm for the Courier Office). Both offices, however, will be closed on Saturday, 30 December 2017, and resume regular operations at 8.30am on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.

The Collections Office is located at Customs Headquarters on Owen Roberts Drive, while the Courier Office is located on the same road between the Airport Post Office and the Customs warehouse.

The Customs Department's seaport and airport operations will remain open throughout Christmas and New Year's.

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For further information contact: Bina Mani