Economy April 4, 2018 | 12:30 pm

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Customs says incoming passengers can bring items worth up to US$500

Santo Domingo.- The Customs agency on Tuesday said the rights of incoming passengers personal to bring items such as clothing, laptop, cameras, cell phone and other gifts worth up to US$500 remain intact.

“Passenger rights remain intact; it is not true that they must pay (taxes) for their items in the category of luggage, such as clothing, a laptop and camera, cell phone, among others, as well as gifts up to a ceiling of 500 dollars,” said Customs, quoted by Diario Libre.

Passengers had voiced complaints after Customs changed the form noting that they had to pay for personal articles brought to the country.

Customs said the passenger declaration form was modified to enforce Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Law 155-17, on the declaration of values ​​higher than US$10,000 “upon leaving or entering the country, gathering information regarding the origin and destination of these, as well as the data related to the owner, issuer and receiver thereof.”

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