Commissioner of Customs

Role Summary

The successful applicant will plans and directs the operations of the Customs Department to administer and ensure compliance with Customs laws.  Manages the human, financial and other resources allocated to the Department. Monitors marine traffic in the Virgin Islands and liaises with other enforcement bodies.  Ensures the prohibition of controlled substances.

Main Responsibilities

Customs Headquarters Upstairs Road Town Ferry Terminal

Friday, 25 January 2019 - 12:22pm

The public is notified that Her Majesty’s Customs Headquarters is now located upstairs the Road Town Ferry Terminal.

Customs To Relocate To Upstairs Road Town Ferry Terminal

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - 11:28am

The public is notified that Her Majesty’s Customs headquarters will be relocated from the Louis Malone Building in Road Town to upstairs of the Road Town Ferry Terminal on Wednesday, January 23

Unclaimed Goods To Be Auctioned October 27

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 11:49am

Unclaimed goods left for more than two months at the ports will be sold at a public auction on Saturday, October 27 in accordance with the Customs Management and Duties Act No.6 of 2010 Section 52 (8).

Government Extends Customs Duty Exemption Period

Friday, 3 August 2018 - 6:09pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands has announced that the Customs Duty exemption period has been extended until August 31 and September 30, for two categories of importers.   

Partnerships To Protect The Territory’s Borders

Monday, 4 June 2018 - 4:50pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands continues to fight crime and its causes and is fostering joint partnerships with local and international authorities to strengthen and improve the Territory’s border protection. 

Unclaimed Goods To Be Auctioned/ Disposed On April 7

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 5:11pm

Importers of unclaimed goods left for more than two months at Her Majesty’s Customs and the BVI Ports Authority are advised that these items must be cleared by Friday, April 6 to avoid having them sold at public auction.

Customs Duty Exemption Expires On March 31

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 4:32pm

The public is reminded that the Customs Duty exemption period will expire on March 31, 2018.

Training In Bio Security And Border Protection Begins

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 1:32pm

Officers of the Department of Customs, BVI Ports Authority, Environment Health, National Parks Trust, Conservation and Fisheries and the Agriculture Quarantine staff are participating in a one-week training on Biosecurity and Port Protection from February 19 to 23.  

Customs Resumes Cargo Discharge At Port Purcell

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 9:54pm

Her Majesty’s Customs Department has resumed its cargo discharge at Port Purcell.

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