Hi all. Considering a boat
, on the hard
there since 2015. Noonsite says that after 2 years in country import
duty of 30% comes due. Extensions can be asked for apparently.
My question is when/where would import
duties be paid? If ownership
changes hands? Upon departure from Guatemala
? Seller is a bit vague on specifics of duty paid status, he may truly not know as the boat
was in Guatemala when he purchased it.
If I followed through on the sale
, and obtained exit permits etc, am I liable for any duty if the previous owner(s) in fact should have paid them years earlier but somehow avoided doing so? Time for a chat with a local broker? Tx