The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew, announced removing Import duty or Import Tax on School supplies in the federation. The relaxation on the import of school supplies will extend till September 30, 2023. Under Dr Drew’s leadership, the Government has been taking several crucial steps to ascertain that the country’s general population can be free from financial burdens.
The Prime Minister and his administration are committed to taking most of the financial burden off the people. By removing the import duty, most school supplies will be available at a lower cost. The reports suggest that the tax relief will also allow the country’s households to afford various school supplies, including stationery, books etc, at a lower price.
The extension of the tax redemption will allow the students to get the supplies, books, and stationery for the 2023 school session. The Prime Minister expressed his delight in announcing the initiative. Further, In a previous statement, he asserted that this gesture is the Government’s effort to bring financial relief to people.
The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis is also receiving great praise and appreciation for his actions. The people of the country took to their social media accounts to share their appreciation.
The exempted items include exercise books, textbooks, geometry sets, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, et al. These items and several other items on the list will also remain exempt from Import Duty, Value Added Tax, and Custom Service charges from July 10 to September 30.
The people of the country expressed that, This is commendable. Compassionate and caring Government,
Another social media user, Chèlsa Garcia, applauded the Prime Minister, Dr Terrance Drew, ‘s efforts toward the betterment of the people. She wrote, Good efforts. Minimum wage next, I hope.
St Kitts and Nevis are not producing these products in the country. Accordingly, it is a great gesture on the part of the government.