Talk about last minute duty-free shopping, then you'll want to talk about Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport. This airport has come from a humble grassfield back in 1939 and has developed over the years into the ultra-modern facility that graces our shores and welcomes all to the beautiful and intriguing island of Barbados.
Duty Free Shopping
Duty free Shops are located in the passenger terminals of the Grantley Adams International Airport. Tourists may purchase duty free items at any of these stores. There is an in-bound duty free shop in the Arrivals Terminal at the Airport.
Travellers may purchase their duty free allowances on arrival. When making purchases at duty free shops other than at Ports of Entry, visitors are required to produce their travel documents, including the departure section of their immigration cards.
At the time of the Barbados Pocket Guide's launch, the below shops were available at the Grantley Adams Duty Free Shopping Concourse::
• Best Of Barbados
• Bijoux Terner
• Biway Book Store
• Columbian Emeralds
• Diamonds International
• Ganzee (Souvenirs)
• Leather and Luggage
• The Refinery Liquor Store
• Perfumes and Cosmetics
• West Indies Cricket Memorabilia
Also in the duty free section of the Grantley Adams International Airport, is a confectionery store and a convenience store with scope for additional stores in the future.
Travellers are required to pay customs duties and taxes on all dutiable goods. Duties and taxes must also be paid on all items in excess of your personal Customs Allowance (See Sections under Concessions and Allowances). Duties and taxes, if applicable, are normally charged on the Transaction Value of the imported goods, i.e, the price actually paid for them. Where there is no identifiable value declared, such as in the case of a gift, Customs reserve the right to value the item(s).
Where goods are dutiable, ad valorem or specific rates may be applied. An ad valorem rate is a percentage of the assessed value of the imported goods such as 20 %. A specific rate is a specified amount per unit of weight or other quantity such as $ per kg.