Most Read Contributor in Cayman Islands, September 2016
The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) reminds
all tobacco dealers that according to the Tobacco Law, their
applications for registration renewals must be submitted by 1
Because 1 November falls on a Sunday, DCI advises the dealers to
have their renewals in by Friday, 30 October.
Applications submitted between 2 November and 31 December will
attract a late charge fee that is 50% higher than the regular
renewal rate. Applications submitted between 1 January and 31
January will incur a late fee of 100% of the regular renewal rate.
Any dealer who does not apply for a renewal before 31 January must
cease operations for one year before he or she is allowed to submit
a new application.
DCI Director Ryan Rajkumarsingh said tobacco dealers who do not
adhere to the law will face penalties.
'The Tobacco Law (2008) requires dealers to register their
tobacco products annually', he said. 'Failure to comply
means that persons are operating illegally, and therefore they are
subject to fines or prosecution'.
Annual registration renewal fees are CI$500 for a retailer;
CI$750 for a cigar bar; and CI$5,000 for a wholesale
Renewal application forms are available on www.dci.gov.ky,
and at the Business Licensing Counter (formerly known as the Trade
and Business Licensing Counter) located on the first floor of the
Government Administration Building.
All applications must be submitted along with a current trade
and business licence certificate, and written notification of
changes made since the last registration, such as the dealer's
contact details, business location, ownership, and trade of
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