The list of basic commodities imported into the public entities Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba exempt from sales tax ABB has been expanded, a press release from the tax office of the Dutch Caribbean said.
This was decided after consultation between the public entities of the Dutch Caribbean and the State Secretary of Finance. At the moment there is already exemption from ABB for imported bread, rice, grain and potatoes. This exemption will now also apply to milk and dairy products, bird eggs, natural honey, vegetables, roots and tubers, fruit, coffee, tea, maté and spices, grains and various types of flour, malt, starch, wheat gluten, fats and oils, sugar and confectionery, several preparations of grain, flour, starch or milk and cakes.
This concerns in particular the basic commodities and not the further processing of these products, such as canned fruit or canned soups. The extension of the above exemptions goes into effect on January 1, 2013.
Source: The Daily Herald, November 1, 2012