Importers of vehicles with used tyres will be fined – GRA reminds

first_imgImporters of vehicles with used tyres, including the spares, will have to face fines from next month, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) warned in a statement on Wednesday.“(GRA) hereby informs vehicle importers and the general public that effective June 1, 2017, persons importing vehicles with used tyres, including the spare, which do not conform to the stipulated standards set out following the recently-amended laws will be required to pay fines for each tyre not in conformity,” the revenue body said.The categories of motor vehicles for which used tyres are restricted include motor cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, pick-ups, buses and other similar vehicles. The GRA added that the restriction excludes heavy-duty vehicles such as trucks, lorries, vehicles used in the agricultural and industrial sectors, and special purpose vehicles.Following the February 1, 2017 imposition of the ban on used tyres, in accordance with Part II of the Second Schedule to the Customs Act (List of Restricted Imports), the Authority had allowed a one-month phase-in period.During that period, tyres on used vehicles were allowed entry into the country once the vehicles were purchased and shipped prior to April 1, 2017. Importers were told that if vehicles with used tyres were brought in thereafter, they would face the penalty.However, the GRA in Wednesday’s missive pointed out that while the controversial restriction on used tyres became effective on April 1, it has been observed that vehicles were still being imported with used tyres. The standard set for used tyres to be allowed (once they were imported with the vehicle) is no less than 6mm in measurement.“This standard was set and is being monitored by GRA in conjunction with the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS). However, when tyres are imported separately, only brand new tyres shall be allowed into the country. This measure also became effective April 1 in accordance with the amended Law,” the tax agency noted.Importers of used tyres on vehicles not in conformity with the 6 mm and over standard will be fined for each category of tyres – $10,000 for motor cars, vans, minibuses; and $15,000 for SUVs and pick-up vehicles.“It must be noted that importers of vehicles not in conformity will be required to pay the fines per tyre prior to the vehicles being released by Customs,” the tax body noted.Moreover, the GRA reminded that the Customs duty charged on new tyres was reduced from 30 to 15 per cent effective February 1, 2017.Even as Government forges ahead with implementing the new law, the Guyana Used Tyres Association continues to protest the move, staging several picketing exercises to get Government to reverse the ban, but to no avail.The Association has even submitted a petition with over 100 signatures. According to information supplied by the dealers, used tyres cost between $3000 and $5000, whereas new ones would be more than two times that price, as they lament the impact the ban has had on the livelihood of used tyres dealers.last_img read more

Donegal Student Choir in rehearsals – Pic Special

first_imgStudents from secondary school from all over Donegal pictured at the rehearsal at the Raddison Hotel in Letterkenny for the Donegal Student Choir under the guidance of Anne McAteer of Errigal College.Our photo includes students from Gairmscoil Chú Uladh Ballinamore, Magh Éne College Bundoran, Coláiste na Carriage, Carrick, Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Deele College Raphoe, Finn Valley College, Stranorlar, Errigal College Letterkenny, Crana College Buncrana, Abbey Vocational School Donegal Town and Mulroy College Milford.All photos by kind permission of Brian McDaid. Gairmscoil Chœ Uladh, Balinamore pictured with tutor Kelly McGroryErrigal College, Letterkenny with Enya O’Donnell and Margaret McAteerDeelle College, Raphoe with Maranda LyndonMagh ƒne College Bundoran with Sarah LukeMolloy College with Karen PattonCrana College Buncrana students at the rehearsals.Abbey Vocational School, Donegal with Loraine QuinnFinn Valley College, Stranorlar with Lisa Trayor and Luise CampbellSt Catherine College Killybegs, with Mary Gallagher and Karen Mc CruddenCol‡iste na Carriage, Carrick with Colette Mc DevittColgate Ailigh , Letterkenny with Marie Mc TeagueThe dancers that will compete in the “strictly come dancing” for Colaiste Ailigh at the Mt Errigal starting on April 1st pictured at their press conference to announce details of their forthcoming event. Photo Brian McDaidDonegal Student Choir in rehearsals – Pic Special was last modified: March 9th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘AUTUMN HEATWAVE’ ON WAY – SUNSHINE AND 16C, SAY FORECASTERS

first_imgDONEGAL is set to experience some of the mildest November weather in years – with sunshine and temperatures of up to 16C on the way.It won’t be warm enough to go for a dip – but it certainly will be nice enough for a dander on one of the county’s top beaches.Rain and showers will hit the county on Friday afternoon and evening, but Saturday will be bright, sunny and around 12C to 14C. And temperatures will rise on Sunday and Monday to 16C. It will be breezy at times, say Met Eireann, but the bright sunny temperatures will bring weather that we didn’t even see during the summer.“It will stay dry and mild with winds continuing to moderate. Monday will be dry with sunny spells and relatively mild, easterly breezes,” said Met Eireann this evening.The BBC is forecasting 15C for Sunday with sunny spells – and up to 16C for Monday but with more cloud that RTE is predicting.So far Micky the Postman’s predictions of a mild season are coming true…against the long term forecasts of some experts who said we should have snow by now! © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content and Ideas, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com ‘AUTUMN HEATWAVE’ ON WAY – SUNSHINE AND 16C, SAY FORECASTERS was last modified: November 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal weatherdonegaldaily.comsunshinewarm and mildlast_img read more