Tobacco licence holders are reminded of the 5 pm Thursday, 1 November 2018 deadline to apply for their annual licence renewals.
Annual registration renewal fees are CI$500 for a retailer, CI$750 for a cigar bar and CI$5,000 for a wholesale distributor.
Persons in Grand Cayman must submit their applications at the Business Licensing Counter, located on the first floor of the Government Administration Building. Applicants must provide 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 products information.
For persons in the Sister Islands, applications must be submitted to DCI Senior Licensing Officer, Mrs. Lolita Bodden-Arch, in the Bodden and Bodden building on Cayman Brac.
Licensees are reminded that applications submitted between 2 November 2018 and 31 December 2018 will attract a late charge fee that is 50% higher than the regular renewal rate. Applications submitted between 1 January 2019 and 31 January 2019 will incur a late fee of 100% of the regular renewal rate. After 31 January 2019 and up to 30 June 2019, applications will attract a late fee of an additional 200 per cent of the registration fee.
Any dealer who does not apply for a renewal before 30 June 2019 must cease operations for one year. Following that year, in order to resume tobacco sales, he or she must submit an application for a completely new grant, rather than a renewal.
For persons who want to become first-time tobacco dealers, documentation for new tobacco licence grants can be submitted at any point during a given calendar year.
Applications can be downloaded from the Department of Commerce and Investment’s website, www.dci.gov.ky. For more information, contact DCI’s Tobacco Administrator, Ms Samone Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mrs. Bodden-Arch on 948-2400.