The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) advises tobacco licence holders that the deadline to submit applications to renew certificate of registration is 1st November 2020.
Registration renewal fees are CI$500 for a retailer, CI$750 for a cigar bar and CI$5,000 for a wholesale distributor.
Applications must be submitted to the Department of Commerce and Investment’s Business Licensing Counter, located on the first floor of the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue. The counter is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A valid trade and business licence is required to renew, along with written notification of changes made since the last registration. These may include the dealer’s contact details, business location, ownership and trade of products information.
Renewal of the certificate of registration for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman must be submitted at the DCI office located in Cayman Brac at the Bodden and Bodden Building, Stake Bay on Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Applications submitted after 1st November 2020 and up to 31 December 2020 will attract a late fee of an additional 50 percent of the registration fee. Applications submitted after 31 December and up to 31 January 2021 will incur a late fee of an additional 100 percent of the registration fee. After 31 January 2021 and up to 30 June 2021, applications will attract a late fee of an additional 200 percent of the registration fee.
Any registered dealer who does not apply for a renewal by 30 June 2021, is reminded to cease all tobacco sales immediately. In order to resume dealing in tobacco products, a new application for a certificate of registration is required, along with the requisite application fee.
Application forms 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.