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    Where can I find the rules for what we are allowed to bring in this country in our suitcase,
    both for a tourist flying in and for a Dominican who is returning from a short vacation abroad.


    Are there different limits per class of products? i.e. what is the $200US I keep hearing about?
    Are electronics a class apart i.e. computers, monitors, tv etc

    All those people who bring in TVs.... do they stuff a 32" TV in their suitcase or is it brought in separately?

    Thank you!

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    Page 4, right-hand side (you'll need to zoom in):

    https://maranatha.org/wp-content/upl...try-Packet.pdf

    Some get in easily with 32" sub $200 TVs, others don't. There's a bunch of threads here if you do a Google search.

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    Back of Customs form is as attached:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neargale View Post
    Where can I find the rules for what we are allowed to bring in this country in our suitcase,
    both for a tourist flying in and for a Dominican who is returning from a short vacation abroad.


    Are there different limits per class of products? i.e. what is the $200US I keep hearing about?
    Are electronics a class apart i.e. computers, monitors, tv etc

    All those people who bring in TVs.... do they stuff a 32" TV in their suitcase or is it brought in separately?

    Thank you!
    Even a half dozen years ago you could bring in just about anything without paying duty. Now your luggage is put through scanning equipment and the chance you bring electronics in without being caught and forced to pay duty is slim.

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    I have been "caught" with a TV and paid nothing anyway. I said it was a computer monitor and was told OK.

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    Just have a $20 in your hand, and if they ask you to open up your suitcase, show them the $20 and ask, Is this open enough.....

    Works every time.....

    My thoughts not yours.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammerdown View Post
    Just have a $20 in your hand, and if they ask you to open up your suitcase, show them the $20 and ask, Is this open enough.....

    Works every time.....

    My thoughts not yours.....
    I was going thru customs in a Latin country and heard an angry American male voice shout "What do you wanna see? The lady's panties?" and he held high several pairs of thongs etc... THey quickly closed his luggage and passed him thru. I probably would have assumed it meant there was something he was trying to hide and forged on had I been the inspector.
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    I was just wondering if things were different for Dominicans as opposed to tourists in terms of what can be brought in.

    I have entered with my laptop and tablet, no problem. I was thinking of bringing a "computer monitor" when I come back in December.

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    there is a xmas customs pardon for dominicans who live outside DR and did not visit the country for at least 6 months and there's also a law regarding what "returning dominicans" can bring.
    other than that, no.

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