Perhaps because of the pending implementation of the US – Panama Free trade agreement, or maybe just to lower the cost of imports for Super 99, the government has eliminated some import duties. This change does not eliminate the 7% ITBMS just the import duty.
If the savings are passed on to consumers some prices on some items might decline in some stores. More likely, those of us who import for ourselves will save money and merchants who import goods will gain profit. Time will tell; perhaps I am too jaded and cynical.
According to Airbox express (link) the duties have been eliminated on the following items:
LIST OF ENTERING TARIFF “FREE” SCANNER, CELL PHONE, COMPUTER ACCESSORIES, ACCESSORIES FOR CELL FOR COMPUTER PART, A (data) SWITCH, ROUTER, COMPUTER (NO LIMIT VALUE) KINDLE / iPad / PALM / TABLETS, DIGITAL CAMERA, AUTOVIDEO CAMERA, MONITOR TV , COMPUTER MONITOR, TV, modem, HEADPHONES, HEADSETS, TELEPHONE OR RADIO ANTENNA, RADIO TELEGRAPHY, RADIO COMMUNICATION, SOFTWARE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
I could not find the law making this change but with the help of Velkes from Mail Box Etc, I now have a copy. If you would like to see the actual list you can click on this link and download the PDF file. LINK