Cargo Shipping To Costa Rica
If you are thinking about cargo shipping household items or other goods to
Costa Rica, there are some customs rules and required paperwork that you might
want to know about in advance. You can contact Cargo Experts for more
information or for a free cargo shipping estimate.
If you are
cargo shipping goods to Costa Rica, make sure you have a detailed inventory of
your cargo documented in either Spanish or English.
Dear CARGO EXPERTS...The truck driver and members of
the loading crew were great (friendly and courteous). They made sure everything
was packed securely.
Andy P. in Costa Rica
Your shipping inventory should include the value of the items declared for
customs, with information about the number of cartons in your cargo shipping
container. If you are shipping equipment or electrical appliances, make sure to
include the brand name, serial numbers, models and pricing information.
When cargo shipping to Costa Rica, all of your used household goods and personal
items are subject to import taxes and duties. There are exemptions to this rule
for diplomats, members of government or international organizations, and for
Costa Rican citizens who have lived away from Costa Rica for two years or more.
Depending on your situation, you may be required to pay taxes even if you are
exempt from duty fees.
Cargo Shipping Rules About New Items to Costa Rica
If you are shipping new items to Costa Rica, make sure you have an original
receipt. New items are also subject to high duty fees. If you are shipping
large appliances to Costa Rica, you are not allowed to ship more than one of
each type of appliance. In addition, when shipping computers to Costa Rica,
there are specific import regulations you will be required to follow.
Items Restricted or Prohibited from Cargo Shipping to Costa Rica
If you are shipping cargo to Costa Rica, it is important to note that some items
are prohibited or restricted. The following items are prohibited or
restricted when cargo shipping to Costa Rica:
- Alcohol (only small quantities for personal use are allowed)
- Tires that have been used
- Drugs and narcotics
- Pornographic material
Weapons and ammunition require an original invoice and registration at
origin. You must also have a special permit from Costa Rica's Firearm and Explosive
Department. If you are shipping animal products or agricultural goods
including plants, tobacco products, or food items, you should expect to pay
import taxes and you may also be required to obtain a special permit.
Interesting in Shipping a Car to Costa Rica?
If you are moving to Costa Rica or are living in
Costa Rica for an extended period of time, you
might decide to ship a car to Costa Rica. In order to ship a car to
Costa Rica, it is important to note that you may be expected to pay import taxes and duties unless you qualify for an exemption.
The cost of car shipping to Costa Rica varies depending on the type of vehicle you are shipping and this includes the value, model, year and additional info.
In order to ship a car to Costa Rica, you will need certain original documents.
Plan to have the following:
In addition, as of June 7, 2000, all vehicles entering Costa Rica must undergo a
Smog Test from Costa Rica's Environmental Protection Agency. An
experienced cargo shipping company like Cargo Experts can provide you with all
the information you need to know about how to ship a car to Costa Rica.
- Registration card
- Invoice for the purchase of your vehicle
- Vehicle title
If you need cargo shipping to Costa Rica or to any other destination worldwide, Contact Cargo Experts for more specific information about
the country-specific rules and regulations. Call Cargo Experts toll free today at 866-994-7822 with any questions you
might have about cargo shipping to Costa Rica or for a free
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