|Goods||Documents Required||Customs Prescriptions||Remarks|
||No special requirements as long as goods are USED||..|
||Allowed free importation without undergoing examination. The embassy or the corresponding agency involved must present the petition to the Department of Foreign Affairs. The exonerated customs settlement must be presented in order to withdraw the merchandise for delivery to client.||..|
||If USED, no restrictions exist. If new, it is possible that the goods may require a tax payment.||..|
An inventory certified by a Notary and shipment documents.
||These are subject to taxation according to the Inspector's appraisal.||..|
|New furniture & household goods.||
||As a new article, is subject to payment of tax as appraised by the inspector.||..|
|Works of Art, Antiques.||
If the shipment is maritime or by air freight, the following documents
Commercial invoice, OBL or AWB.
Taxes must be paid if incomplete documentation is presented, and is subject to undergoing inspection at customs.
|Precious metal objects (Jewelry, Coins, etc.)||
||Subject to payment of import tax.||It is NOT recommended to send these objects together with the rest of the shipment, as a risk of loss exists.|
|Household appliances, Electrical appliances.||
||If used, no particular prerequisite. All documents presented must be originals. All new articles are subject to taxation.||..|
Same as "Household appliances"
||Subject to payment of import taxes.||..|
||If used, there are no particular requirements if sent as part of the shipment. If new, subject to payment of import tax.||..|
|Motor vehicles and other vehicles (motorcycles, water vehicles).||
||The vehicle must be taken to the main customs office in order to be appraised. All documents presented must be originals.||If documents pertaining to the vehicle are not the originals, a surcharge of 5% of the value of the car as estimated by customs, is applied.|
|Machines, appliances, spare parts.||
Same as "Works of Art"
||An import tax must be paid in order to withdraw the machine or spare parts.||..|
Same as "Removal Goods"
||Subject to import taxation if more than 6 bottles per shipment||..|
Does not require any documents if it is included with personal
effects and is in reasonable amounts.
(See also "Removal Goods")
Subject to payment of tax.
Import tax must be paid if the alcohol is shipped in large quantities and separate from the personal effects.
|Tins and food.||
Same as "alcohol".
||..||Also subject to approval from Ministry of Health.|
|Arms, ammunition, dangerous objects.||
Authorization from pertinent authorities.
||Arms importation is very restricted and importation of ammunition and dangerous objects is prohibited.||Importation is NOT recommended.|
|Medicines, Narcotics, drugs.||
See "Removal Goods"
Authorization from the Ministry of Health and other legal
departments, such as the Department Of Agriculture Development.
Importation of drugs and narcotics is PROHIBITED.
Previous authorization must be granted by the Ministry of Agricultural
Development (Ministerio de Desarrollo Agropecuario).
Restricted, even PROHIBITED.
It is best not to include plants with household goods.
Importation is NOT recommended.
|Cats & dogs||
||..||Subject to a 40 day quarantine period.|
Same as "Cats & dogs"