Domestic pets (cats and dogs) may be imported and require an A.W.B., health certificate, vaccination against rabies and the invoice indicating value of the animal.
Please note: For customs clearance (or tax exemption, if needed), all documents must be ORIGINALS and complete. No shipment can be delivered until customs procedures are completed, duties and taxes are paid and our agent receives final authorization form customs officials.
Outgoing shipments require an export permit and are subject to customs inspection.
Please be informed that in order to avoid unnecessary customs in Costa Rica, a general description of what the shipment consists of has to be declared on the Bill of Lading, as well as the exact amount of pieces and the real weight.
DESCRIPTION: Furniture, Used Clothes, Electrical Appliances, Ornaments, Utensils, Books, Chinaware, Rugs, Paintings, Lamps, Crystal.
WEIGHT: 1250 KG, 60 Pieces
If pieces are packed into wooden lift vans, the number of pieces will be the number of vans and not the quantity of boxes inside.
Please do not declare under any circumstances on the Bill of Lading: Household Goods or Personal Effects.
Effective January 1st, 2005 a new regulation to import shipments packed in wood will be implemented. Each wooden crate that comes into the country, must have an identification on the treatment provided to eliminate plagues. Customs clearance takes approximately 10 working days, once shipment has arrived to port.