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Customs Regulations


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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Residence Visa (or letter from Registered Lawyer and copy of petition for Residence Visa, if Customer does not have one)
  • Work Permit (or certificate from attorney)
  • Passport (original)
  • Certificate of Change of Residence
  • Letter confirming employment
  • Detailed inventory (English or Spanish)

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE IN COUNTRY AT TIME OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • Household goods and personal effects duty-free for:
    • Foreigners with Residence Visa
    • Panamanians returning after two years abroad
  • Shipments must arrive within six months of Customer
  • All shipments inspected
  • Customs inspection, Customs charges and Customs Broker's charges all payable by Customer at time of clearance
  • Additional charges incurred for storage or customs delays will be for Customer's account

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • New items, alcohol, jewelry, coins

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Foodstuff and plants
  • Narcotics and drugs
  • Straw or hay packing in lift-vans
  • Firearms, weapons and ammunition

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • High duty payable by customer at approximately 27%-30% of CIF value
  • Customer and broker must process documentation and pay duties. Customs clearance process is lengthy and demurrage is likely.
  • Documents required:
    • Title
    • Original Passport
    • Bill of  Sale
    • Original Certificate of Ownership
    • Pollution Certificate

PETS

  • Certificate of Health and Rabies Vaccination required
  • 30 day quarantine period required

 

NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers.
Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, we cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

 

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