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  • Ports of Entry
  • Prohibited Items
  • Container Restrictions
  • Beverages & Tobacco
  • Diplomatic Removals
  • Firearms & Weapons
  • Housegoods &
    Personal Effects
  • New Furnitures
  • Pets & Animals
  • Vehicles
  • Rates
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By Air:
Juan Santamaría
International Airport SJO, CR

 

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By Ocean:

Port Limon
(Atlantic Ocean)

Port Caldera
(Pacific Ocean)

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  • Drugs
  • Narcotics
  • Used Tires
  • Food
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    (only allowed small quantities for personal use)
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Restrictions only to the net weight of cargo allowed on the containers as follows:
  • 20 FT CX Maximun Weight Net:48,400 Lbs.

  • 40 FT CX Maximun Weight Net:57,200 Lbs.

  • 20 FT-40FT -45CX are acceptable to destinations in all cities.
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Documents Required
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Special permit are required (import licenses) from Ministry of Health
(Department of Health) and or IFAM. Small quantity allowed only.

Customs Regulations:
Duties are on average 110%

Clearance:
5 working days.

Remarks:
Any quantities are subject to duties.

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diplomatic


Document Required:

Copy of passport and OBL or AWB. Tax exemption must be requested to the Ministry of Foreign Relations. Embassy or mission must endorse exemption. This paper work takes 3 weeks.

Customs Regulations:
Pays no duties new or used.

Clearance:
3 working days once the exemption is approved.

Remarks:
Diplomatic shipments MAY be unloaded at the bonded warehouse prior to delivery.

Although shipment will not be inspected by customs according to the Vienna Convention.

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Documents required:

Customs Regulations:

  • Bring original invoice and registration at origin.
  • Must apply for special permit at Firearms and Explosive Department.
  • Import tax is 141%.
  • Must be costarrican resident.

Remarks:
For personal use only.

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Documents Required:


(A) New items: original invoice and OBL or AWB

(B) Used items: List of items with actual value signed by customer, copy of passport and OBL or AWB. We recommend that no insurance or other declared values be evident on inventory or shipping documents to enable maximum allowances for use factors.

Note:
For electronic and electric appliances, customs requiere: brand (make), and serial number.

Customs Regulations:
Average tax is 34%.

Clearance:
5 working days, (Customer presence is not required).

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Remarks:
All household goods and personal effects must be unloaded in bonded warehouse for customs inspection (effective October 06 1993).

All Costaricans that have lived overseas for more than two years are allowed to import all their used household goods and personal effects with lower duties.

Big appliances must not exceed one of each item. Customer must submit a letter from the nearest Costarican Consulate abroad, stating that he has lived more than two years abroad.This partial tax exemption approval takes four weeks to be approved in Costa Rica.

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furniture

Customs Regulations:
No limit on quantity.

Clearance:
5 working days.

Remarks:
Taxes are on the average of 32%.


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pets

Document Required:

Pets required health vaccination certificates dated less than 30 days prior to arrival in Costa Rica.

Clearance:
24 Hours.


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cars


Documents Required:

For clearance original title and OBL or AWB, original invoice is needed if vehicle is new.

Customs Regulations:
Automobiles and Pick Up trucks:

  • New and up to 3 years old pay 52.29% duties and taxes.
  • 4 and 5 years old pay 63.91% duties and taxes.
  • More than 5 years old pay 79.03% duties and taxes.
  • Boats 55.71%
  • Motorcycles between 35% and 60%.

Clearance:
5 working days.

Remarks:
In order to register the car and obtain the license plates it takes 8 additional working days.

Tourist are allowed to import a vehicle duty free for a period of six months, documents required same as state above plus registration of vehicle in the name of the person bringing the automobile to Costa Rica.


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Destinations Rates from San José Terminal

Effective 2017
(in US$ per 100 LBS Weight, Minimum Density 6.5)
Destination San José, Costa Rica

Household Goods

 
  Air Shipment
minimum:
[LCL/AIR US$ 600]
Surface Shipment
minimum:[1x20 US$ 1200]
[1x40 US$ 1.765]
  US$ US$
0001-2000 30 30
2001-5000 25 27
5001-8000 20 23
8001-Over 17 17



Automobiles

US$ 400.00 for destination services

Rates Include:

  • Coordination with customer and origin agent.
  • Customs clearance.
  • Local handling.
  • Unloading, unpacking, set up and removal of packing materials, pick up debris.
  • Assistance with insurance claims when required.

Rates do not include:

  • THC at Airport ($.050 per kilo chargeable)
  • Import Duties & Taxes.
  • Container Demurrage.
  • Storage
  • Difficult Access.

Origin Rates

Export packing services include:
Presurvey, complete origin service with supply of packing materials and labor at residence, export and customs documentation, and delivery to pier or air terminal.

RATES WILL BE PROVIDED BY FAX
OR E-MAIL INMEDIATELY AFTER SURVEY

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