Parcel delivery to Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands are located southwest of Cuba and north east of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea. Cayman Islands is the most wealthy state in the Caribbean. The islands are considered a British Overseas Territory. It is a major offshore financial center that derives most of its revenue from indirect taxation. Other important industries are shipping (marine) and tourism. The island has over 123 ships, including bulk, cargo, chemical tankers, containers gas, petroleum, refrigerated, roll on/off, and specialized. Many foreign ships register in the Cayman Islands as well.
Customs for parcel shipping to Cayman Islands
An import duty of 5% to 22%, and 29.5% to 100% for automobiles, is applied to all goods imported to the islands. The only real exceptions are books, cameras, and infant formula. Formal shipments are delivered the next day after arrival. Usually shipments valued at less than $50 USD, and weighing less than 70 kilograms, are cleared on the same day as arrival. If a shipment is to be held by Customs a detention notice will be sent to the cosignee.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Cayman Islands
It is prohibited to import the following commodities into the Cayman Islands: bearer documents, furs, personal effects, powdered substances, seeds, soils, timber products from Liberia, pornography, counterfeit currency and goods, unregistered animals (includes marine life), weapons, firearms and ammunition, explosives, and illicit narcotics. It is prohibited to import hazardous materials or dangerous goods, and these may include: acids, batteries, biological products, chemicals, corrosives, cosmetics, flammables, gases, ice, infectious substances, liquids, magnets, oxidizers, paints, perfume, poisons, radioactive material, or toiletries.
Parcel documents delivering to Cayman Islands
There should be an original invoice included along with two copies. The invoice should contain the cosignee's full contact information including telephone number. A standard declaration is recommended for those who wish to receive preferential treatment towards taxes and duties. The declaration includes a commercial invoice and a certificate of origin. This declaration must be stamped by customs of the export country. Fine art and antiques should be accompanied by an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.