Parcel delivery to Guinea
The Social Democratic Republic of Guinea is a West African country that borders Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivorie, Mali, and Senegal. Home to over 10 million people, the economy is mostly agriculture and mining. In fact is the world's second largest producer of gold and diamonds. However air, rail, and motor transportation is intermident at best. Most of the vehicles in Guinea are over 20 years old. The capital of Guinea is Conakry, the largest airport is Conakry International Airport. The citizens of Guinea speak Fula, Mandingo, Susu, and French.
Customs for parcel shipping to Guinea
Usually parcels that are worth les than $15 USD may enter the country tax and duty free. Expect delays for shipments requiring a formal entry process. When calculating duties and taxes note that the value of the commodity and the shipping charges must be considered. There are no gift exemptions in Guinea. Restricted items may include: tobacco, electronics, furniture, antiques, fine art, and jewelry. Additional duties are applicable for motor vehicles, as well as a RTL tax, and proper documentation.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Guinea
It is prohibited to import the follow types of items into Guinea: bearer documents, checks, negotiable bonds, drugs (prescription or non prescription), undeveloped film, jewelry, knives, liquor, precious metals, money orders, personal effects, precious stones, and x rays.
Guinea prohibits the importation of hazardous materials which may include: acids, batteries, biological products, chemicals, cosmetics, dangerous goods, gases, ice (dry,wet), infectious substances, paints, poisons, radioactive material, and toiletries.
Parcel documents delivering to Guinea
Parcels being shipped to Guinea should include a letter of transfer, "attestation reservation du cale", a detailed inventory written in French, an insurance certificate, and in some cases an international certificate of vaccination. A commercial invoice is requested for restricted imports. Shipments of medicine, drugs, or pharmaceuticals require authorization to clear customs. Motor vehicles need an insurance certificate, value certificate, and a document which states the engine capacity.