Customs for parcel shipping to Latvia
Parcels which enter Latvia are divided into three categories: those valued at less than 22-45 Euros, those valued at 45-150 Euros, and everything else. Commodities from the first group are not subject to taxes and duties. The second group is charged a tax. The last group is charged for duties and taxes. The rates for taxes and duties vary depending on the type of goods being shipped. Tobacco, alcohol, drugs, weapons, and strategic material are ineligible for tax exempt status, no matter what the value. Goods that enter from within the EU are charged less than those originating from outside nations.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Latvia
Hazardous materials are prohibited from being imported into Latvia, this may or may not include: acids, batteries, chemicals, corrosives, cosmetics, dangerous goods, flammables, gases, ice, infectious substances, some liquor, magnets, oxidizers, paints, perfumes, poisons, radioactive material, or toiletries.
Prohibited from importation into Latvia are credit cards, hashish pipes, furs, ice (dy, wet), jewelry, precious metals, political material, press kits, psychotherapy medications.
Parcel documents delivering to Latvia
All international parcels entering Latvia are required to have a proper declaration that includes the intent of the parcel, the estimated value, and a list of the enclosed contents. Commercial shipments require several forms of documentation, including an invoice and a bill of lading. An import license may be required depending on the country of origin and type of goods. A certificate of origin is not require for textiles. Other certificates may be necessary for animal and plant based goods, pharmeceuticals, textiles, software, marked samples, software, and antiques.
Parcel delivery limitations to Latvia
A certificate from the Ministry of Health is required to ship pharmaceuticals and vitamins. All foodstuffs require an original Sanitary/Veterinarian Certificate and Certificate of Quality, unless it is worth less than $20 USD. Smoked Salmon needs a certificate of origin as well. It is important to provide a detailed invoice for software that states the true value. Provide detailed information about shoes so the correct declaration can be made.