Parcel delivery to Paraguay
Paraguay is a land locked country in South America. It is bordered by Argentina, Brazil, and Bolivia. Paraguay is the fastest growing economy in South America. It relies largely on the re-exportation of foreign imports, and a large private sector of street vending and agriculture. Paraguay's transportation system is described as adequate. They have a network of roads, railways, and airports, but major improvements are needed. In most cases valuables and luxuries require additional authorization. It is not advisable to ship personal effects to this country, unless it is for a permanent move.
Customs for parcel shipping to Paraguay
If the value of the shipment is more than $100 USD then it must be processed by an accredited broker. Usually if a parcel is worth less than $20 USD then it is admitted tax and duty free. The IVA tax in Paraguay is 10%. Shipments may be assessed numerous charges, including taxes, duties, customs fees, brokerage fees, and others. The cost for clearance may therefore exceed the total value of the parcel itself. This varies depending on the type of commodity involved. All shipments are subject to inspection, despite their value. Packages exceeding 31.5 kilograms require formal clearance and additional carriage fees.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Paraguay
The following types of goods are prohibited from importation into Paraguay: illicit narcotics, pornography or obscene material, weapons or explosives, military equipment, machinery used to make counterfeit currency, games of chance, blank airline tickets, bearer documents, non alcoholic beverages, personal effects, powders, canes, fans, plants and soil.It is prohibited to import hazardous materials into Paraguay. These may include: acids, batteries, biological products, chemicals corrosives, cosmetics, dangerous goods, flammables, gases, gun powder, ice (dry,wet), infectious substances, liquids, magnets, oxidizers, paints, perfume, radioactive material, or toiletries.
Parcel documents delivering to Paraguay
Those importing into Paraguay are advised to have their legal identification documents in order. Each shipment shuld include a comprehensive inventory in Spanish that has been typed and notarized, a packing list, a customs certificate. Other applicable documentation may be a residence permit, Proof of Economic Solvency, "Certificado de Informatica", "Certificado Sanitario", "Certificado de Vida v Residencia", or "Declaracion Jurada de Acatar Leyes". In most cases these have to be issued by the designated authority.