Packaging when shipping to St. Tome and Principe
It is a good idea to consult with your shipping company for packaging guidelines before you ship your parcel to the Democratic Republic of St. Tome and Principe. This way you can properly adhere to their standards, if possible, and even enlist their help if you think you need it.
Parcel documents delivering to St. Tome and Principe
The Democratic Republic of St. Tome and Principe is a Portuguese speaking country which is why when you fill out your documentation for your parcel shipments to there, you are going to want to make them either in Portuguese or in English. It is a good idea to have them in both languages, if at all possible, and as with shipping anywhere in the world, you will want to make yourself a copy of all the documents you place with your parcels so that you have copies on hand in case you need to refer to them. You will need a Bill of Lading and a Certificate of Origin filled out when you ship there as well as the original commercial invoice, if applicable. If you need help with any other these, you can either contact their Customs department or talk to your shipping company as they will be able to point you in the right direction.
Parcel delivery limitations to St. Tome and Principe
You should always check before you ship the prohibited items list if you are shipping to the Democratic Republic of St. Tome and Principe so that you do not accidentally send something there that is not allowed. Currently you are not allowed to ship any blank stock airline tickets, pornography, precious metal or stones, ivory or gambling devices, among a few other things. There is also a list of restricted items, such as human remains, that you would need prior written permission to ship these goods there in order for them to be allowed into the country.