Parcel delivery to Suriname
Suriname is located on the north eastern coast of South America, bordered by Brazil, French Guiana, and Guyana, facing the Dutch Antilles. It is the smallest independent state in South America at 165,000 square kilometers. The former Dutch colony has been a independent Republic since 1975. The offical language is Dutch but Spanish and Portuguese are also common. The capital and largest city of Suriname is the coastal city of Paramaribo. The majority of the population of over 560,000 lives in or around the capital. Suriname is highly dependent on foreign exchange for most of its revenue.
Customs for parcel shipping to Suriname
Processing for incoming shipments varies partly by the value of the goods. If a parcel is worth less the $500 then clearance should take one night. Parcels valued at over $500 will take at least two days to process. All commercial shipments must be processed formally regardless of value. There will have to be a signature from the cosignee on the entry documentation before it can be cleared. Warehousing fees will apply in the meantime. Delivery is only available in Paramaribo. In any other location the cosignee would receive a written notice that the shipment had arrived.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Suriname
The following commodities are prohibited to import into Suriname: cash leters, furniture, some liquors, seeds, soil, illicit narcotics, and fruit and vegetables (unless they are from New Zealand). It is prohibited to import hazardous materials and dangerous goods. These items 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 Suriname
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. There should be an original invoice included along with two copies. The invoice should contain the cosignee's full contact information including telephone number, mobile number and email address. Fine art and antiques should be accompanied by an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.