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Moving to Panama, Shipping Household Goods to Panama

Moving to Panama, Shipping Household Goods to Panama

This information is prepared by IntlMOVE for IntlMOVE’s customers moving to Panama and Shipping Household Goods or Personal Effects from USA to Panama.

If you are moving to Panam and plan to ship your household goods and  personal effects, there are customs regulations in Panama you need to consider .
Below are Panam’s rules and regulations regarding the importation of used household goods and personal belongings

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR MOVING TO PANAMA AND SHIPPING HOUSEHOLD GOODS TO PANAMA

  • Residence Visa (or letter from Registered Lawyer and copy of petition for Residence Visa, if Customer does not have one)
  • Work Permit (or certificate from attorney)
  • Passport (original)
  • Certificate of Change of Residence
  • Letter confirming employment
  • Detailed inventory of household goods and personal belongings  (English or Spanish)

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS FOR MOVING TO PANAMA AND SHIPPING HOUSEHOLD GOODS TO PANAMA

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE IN COUNTRY AT TIME OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL BELONGING
  • Household goods and personal effects duty-free for:
    • Foreigners with Residence Visa
    • Panamanians returning after two years abroad
  • Shipments of household goods and personal belongings  must arrive within six months of Customer
  • All household goods and personal belongings shipments are inspected
  • Customs inspection, Customs charges and Customs Broker’s charges all payable by Customer at time of clearance
  • Additional charges incurred for storage or customs delays will be for Customer’s account

DUTIABLE AND RESTRICTED HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS ITEMS

  • New household goods and personal belongings items, alcohol, jewelry, coins

PROHIBITED HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS ITEMS

  • Foodstuff and plants
  • Narcotics and drugs
  • Straw or hay packing in lift-vans
  • Firearms, weapons and ammunition

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • High duty payable by customer at approximately 27%-30% of CIF value
  • Customer and broker must process documentation and pay duties. Customs clearance process is lengthy and demurrage is likely.
  • Documents required:
    • Title
    • Original Passport
    • Bill of  Sale
    • Original Certificate of Ownership
    • Pollution Certificate

PETS

  • Certificate of Health and Rabies Vaccination required
  • 30 day quarantine period required

NOTE – Customs regulations in Panama are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to Panama and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, IntlMove cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

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