Bolivia Customs Regulations

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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Valid Passport
  • Inventory (original and four copies) in Spanish without values
  • Insurance Policy (original and two copies)

    PETS

    • Health Certificate and inoculation required
    • Most pets can be imported provided the shipper has a certificate of health and recent proof of rabies vaccination. Importer must be present for clearance. May be subject to payment of 32% duty.

    LIQUOR

    All liquor within a shipment will be subject to duty and tax. Must present an inventory with exact number of bottles. Importer's presence is required. Subject to payment of 42% over CIF value

     

    NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers.
    Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, we 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.


     

Customs Regulations


  • CUSTOMER'S PRESENCE IS REQUIRED FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • Duty-free entry for foreign diplomats
  • Bolivian diplomats returning to Bolivia are not entitled to duty-free exemptions
  • Non-diplomats can import used household goods and personal effects, but they are subject to duties and taxes

    PROHIBITED ITEMS

    • Weapons, ammunition and explosives
    • Drugs and narcotics
    • Pornographic material

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS


  • New items (invoice required)
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products
  • Food (Phytosanitary Certificate required)
  • Medicine
  • Plants (Certificate of Sanitation)
  • Carpets
  • Precious metal objects, jewelry and coins

ALL OF THE ABOVE REQUIRE AN IMPORT PERMIT

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • CUSTOMER'S PRESENCE IS REQUIRED FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • Taxes and duties apply
  • Authorization MUST be obtained prior to shipping from SGS or Inspectorate for vehicles of F.O.B. value over $12,000
  • Only left-hand drive cars allowed
  • Documents required:
    • Commercial Invoice
    • Certificate of driving conditions, proving that the vehicle is in good condition
    • Insurance Policy (original and two copies)
    • Certificate of Origin
    • Verifying Certificate (for non-diplomatic vehicle shipments)
    • Description of car (make, year, model, etc.)
    • Title
    • Registration