Shipping Personal Items to Guatemala from USA


When shipping personal items to Guatemala from USA, you will likely need to reserve a less-than-container load (LCL) or a full container load (FCL) shipment to the destination port closest to your final destinations. Ports in Guatemala include Guatemala City, Puerto Barrios, Puerto Barrios, Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Santo Tomas de Castilla.

Shipping Personal Items to Guatemala

Duty Rates:

Used household goods and personal effects are subject to duties of about 27%. New goods are dutiable at about 40%.

Required Documents:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Inventory/Packing List in Spanish or English
  • Delivery Instructions
    • Including billing and insurance information

Restricted Items: (contact us for specifics)

  • Sporting Guns
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Plants
  • Alcohol & Tobacco

Prohibited Items:

  • Illegal Drugs
  • Pornography
  • Weapons/explosives
  • Pre-Columbian archaeological items/antiques
  • Appliances purchases before year 2000

We hope this brief information helps you begin arranging your shipment to Guatemala from USA. Contact us with any specific questions about your shipment. To reserve a shipment, find the rate that’s best for you.

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