Parcel delivery to Anguilla
The island of Anguilla is a British territory in the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the lesser Antilles, near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on the west and St Kitts to the south east. The small island has little in the way of natural resources so they import most goods. The largest industries are tourism and offshore banking. Anguilla is described as a tax haven, having no capital gains or any other form of direct taxation. There is a 3% Interim Stabilization Levy to deal with a mounting deficit.
Customs for parcel shipping to Anguilla
Anguilla Customs formed in 1967 following the Anguilla Revolution of Independence from the State of St. Kitts-Nevis– Anguilla. There are three ports of entry to Anguilla in Road Bay, The Forest, and Blowing Point. Historically alot of cargo that enters Anguilla comes on sloops, schooners, and other private vessels. Oftentimes the average person entering Anguilla will attempt to evade paying Customs duties. Customs is ever vigilant of the ports in order to keep this occurance down to a minimum. A reasonable amount of tobacco or light spirits for personal consumption is admitted tax and duty free.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Anguilla
It is prohibited to import the following commodities into Anguilla: bearer documents, furs, liquor, personal effects, powdered substances, seeds, soils, timber products from Liberia, pornography, counterfeit currency and goods, unregistered animals (includes marine life), weapons, firearms and ammunition, explosives, and illicit narcotics. It is prohibited to import hazardous materials or dangerous goods, and these 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 Anguilla
There should be an original invoice included along with two copies. The invoice should contain the cosignee's full contact information including telephone number. 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. Fine art and antiques should be accompanied by an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.