Parcel delivery to Gabon
The Gabonese Republic is a small Central African country that lays on the West Coast. It is bordered by Equitorial Guinea, Cameroon, and Congo. Gabon is notable for a low population density and high concentration of petroleum resources.The 1.5 million citizens of Gabon speak a multitude of languages and share the common tongue of French. Income disparity is great and over one third of the Gabonese live in poverty. The transportation infastructure is connected to most major communities but oftentimes heavy rainfall may cause delays. The biggest ports are Port-Gentil and Owendo.
Customs for parcel shipping to Gabon
Gabon uses a harmonised system of nomenclature for trade purposes. Commodities are assigned a code number based on the category of the type of good. When calculating applicable taxes and duties take into consideration the value of the item as well as additional fees such as shipping and insurance. The deminimis value in Gabon is $10 USD. There are no gift exemptions for imports in Gabon. The maximum weight for a parcel is 70 kilograms.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Gabon
The following commodities are prohibited in Gabon: illicit narcotic, unregistered firearms, knives or other weapons, counterfeit goods and currency, pornography, plants or their products, bearer documents, blood, furs, jewelry, leather goods, precious metals, personal effects, precious stones, seeds, and x-rays. Hazardous materials and dangerous goods are also prohibited and 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 Gabon
According to the World Bank the following documents are required when importing goods into Gabon: a bill of lading, a certificate of origin, a commercial invoice, the customs import declaration, an electronic cargo tracking note (BIETC), a packing list, market authorization, and any necessary technical standards or health certificates. There should be one original invoice as well as two copies. Passports may only be shipped between two companies and not private individuals.