Parcel delivery to Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a tiny British territory that consists of a penninsula which juts out of Spain's southern coast. It is located in the Straight of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean Sea meets the North Atlantic Ocean. The entire area is about 6.8 square kilometers. Gibraltar is a strategic naval base for British forces. It has been sovereign territory since it was captured in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession. Gibraltar manages its own financial affairs including customs.
Customs for parcel shipping to Gibraltar
Gibraltar Customs has the right to do selective checks for prohibited commodities. A smuggler is defined as anyone who brings goods into the country for resale without paying any taxes or duties. Smuggling is a serious crime that comes out of the taxpayer's pockets. Gibraltar Customs reminds you never to carry a parcel into the country for somebody else, and to never smuggle illegal goods. If you are caught smuggling imports to Gibraltar, even the family dog, the goods will be seized by Customs and a heavy penalty will be levied.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Gibraltar
The following commodities are prohibited to import into Gibraltar: animal products, bearer documents, copywright works, unprocessed hair or wool, horror comics, investigational medication, products originating from endangered species, some liquors, prison made goods, seeds, Viagra, whale by products, cash letters, negotiable bonds, and unprocessed wood. Also prohibited are illicit narcotics, weapons, firearms and ammunition, explosives, counterfeit currency, pornography, obscene material, fast launches, raw and worked ivory, rigid inflatable boats of 6 metres or more, unregistered live animals, and commercial imports of tobacco.
Parcel documents delivering to Gibraltar
All shipments of non documents must include one original invoice and two copies. The cosignee's full contact information should appear on the invoice, including telephone number, mobile number and email address. 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.