Parcel delivery to Mongolia
Mongolia's Peoples Republic is the large, land locked country between Russia and China. Mongolia is the 19th largest country in the world, and the most sparsely populated. There are nearly three million people living within 1.5 million square kilometers. The majority of the population are Buddhists who speak Mongolian. Mongolia underwent a heavy Soviet influence before transitioning into a market economy in the 1990s. There is an extensive railway network, but few roads are paved.
Customs for parcel shipping to Mongolia
The Value Added Tax (VAT) on imported goods is 10% of the declared value. There are excise duties for goods such as vodka, wine, beer, tobacco, fuel, and motor vehicles. Customs duties may be calculate ad valorem, specifically, or in a combination of the two. However most goods are subject to a 5% ad valorem Customs duty. Other types of goods are subject to seasonal duties. Mongolian Customs takes extra care with all types of electronics.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Mongolia
The following commodities are prohibited from importation into Mongolia: arms and ammunition, antiques, bearer documents, checks, collectible coins or stamps, drugs, illicit narcotics, fish or crustaceans, matches, counterfeit currency (including toys), wood pulp, samples and swatches, vegetable sap or vegetables.
It is prohibited to import hazardous materials into Mongolia, these may include: acids, batteries, biological products, chemicals, corrosives, cosmetics, dangerous goods, flammables, gases, ice, infectious substances, liquids, magnets, oxidizers, paints, perfume, poisons, radioactive material, or toiletries.
Parcel documents delivering to Mongolia
A freight broker is recommended. Shipments into Mongolia are encouraged to provide an original invoice as well as two copies. Those wishing to receive preferential treatment regarding taxes and duties should include a standard declaration with a certificate of origin. The declaration should be stamped by the customs of the exporting country. Note that when imports software the value of the data should be itemized separately from the value of the container media.