Customs for parcel shipping to Namibia
The mission Of Namibia Customs is to protect society in regards to international trade, collect revenue, facilitate trade, and promote Namibias interests. They can do this by participating in international dialogue, detecting illegal activities, facilitating smooth movement of goods, accurately collecting statistics, implementing strategic human resource programs, and maintaining external communications. Their plans for the future are to work closely with line ministries and continue FTA negotiations. The economy of Nambia is interlocked with that of South Africa.
Who ships parcels to Namibia
Namibia is party to numerous international trade pacts and multilateral agreements, including: Southern African Customs Union (SACU), Southern African Development Community (SADC), World Customs Organization (WCO), and the SACU/EFTA; SACU/EPA; SACU/MERCOSUR and SACU/USA FTA/PTA negotiations. Namibia Customs is a member of several regional law enforcement administrations including: NATIS, MTI, NAMPOL, the South African Revenue Services, and regional initiatives such as Business Against Crime and Agri-Inspect.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Namibia
It is prohibited to imprt the following commodities into Namibia: blank airline tickets, bearer documents, checks, drugs (prescription or not), furniture, furs, money orders, seeds, stamps, stocks, watches, x-rays, and personal effects. Hazardous materials are prohibited from importation into Namibia and 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 Namibia
All non-documents should include one original invoice with two copies. To avoid causing delays they should be typed or computer generated invoices. Certain commodities require an import permit includng: credit cards, CD Roms, discs and diskette. Valuables should be identifiable by means of a registration number unless previous arrangements have been made to prove ownership. Items such as antiques and fine art require an International Special Comodities Contract (ISC). Jewelry can be shipped if it is worth less than $500 USD or if it is costume jewelry valued at less than $150 per piece.