Parcel delivery to Nepal
The federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is the narrow, land locked country that separates India from China. The majority of the and mass is comprised of the Himalayas, including eight of the ten tallest mountains in the world. There are about 27 million citizens, the large majority of which are Hindu. The economy of Nepal is based mostly on agriculture and services. The largest city by far is Kathmandu with over 17 million people. Nepal is notoriously isolated from the rest of the world and the roads in the mountainous terrain are mostly unpaved. They are about 50 airports scattered throughout the country.
Customs for parcel shipping to Nepal
Nepalese Customs is charged with facilitating trade, which they must do without violating national security. To enhance international trade Nepal has adopted international conventions ad clarified the clearance process. They aim to use new technology to make the clearance process more efficient. According to Customs, taxes, duties, and imports make up 42% of total revenue and 50% of total tax revenue.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Nepal
It is prohibited to import the following types of goods into Nepal: bearer documents, bird feathers, collectible coins and stamps, furs, jewelry, journals, knives (including cutlery), metals, money orders, powdered substaces, precious stones, satellites or their parts, soil, tobacco, and watches.
Importing hazardous materials into Nepal is prohibited 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 Nepal
All shipments should be accompanied by an invoice. There is no deminimis value or gift exemption for imports in Nepal. Parcels worth more than $100 USD require an import license as well. All electronic items need an import license. Duties and taxes must be paid by the cosignee before the shipment can be cleared by Customs. When shipping software or media note the value of the data separately from that of the container. Special restrictions apply for electronic items such as tape and CD players, radios, telecommunications equipment, and televisions.