|Area:||291,930 sq. mi|
|Top 5 Largest Cities:||1. Santiago Metropolis 2. Greater Concepcion 3. Greater Valparaiso 4. Greater La Serena 5. Antofagasta|
|Climate:||Dry, Mediterranean, humid subtropical and oceanic.|
|Motto:||“Por la razon o la fuerza” / “Through Reason Or By Force”|
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To assist clearing your household goods, documentation is very important. Please take a look at some of the documents that may be asked of you below.
Certificate of Origin – Gives verification of which country your household goods are manufactured in.
Import Declaration (DSI) – A document stating the household goods (HHGS) being shipped.
Customs will need to identify you are your HHGS through necessary documents obtained. Below, you will find some of the documents needed to help clear Customs.
Once your household goods have arrived in Chile along with your documents, both are subjected to examination by Customs. A CBP officer will examine your household goods to determine the value, correct markings, proper invoicing, existence of prohibited items, damages, deterioration and illegal narcotics. It’s important to assure all items are properly described and accounted for to avoid any delays or seizure of items. Once your items are approved for release, they are safeguarded by the proper officers.
Once your items has arrived to Chile, you must be present to clear Customs and pay duties and taxes. Your household goods will be charge a 6% duty based on the cost, insurance and freight (CIF) value. In addition, there will be a 50% surcharge on any used goods. Your Value-added Tax will be 7% of your CIF plus your duties. All new furniture will require purchase receipts and will be subject to 44% duty of the CIF. If your items meet the Free Trade Agreement guidelines, you may be exempted from paying 6% duty. If your Visa is still processing, you can clear under-bonded storage at your personal residence and importation of your goods must be done within 90 days.
Up to a value of $300.00 USD of gifts
The correct labeling and markings are very important for Customs. Each mark and label should be in the English language. Please take a look below to discover the marking and labeling requirements.
There are many items that are prohibited by the Chilean Customs agents. Please take a look below at some of the prohibited items.
You want to be sure that your HHGS can be imported without any clearance issues. Below, you will find a number of items with restrictions.
The liability for duties are paid once Customs has cleared your shipment for release. There are no options of prepaid duties or taxes prior to exportation from a foreign country. Once your shipment is filed with CBP, the party and only the party listed as the receiver can pick up the shipment. If household goods are warehoused, the party of liability can be changed to another party, most whom purchased the goods. The Customs broker cannot pay duties, but can accept a check written out to the Customs and Border Protection to forward. Once items are received, all articles are deemed owned by the receiver and no longer in ownership of the CBP.
For more information regarding moving to Chile, please visit the websites below.
National Customs Service
Plaza Sotomayor 60, ValparaÃso
P.O Box 1720
Legal Representative: Mr. Gonzalo Pereira Puchy
(56) (32) 2134 505
All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.