|Area:||4,467.6 sq. mi|
|Top 5 Largest Cities:||1. Doha 2. Al Rayyan 3. Umm Salal 4. Al Khor 5. Al Wakrah|
|Climate:||Subtropical dry and dry|
|Motto:||“Dawlat Qatar” / “State of Qatar”|
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To assist clearing your household goods, documents are very important to Customs. Below you will find some of the needed documents.
Import Declaration – A document stating the household goods being shipped.
Certificate of Origin – Gives verification of which country your household goods are manufactured in.
Customs will need certain documentation of you and your shipment to clear your items. Please take a look below at some of the documentations you may need to present to Customs.
Once your household goods have arrived in Qatar 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 household goods (HHGS) are inspected, duties and taxes will be accumulated. You must plan to reside in Qatar form no less than a year. Customs duty for most items will be 5% of the value of goods estimated. This is determined by the Customs Valuation Committee. Alcohol is taxed 100% and any tobacco or cigarettes will be charged 150%. There will also be a legalization fee of $175.00 USD.
Below are the items you can import into Qatar duty-free.
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.
Customs agents will pay close attention to prohibited items for the sake of the people and the land. Below, you will find some of the prohibited items.
It’s very important to import the proper amount of restricted items into Qatar. Take a look below at some of the items and its 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.
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All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.