- From: Panajachel
- Registered: 2011-04-06
- Posts: 19
Importing your "stuff"
I have a lot of stuff and would like to know how much hoop-jumping is required to import it. It is all personal stuff but not what your average person would have.
For example, I have lots of electronics stuff (parts and test equipment) because electronics is a hobby. Lots of computer stuff. Tools.
None of this is new but there is a lot of it. For some countries (Nicaragua being but one example) it would require lots of itemized lists, receipts, and even special paperwork for such non-special things as a telephone or ham radio equipment.
- Altiplano Bolivia
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- From: Tarija
- Registered: 2011-06-08
- Posts: 3
Re: Importing your "stuff"
Hello. Yes to import personal stuff to Bolivia you will need itemized lists, but without values. If possible it is good to have available receipts to confirm purchase dates and costs. You will also need to use an Aduanero (custom agent) to clear your items through customs. Duties can be between 32% and 42% on the estimated value depending on the items. However a customs agent will work to reduce that. So my advice is seek advice from a customs agent here in Bolivia. These links are helpful: http://www.anglopacific.co.uk/customguides/bolivia.pdf and http://webportal.atlasintl.com/Customs% … olivia.pdf
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