When it comes to Latin American cargo shipping, air cargo services are necessary for managing and controlling the flow of goods. However, before you send any types of freight overseas, it’s important to understand the rules and limitations that apply to certain countries. Here is a quick and handy guide to understanding what can and cannot be shipped to and from the Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.
The Virgin Islands have pretty loose restrictions when it comes to the cargo you’re allowed to send and receive. Among the items allowed for free import are up to 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, one liter of liquor, two liters of wine, and 60 ml of perfume. However, there are also a number of items that are prohibited, such as illegal drugs, all meat products (unless application to Department Of Agriculture is approved), deadly weapons, counterfeit goods and money, and other hazardous materials. You should also be aware that all pets need to obtain permits from the Department Of Agriculture to ensure that they have been properly immunized and are free of infectious diseases.
The Dominican Republic has similar guidelines to that of the Virgin Islands. However, they have a number of added restrictions, such as car and motor parts, birds and animal products, and valuable artifacts such as statues and paintings over 100 years old, unless a permit is received from the Department of Archaeology. The local currency is also restricted from being exported.
Ultimately, it’s important to be aware of the types of freight allowed to be sent and received from these locations. For more information about cargo shipping to Virgin Islands or Dominican Republic, contact the JML Corporation.