British Virgin Islands (BVI) ports are convenient, centrally-located Caribbean shipping centers where you can ship your consolidated container of consumer goods and save on overseas freight charges. In addition, BVI ports offer modern facilities with lots of amenities and this Caribbean nation has a very stable, economically-sound government, so you don’t have to worry about current events disrupting your business. However, not all items can be shipping to and from BVI ports. It’s important to know these rules and restrictions to prevent your shipment from being refused or confiscated.
Goods that are prohibted from being shipped to and from the British Virgin Islands
1. Counterfeit coins
2. Controlled drugs schedule in the Drugs Prevention of Misuse Act (cap 178)
3. Goods whose import or export is probihited by any BVI law
4. Plants whose importation is prohibited under the Plant Protection Act
Goods that restricted in the British Virgin Islands (this means they require additional permissions and paperwork)
1. Firearms or ammunition unless accompanied by a permit issued by the Commissioner of Police
2. Explosives (with the exception of gun powder and blasting powder)
3. Caravans and houseboats
4. Jet skis
5. Motorcycles exceeding 150cc and their parts
6. Spear guns
7. Plants whose importation is restricted under the Plant Protection Act
To learn more about what you can and can’t ship via BVI ports and to enquire about making JML your Caribbean shipping partner, visit jmlcorporation.com or contact us. We have offices in the US, Dominican Republic and British Virgin Islands and can ship your goods to more than 120 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.