WHAT WE CAN'T DO
But first some WONDERFUL NEWS.
We now ship
FOOD, SUPPLEMENTS, MEDICATIONS and BEAUTY AIDS *
* Restrictions apply. Know the restrictions & fees before shipping.
See our ALL NEW HEALTH, BEAUTY & FOOD page
freight forwarding restrictions
NO SHIPMENTS IN BOND CAN BE ACCEPTED AT OUR REGULAR WAREHOUSE. In other words, shipments coming directly to our Florida warehouse from a THIRD COUNTRY must be 'duty paid' on arrival.
IF YOU HAVE A SHIPMENT IN BOND PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN PROVIDE YOU AN ALTERNATIVE ADDRESS.
WE HAVE JUST BEEN ADVISED THAT NEW REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN INSTITUTED FOR USED GARMENTS.
It is best not to ship any used clothing at all. Bring it in your suitcases. If you must ship used garments then we will need the following to be documented for EACH PIECE -- color, size, fabric blend by percentage, country of origin and manufacturer. This must be documented in your inventory. You will also be assessed for fumigation services and special handling charges from the brokers.
NO USED SHOES & UNDERGARMENTS AT ALL
Costa Rica health restrictions do not allow us to ship used shoes. NEW SHOES ARE OK. If your used shoes are seized we cannot guarantee that we will be able to recover them. Similarly, Costa Rica health restrictions do not allow importation of used undergarments. You are better advised to bring used shoes and undergarments in your personal luggage. NEW UNDERGARMENTS ARE OK.
DO NOT SHIP -- NO EXCEPTIONS
NO Explosives, fuels, weapons, archery bows, crossbows, firearms of any sort or ammunition. Yes this includes BB guns, pellet guns and even Airsoft guns. If it even looks like a gun DON'T SHIP IT.
NO Compressed gasses. This includes spray paint, hair spray or any other aerosols, CO2 canisters for Soda Stream, compressed air for cleaning your computers, WD40, etc. If it is pressurized DON'T SHIP IT.
NO Solvents, paint, stains, sealers, inks, corrosives, caustic compounds, glues.
NO Motor oil
NO Refrigerators or Dehumidifiers
NO Self-propelled vehicles or equipment, or anything with a VIN number may be shipped via the shared container. Please contact us for a separate quote
NO Larger Batteries NOT specifically manufacturer labeled "Non-Spillable" on the battery itself as well as the packaging. Consumer batteries such as AA, AAA, C, D, 9volt or batteries in laptops and other consumer products are permitted. Please ask if unsure.
NO Seeds or fertilizers
The following can be shipped by air freight ONLY. They cannot be included with personal belongings destined for ocean shipping.
- Food, supplements, essential oils, edible seeds, salt,
- Ointments or medicines.
- Cat food, dog food, cat litter or pet meds.
- Makeup, powders, perfumes, lotions, creams or colognes.
- Soaps, shampoos, detergents, softeners or dryer sheets
This is only a general summary of maritime, US and Costa Rica restricted items and may change at any time without notice. Restricted items that show up at the warehouse, included in this list or not, will be held for up to 30 days pending your instructions for removal. In general, if it is chemical, volatile, edible, used on your body or is otherwise consumable (e.g. cat litter or detergent) please ask first. If you are unsure please contact me.
Liquids can only be shipped in factory sealed containers.
Participants will be held responsible for all damages and costs, including but not limited to repairs, replacements, fines, penalties, fees, taxes, and loss of business resulting from 1) smuggled items being discovered by Costa Rica Customs in packages to their name or 2), damage to other cargo, container, warehouse, equipment, ships or freight carriers resulting from smuggled goods.
Our Location:this is the building, the sign is coming later.
In Uvita, on the Costanera, 1.25 km South of Firestone(or 800 meters North of Ferriteria Colono, La Jungla)