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Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required:

  • Packing list
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Original bill of lading (no express / release accepted) / AWB
  • Original inventory in French, dated, valued, and signed by the owner of the goods
  • Certificate of change of residence, working contract
  • Non-sale certificate
  • Original Customs documents
  • Employer’s letter of transfer

Specific Information:

  • Used personal effects not admitted in franchise:
    • Octroi de Mer (local tax): 7% Octroi de Mer + 2.5% additional rights, transit taxes if no presentation of the documents.
  • New Furniture (invoice is compulsory): tax: V.A.T. 8.5% + Octroi de Mer 15% + additional right 2.5% + transit dues.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required:

  • Original bill of lading / AWB
  • Original registration card
  • Certificate of change of residence, working contract

Specific Information

Note: Please contact local agent for specific information.


Note: Please contact local agent for specific information.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

Note: Please contact local agent for specific information.

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms / ammunitions are submitted to authorization from the territorial administration.
  • Alcohol limited quantity only
  • Unlawful drugs

Consignment Instructions

Recommended: Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

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Movguru note: These policies can change as per customs regulations at any time without notice. Treat this document as informative guide. Movguru has published this document as guide only for information purpose on its sole discretion and holds no depiction of expressing or inferred to the precision or applicability of its content.
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