Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.
Import Requirements and Documentation
Import operations need to be accredited through the issuance of a commercial operator certificate. It is also necessary to have an import license, depending on the categories and the goods. Both the commercial operator certificate and the import license are issued by the Chambers of Commerce. Import requirements and documentation include the bill of lading, commercial invoice, and certificate of origin when required by the importer. Depending on the product, the exporter may be required to present health or phytosanitary certificates. There are registered agents who can help navigate the procedures and required documents. Contact the Chambers of Commerce for more information.