Paraguay has a temporary entry system, which allows duty free admission of capital goods such as machinery, tools, equipment, and vehicles to carry out public and private construction work. The government also allows temporary entry of equipment for scientific research, exhibitions, training or testing, competitive sports, and traveler or tourist items. The following documents are required for temporary entry: (a) a letter stating the reason for temporary entry; (b) a detailed list of the equipment, including the purchase price of each item; and (c) a local insurance policy covering the cost of the duties waived. For travelers and tourists, a local customs broker can process these documents prior to arrival.
Merchandise introduced into the country under the temporary entry system may be nationalized in Paraguay by paying the requisite duties. The temporary admission system allows entry of certain goods for subsequent re-export for a period of up to 12 months, which can be renewed once. Temporary entry for ten days for merchandise in transit is also permitted.