Discusses the prevalence and reliability of express delivery firms within the country, time from large U.S. cities, and relevant customs procedures, including de minimis amounts.
The reliability of express delivery firms within Honduras is adequate. Express shipping and door-to-door service takes approximately 2-3 business days. It is important to consult with an international freight forwarder to determine the best method of shipping specific products and handle the required documentation. The cost of the shipment, delivery schedule, and accessibility to the shipped product by the Honduran buyer are all factors to consider. U.S. companies also need to familiarize with customs regulations prior to exporting. Certificates of Origin and all other relevant documentation must be precise because slight discrepancies or omissions may prevent merchandise from being exported or result in significant delays and fines at customs points in Honduras. U.S. exporters must correctly pack, label, document, and insure all merchandise.