Special procedures - Airbox

These procedures are the management or diligence that a merchandise requires due to its condition or nature. On many occasions they are required to leave the country of origin or enter the country of destination.

You can learn more about the products that require special procedures in the following information table:

New layout Modification to Law 1 on Medicines and other Products for Human Health that requires a Sanitary Registry Exception procedure for Public or Private acquisition with a value of $500 for importation. Read more

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Medicines,
vitamins,
Vitamin supplements.

$8
(per box)

15-20 (business days)

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shampoos, creams,
Perfumes, Cosmetics

$8
(per box)

6-10 (business days)

3 products per person,
no more than 500 ml per month.

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Food and Sweets.

$3
(by notification)

5-8 (business days)

3kg
(3 times a year)

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Supplements (No
vitamins).

$3
(by notification)

5-8 (business days)

5kg
(3 times a year)

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Oils, Paints.

$ 10 (driving)

$8 (memory)

3-5 (business days)

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wood derivatives,
Cloth rugs, Paper or books.

$ 14

3-5 (business days)

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reagents,
Pregnancy test.

$ 25

3-5 (business days)

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Dangerous material.

$10 - $20
(per pack)

15-30 (business days)

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RESTRICTED MATERIALS

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PROHIBITED MATERIALS

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The Panamanian Food Safety Agency (APA) is a governing entity of the State created with the objective of carrying out the management and verification of the procedures for the agro-industrial and industrial production of food, as well as the export and import of food. Legal sustenance: Resolved Resolution AUPSA-DINAN-055-2016, Article 6: Numeral 3 and 4. Products:
  • Dietary and Food Supplements,
  • Sweet,
  • Cookies,
  • sodas,
  • Foods,
Requirements:
  • Commercial invoice
  • Copy of Identity Card or Passport (Resident card is not valid)
  • Image of the Product(s)
  • Product data sheet
Estimated processing time: 5-8 business days. Cost: $3 per notification or description. Remarks: For personal consumption you can only import up to:
  • 3 Kilograms of Supplements per person, only 3 times a year and 6 kilograms per family group.
  • 5 kilograms of food per person, only 3 times a year or 10 kilograms per family group.
  • Any Supplement that contains vitamins within its component is excluded from this procedure and goes to the PHARMACY AND DRUGS PROCESS.
El Department of Pharmacies and Drugs of the Ministry of Health is the entity in charge of monitoring and guaranteeing citizens that medicines, as well as products that will have contact with the skin such as makeup, perfumes, creams, etc., are safe, effective and that they meet the established quality standards. in current national and international health standards and regulations. The Pharmacies and Drugs procedure is necessary for the importation of medicines and products for personal use that come into contact with the body. Legal sustenance: Executive Decree 95 of May 14, 2019, Article 150, point 2. Product Examples:
  • Medicines,
  • Vitamin supplements,
  • vitamins,
  • cosmetics,
  • Body creams,
  • perfume,
  • shampoo,
  • Personal care products,
  • among others
Requirements:
  1. Note or letter of responsibility signed in ORIGINAL.
  2. Commercial invoice
  3. Copy of identity card or passport
  4. Medical prescription, issued by a Panamanian doctor, in case of medication (See details below of basic requirements that the prescription must contain to be accepted Click here)
  5. Product data sheet for Drug Products:
  • Commercial Name of the Product
  • Presentation format (liquid, cream, etc)
  • RX format (mg, ml, grams, ounces)
  • Amounts
Technical Sheet of the products for Topical Use Products:
  • Commercial Name of the Product
  • Presentation Format (liquid, cream, etc)
  • Image
Estimated processing time: 15 to 20 business days. Cost: $ 8 Remarks: In the case of cosmetics and products for personal use, only the importation of up to 3 products per person and in a volume not greater than 500ml, per month (DOES NOT APPLY FOR KIT) Read more
Necessary for the importation of products classified as flammable. It is a process requested by the Panama Fire Department. Products:
  • oils,
  • paintings,
  • Petroleum derivatives,
  • perfume,
  • splash,
  • spray paint,
  • Fire extinguishers and their parts
  • among others.
Requirements:
  • Copy of ID or Passport
  • Invoice
Estimated processing time: 3 to 5 business days. Cost: Handling ($10.00) and Memorial ($25.00) Does not include Customs handling.
The Executive Directorate of Agricultural Quarantine of the Ministry of Agricultural Development is in charge of Protecting agricultural health, applying strict sanitary and phytosanitary measures to avoid the possible introduction, establishment and dissemination of exotic diseases and/or pests that affect human, animal, plant life and the environment, thus contributing to expeditious, timely and safe agricultural trade. It is necessary for the importation of timber products in all their forms, by-products and/or derivatives, as well as everything related to Plant Health and Animal Health. Products:
  • wood derivatives,
  • fabric rugs,
  • Paper or volume books,
  • among others
Requirements: Commercial invoice After : $14.00 (Does not include Customs handling) It is necessary to know that there are products that before being imported require Sanitary Registration and a procedure prior to its arrival, such as: Restricted Products:
  • Agrochemicals
  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides
  • Seeds
  • Supplement for Animals
  • Medicines for animals
  • Others
Requirements:
  • Commercial invoice
  • Health Register
  • Approval of the Prior Procedure.
Estimated processing time: 3 to 5 business days. NEW PROVISIONS FOR CARGO HANDLING UNDER THE QUARANTINE PROCESS.

The Ministry of Agricultural Development of Panama has added the books to the list of import products that require quarantine procedures and has issued new provisions for their management.

The importation of small quantities of books, whether new or used, will be allowed without going through this quarantine procedure. If you bring boxes of books, even if they are new, they must go through this process. All packages that require quarantine procedures must be processed with individual guidance. In order to carry out the procedure, the commercial invoice of the items to be imported will be required. Please take note of the times, to guarantee the reception of your merchandise.
Necessary for the importation of laboratory reagent products, pregnancy tests is a process requested by the Ministry of Health of Panama. Products:
  • reagents,
  • Pregnancy test,
  • among others
Requirements:
  • Letter of Authorization
  • Commercial invoice
  • Identification card
Estimated processing time: 3 to 5 business days. Cost: $ 25
The Executive Directorate of Agricultural Quarantine of the Ministry of Agricultural Development is in charge of Protecting agricultural health, applying strict sanitary and phytosanitary measures to avoid the possible introduction, establishment and dissemination of exotic diseases and/or pests that affect human, animal, plant life and the environment, thus contributing to expeditious, timely and safe agricultural trade. It is necessary for the importation of timber products in all their forms, by-products and/or derivatives, as well as everything related to Plant Health and Animal Health. Products:
  • wood derivatives,
  • fabric rugs,
  • Paper or volume books,
  • among others
Requirements: Commercial invoice After : $14.00 (Does not include Customs handling) It is necessary to know that there are products that before being imported require Sanitary Registration and a procedure prior to its arrival, such as: Restricted Products:
  • Agrochemicals
  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides
  • Seeds
  • Supplement for Animals
  • Medicines for animals
  • Others
Requirements:
  • Commercial invoice
  • Health Register
  • Approval of the Prior Procedure.
Estimated processing time: 3 to 5 business days. NEW PROVISIONS FOR CARGO HANDLING UNDER THE QUARANTINE PROCESS.

The Ministry of Agricultural Development of Panama has added the books to the list of import products that require quarantine procedures and has issued new provisions for their management.

The importation of small quantities of books, whether new or used, will be allowed without going through this quarantine procedure. If you bring boxes of books, even if they are new, they must go through this process. All packages that require quarantine procedures must be processed with individual guidance. In order to carry out the procedure, the commercial invoice of the items to be imported will be required. Please take note of the times, to guarantee the reception of your merchandise.
Necessary for the importation of laboratory reagent products, pregnancy tests is a process requested by the Ministry of Health of Panama. Products:
  • reagents,
  • Pregnancy test,
  • among others
Requirements:
  • Letter of Authorization
  • Commercial invoice
  • Identification card
Estimated processing time: 3 to 5 business days. Cost: $ 25
Hazardous material is any solid, liquid or gaseous substance that, due to its physical, chemical or biological characteristics, can cause damage to human beings, the environment and property. The following products are considered hazardous material:
  • Deodorants
  • hand gels
  • beauty powder
  • Body Lotion
  • Shaving cream
  • Lithium batteries UN3480 (ion) and UN3090 (metal)
  • Mouthwash
  • Non-corrosive cleaning solutions
  • Nail polish
  • aerosol containers
  • perfume
  • Airbags
  • Sunscreen
  • Lift Support
  • Dampers
  • Ergonomic chairs
  • Seat belts
  • Air rifles
  • Compressors
  • Motorcycle Battery
  • Articles with Combustion Engine. (Example: Mowers, pruners, Blowers, among others
  • Scooters, among others.
Requirements:
      • Authorization by the client.
      • Commercial invoice
Estimated processing time: For the transport of said merchandise we offer two trips per month, one in the middle and another at the end of the month.
      • Consolidated Special Batteries, travels once a week.
Cost: Additional charge ranging from $10.00 to $20.00 per package. Rates for air shipments. If the shipment is made through maritime transport, the maritime HAZMAT charges will be applied. Note: Items such as compressors, Motorcycle Batteries, Air Bags, Safety Belt with Bag system, Articles with Combustion Engine, Ergonomic chairs, among other products, require a special type of packaging of Certified Boxes and due to their classification as Hazmat they are unique within the consolidated, the charge would be between $100.00-$165.00 per package.
Restricted goods are those that by legal mandate require the authorization of one or more competent entities to be subject to a certain customs regime.
  • Gas Peppers,
  • Seeds,
  • Floors,
  • Products Classified as Hazardous Material,
  • pesticides,
  • pesticides,
  • Agrochemicals,
  • Fertilizers
  • Supplements, Medicines and Vitamins for Animals
  • Farm products
  • Food for animals
  • Products Containing Cannabis
  • fertilizers for plants
  • Pet shampoo or conditioner
  • Collar for animals with medicinal content.
  • Air Rifles and their parts
  • paintball guns
PLEASE BEFORE SENDING THESE PRODUCTS TO YOUR ADDRESS IN MIAMI VERIFY THE PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS THAT YOU MUST COMPLY FOR THEIR IMPORT
NOTE: The importation of counterfeit merchandise and replicas is prohibited. These goods will be seized by the National Customs Authority.
Prohibited goods are those that by legal mandate are prohibited from entering or leaving the national territory.
  • ammunition,
  • Weapons and Parts,
  • matches,
  • fulminating,
  • Lighters,
  • poisons,
  • Money,
  • explosives,
  • infrared telescopic sight,
  • Fireworks,
  • Gunpowder,
  • drugs and narcotics,
  • Electronic cigarettes, parts and the like,
  • Controlled Medicines,
  • Dietary Supplements containing Dimethylamylamine (DMAA),
  • Cannabis and its derivatives,
  • Counterfeit Merchandise or Replicas,
  • Acetone,
  • Perishables,
  • corpses,
  • Live animals,
  • Vaporizers
  • Supplements containing Hemp
  • Vitamins containing Hemp
  • hemp oils
  • other products containing hemp
  • Weapon Replicas
  • Collection Weapons
  • Gun Case Molds
  • Weapon Molds.
  • Among others
PLEASE DO NOT SEND THESE PRODUCTS TO YOUR ADDRESS IN MIAMI AS THEY CANNOT BE TRANSPORTED AND YOU MUST ASSUME THE COSTS OF RETURN TO THE SUPPLIER OR DESTRUCTION
NOTE: The importation of counterfeit merchandise and replicas is prohibited. These goods will be seized by the National Customs Authority.