Restricted Goods

Restricted Goods

This are the processes applicable to articles that have some type of restriction to leave the USA or need special permits to enter the country, because they are considered sensitive materials. The special procedures have an additional charge that is invoiced to the customer.

You can read more about the special procedures that your merchandise may require by clicking on the following sections.

 

 

It is necessary for the import of products of human and animal consumption. It is a process requested by the Panamanian Food Safety Authority.

Products that may require it:

  • Supplements,
  • Sweet,
  • Biscuits,
  • Sodas,
  • Vitamins,
  • Dietetics,
  • among others.
     

Requirements:

  • Letter of Authorization
  • Commercial invoice
     

Estimated Delivery Time: 3 to 5 business days.

Cost: $ 3 per notification or description.

 

 

Necessary for the importation of products classified as medicines and products that have contact with the skin. It is a process requested by the National Department of Pharmacies and Drugs of the Ministry of Health.

Products:

  • Medicines,
  • Cosmetics,
  • Body creams,
  • Perfumes,
  • Shampoo,
  • toothpaste
  • among others

 

Requirements:

  • Commercial invoice
  • Prescription (In the case of medicines)
  • Copy of ID or passport

Documents to be supplied in the case of medicines:

  • Product Trade Name
  • Presentation format (capsules, liquid, tablets, etc)
  • RX format (mg, ml, grams, ounces)
  • Quantities

Documents to be supplied in case of Products for topic uses:

  • Product Trade Name
  • Presentation format (capsules, liquid, tablets, etc)

Estimated Delivery Time: 20 to 25 business days.

Cost: $ 8

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Necessary for the importation of products classified as flammable. It is a process requested by the Fire Department of Panama.

Products:

  • Oils,
  • Paintings,
  • Petroleum derivatives,
  • among others.
     

Requirements:

  • Copy of ID or passport
  • Commercial invoice
     

Estimated Delivery Time: 3 to 5 business days.

Cost: $ 15.00. (Does not include individual guide)

 

 

Necessary for the importation of wood products, textiles or their derivatives, is a process requested by the Ministry of Environment of Panama.

Products:

  • Derivatives of wood,
  • Carpets,
  • Paper or books by volume,
  • among others

Requirements:

  • Letter of Authorization
  • Commercial invoice

Estimated Delivery Time: 3 to 5 business days.

Cost: $ 15.00. (Does not include individual guide)

NEW PROVISIONS FOR LOAD MANAGEMENT UNDER THE QUARANTINE PROCESS.

The Ministry of Agricultural Development of Panama has added the books to the list of import products that require processing of Quarantine and has issued new provisions for its handling.

The importation of small quantities of books new or used, dont require quarantine procedure. If you bring boxes of books, even if they are new ones, they must pass through this process.

All packages that require quarantine process must be a process with individual guide. In order to carry out the procedure, the commercial invoice of the articles to be imported will be required. Please take note of the times the process may take to guarantee the receipt of your merchandise.

To access the MIDA website. Click here.

 

 

Necessary for the import of reactive laboratory 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 Delivery Time: 3 to 5 business days.

 

 

Required prior to the shipment of products containing components that require preparation or special packaging to be transported by air or sea. This is a standard control of international airport security.

Required for transportation of:

  • Deodorants
  • Gels
  • Beauty products
  • Body lotion
  • Shaving cream
  • Lithium batteries UN3480 (ion) and UN3090 (metal)
  • Mouthwash
  • Non-corrosive cleaning solutions
  • Nail polish
  • Aerosol containers
  • Fragrances/Perfumes
  • Oil candles
  • Sunscreen
  • Sweeteners, flavorings or food colorings.
  • Dampers
  • Airbags
  • Seatbelts
  • Lift Support
  • Compressors
  • Among others
  • Beauty powders
 

 

Requirements:

  • Authorization by the client.
  • Commercial invoice


Estimated Delivery Time: For transportation of this merchandise we offer two trips a month, one in the middle and other at the end of the month.

1st Consolidated: Closing  the 8th of the month. Packages will be available approximately on the 20th of each month.
2nd Consolidated: Closing 20th of the month. Packages will be available approximately on the 8th of each month.
Special Consolidation Batteries, travel on Wednesdays and Fridays of each week.


Cost: Additional charge ranging from $ 10.00 to $ 20.00 per package. Rates for air shipments. If the shipment is made by sea transport, the HAZMAT maritime charges will apply.

Note: Items such as compressors, or large volume that require a special type of packaging or it's Hazmat classification is unique within the consolidated the additional charge will be $ 100.00

 

 

Any flammable, explosive or corrosive material. Includes any substance, whether solid, liquid or gaseous, and which has the characteristics of causing harm to health, property, and / or the environment; Can be a chemical, physical or biological agent (living organisms).

  • Ammunition
  • Gas
  • Seeds
  • Tear gas or pepper
  • Plants
  • Lighters
  • Perishables
  • Batteries containing chemicals
  • Explosives
  • Poisons
  • Cleaning Solutions
  • Pressure containers
  • Fireworks and gunpowder
  • Any article with alcohol as first ingredient
  • Matches
  • Electronic Cigarettes and their Accessories
  • Live animals
  • Gas powered tools
  • Weapons and their parts
  • Controlled drugs, drugs and narcotics
  • Infrared telescopic sight
  • Dietary supplements containing Dimethylamylamine (DMAA).
  • Pesticides, pesticides, agrochemicals, fertilizers
  • Among others
 
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT THESE PRODUCTS TO YOUR ADDRESS IN MIAMI AS THEY CAN NOT BE CARRIED OUT AND YOU MUST ASSUME THE COSTS OF RETURN TO THE SUPPLIER OR DESTRUCTION

NOTE: The importation of counterfeit goods and replicas is prohibited. These goods will be confiscated by the National Customs Authority.

 

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