Customs in Cape Verde
Shipping to the Republic of Cape Verde can be very expensive. This is because their Customs department can and will, mostly likely, search your shipment when it gets to the country and assess a duty or fee based on the declared value of the goods. Their percentiles for fees are higher than some other island nations so it is advisable that you contact their Customs department before you ship to help determine what kind of fees you are looking at once it gets there. This way you can weigh whether or not it is worth even shipping in the first place as opposed to doing it and then having your item seized and you being out of the cost of shipping and the items themselves.
Who ships to Cape Verde?
NEX, Maersk Line and Shipping Worldwide all service the Republic of Cape Verde for shipping needs, as do FedEx and UPS. Shipping International and Russells Freight also ship there.
Security concerns when shipping to Cape Verde
The main concern in regards to the security of your shipments when shipping to the Republic of Cape Verde has to do with piracy. This ten island cluster is located in the Atlantic Ocean off of the coast of West Africa, making it a prime spot for pirates to attack. This is not to imply that it is an inevitable force that your shipment will fall victim to piracy, but it is worth noting because it does occur from time to time so you will want to be aware of such activities before you ship there. You may want to consider getting some shipping insurance on your items before you send it off just in case you run into any problems there. This will be for a extra fee above and beyond your shipping costs, but well worth it in the long run if you are indeed a victim to such criminal behavior as this.