Shipping services to Chile
You can ship to Chile via ocean freight liners, land freight liners, or air mail. All choices available have a slew of carriers to choose from so you will want to do your due diligence to find the shipping company that will best serve your needs, both financially and with reliability.
Customs in Chile
The Customs system in Chile is actually quite cumbersome, specifically for commercial shipping there. Getting your shipment to the docks in Chile is essentially the easy part. It's getting them past all the rigorous Customs hoops is the tricky part. So tricky, in fact, that many people opt to hire legal advisors, such as Spencer Global, to help them navigate through these procedures. This route may be worth looking into, especially if your shipment is large and is going to be repetitive. Even if you are shipping for personal use, you should expect to have to pay some sort of duty to get your shipment into the country. Cars and other vehicles have extremely high duties whereas furniture tends to be a bit more reasonable, although it does vary given the declared value of the piece.
Who ships to Chile?
Limco Logistics is a good choice for shipping to Chile. Voovit can handle all sorts of shipment sizes to the country as well. FedEx, UPS and DHL all ship their as well, but are probably more suited to smaller items such as parcels for personal delivery as opposed to commercial shipping needs, but they can still handle those generally.
Shipping limitations to Chile
So that you don;t add to the difficulties that await you at Customs, be sure to check the latest list of restricted and prohibited items to be sent into Chile. These include things like firearms for sporting purposes. You are allowed to ship that in, but you need a special permit to do so.