Shipping to Sudan
Very recently the United States government lifted some sanctions on shipping the Sudan. Now you are allowed to ship some items, like household goods or humanitarian assistance, to Sudan without any problem. However, because there were quite a few sanctions in place, it is still a good idea to check with either your shipping company or their government to make sure you are allowed to ship your intended items to Sudan before you actually do so. For instance, you are now allowed to ship agriculture goods there from the United States, but you will have to get written authorization from the US government before you can ship it out. This process typically involves a permit fee, but not in all cases. Your shipping company will be able to walk you through the process, if applicable to your particular shipment.
Shipping services to Sudan
Sudan receives a large amount of its shipments via ocean cargo freight liners, being that its ports are quite busy. That being said, it still handles a great deal of air mail and, to a lesser degree, road freight liner trucks. No matter how it gets into the country, your parcel will need to pass through their Customs department before it is cleared for its final delivery. Failure to clear Customs will cause delays, at best, and at worst, a returned item to the sender at your expense.
Security concerns when shipping to Sudan
The port of Sudan is a major port for the shipping of oil out of the gulf so security is always of vital importance, both from an environmental stand point and an economic one. There have been some problems in the past with criminal acts happening here, which resulted in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) going into place recently. This document outlines new safety and security measures that the nation attempts to adhere by for both the safety of its citizens and the safety of shipments coming into its borders. Vessels are continually being monitored and being made sure to follow these guidelines and take the necessary precautions to ward off any erroneous behaviors that may threaten the safety of said vessels.