International Shipping from / to Dominica
Transit times when shipping to Dominica
There are daily flights, both for personal and commercial use, that go to Dominica so getting something shipped there via air mail is typically a pretty fast transaction, depending on where you ship it from. Beyond this, they do accept ocean cargo freight liners with container shipping daily, although this is traditionally a much slower pace of shipping given its speed and the entire docking and undocking process. Additionally you shipment's transit time will be affected by how many stops your plane or ship that it is traveling on has to make before reaching the Dominican Republic in the first place. After it arrives, it will need to pass through Customs before being released for delivery so you will want to factor that step into the process as well.
Required documents when shipping to Dominica
When you ship something got the Dominican Republic, you will want to have certain documents on file with your parcels. You will generally need your original commercial invoice and a Bill of Lading. You may also need some import licenses if you are shipping things like pharmaceuticals. (Check with your shipping company to see if your shipment qualifies for these additional documents.) All shipments will need a Certificate of Origin. Other documents may be required for certain items so you should double check with your shipper to make sure you have all documents needed to ship there. If you don't have the correct documents with your shipment, it will most likely cause massive delays for your items.
Shipping limitations to Dominica
At this time you are only prohibited from shipping dangerous goods (as determined by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) to the Dominican Republic, although they reserve the right to amend this at any time so you will want to check before shipping. Other items have restrictions on them, like pharmaceuticals, which you will need additional documentation in order to gain access to the country.
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Hi, How best could I ship a crane or truck from Spain to Dominica in the West Indies? Thanks, Richard. ...