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Customs Procedure for Moving Household Goods in to Honduras 

Documents Required
1. Commercial Invoice 
2. Packing List 
3. Bill of Lading or Air Waybill 
4. Import/Export Documentation (by customs broker) 
5. C.A. Export Declaration 
6. Value Declaration 
7. Health and Sanitary Certificates (when required).

Special Requirements 

Labeling, Marking, and Packaging Requirements. There are no special requirements regarding the marking of country of origin of goods or the labeling of general merchandise. There are, however, labeling requirements for some food stuffs and pharmaceuticals.

Dutiable/Restricted Items

As a member of the System of Central American Integration has a common external tariff schedule in which customs duties range from a maximum of twenty present ad valorem with a minimum tariff of five present, with certain exceptions including apparel. There are additional taxes in addition to the ad valorem or CIF duties, including: (1) five present on raw materials and ten present on manufactured products; (2) twenty present surcharge on all imported goods, with the exceptions of medicines, serums, powdered mild, vaccines, basic grains, seeds, fertilizer, fungicides and cattle; and (3) five present on all imports to cover administrative customs services. The Import Declaration includes a L50.00 Honduran lampiras form fee. A handling fee of L0.05 per kilogram is also included. Customs warehouse charges are obligatory after one month use. Other charges include a seven present sales tax, a three present administration charge, and a thirty present tax on selected luxury items.

Trade Agreements and Preferences .....As a beneficiary of both the CBI and Generalized System of Preferences, most of Honduras exports enjoy duty-fee entry into the U.S. The major products exempt from CBI preferences are textiles, apparel, watches and petroleum products.

Disclaimer: This information is intended for general guidance and all users are allowed to reproduce this information. cannot however take responsibility for any errors, additions, omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such it is advisable to contact the nearest customs office or the moving company you select for your move to Honduras for full and current information prior to importation/relocation.