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HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

DIPLOMATIC REMOVALS

VEHICLES

NEW FURNITURE

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS FOR RETURNING MOZAMBICAN NATIONALS 


Major Port of Entry     : MAPUTO

Prohibited Articles      : Firearms, ammunition, unlawful drugs, pornography and pornographic material.


HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

Documents Required  : Copy of valid passport

                                      Original bill of lading / Air way bill

                                      Inventory ( list of items )

Customs Regulations : For new residents used household goods are allowed into

                                      Mozambique duty free within the first six months of their arrival.

                                      Client's employer needs to prepare a declaration and submit to

                                      customs for approval.

                                      Private persons have only the possibility to import one article by

                                      type of goods.

Clearance    :                 We need to have all the documents 7 days before the arrival of

                                      goods into the country.

                                      For non diplomats customer presence is advisable since customs                                                                                                                       

                                      officials may want to open boxes and verify item by item.


DIPLOMATIC REMOVALS

Documents Required :  Declaration from the embassy or the consulate stamped by the

                                      foreign ministry.

                                      Original bill of lading / air way bill

                                      Inventory of household goods

                                      Copy of diplomatic passport

Clearance  :                   We need to have all documents 7 days before arrival of goods

                                      into the country.

                                      Alcohol and other spirits are allowed for diplomats only but in

                                      acceptable quantities ( not more than 24 bottles )


VEHICLES

Documents Required :  Certificate of registration

                                      Copy of passport

                                      Original purchase invoice

                                      Original bill of lading

                                      Obtain import permit and inspection report for non diplomats prior

                                      to arrival of vehicle

Customs Regulations : Customer may pay up to 100% tax on the actual value of the

                                      vehicle depending on engine capacity and year of manufacture.

                                      Diplomats are allowed to import one vehicle duty free but they

                                      have to request customs exemption.


NEW FURNITURE

Documents Required  : Commercial invoice

                                      Packing list

                                      Original bill of lading / air way bill

                                      Certificate of origin

Customer has to pay duties and apply for import permit (BRI). Import tax (40%) of the value.

Diplomats are allowed to import new furniture duty free but they have to request and obtain customs exemption prior to the arrival of shipment.   


CUSTOMS REGULATIONS FOR RETURNING MOZAMBICAN NATIONALS 

They are allowed to import used personal effects provided that  these have been in their possession for more than 12 months. A list of items need to be prepared and this should be certified and stamped by the Mozambican consulate at origin. In addition to this returning nationals are allowed to import a second hand car if they have owned and used it for more than 180 days. They can apply to customs for exemption of duties in this case. In the case of importation of a new motor vehicle , an application  can be made to customs for a 75% reduction on customs duties.

All of the above regulations are subject to final confirmation as customs legislation and duties applicable might be changed with or without adequate notice. 

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INGAR INTERNATIONAL PACKERS AND FORWARDERS
Ingar Moçambique Lda.
Maputo, Moçambique
Tel: +258 21462500/1  Fax: +258 21462502
Mobile: +258 82 3215410
Email: ingar@teledata.mz  or 
ingar.exp@teledata.mz  
Website: www.ingarinternational.com