Barbados is perhaps the most British of the Caribbean island nations, and may explain why cricket is its national sport. This nation's cricket obsession has no doubt helped to foster and produce numerous outstanding Barbadian cricketers over many decades including the famous three Ws - Walcott, Weekes, and Worrell.
Barbados has a well-developed mixed economy, and the result has been a high percentage of Barbadians with internet or internet-connected mobiles. And as Canada is home to many ex-patriate Barbadians, now is easier than ever for them to send parcels to the lucky ones in the sun and on the beach.
Easily compare the best and cheapest shipping options to Barbados through a variety of carriers using Secureship
Secureship provides safe and affordable shipping from Canada to Barbados. In case you are an everyday shopper or a business,
you can easily save up to 50% on your international shipping costs by way of accessing our group buying power.
Shipments through Secureship come with full, easy to read tracking information to Barbados
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Jun 2, 2023
Holetown, HO, BB
Jun 1, 2023
Oistins, OI, BB
May 31, 2023
Speightstown , SP, BB
May 31, 2023
Bridgetown, BR, BB
May 31, 2023
Toronto, ON, CA
May 30, 2023
Ottawa, ON, CA
While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is
important to consult a licensed broker in Barbados before shipping any goods.
Types of Shipments
Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different
paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Here is a list of the most common types of shipments:
Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods
Garfield Sobers Fontabelle Rd. St. Michael, Bridgetown BB11149 Barbados
Phone: +1 246-227-2651
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera
Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926 Customs Broker: UPS Date: 30 May 2023
Description of Goods
Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export:Permanent/Sold Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time-consuming.
So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading
This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel's destination.
Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels).
These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.
When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.
Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good
and is destined to a country other than the US, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Barbados. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.
When an item with a COO is imported into Barbados, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI)
Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise,
it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and
ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.
No specific form required, but generally includes information regarding:
The exporter, importer and transport company
Date of issue
Number of freight invoice
Type and number of packages
Contents of each package
Marks and numbers
Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package
Prohibited & Restricted Imports
Goods declared prohibited by Barbadian authorities are not allowed entry into the country. Restricted goods, on the other hand, are allowed entry into Barbados, but they may have rules to abide by or limits to the amount of goods that can enter.
Counterfeit coins, stamps
Opium and any equipment for using it
Fruit and vegetables
Any material or object considered indecent or obscene
You can purchase
through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.
Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.
Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.
Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:
Liquids (including alcohol)
Jewellery in excess of $500
Glass or Ceramic
And many more items
For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.
Questions about Shipping to Barbados
Can I ship to Barbados?
Shipping to Barbados from Canada can take between 3-5 business days through the fastest carriers available on the Secureship platform.
More economical services, such as Canada Post, can take up to 1-2 months to complete the delivery.