Guide to Sending Parcels to Grenada

Grenada is known as the Isle of Spice due to its numerous nutmeg plantations, which are so important to the economy that the nut is featured on the country's flag.

And as Grenada sits in the Caribbean Sea not far from South America, it is also a very popular winter beach holiday destination, and offers many swimming, diving, and sailing opportunities. Perhaps best of all, however, is Grand Anse Beach - three kilometres long and deemed one of the world's finest beaches.

E-commerce is still in its early days in Grenada, but with over 100% of the population owning mobile phones and nearly 60% using the internet, the future of shopping for Grenadians looks as sunny as a Caribbean sunrise.

Information for this page was taken from The National Portal of the Government of Grenada and Grenada's Customs & Excise Division.

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Easy Tracking Information

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Tel: 1-800-463-3339
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Disclaimer!

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 Grenada 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.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Grenada

Documents Only

Grenada allows entry to the following as document shipments:

  • Annual reports
  • Bids, proposals
  • Brochures, pamphlets
  • Bids, proposals
  • Credit cards, cash letters, cheques
  • Computer print-outs
  • Charts, graphs, maps
  • Driver's licence
  • Gift cards
  • Certifications, diplomas
  • Letters, telegrams, writings, sepia drawings
  • Manuscripts
  • Negotiable bonds, drafts
  • Passports
  • Periodicals
  • Photographs
  • Seismic data
  • Specification sheets
  • Visa applications

The following items may also be shipped from Canada to Grenada duty-free providing they meet the customs criteria below:

Item Restriction
Airline tickets Must be validated
Forms Must be blank
Manuals Only if technical
Newsletters Only intercompany documents for internal use and with no commercial value
Stationery Must be blank

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Shipping Gifts to Grenada

Shipping Gifts

Most gift shipments sent to Grenada from Canada will incur duty and taxes. Exemption from duties and taxes applies only if the gift's value is EC$20 (about $9 CAD) or less.

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

Shipments sent from an individual in Canada to an individual in Grenada may be exempt from duty and taxes for items valued up to EC$20 (about $9 CAD). Gift shipments valued above this amount will incur duties and taxes. Items must have no commercial value.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

There is no information at this time regarding shipping a gift from a business in Canada to a business in Grenada.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

There is no information at this time regarding shipping a gift from a business in Canada to an individual in Grenada.


Gift Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time (see sample)
  • List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
  • Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Sydney Gun-Munro
#10 Young St.
Saint George's
Grenada

Phone: +1 (473) 440-2310
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

If you are sending more than one gift in one shipment, be sure to wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Sydney Gun-Munro
#10 Young St.
Saint George's
Grenada

Phone: +1 (473) 440-2310
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_CA

Shipping personal effects/belongings to Grenada

Shipping Personal Effects

Personal effects, whether new or used, may be shipped to Grenada from Canada exempt from duty for Grenadians returning home to live permanently.

Moving Temporarily

Students

Students moving temporarily to Grenada from Canada to study may ship their personal effects to Granada exempt from duty and VAT.

Non-students

There is no information at this time regarding the shipment of personal effects for non-students moving temporarily to Grenada from Canada.

Moving Permanently

Grenadian nationals who are returning to Grenada to live permanently may import their personal effects duty-free using the country's 'Welcome Home Programme'.


The Programme includes the following criteria:

  • Proof of residence abroad for a minimum of 7 consecutive years prior to moving to Grenada definitely
  • A maximum of EC$75,000 exemption (about $34,625 CAD) on household and personal effects
  • Exemption will be valid for 3 years
  • Personal effects can be shipped up to 3 months prior to the move to Grenada and up to 3 months after the move
  • A service charge of 6% is applicable

Personal effects include:

  • Clothing, footwear, and toiletries
  • Furniture, household equipment, and appliances
  • Tools of a trade that are necessary to re-establish a home in Grenada

NOTE:
Foodstuffs and alcoholic beverages will incur duty and taxes.


Personal Effects Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Personal Effects' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided

Sources:
https://gov.gd/ced/returning-nationals
https://gov.gd/sites/default/files/docs/Documents/inland/grenada_white_paper_revised_2009.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Sydney Gun-Munro
#10 Young St.
Saint George's
Grenada

Phone: +1 (473) 440-2310
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Grenada

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Some food items may be shipped to Grenada but are restricted to certain items and in the quantity, you are allowed to ship.

You May Ship

  • Chocolate
  • Sugar
  • Jellies and jams
  • Curry powder
  • Pasta products

Do Not Ship

  • Perishable goods
  • Back bass, and all varieties of carp

Food, Chocolate, Candies Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Food' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section (see sample)
  • Ensure that your food, chocolate, or candies may be imported into the country
  • You are not shipping commercial quantities (for any duty & tax exemption)
  • Check with your carrier that they will accept food shipments

Sources:
https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/WT/TPR/S299R1-04.pdf&Open=True

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Sydney Gun-Munro
#10 Young St.
Saint George's
Grenada

Phone: +1 (473) 440-2310
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Grenada

Samples

Commercial samples are those that can only be used for demonstration purposes. The purpose is to encourage purchases of the samples, not sell them.

Samples shipped to Grenada from Canada may be exempt from duty and tax as long as they abide by the following rules:

  • Items have no commercial value
  • Items displayed are intended for exhibitions, commercial operations, or used for analysis
  • Unused samples must be intact when returned to Canada

NOTE:
A deposit valued at one and one-half times the duties and taxes on the value of samples may be required, which may then be refunded at re-exportation.


Commercial Sample Checklist
  • A Commercial Invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Clearly indicate 'Commercial Samples' on the commercial invoice in the General Description & Detailed Description of Goods (see sample)
  • The item shipped has tearing, perforation, slashing, defacing, or has permanent marking clearing indicating the item as commercial sample

Sources:
https://gov.gd/ced/faq
https://gov.gd/sites/hop/files/Acts-SROs/2018/S.R._O.%2013%20of%202018%20Customs%20Regulations,%202018.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Sydney Gun-Munro
#10 Young St.
Saint George's
Grenada

Phone: +1 (473) 440-2310
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Grenada

Advertising Material

Advertising material may be shipped temporarily to Grenada from Canada as long as they abide by the customs regulations shown below:

  • Goods for display at exhibitions, promotional, or cultural events
  • Goods have no commercial value and are not intended for sale
  • May include commercial samples
  • Goods are not part of the prohibited list

Advertising Material Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Promotional Material - Not for Resale' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided

Sources:
http://grenadacustoms.com/index.php/23-legislation

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Sydney Gun-Munro
#10 Young St.
Saint George's
Grenada

Phone: +1 (473) 440-2310
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Have your goods warranty repaired in Grenada

Repairs

Material sent from Canada to Grenada for repairs will be exempt from duty charges only if the material is under warranty.

Items Under Warranty

When an item is shipped to Canada for repair work under a warranty and without charge, Grenada customs duty and taxes will be exempted.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Items no longer under warranty being repaired in Grenada and shipped back to Canada will be subject to duty and taxes and charged GST on the value of the repair and on any new parts required to complete the repair.

Sending Product for Repair to Grenada

Products sent to Grenada from Canada for repair will be exempt from duty provided it is under warranty.

Returning Repaired Product to Grenada

Material returning to Grenada after being sent to Canada for repairs will be exempt from duty only if it is under warranty. Taxes will apply to the value added to the equipment. Shipper must provide proof of repairs.


Repair Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks, and include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Grenada or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
https://gov.gd/sites/hop/files/Acts-SROs/2018/S.R._O.%2013%20of%202018%20Customs%20Regulations,%202018.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Sydney Gun-Munro
#10 Young St.
Saint George's
Grenada

Phone: +1 (473) 440-2310
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Grenada

Temporary Imports

Importing items temporarily into Grenada will be exempt from duties and taxes up to 18 months, and may include the following items:

  • Commercial samples
  • Goods displayed at an exhibition
  • Goods used for testing and specialised test equipment permanently attached to these goods
  • Goods used in an emergency (providing they are not sold or destroyed)
  • Equipment shipped for repairs

ATA Carnets

Grenada does not accept ATA Carnets for temporary imports.


Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

Sources:
https://gov.gd/ced/faq [Under 'Temporary importations']
https://www.atacarnet.com/carnet-countries

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Sydney Gun-Munro
#10 Young St.
Saint George's
Grenada

Phone: +1 (473) 440-2310
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Grenada

Permanent/Sold Goods

Non-commercial shipments to Grenada valued at EC$20 or less (about $9 CAD) are exempt from duty and VAT.

Occasional Shipper

If your non-commercial shipment to Grenada has a value of EC$20 or less (about $9 CAD), it will be exempt from duty and VAT charges.

Regular shipper

If you regularly sell and ship goods to Grenada, we suggest you consult with an authorised agent of Grenada customs services as there may be specific requirements to follow.


Sources:
https://gov.gd/ced/non-commercial-goods

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Sydney Gun-Munro
#10 Young St.
Saint George's
Grenada

Phone: +1 (473) 440-2310
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 19 Oct 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
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

Required Documents


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.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel's destination.
Commercial Invoice 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.

B13a 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

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Grenada. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Grenada, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

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.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

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.

See Temporary import section
Packing list Infrequently required

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


Prohibited items are not allowed to be shipped to Grenada while restricted items may enter, but there are quantity limitations or other rules governing their entry to the country.

Prohibited Items

  • Perishable foodstuffs
  • Black bass, and all varieties of carp
  • Goods intended to be used in
    the practice of witchcraft
  • War toys
  • Publications considered
    contrary to public interest
  • Sex toys
  • Pornographic material
  • Military coloured clothing

Restricted Items

  • Sugar
  • Jellies and jams
  • Toilet paper
  • Curry powder
  • Pasta products
  • Weapons, fireworks, explosives of all types*

*Official authorisation from the Commissioner of Police required


Sources:
https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/WT/TPR/S299R1-04.pdf&Open=True
https://gov.gd/ced/sites/ced/files/Grenada%20list%20of%20goods%20requiring%20an%20Import.pdf?current=/node/584

Duty & Taxes

Duty and taxes on goods shipped to Grenada are calculated using the CIF value of the shipment, i.e. the sum of the customs value plus freight costs plus insurance charges.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

By calculating the CIF value of your shipment to Grenada, you will be able to predict the duty and taxes owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

In Grenada, most goods imported by mail of EC$20 (about $9 CAD) or less, are exempt from duties and VAT. This is known as the threshold, also called the de minimis value.

NOTE:
Exemptions do not apply to alcoholic beverages or tobacco products.


Currency Eastern Caribbean dollar (ECD - XCD also used)
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value) EC$20 (about $9 CAD)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 15%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
EC$20 (about $9 CAD)
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports


  • Candy20%
  • Chocolate20%
  • Spirits and winesVariable
  • Tobacco95%
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video games & consoles20%
  • Computers & laptops5%
  • Tablets5%
  • Mobiles20%
  • Cameras25%
  • Accessories for Electronics5%
  • Coats20%
  • Beauty products & cosmetics20%
  • Jewellery30% - 35%
  • Shirts & pants20%
  • Home appliances20% - 30%
  • Toys20%
  • Sports equipment10%

Sources:
https://www.ird.gd/index.php/taxes/value-added-tax
https://www.ird.gd/index.php/taxes/excise-tax
https://www.laws.gov.gd/index.php?option=com_edocman&task=document.viewdoc&id=271&Itemid=185
https://gov.gd/ced/faq

Grenada Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance 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:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Televisions
  • Jewellery in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

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