Guide to Sending Parcels to Guatemala

Guatemala's landscape is filled with rich rainforests, magnificent Mayan ruins, and volatile volcanoes. And from those volcanoes rich soil supports bountiful harvests of life's two basic pleasures: cacao and coffee.

From pre-Columbian times, Guatemala has supported a large population, which continues today as it is the most populous nation of Central America. Like elsewhere, COVID-19 has encouraged a big shift to online purchasing in Guatemala - 27% increase in the last year alone. Given that the nation's median age is a tender 22, there is a huge emerging consumer market more than ready to embrace e-commerce.

Information for this page was taken from Guatemala's Superintendency of Tax Administration and the Guatemala Customs Law Compendium.

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Easy Tracking Information

Shipments through Secureship come with full, easy to read tracking information to Guatemala

Full tracking information for parcels to Guatemala is available with Secureship
Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Sep 19, 2021
8:49 am
Chiquimula, CH, GT
Delivered
Sep 18, 2021
7:18 am
Chimaltenango, CH, GT
In transit
Sep 17, 2021
9:03 pm
Baja Verapaz, BV, GT
International Clearance
Sep 17, 2021
8:14 am
Alta Verapaz, AV, GT
In transit
Sep 17, 2021
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Sep 16, 2021
4:30 pm
Ottawa, ON, CA
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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 Guatemala 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 Guatemala

Documents Only

Shipments of documents to Guatemala may enter the country duty and tax free, and include items made from paper or electronic storage devices providing they have no commercial value.

The following items qualify as document shipments:


  • Advertising literature
  • Airline tickets
  • Annual reports
  • Business cards
  • Cash letters, negotiable bonds and drafts
  • Cheques
  • Computer print-outs
  • Credit cards
  • Driver's licence
  • Graphs
  • Intercompany mail
  • Passports
  • Proposals and bids
  • Seismic data
  • Specifications sheets
  • Visa applications

The following items are allowed as a document shipment if they abide by the restriction shown.

Item Restriction
CD roms and discs Providing they contain intercompany data only and have no commercial value; data cannot be software
Diskettes Provided they are used and contain data
Envelopes Must be blank
Forms Must be blank
Newsletters Must be for intercompany use only
Slides A maximum of 25 slides allowed
Stationery Only if blank
Travellers cheques Must be blank and unused

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US
http://www.mineco.gob.gt/sites/default/files/pdfs/res_224-2008_aprobacion_recauca.pdf

Shipping Gifts to Guatemala

Shipping Gifts

Guatemala does NOT have a duty or tax exemption on gift shipments. Therefore, all gift shipments from Canada will incur duty and taxes regardless of their value.

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipment from an individual in Canada to an individual in Guatemala will be liable to duty and taxes when it enters the country.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

A gift shipment to a business in Guatemala cannot enter without a payment of duty and taxes by the Guatemalan business.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

A gift shipment from a business in Canada to an individual in Guatemala will be charged duty and taxes no matter its value. There are no thresholds on gift shipments to Guatemala.


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
Miguel ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Guatemala City
01001
Guatemala

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 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

Gift shipments to Guatemala cannot enter the country without payment of taxes and duty.

If there are multiple gifts in a parcel, ensure that they have been wrapped and tagged individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Guatemala City
01001
Guatemala

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 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_US

Shipping personal effects/belongings to Guatemala

Shipping Personal Effects

Personal effects shipped to Guatemala from Canada will be exempt from duty charges if:

  • The individual is a Guatemalan citizen
  • The individual has been living in Canada for 24 months or more

Moving Temporarily

Students

There is no information available at this time regarding students moving temporarily to Guatemala to study, and shipping their personal effects there.

Non-students

Foreigners who are moving to Guatemala temporarily as renters of property may ship their personal effects exempt from duty charges.

Moving Permanently

Guatemalan citizens returning to Guatemala to live permanently may ship their household goods and personal effects exempt from duty if they have lived outside of Guatemala for a minimum of 24 months.

Canadian citizens who are either retiring to Guatemala permanently or renting a property there long-term may ship their personal household goods exempt from duty charges.


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:
http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/sica/PDF/Convenio84.pdf
https://www.fidi.org/sites/default/files/public/2020-03/M_Svcs_Customsregulation_Guatemala_0.pdf
http://www.mineco.gob.gt/sites/default/files/pdfs/res_224-2008_aprobacion_recauca.pdf
https://portal.sat.gob.gt/portal/descarga/4565/gestion-de-despacho/29456/pr-iad-dno-de-16-procedimiento-para-el-despacho-de-menaje-de-casa-digita.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Guatemala City
01001
Guatemala

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 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 Guatemala

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Importation of foodstuffs into Guatemala are restricted and will incur duty and taxes. Shipments to private individuals are restricted to a maximum of 10 items per parcel.

You May Ship

  • Chocolate
  • Candy

Do Not Ship

  • Perishable foodstuffs such as produce, dairy, and meat

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://www.fidi.org/sites/default/files/public/2020-03/M_Svcs_Customsregulation_Guatemala_0.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Miguel ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Guatemala City
01001
Guatemala

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 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 Guatemala

Samples

Commercial samples are shipped to demonstrate products and promote their sale; they are not for sale. Samples are typically displayed at trade fairs or other similar exhibitions.

Samples shipped to Guatemala must have been supplied without any charge to the recipient.


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://www.mineco.gob.gt/sites/default/files/manual_de_procedimientos_para_la_emision_de_resoluciones_anticipadas_4.pdf https://www.fomilenioii.gob.sv/asset/documents/La_importaci%C3%B3n_y_exportaci%C3%B3n_de_muestras_sin_valor_comercial.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Guatemala City
01001
Guatemala

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 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 Guatemala

Advertising Material

Advertising material may enter Guatemala duty-free if it will be distributed freely, and providing:

  • Packages contain only advertising for one service or product
  • The value is 10 Central American Pesos or less (about $5 CAD), i.e. it has no commercial value
  • The shipment weighs 10 kg or less
  • The package is NOT part of a larger consignment

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

Sources:
https://www.mineco.gob.gt/sites/default/files/manual_de_procedimientos_para_la_emision_de_resoluciones_anticipadas_4.pdf https://www.fomilenioii.gob.sv/asset/documents/La_importaci%C3%B3n_y_exportaci%C3%B3n_de_muestras_sin_valor_comercial.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Guatemala City
01001
Guatemala

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 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 Guatemala

Repairs

Items repaired in Canada are allowed re-entry to Guatemala exempt from duty if the work was done at no charge as a result of warranty guarantees.

Items Under Warranty

Equipment repaired in Canada under warranty will be allowed to return to Guatemala exempt from duty providing the work was done at no charge.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Equipment no longer under warranty that is repaired in Canada will be liable to duty charges on the cost of repairs and any other expenses incurred as a result of replaced parts, freight, etc. when it re-enters Guatemala.

Sending Product for Repair to Guatemala

There is no information at this time regarding sending products for repair to Guatemala from Canada.

Returning Repaired Product to Guatemala

Products repaired in Canada under warranty and without charge will be exempt from duty when they are returned to Guatemala.


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 Guatemala or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
http://www.mineco.gob.gt/sites/default/files/pdfs/res_224-2008_aprobacion_recauca.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Guatemala City
01001
Guatemala

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 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 Guatemala

Temporary Imports

Temporary imports to Guatemala are allowed for goods that will be:

  • Exhibited at conventions, symposia, trade fairs, and other similar events
  • Demonstrated to show their features and functions

To avoid duty fees, temporary imports are not to be sold, and are expected to leave Guatemala once their display period has ended.


ATA Carnets

Guatemala does not allow the use of ATA Carnets for the temporary importation of goods.


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://www.atacarnet.com/carnet-countries
https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/WT/TPR/S348R1.pdf&Open=True

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Guatemala City
01001
Guatemala

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 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 Guatemala

Permanent/Sold Goods

Providing small shipments to one's family in Guatemala are of an occasional, non-commercial nature, they will be duty-free. Such parcels are allowed without completing a commercial invoice, and if:

  • Its value is 500 Central American pesos or less (about $80 CAD)
  • You are related to the recipient
  • The goods are for the personal use of the recipient and/or his or her family
  • The shipment is only 1 of 2 allowed per year, and NOT within 6 months of each other

Occasional Shipper

A small shipment to a family or private individual in Guatemala is duty-free providing:

  • The size of the shipment is clearly non-commercial in nature
  • The recipient has NOT received a shipment from the same sender within the previous 6 months
  • Its customs value is 500 Central American pesos or less (about $80 CAD)

Regular shipper

Shipments of goods in commercial quantities to companies and non-family members will require the completion of a commercial invoice and payment of duties and taxes. We therefore recommend that you consult a Guatemalan customs broker to assist you with this process.


Sources:
http://www.mineco.gob.gt/sites/default/files/pdfs/res_224-2008_aprobacion_recauca.pdf
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjGv8jVguzwAhX_g_0HHXzDAHc4ChAWMAV6BAgUEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fportal.sat.gob.gt%2Fportal%2Fdescarga%2F1895%2Flegislacion-aduanera%2F18339%2Fcompendio-de-leyes-aduaneras.pdf&usg=AOvVaw1BVP7yW7an-6mZl-rDsKxx

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Guatemala City
01001
Guatemala

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 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 Guatemala. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Guatemala, 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


Goods prohibited from entering Guatemala cannot be shipped there whereas those deemed restricted may enter the country; however, restricted goods may be limited in quantity or require an inspection or certification before being allowed in.

Prohibited Items

  • Narcotics and other
    similar drugs
  • Obscene or pornographic material
  • Firearms and other weapons
  • Seeds
  • Animal products, for e.g. ivory
  • Jewellery
  • Gambling machines
  • Chemicals, powders
  • Materials that could be considered seditious

Restricted Items

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Foodstuffs
  • Tobacco, tobacco products,
    and vaping products
  • Firecrackers and pyrotechnic items
  • Radio equipment and
    sound and image recording devices
  • Agricultural products

Sources:
https://www.fidi.org/sites/default/files/public/2020-03/M_Svcs_Customsregulation_Guatemala_0.pdf
https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/WT/TPR/S348R1.pdf&Open=True
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Duty & Taxes

The amount of duty and tax assessed on a shipment to Guatemala is calculated using the CIF value of a shipment. The CIF value is the sum of the customs value plus insurance costs plus freight fees.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

If you were to calculate the CIF value of your shipment, you will be able to predict the tax and duty owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

There are no thresholds (also known as de minimis values) on imports into Guatemala. Therefore, all shipments, regardless of value, will incur duty and taxes.


Currency Guatemalan Quetzal GTQ
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value) N/A
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 12%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
N/A
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports


Excise Taxes

Certain shipments to Guatemala will incur excise taxes. They include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bottled natural water
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Sports drinks
  • Syrups and concentrates
  • Juices - natural and artificial
  • Yoghurt drinks

Details for the products above can be found here and here.


  • Candy15%
  • Chocolate15%
  • Spirits and wines7.5% - 8.5%
  • Tobacco75%
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video games & consoles15%
  • Computers & laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles0%
  • Cameras15%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats15%
  • Beauty products & cosmetics15%
  • Jewellery15%
  • Shirts & pants15%
  • Home appliances15%
  • Toys15%
  • Sports equipment10%

Sources:
https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/WT/TPR/S348R1.pdf&Open=True
https://portal.sat.gob.gt/portal/preguntas-frecuentes/principales-impuestos-guatemala/
https://www.macmap.org/
https://portal.sat.gob.gt/portal/arancel-integrado/
https://taxsummaries.pwc.com/guatemala/corporate/other-taxes

Guatemala 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.

Questions about Shipping to Guatemala



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