Guide to Sending Parcels to Panama

Until three million years ago, water separated North and South America. Once that gap closed, Panama Isthmus was born. Panama then became the corridor for flora and fauna between the two Americas, which increased the biodiversity of the western world. For the modern world, Panama's geography and location has become a shipping shortcut between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

The well-known and vital Panama Canal has given this country a high-income economy, but it is also supported by international tourism, banking, and commerce. And that has led to its e-commerce activity having grown at 12% annually from 2014 - 2019. The recent doubling of the canal's capacity will surely keep Panamanians at the forefront of world trade and increase their e-commerce activity.

Information on this page was taken from the Official Gazette of Panama and Panama's Ministry of Economy and Finance.

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Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Oct 22, 2021
8:49 am
Nuevo Belen, NB, PA
Delivered
Oct 21, 2021
7:18 am
Rio Abajo, RI, PA
In transit
Oct 20, 2021
9:03 pm
Cativa, CA, PA
International Clearance
Oct 20, 2021
8:14 am
Chilibre, CH, PA
In transit
Oct 20, 2021
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Oct 19, 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 Panama 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 Panama

Documents Only

Document shipments may be sent from Canada to Panama duty-free provided they have no commercial value.

Document shipments include:

  • Banking, judicial, and insurance papers
  • Bids, proposals
  • Cash letters
  • Charts
  • Driver's licence
  • Gift cards
  • Certifications, diplomas
  • Letters and telegrams
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs, photocopies, records, or tapes of personal information
  • Periodicals
  • Price lists
  • Seismic data

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

Item Restriction
Airline tickets Must be validated
Annual reports Must only be shipped to shareholders or company officials
Brochures Must be for intercompany use or for non-commercial purposes
Business cards Maximum of 15 business cards
Cheques Must be payroll or personal cheques
Intercompany mail Up to a maximum weight of 2 kg
Manuals Only if technical and in a number appropriate to the purpose
Negatives, slides, or print films Only if sent to a press or publishing agency and have had no value added through press or editorial charges
Newsletters Only intercompany documents for internal use and with no commercial value Cannot be from a publisher or printing company
Newspapers For non-commercial purposes only
Stationery Must be personalised, have no commercial value, and the amount is appropriate for non-commercial use
Traveller's cheques Must be used

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

Shipping Gifts to Panama

Shipping Gifts

Shipping gifts to Panama may be exempt from duty and taxes if their value is B/. 50 PAB (about $65 CAD) or less.

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipment from an individual in Canada to an individual in Panama will be exempt from duty and taxes providing:

  • Its value is B/. 50 PAB* (about $65 CAD) or less
  • The gift is for personal use of the recipient or his or her family
  • It is sent on an occasional basis and has no commercial value

*PAB = Panamanian balboa

Shipments from Business-to-Business

A gift shipped from a business in Canada to a business in Panama will incur duty and taxes regardless of its value.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

A gift shipped from a business in Canada to an individual in Panama will be exempt from duty if its value is B/. 50 PAB (about $65 CAD) or less as long as items are for personal use and have no commercial value.


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
Arnulfo Aria Madrid
Av Julio Linares 801
Panama
Panama

Phone: +507 314-3020
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
Arnulfo Aria Madrid
Av Julio Linares 801
Panama
Panama

Phone: +507 314-3020
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.gacetaoficial.gob.pa/gacetas/24700_2002.pdf
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Shipping personal effects/belongings to Panama

Shipping Personal Effects

Personal effects (both new and used) that are shipped to Panama from Canada are exempt from duty for the following situations:

  • Panamanian citizens have resided in Canada for a minimum of 2 consecutive years prior to moving definitively
  • Permanent residents of Panama returning after having gone to work or study abroad
  • Foreigners with valid work or study permits moving to Panama

Other conditions for a duty-free entry of personal effects include:

  • Household goods are for personal use of the individual or family members
  • Personal effects are valued up to B/. 250,000 PAB (about $315,800 CAD)

Moving Temporarily

Students

Students moving temporarily to Panama from Canada to study may ship their personal effects to Panama duty-free

Personal effects may include:

  • Educational materials (paper and pens)
  • Furniture used by a student, like a desk and chair
  • Clothing and footwear
Non-students

Foreigners moving to Panama from Canada temporarily to work may be exempt from duty on their personal effects if they have a valid work permit.

You will require the following documentation:

  • A letter from the company where you will work
  • A letter from a lawyer certifying that you will reside in the country
  • Labour certification from the Ministry of Labour

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://www.gacetaoficial.gob.pa/gacetas/24700_2002.pdf
https://www.ana.gob.pa/w_ana/index.php/servicios-y-plataformas/regimenes-aduaneros-2/menaje-de-casa

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Arnulfo Aria Madrid
Av Julio Linares 801
Panama
Panama

Phone: +507 314-3020
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 Panama

Food, Chocolate, Candies

You may ship foodstuffs to Panama from Canada for personal consumption, but they are restricted to certain items, and:

  • You must place a request through the Panamanian customs online system
  • The parcel weight limit is 5 kg per person or 10 kg per family
  • Foodstuffs must be in their original container, hermetically sealed, and commercially labelled

You May Ship

  • Chocolate and candies
  • Vitamins and supplements*

*Vitamins and supplements may be shipped up to 3 kg in weight per person or 6 kg per family

Do Not Ship

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Soft drinks
  • Perishable goods
  • Homemade foods

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:
http://200.46.196.152/aupsa/requisitos/RES055_2016MuestraConsumoPersonalEventosDonacionesTODOS.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Arnulfo Aria Madrid
Av Julio Linares 801
Panama
Panama

Phone: +507 314-3020
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 Panama

Samples

Commercial samples are those intended for demonstration purposes. The goal is to encourage people to place orders of the samples, not sell them.


Samples shipped to Panama from Canada will be exempt from duty and tax if they meet the criteria below:

  • They have no commercial value
  • Items displayed are intended for exhibitions, fairs, or cultural events
  • Shipper must provide a guarantee on temporary imports
  • Samples of fabric scraps or pieces or fractions of paper, cardboard, plastic sheets, and similar materials do not measure more than 30 cm
  • Samples containing food items require official certification and not exceed 15 kg in weight

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.gacetaoficial.gob.pa/gacetas/24700_2002.pdf http://200.46.196.152/aupsa/requisitos/RES055_2016MuestraConsumoPersonalEventosDonacionesTODOS.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Arnulfo Aria Madrid
Av Julio Linares 801
Panama
Panama

Phone: +507 314-3020
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 Panama

Advertising Material

Advertising material may be shipped from Canada to Panama provided:

  • Items are intended for display, demonstration, or promotion
  • The material is intended for an exhibition or international fair
  • The exhibitor has a contract with the promoter of the fair or other event
  • Items are only exhibited at the event during event hours
  • Items are imported as a temporary import

For additional information, refer to the temporary import section.


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.gacetaoficial.gob.pa/gacetas/24700_2002.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Arnulfo Aria Madrid
Av Julio Linares 801
Panama
Panama

Phone: +507 314-3020
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 Panama

Repairs

As Canada and Panama have a free-trade agreement, repairs under warranty returning to Canada from Panama are duty-free and will not be charged GST providing the item for repair stays in Panama no longer than 1 year.

Items Under Warranty

If a piece of equipment is shipped to Panama for repair while under a warranty it will be exempt from duty. This exemption is granted provided the item is returned to Canada within 1 year of its original entry to Panama.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Equipment that is no longer under warranty and is returning to Canada from Panama after repairs will be charged GST on the value of the repair and on any new parts required to complete the repair.

Sending Product for Repair to Panama

Equipment sent to Panama for repair may be exempt from duty and taxes provided it is returned to Canada within 1 year of its arrival in Panama.

Returning Repaired Product to Panama

Products repaired in Canada must be returned to Panama within a maximum period of 3 months from the departure from Panama.


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

Sources:
https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/dm-md/d8/d8-2-10-eng.html
https://www.gacetaoficial.gob.pa/gacetas/24700_2002.pdf (Artículo 120)

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Arnulfo Aria Madrid
Av Julio Linares 801
Panama
Panama

Phone: +507 314-3020
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 Panama

Temporary Imports

Goods may be shipped to Panama temporarily from Canada duty-free under the following conditions:

  • They can stay in Panama from 3 months up to maximum of 1 year
  • Imports have no commercial value and are of negligible quantity NOTE

If samples arrive in large containers, they will incur duty even though they may be marked as free samples.

ATA Carnets

Panama 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://www.trade.gov/knowledge-product/panama-temporary-entry
https://www.atacarnet.com/carnet-countries

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Arnulfo Aria Madrid
Av Julio Linares 801
Panama
Panama

Phone: +507 314-3020
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 Panama

Permanent/Sold Goods

Because of the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement, most sold goods shipped to Panama from Canada will be exempt from duty. However, they will incur VAT.

Occasional Shipper

Goods shipped occasionally from Canada to Panama will be exempt from duty if the CIF value is B/. 500 PAB (about $630 CAD) or less.

Regular shipper

If you regularly ship sold goods to Panama, we recommend the use of a licenced Panamanian customs broker.


Sources:
https://www.gacetaoficial.gob.pa/gacetas/24700_2002.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Arnulfo Aria Madrid
Av Julio Linares 801
Panama
Panama

Phone: +507 314-3020
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 Panama. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Panama, 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 goods are not allowed to be shipped to Panama while restricted goods may enter the country, but there may be limits to the amount of goods or who may send them.

Prohibited Items

  • Plants and seeds
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Cash and coins
  • Equipment or instruments for manufacturing coins
  • Foreign lottery or raffle tickets
  • Obscene material in any format
  • Any material that portrays Panama or its culture in a negative way
  • Medicines with labels that falsely describe contents or of harmful preparation
  • Opium and its products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Pearls, precious stones, and metals

Restricted Items

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco products
  • Tea, coffee, and spices
  • Animal products
  • Vegetables, fruits, and nuts
  • Gambling devices
  • Medical equipment, medicines
  • Vitamins
  • Radio communication
    equipment
  • Wood and wood items

Sources:
https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/WT/TPR/S301R1.pdf&Open=True

Duty & Taxes

Duty and taxes on goods shipped to Panama 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 knowing the CIF value, you will be able to predict the duty and taxes owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

The threshold value on shipments to Panama, also called the de minimis value, is $100 USD (about $125 CAD). This means that duty or tax will not be incurred on shipments of less than this value.


Currency Panamanian balboa (B/.)
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value) $100 USD (about $125 CAD)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 7%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
$100 USD (about $125 CAD)
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports

The Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement came into force April 1, 2013. Therefore, many goods may be imported from Canada to Panama duty-free.


Excise Duties

Excise tax is imposed on a variety of items including soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, tobacco and tobacco products, and jewels.


Selective Consumption Tax

Certain goods will incur a luxury tax, also known as selective consumption tax, which applies to items considered to be non-essential. The selective consumption tax (Impuesto Selectivo de Consumo, ISC) is applied to foods (sugar tax), goods (e.g. jewellery, expensive automobiles, guns, tobacco, alcoholic beverages).


  • Candy6%
  • Chocolate1.5%
  • Spirits and wines0%
  • Tobacco0% + 35% ISC
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video games & consoles0%
  • Computers & laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles0%
  • Cameras0%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats0%
  • Beauty products & cosmetics0%
  • Jewellery0% + 5% ISC
  • Shirts & pants0%
  • Home appliances0%
  • Toys0%
  • Sports equipment0%

*Alcoholic beverages will incur an ISC tax (Selective Consumption Tax). Details can be found here.


Sources:
https://dgi.mef.gob.pa/D-Informe/Formulario400.php
https://www.international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/panama/fta-ale/background-contexte.aspx?lang=eng
https://www.tariffinder.ca/en/getStarted
https://santandertrade.com/en/portal/international-shipments/panama/customs-and-transportation
https://taxsummaries.pwc.com/panama/corporate/other-taxes

Panama 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 Panama



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