Guide to Sending Parcels to the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is perhaps best known to Canadians as a wintertime getaway paradise. Its balmy beaches, glorious golf courses, and radiant resorts yearly attract thousands of February's frozen souls.

Dominicans enjoy their nation's tropical bounty too, but they are also an industrious people who have created the Caribbean's largest economy. And they are very active e-commerce consumers. Revenue grew 27% in 2020 alone, and is expected to increase at an average of 7.5% per year until 2025. If that doesn't want you to dance the merengue, then nothing will!

Information for this page was taken from the Dominican Republic's General Directorate of Customs.

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Easy Tracking Information

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Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Oct 22, 2021
8:49 am
La Romana, LR, DO
Delivered
Oct 21, 2021
7:18 am
Punta Cana, PC, DO
In transit
Oct 20, 2021
9:03 pm
Puerto Plata, PP, DO
International Clearance
Oct 20, 2021
8:14 am
Santo Domingo, SD, DO
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 the Dominican Republic 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 the Dominican Republic

Documents Only

The Dominican Republic allows the following into its territory as document shipments:

  • Advertising literature
  • Annual reports
  • Bids and proposals
  • Blueprints and drawings
  • Brochures and pamphlets
  • Business cards
  • Catalogues and price lists
  • Charts and graphs
  • Computer print-outs
  • Credit cards
  • Driver's licence
  • Greeting cards and invitations
  • Intercompany mail
  • Periodicals, magazines, and newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Seismic data

Certain documents shipped to the Dominican Republic have restrictions as shown below:

Document Type Restriction
Airline tickets Only if validated
Diskettes Only if they contain data
Films If they are for training and promotional purposes
Intercompany data on CD-Roms and discs Data cannot be software and must not have commercial value or be for sale
Manuals Only if of a technical nature
Newsletters Only company newsletters allowed
Publications Must be for intercompany use

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

Shipping Gifts to the Dominican Republic

Shipping Gifts

Gift shipments qualify for tax and duty exemptions if they are unsolicited, i.e. they have been sent without request or payment by the recipient.

A gift shipment to the Dominican Republic from Canada will be exempt from duty and taxes if its value is $200 USD or less (about $260 CAD).

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipment valued at $200 USD or less (about $260 CAD) from an individual in Canada to an individual in the Dominican Republic is exempt from duty and taxes providing it was shipped without being requested by the recipient.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

A gift shipment to a business in the Dominican Republic from a business in Canada will incur duty and taxes.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

There is no information at this time regarding a business in Canada shipping a gift to an individual in the Dominican Republic.


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
Juan Pablo Duarte
Calle Isabel La Católica
Santo Domingo 10212
The Dominican Republic

Phone: +1 809-687-1436
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

Multiple gifts sent in one shipment should be tagged and wrapped separately.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Juan Pablo Duarte
Calle Isabel La Católica
Santo Domingo 10212
Dominican Republic

Phone: +1 809-687-1436
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.aduanas.gob.do/faq
https://www.aduanas.gob.do/media/2499/402-05_que_aprueba_reglamento_despacho_expreso.pdf


Shipping personal effects/belongings to the Dominican Republic

Shipping Personal Effects

Shipping of personal effects and household goods to the Dominican Republic will be exempt from duty and taxes for foreigners and Dominican citizens who come to live there permanently.

This exemption may be claimed only once.

Moving Temporarily

Students

Students returning to the Dominican Republic after having lived temporarily in Canada to study may ship home their personal effects duty and tax free.

To qualify for this exemption, they must present either the certificate or diploma earned whilst studying in Canada.

Non-Students

There is no information at this time about non-students shipping their personal effects as a result of a temporary move to the Dominican Republic.

Moving Permanently

Persons moving permanently to the Dominican Republic - either Dominican citizens or Canadians - may ship their household goods (furniture) and personal effects without incurring duty or taxes.

If the individual is moving to the Dominican Republic as a result of a marriage, the amount of goods in the bride's trousseau (items collected specifically due to a marriage) must be appropriate for the size of the home.

Any individual claiming the tax exemption for moving permanently may do so only once.


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
  • Complete form F-49
  • For individuals shipping a marriage trousseau, provide 3 copies of the Trousseau declaration form (click here)

Sources:
https://www.aduanas.gob.do/
https://www.aduanas.gob.do/servicios/importacion/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Juan Pablo Duarte
Calle Isabel La Católica
Santo Domingo 10212
Dominican Republic

Phone: +1 809-687-1436
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 the Dominican Republic

Food, Chocolate, Candies

There is limited information available regarding prohibited and allowable shipments of food to the Dominican Republic.

You May Ship

  • Candy
  • Chocolate

Do Not Ship

  • No information is available at this time regarding foodstuffs that may not enter Dominican Republic.

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.macmap.org/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Juan Pablo Duarte
Calle Isabel La Católica
Santo Domingo 10212
Dominican Republic

Phone: +1 809-687-1436
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 the Dominican Republic

Samples

Commercial samples are shipped to demonstrate goods and promote purchases.

Samples valued up to $200 USD (about $260 CAD) may enter the Dominican Republic from Canada exempt from duty and taxes.


The duty and tax exemption is allowed providing:

  • The goods are not sold, rented, or leased while in the Dominican Republic
  • The amount of goods entering is appropriate for the display event
  • A bond is supplied in the amount of duty and taxes if the sample were to be imported
  • The samples are identifiable when they leave the Dominican Republic
  • The samples are only used or supervised by the individual in charge of them

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.aduanas.gob.do/media/2499/402-05_que_aprueba_reglamento_despacho_expreso.pdf
http://demo.aduanas.gov.do/transparencia/files/servicios/Servicios-de-importacion.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Juan Pablo Duarte
Calle Isabel La Católica
Santo Domingo 10212
Dominican Republic

Phone: +1 809-687-1436
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 the Dominican Republic

Advertising Material

Advertising material that is destined for display or demonstration at an exhibition, trade fair, or similar event may enter the Dominican Republic as a temporary admission exempt from duty and taxes.


Duty and tax exemption is contingent on the materials being:

  • Supervised by the individual employed by the business or trade
  • Not sold or traded or leased out
  • Unaltered or changed when returned to Canada
  • In an amount reasonable for the size of the event

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://demo.aduanas.gov.do/transparencia/files/servicios/Servicios-de-importacion.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Juan Pablo Duarte
Calle Isabel La Católica
Santo Domingo 10212
Dominican Republic

Phone: +1 809-687-1436
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 the Dominican Republic

Repairs

Equipment may be sent to the Dominican Republic for repair exempt from taxes. This is providing that the item is re-exported within a specified period of time.

Items Under Warranty

Items that have been repaired in Canada under warranty will be exempt from import taxes when the goods are returned to the Dominican Republic.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Items repaired in Canada that are no longer covered by a warranty will incur import taxes when they are readmitted to the Dominican Republic.

Sending Product for Repair to the Dominican Republic

Goods for repair may be sent to the Dominican Republic as a temporary admission and as a result, the repairs will be exempt from import taxes.

The intent is that the equipment will return to Canada within a prescribed time period.

Returning Repaired Product to the Dominican Republic

Equipment that has been repaired in Canada may re-enter the Dominican Republic exempt from import taxes.


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

Sources:
https://hahnceara.do/wp-content/uploads/NG-02-2019-Que-Regula-el-Proceso-de-Exportaci%C3%B3n-de-Mercanc%C3%ADas.pdf
https://siga.aduanas.gob.do/Descargas/files/leyes/proyectos-legales/proyecto-de-Ley-de-Aduanas-Final-revisado-03-agosto-2012.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Juan Pablo Duarte
Calle Isabel La Católica
Santo Domingo 10212
Dominican Republic

Phone: +1 809-687-1436
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 the Dominican Republic

Temporary Imports

Temporary importation of goods into the Dominican Republic will be exempt from importation taxes for a period of up to 90 days. This may be extended once for an additional 90 days.


Tax exemption is allowed under the following conditions:

  • The items are easily identified at their entry and exit from the Dominican Republic
  • The imports are unchanged except for normal wear-and-tear
  • A guarantee is provided that covers the amount of duty and taxes as if the items were to be imported
  • The goods are used only when supervised by the individual who is the organisation's legitimate representative

Temporary imports typically are displayed at meetings, symposia, seminars, trade fairs, and other exhibitions.

They may also be shipped to:

  • Demonstrate products and explain their features
  • Advertise goods for sale
  • Perform tests on equipment

ATA Carnets

The Dominican Republic does not accept ATA Carnets for temporary importations 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://siga.aduanas.gob.do/Descargas/files/leyes/proyectos-legales/proyecto-de-Ley-de-Aduanas-Final-revisado-03-agosto-2012.pdf

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Juan Pablo Duarte
Calle Isabel La Católica
Santo Domingo 10212
Dominican Republic

Phone: +1 809-687-1436
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 the Dominican Republic

Permanent/Sold Goods

Sold goods with a maximum value of $200 USD (about $260 CAD) will be exempt from duty and taxes.

Dominican citizens who purchase items on-line from Canada will have to register with the Dominican Republic's RUA (Single Customs Registry).

Occasional Shipper

Even if you only ship sold goods occasionally, be aware that your customers must be registered with the Dominican Republic's Single Customs Registry (RUA).

Sold goods will be exempt from duty and taxes if the shipment's value is no more than $200 USD (about $260 CAD).

Regular Shipper

A regular shipper of sold goods to the Dominican Republic should seek advice from a licenced customs broker in that country.


Sources:
https://www.aduanas.gob.do/faq

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Juan Pablo Duarte
Calle Isabel La Católica
Santo Domingo 10212
Dominican Republic

Phone: +1 809-687-1436
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 Dominican Republic. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Dominican Republic, 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 is 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 may not enter the Dominican Republic whereas those declared restricted may enter but will have rules attached to them such as quantity limits or permission from a particular agency.

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms and their parts,
    and ammunition
  • Used electrical devices
  • Communication equipment
  • Goods made from protected species
  • Used clothing
  • Pornographic or obscene material (such as magazines)

Restricted Goods

  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Gambling devices
  • Medicines and pharmaceuticals

Sources:
https://aduanasdigital.gob.do/1900/07/12/mercancias-prohibidas-y-restringidas/
https://www.canadapost-postescanada.ca/tools/pg/manual/PGIntDestDetails-e.asp?table=tblCountry&txtLetter=DO

Duty & Taxes

Duty and taxes on shipments to the Dominican Republic are calculated using the sum of the customs value plus insurance costs plus freight charges. This is known as the CIF method of calculation.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

Being able to calculate the CIF value of a shipment will allow you to predict the duty and taxes owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

The threshold value (also known as the de minimis value) on shipments to the Dominican Republic is $200 USD (about $260 CAD). This means that parcels valued at less than the threshold value will be exempt from duty and taxes.


Currency Dominican Peso DOP
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value) $200 USD (about $260 CAD)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 18%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
$200 USD (about $260 CAD)
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports

Excise Taxes

Excise taxes (called a Selective Consumption Tax - ISC) are levied by the Dominican Republic government on alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and several other imports.

Specific details for these products can be found here


  • Candy20%
  • Chocolate20%
  • Spirits and WinesISC* + 10%
  • TobaccoISC* + 10%
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video Games & Consoles20%
  • Computers & Laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles20%
  • Cameras20% + 20% ISC
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats20%
  • Beauty Products & Cosmetics20%
  • Jewellery20% + 20% ISC
  • Shirts & Pants20%
  • Home Appliances20% + 20% ISC
  • Toys20%
  • Sports Equipment20%

*See here for the specific values of the ISC (excise tax)


Sources:
https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/insights/2018/10/dominican-republic-indirect-tax-guide.html
https://dgii.gov.do/cicloContribuyente/obligacionesTributarias/principalesImpuestos/Paginas/impuestoSelectivoConsumo.aspx
https://dgii.gov.do/legislacion/codigoTributario/Cdigo%20Tributario/Titulo4.pdf#search=importaci%C3%B3n
https://www.aduanas.gob.do/media/2499/402-05_que_aprueba_reglamento_despacho_expreso.pdf
https://www.macmap.org/
https://www.aduanas.gob.do/media/9805/norma-general-01-2018-sobre-envios-couriers-con-finalidad-comercial.pdf

The Dominican Republic 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 the Dominican Republic



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