Guide to Sending Parcels to Tunisia

Tunisia is the smallest country in North Africa, but also the most northerly. This proximity to ancient Rome made its varied agricultural products, particularly olives, quite valuable to the Roman Empire. Modern Tunisia continues to cultivate olives, but also welcomes tourists, who enjoy relaxing on its Mediterranean beaches and visiting the famed sacked city of Carthage.

E-commerce activity in Tunisia has been a slow start compared to others in the region; however, the majority of Tunisians use the internet and 64% of them are on social media. This can only encourage more e-commerce especially as Tunisia's diverse and export-orientated economy depends on the EU for 72% of its trade.

Information for this page was taken from Tunisian Customs and the Customs Code of Tunisia.

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Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
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8:49 am
Bizerte, BI, TN
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Sousse, SO, TN
International Clearance
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8:14 am
Sfax, SF,TN
In transit
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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 Tunisia 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.
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Documents Only

The following document shipments are allowed entry into Tunisia:

  • Annual reports
  • Bids
  • Books
  • Brochures, pamphlets, and price lists
  • Business cards
  • Cash letters
  • Cheques
  • Computer print-outs
  • Diplomas
  • Drawings (including sepia drawings)
  • Driver's licence
  • Examination papers
  • Graphs
  • Intercompany mail
  • Invitations and greeting cards
  • Magazines, periodicals, newspapers, and other publications
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps and charts
  • Specifications sheets
  • Visa applications

Tunisian authorities allow the items below entry into the country as a document if they abide by the criteria shown below.

Document Type Restriction
Airline tickets Only if validated
Envelopes Must be blank
Forms Must be blank
Manuals Technical documents only
Newsletters Intercompany newsletters are allowed
Stationery Only if blank
Traveller's cheques Only if personalised

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

Shipping Gifts to Tunisia

Shipping Gifts

If a gift without commercial value is shipped to Tunisia from Canada, the amount of duty and taxes owed on the shipment will be determined on 10% of its estimated value. This is only if the estimated value is 2,000 TD or less (about $875 CAD).

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

Gifts received by an individual in Tunisia will have duty and taxes incurred. The amount of duty and taxes is calculated on 10% of the estimated value of the gift. This is only valid if the estimated value is 2,000 TD or less (about $875 CAD).

Shipments from Business-to-Business

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

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

If a business in Canada ships a gift to an individual in Tunisia, the parcel will be charged duties and taxes no matter its 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
Miguel ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Tunisia City
01001
Tunisia

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

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 4 Oct 2022
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 your shipment contains multiple gifts, be sure to wrap and tag each one separately.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

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

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

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 4 Oct 2022
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.douane.gov.tn/colis-postaux/

Shipping personal effects/belongings to Tunisia

Shipping Personal Effects

Personal effects of Tunisian citizens returning permanently to Tunisia will be allowed duty and tax free entry up to a limit of 30,000 TD (about $13,100 CAD).

Eligible duty and tax exempt effects include:

  • Footwear and clothing
  • Furniture and other items required to run a household

The exemption is allowed provided:

  • The claimant has lived outside of Tunisia for at least 1 year, and has not visited Tunisia for more than 120 days during their time away
  • The applicant is 18 years of age or older
  • He or she has never before benefited from this exemption

The rules for Canadians moving permanently to Tunisia are similar to those for Tunisian nationals. The major difference is the maximum allowable claim: 15,000 TD or less (about $6,550 CAD).

Moving Temporarily

Students

Canadian students moving to Tunisia to study may ship their personal effects exempt from duty and taxes provided they are in a quantity and quality deemed suitable for the purposes.

Goods allowed the exemption include new and used:

  • Clothing and footwear
  • Bedding and other linens

The student must also follow the conditions below:

  • Provide proof of acceptance at an educational institution in Tunisia
  • The shipment arrives in 1 consignment
  • Ensure that the goods arrive in the country within 1 month of his or her arrival
Non-students

Foreign non-students may ship their personal effects to Tunisia for a period of no longer than 3 months if they wish to avoid payment of duty and taxes.

NOTE:
An extension of up to 9 months may be granted to the temporary visitor with an application to authorities and a payment of a fee.


Tunisian nationals may enter temporarily with their personal effects exempt from duty and taxes provided:

  • The value of goods is 2,000 TND or less (about $875 CAD)
  • The amount of goods is for personal use, i.e. it is clearly not a commercial shipment
  • The individual was at least 18 years of age when he or she was last in Tunisia
  • He or she has been outside of Tunisia for a minimum of 1 year without having been in Tunisia for more than 183 days during the previous year

Moving Permanently

Canadians moving permanently to Tunisia may enter with their household items exempt from duty and taxes if their value is 15,000 TND or less (about $6,550 CAD). Also, the goods must enter Tunisia within 2 years of when the individual took up residence in the country.

Household items include:

  • Personal effects - clothing, footwear, memorabilia
  • Furniture and appliances

Tunisian citizens who return to Tunisia to live permanently may enter with their personal effects exempt from duties and taxes.

Personal effects are considered items used to furnish a household as well as clothing and footwear.


The conditions for the duty and tax exemption include:

  • The exemption has never been claimed before
  • The individual has been outside of Tunisia for a minimum of 1 year without having stayed within Tunisia for more than 120 days during their time away
  • The claimant is at least 18 years old
  • The value of the shipment is 30,000 TD or less (about $13,100 CAD)

Personal Effects Checklist
  • They are imported strictly for the use of the individual and/or his or her family
  • The amount of goods is clearly for the household only, and is not in a commercial quantity
  • The shipment arrives no more than 30 days before and 90 days after the arrival of the owner of the goods

Sources:
https://www.douane.gov.tn/fileadmin/lois_et_reglements/TA_2008/FR/TA_2008_11.pdf
https://www.douane.gov.tn/trousseaux-deleves/
https://www.douane.gov.tn/admission-temporaire/
https://www.douane.gov.tn/recommandations-importantes/
https://www.douane.gov.tn/retour-provisoire/
https://www.douane.gov.tn/retour-definitif/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

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

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: 4 Oct 2022
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 Tunisia

Food, Chocolate, Candies

There is limited information at this time concerning the allowable importation of foodstuffs into Tunisia.

You May Ship

  • Candy
  • Chocolate

Do Not Ship

  • Perishable goods such as produce
  • Meat and its byproducts
  • Dairy and its products

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

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

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

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: 4 Oct 2022
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 Tunisia

Samples

Commercial samples of goods or pieces of equipment are sent overseas to promote products and solicit sales.

Samples may be shipped to Tunisia exempt from duty and taxes provided it is a temporary importation (up to a period of 1 year).

Samples may be destined for trade shows, international meetings, fairs, etc.


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.douane.gov.tn/envois-non-commerciaux/
https://www.douane.gov.tn/regimes-douaniers-2/
https://www.douane.gov.tn/colis-postaux/
https://export.agence-adocc.com/fr/fiches-pays/tunisie/vendre

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

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

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

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 4 Oct 2022
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 Tunisia

Advertising Material

Advertising material that is destined for fairs, trade shows, and other exhibitions may enter Tunisia duty and tax free provided it is a temporary import.

Materials may stay in the country for no longer than 1 year (extensions are possible).


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.douane.gov.tn/regimes-douaniers-2/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

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

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

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 4 Oct 2022
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 Tunisia

Repairs

Equipment in need of repair or adjustments may be shipped to Tunisia from Canada exempt from duty and taxes. The piece of equipment must be re-exported to Canada after the work has been completed.

Items Under Warranty

Items from Tunisia that are repaired under warranty in Canada will be exempt from duty and taxes when they re-enter Tunisia provided the work was done at no charge and within the time limits stated in the warranty.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Items no longer under warranty that are repaired in Canada will incur GST on the cost of repairs and any parts required for the repair. When the equipment is returned to Tunisia, it will then be charged duties and taxes from the local customs authorities.

Sending Product for Repair to Tunisia

Equipment shipped to Tunisia from Canada for repair or adjustments will be duty and tax free provided it is returned to Canada once the repairs are done.

Returning Repaired Product to Tunisia

If equipment from Tunisia was repaired in Canada under a warranty and free of charge, it is allowed a duty and tax free return to Tunisia.


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

Sources:
https://www.douane.gov.tn/code-des-douanes/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

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

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: 4 Oct 2022
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 Tunisia

Temporary Imports

Temporary imports into Tunisia are allowed a duty and tax free exemption if the goods are re-exported to Canada within 1 year of their arrival. (Extensions of this time limit are possible, but a portion of the duties and taxes will be incurred.)

Also, it is expected that the items will leave Tunisia unchanged aside from normal wear-and-tear.


Goods that typically qualify for temporary importation include:

  • Commercial samples
  • Equipment used for experiments or testing
  • Items that will be displayed at meetings, symposia, trade fairs, or other gatherings

Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

In order to import your goods duty and tax free into Tunisia, you can pick from 1 of the 2 Temporary Import Methods listed below.

Each option has its pros and cons. Regardless, each of the following methods requires you to complete a Commercial Invoice (CI). More details below.

Option # Temporary Import Method Risk of paying
1 Commercial Invoice Only (no other documentation is provided) High - if broker cannot clear goods temporarily
2 Commercial Invoice
+
ATA Carnet
Very Low


1. Complete a Commercial Invoice (CI) only


This is the simplest and quickest option. See example.

NOTE: You should be aware that shipping using this method doesn't guarantee that your items will be imported duty/tax free. Not all brokers will clear goods as temporary imports (i.e. UPS, FedEx, DHL) nor is it a guarantee that customs won't charge any duties and taxes.



2. Commercial Invoice (CI) + an ATA Carnet

Completing an ATA Carnet is great option for items that frequently travel in and out of the country. It's also great because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide making the application process a one-time thing.

In addition to declaring your commercial invoice as a temporary import, you can get an ATA Carnet for the items that are of temporary nature.

ATA Carnets are beyond the scope of the article however, you can find more information here: http://www.chamber.ca/carnet/

NOTE: It is highly recommended to get an ATA Carnet for items that frequently travel in and out of the country and especially so when it is valued over $2,500 USD


In addition to the 2 options listed above, the following conditions must also be met in order to qualify for a duty and VAT free exemption:

  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition aside for normal wear-and-tear; maintenance and minor repairs are allowed under certain conditions
  • If an ATA Carnet is used, the goods may stay no longer than 1 year in Tunisia

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.douane.gov.tn/code-des-douanes/
https://www.douane.gov.tn/regimes-douaniers-2/

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

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

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: 4 Oct 2022
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 Tunisia

Permanent/Sold Goods

All shipments of sold goods will be liable to duty and tax charges no matter their value.

If a shipment has no commercial value, the duties and taxes owed are calculated by estimating the parcel's value then dividing it by 10. This is valid for parcels with a maximum estimated value of 2,000 TD (about $875 CAD).

Occasional Shipper

Occasional shipments of sold goods are allowed entry into Tunisia to both businesses and individuals. However, all shipments regardless of their value will incur duty and taxes (there are no thresholds below which no duty or taxes are collected).

Regular shipper

Anyone who regularly ships goods to Tunisia should consult a licenced Tunisian customs broker to ensure that the transaction occurs within the customs laws of the country.


Sources:
https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/WT/TPR/S341R1.pdf&Open=True
https://www.douane.gov.tn/colis-postaux/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

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

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: 4 Oct 2022
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 Tunisia. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Tunisia, 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 declared as prohibited will not be allowed to enter Tunisia. On the other hand, restricted goods may enter the country, but have quantity limits or other rules governing their entry.

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons of any sort
  • Explosives
  • Psychotropic substance
    and narcotic drugs
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Tunisian currency
  • Second-hand clothing
  • Henna
  • All products of palm trees
  • Materials that are counter
    to the morals, health,
    and safety of the public
  • Materials or products that could harm Tunisian security

Restricted Items

  • Hunting rifles
  • Spare parts for motorcycles and cars
  • Instruments used to weigh and measure
  • Mobile phones and satellite receivers

Sources:
https://www.douane.gov.tn/prohibitions-et-restrictions/#:~:text=Les%20armes%20autres%20que%20les,Les%20contrefa%C3%A7ons

Duty & Taxes

To calculate the duties and taxes owed on shipments entering Tunisia, customs authorities use the CIF value of the goods. That is, the sum of the customs value plus insurance amount plus freight costs.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

When you ship a parcel to Tunisia, you will be able to predict the duties and taxes owed by the recipient by using the CIF value calculation above.


Thresholds

There are no thresholds (de minimis values) on imports entering Tunisia. This means no matter the value of the shipment, duties and taxes will be incurred.


Currency Tunisian dinar TND
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value) N/A
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 19%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
N/A
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports


  • Candy36%
  • Chocolate36%
  • Spirits and winesVariable*
  • TobaccoVariable*
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video games & consoles27%
  • Computers & laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles0%
  • Cameras15%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats30%
  • Beauty products & cosmetics30%
  • Jewellery30%
  • Shirts & pants30%
  • Home appliances10% - 30%
  • Toys30%
  • Sports equipment15%

*Details for these products can by clicking here

Sources:
https://export.agence-adocc.com/fr/fiches-pays/tunisie/vendre
https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/WT/TPR/S341R1.pdf&Open=True
https://taxsummaries.pwc.com/tunisia/corporate/other-taxes
https://www.macmap.org/
https://www.jurisitetunisie.com/tunisie/codes/tva/dcA.htm

Tunisia 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 Tunisia



Can I ship to Tunisia?

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How long does it take to ship from Canada to Tunisia?

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How much is it to send a parcel to Tunisia?

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What is the cheapest way to ship from Canada to Tunisia?

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How do I send a package to Tunisia?

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How can I ship my luggage?

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How do I get a FedEx shipping estimate / FedEx quote to Tunisia?

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How do I ship gifts to Tunisia?

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