Tax: up to 1%

Duties: up to 5%

Restricted items: Goods of Chinese Origin

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays 

Lead times: 3 Weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier

Prominent Languages: Spanish & English

The Complexities of Importing into Puerto Rico

In recent years, Puerto Rico has become a land of Tech opportunities thanks to a renaissance in their Art, Science, and Technology programs centered around innovation. This is due to efforts to revitalize the economy. With an economy that’s hinged on the import and export of goods, it’s no surprise that they have developed a relatively advanced customs and compliance system. As an “unincorporated territory” of the United States, many trade legislations hinge on American relationships. This extends to goods of Chinese origin. Therefore, the same additional tax and duties charges imposed by the US also apply when shipping Chinese goods to Puerto Rico.

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Puerto Rico

TecEx can facilitate quick and reliable shipments into Puerto Rico, offering tailor-made DDP services. Our comprehensive database of global pre-compliance requirements helps us to predict the lead time and costs quickly and accurately, factoring in variables when necessary. We offer end-to-end DDP shipping, including our expert IOR service to facilitate speedy and reliable shipments into Puerto Rico, helping with every step of the process from the pick-up to final mile delivery.

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