Shipping to Costa Rica from the United States

shipping to Costa Rica from the US

Costa Rica import tax & custom fees

currency
Currency: Costa Rican colon (CRC)
tax threshold
Tax Threshold: 0 USD
tax vat gst
Tax (VAT/GST): 13%
duties calculation method
Calculation method: CIF

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products and shipping costs

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value. The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.

Costa Rica calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs.

duties calculation method
Import duty product categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate

  • Mobiles0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Computers0%
  • Cameras0%
  • Accessories0%
  • Accessories (Battery)obiles0%
  • Health & Beauty14%
  • Fashion14%
  • Watches14%
  • Jewelry0%
  • Pets Accessories14%
  • Dry Food & Supplements14%
  • Home Appliances14%
  • Home decor14%
  • Toys14%
  • Sports9%
  • Luggage14%
  • Audio video14%
  • Documents0%
  • Gaming0%
  • Books & Collectibles0%

We are constantly trying to keep this information accurate, but it may change at any time.

Shipping Documentation to Costa Rica

Shipping internationally is a complex process that requires a lot of paperwork. It is a process that takes a lot of time and can be confusing. Forward.me automatically creates the necessary paperwork for your shipment based on the information you provide. This makes the process quick and easy for you.
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Tax Documents & Shipping Labels
  • Battery Statement

How Forward.me Works

Create a Forward.me account to get your U.S. shipping address.

Shop online in the United States and have your purchases shipped to your U.S. address.

When your packages arrive at Forward.me, click the SHIP button to get them sent to you!

Costa Rica Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

shipping to alcohol from the US
AlcoholProhibited
Animals
AnimalsProhibited
Chemicals
ChemicalsProhibited
shipping to currency from the US
CurrencyProhibited
shipping to drugs from the US
DrugsProhibited
Explosives
ExplosivesProhibited
shipping firearms from the US
FirearmsProhibited
Fresh Food
Fresh FoodProhibited
Plants
PlantsProhibited
Seeds
SeedsProhibited
Tobacco
TobaccoProhibited

Confused on Costa Rica customs and regulations? Before shipping to Costa Rica (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for Costa Rica and other countries at ForwardMe.

Cities in Costa Rica. ForwardMe will ship American products to your door in any Costa Rica city, including:

Shipping to San José
Shipping to Cartago
Shipping to Puerto Limón
Shipping to Liberia
Shipping to Alajuela
Shipping to Puntarenas
Shipping to San Juan
Shipping to Heredia
Shipping to Santa Ana
Shipping to Buenos Aires
Shipping to Quesada
Shipping to Cañas
Shipping to El Roble
Shipping to Santiago
Shipping to Sixaola
Shipping to La Cruz
Shipping to Golfito
Shipping to Ciudad Cortés

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