Country Guide: Mauritania
Household Goods and Personal Effects
- Copy of Passport
- Packing list
- Original Bill of Lading (OBL) - no Express Release / Air Waybill (AWB)
- Original valued inventory in French, dated and signed by the shipper
- Invoice for all electrical items less than 6 months old
- Resident Permit / Work Permit / Letter from Employer
- Non-sale Certificate (must state that client will not sell personal effects in Mauritania)
- Used household goods may be imported duty free.
- All containers may be checked by Customs (including diplomatic shipments).
- The OBL must be accurate and declare all import items.
- Original Registration Card
- Insurance Certificate
- Change of Residence Certificate
- Copy of Passport
- Copy of Purchase Invoice
- Vehicles older than 89 years cannot be imported.
- Import taxes depend on the age of the vehicle as outlined:
- New Vehicle: 78% of the car value
- Used Vehicle: 50% of the car value
- Duty free for Diplomat vehicles.
- Chassis number, engine number and weight of the vehicle must be stated on the OBL.
- Documents must be received by agent 1 month prior to importation.
- Rabies Vaccination Certificate
- Health Certificate
- Rabies Vaccination Certificate and Health Certificate are required from the country or origin.
- Dogs and cats of less than 3 months old are exempt from sanitary regulation requirements.
- Sporting guns may be temporarily admitted (authorization from the Home Ministry prior to arrival is required in addition to gun and import licenses).
- The following items may be imported duty free with the limits indicated:
- Cigarettes (200), cigars (25), tobacco (1 lb.)
- Perfume (50 grams), eau-de-cologne (1/4 liter)
- Alcoholic beverages
- Pork and pork products
Recommended: Contact agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.
IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.