Country Guide: Martinique

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Updated: November 22, 2016

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required:

  • Packing list
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Original bill of lading (no express / release accepted) / AWB
  • Original inventory in French, dated, valued, and signed by the owner of the goods
  • Certificate of change of residence, working contract
  • Non-sale certificate
  • Original Customs documents
  • Employer’s letter of transfer

Specific Information:

  • Used personal effects not admitted in franchise:
    • Octroi de Mer (local tax): 7% Octroi de Mer + 2.5% additional rights, transit taxes if no presentation of the documents.
  • New Furniture (invoice is compulsory): tax: V.A.T. 8.5% + Octroi de Mer 15% + additional right 2.5% + transit dues.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required:

  • Original bill of lading / AWB
  • Original registration card
  • Certificate of change of residence, working contract

 

Specific Information

Note: Please contact local agent for specific information.

Pets

Note: Please contact local agent for specific information.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

Note: Please contact local agent for specific information.

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms / ammunitions are submitted to authorization from the territorial administration.
  • Alcohol limited quantity only
  • Unlawful drugs

Consignment Instructions

Recommended: Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

 

Helpful Website(s):

https://travel.state.gov/content/studentsabroad/en/beforeyougo/csi/french-West-indies.html

 

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.