Country Guide: Martinique

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Updated: April 07, 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 shipper
  • Certificate of change of residence, working contract (1)
  • Non sale certificate
  • Original customs documents (COM T2L, EX...)
  • 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 (1).

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 (1)

For new vehicle in temporary transit, please contact the customs departments.

Prohibited Items

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

Consignment Instructions

Zi Place d`Armes
Le Lamentin
Tel: (596) 57 10 10
Fax : (596) 51 89 30
Name of Shipper
Tel: (596) 57 10 10
Fax : (596) 51 89 30
Bertrand CHELIM
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.