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Rules for International Shipping to Burkina Faso

Posted on Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Each country has specific rules and regulations regarding what can be shipping into that country. It is important to find out the details of the rules prior to shipping to verify compliance is maintained. Here are the prohibited items for international shipping to Burkina Faso.
•    Acids, Corrosives or other Hazardous Chemicals
•    Batteries
•    Cosmetics and Perfumes
•    Blank Stock Checks
•    Credit Card Blanks
•    Airline Tickets
•    Furs
•    Gases
•    Dry Ice
•    Ice (regular and blue)
•    Non-prescription Drugs
•    Knives
•    Liquor
•    Paints
•    Poison
•    Precious Stones and Metals
•    Ivory
•    Soil
In addition to the above prohibited items, Burkina Faso also has the following restrictions:
•    Salt that will be used by humans must be iodized.
•    Special authorization is required for explosives, ammunition and other military items.
•    Clearance by the Ministry of Health is required for medicines.
•    Quality specifications are in place for electrical batteries.
Burkina Faso requires documentation with shipments including a Cargo Tracking Note (CTN). In addition, if the value of a shipment is significant a pre-shipment inspection may be required. An inventory list in French of the items shipped may be needed.
Tariffs may be charged on electronic items that are less than 6 months old so including copies of receipts for items may be wise to verify age. Duties may be charged for computers, cameras and video cameras.
For those not familiar with Burkina Faso, here is some interesting information:
•    Burkina Faso was previously called Republic of Upper Volta but changed in 1984. The name includes words from the two main languages and is translated to mean "Land of Honest People."
•    It is a landlocked country in Africa.
•    Burkina Faso has one of the lowest GDP per capita figures in the world.
•    For the 15.3 million people that live in Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is estimated at 52 for females and 50 for males.
•    The median age of its inhabitants is under 17.
•    French is the official language.
•    The government is a semi-presidential republic.

Due to a lack of a port, shipments either need to be shipped via air or shipped to a port in another country and then transported over land into Burkina Faso.  This type of shipping adds to the costs of goods that are being shipped into Burkina Faso. For additional information about international shipping or shipping to Burkina Faso or any of the other countries listed below, please feel free to contact  contact us at pack n send in Houston.

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•    Algeria
•    American Samoa
•    Andorra
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•    Anguilla
•    Antigua and Barbuda
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•    Belize
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•    Benin
•    Bermuda
•    Bhutan
•    Bolivia |
•    Bonaire
•    Botswana
•    Bosnia and Herzegovina
•    Brazil
•    Brittish Virgin Islands
•    Brunei
•    Bulgaria
•    Burkina Faso
•    Burundi
•    Cameroon
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•    Chile
•    China
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•    Ecuador
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•    El Salvador
•    Eritrea
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•    Faeroe Islands
•    Finland
•    France
•    French Guinana
•    French Polynesia
•    The Gambia
•    Germany
•    Georgia
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•    Puerto Rico

•    Reunion

•    Romania
•    Russia
•    Rwanda
•    Saba
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•    San Marino
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•    South Korea
•    Spain
•    Sri Lanka
•    St. Barthelemy
•    St. Eustatius
•    St. Kitts and Nevis
•    St. Lucia
•    St. Maarten
•    St. Vincent
•    Suriname
•    Swaziland
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•    Switzerland
•    Syria
•    Taiwan
•    Tanzania Thailand
•    Tonga
•    Tongo
•    Trinidad and Tobago
•    Tunisia
•    Turkey
•    Turks and Caicos Islands
•    Uganda
•    Ukraine
•    United Arab Emirates
•    United Kingdom
•    United States of America
•    U.S. Virgin Islands
•    Uruguay
•    Uzbekistan
•    Vanuatu
•    Vatican City
•    Vietnam
•    Wallis and Futuna

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