Shipping to Chile
Customs House Brokerage
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In Maersk Chile, we work with recognized customs agents in the market, with vast experience in various industries that cover your specific needs. We cover the main ports in Chile for imports and exports.
|Import Customs Clearance||Transit Documents|
||A transit document allows free movement of cargo and containers through Peruvian territories, suspending the payment of duty and VAT until the destination.|
Mandatory Documents for Imports:
- Signed Power of Attorney
- Shipment instructions
- Commercial Invoice(s)
- Bill of lading (copy)
- Packing List(s)
- Insurance Policy or Letter specifying that there is no insurance on the cargo.
- Original Certificate of Origin
- Other documents, such as licenses and certificates for restricted goods
Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services? CHB = Customs House Brokerage
A: Pricing is dependent on the service package you choose. Please contact our office to discuss which option is right for you.
Q: What can hold up my Customs Clearance?
A: The usual delay is due to lack of documentation and the delay in the payment of customs duties.
Q: What is a DI? What is a DUS
A: A: DI It stands for Declaracion de Ingreso (means Entry Customs Declaration).
B: DUS stands for Declaracion única de Ingresos (means Exit Customs Declaration)
Q: How will I know when my shipment has cleared customs?
A: : Maersk sends a confirmation that the goods have been cleared.
Q: Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?
A:If you are already working with us, you can communicate with the executive assigned to you.
Abbreviations & Explanations
VAT = Value Added Tax
HTS = Harmonized Tariff Schedule
EORI = Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification
AEO = Authorized Economic Operator
POA = Power of Attorney
T1 = Transit Document which allows the movement of non-EU commodity between two customs offices (EU)
T2L = Document which proofs the EU status
CHB = Customs House Brokerage
|WEEK||AC3 / 698||ATACAMA / U5A||CLX / 84E|
|1||MAERSK STEPNICA||950W||SAFMARINE MAKUTU||952N||SAFMARINE NOMAZWE||001N|
|2||CARSTEN MAERSK||951W||MAERSK VIRGINIA||001N||POLAR ECUADOR||002N|
|3||MAERSK SAVANNAH||952W||RHINE MAERSK||002N||POLAR MEXICO||003N|
|4||SKAGEN MAERSK||001W||MEGALOPOLIS||003N||POLAR PERU||004N|
|5||SINE MAERSK||002W||SAFMARINE MAKUTU||004N||POLAR COSTA RICA||005N|
|6||CAROLINE MAERSK||003W||MAERSK VIRGINIA||005N||POLAR CHILE||006N|
|7||SVENDBORG MAERSK||004W||RHINE MAERSK||006N||POLAR ARGENTINA||007N|
|8||SUSAN MAERSK||005W||MEGALOPOLIS||007N||POLAR BRASIL||008N|
|9||AOTEA MAERSK||006W||SAFMARINE MAKUTU||008N||SAFMARINE BAYETE||009N|
|10||SOFIE MAERSK||007W||MAERSK VIRGINIA||009N||POLAR ECUADOR||010N|
|11||DUMMY||008W||RHINE MAERSK||010N||POLAR MEXICO||007S|
|12||SALLY MAERSK||009W||MEGALOPOLIS||011N||POLAR PERU||012N|
|Puerto Descarga||Servicio||Fecha estimada de arribo||Terminal||Almacen||Presentacion apertura en Santiago||Presentacion apertura en Puerto|
|Iquique||AC3||Jueves||Iquique Terminal Internacional||ITI||Jueves de la semana anterior 12 hrs||Jueves de la semana anterior 12 hrs|
|Antofagasta||AC3||Domingo||Antofagasta Terminal Internacional||ATI||Viernes de la semana anterior 12 hrs||Viernes de la semana anterior 12 hrs|
|San Antonio||AC3||Sabado||San Antonio Terminal Internacional||STI||Viernes de la semana anterior 12 hrs||Viernes de la semana anterior 12 hrs|
|Iquique||Atacama||Miercoles||Iquique Terminal Internacional||ITI||Miercoles de la semana anterior 12 hrs||Miercoles de la semana anterior 12 hrs|
|Arica||Atacama||Viernes||Terminal Puerto Arica||TPA||Viernes de la semana anterior 12 hrs||Viernes de la semana anterior 12 hrs|
|Valparaiso||Atacama||Jueves||Terminal Pacifico Sur||TEXVAL||Jueves de la semana anterior 12 hrs||Jueves de la semana anterior 12 hrs|
|San Vicente||Atacama||Domingo||San Vicente Terminal Internacional||SVTI||Viernes de la semana anterior 12 hrs||Viernes de la semana anterior 12 hrs|
|San Antonio||CLX||Miercoles||Puerto Central||PCE||Miercoles de la semana anterior 12 hrs||Miercoles de la semana anterior 12 hrs|
Disclaimer: One day should be advance if any holiday involved.
Demurrage and Detention
Import (effective from September 15th, 2019)
|1 to 5||6 to 11||12 to 24||25 or more|
|Dry||20'||Free||USD 85||USD 125||USD 140|
|1 to 5||6 to 11||12 to 29||30 or more|
|Dry||40’||Free||USD 115||USD 145||USD 200|
|1 to 5||6 to 11||12 to 24||25 or more|
|NOR||40’||Free||USD 150||USD 220||USD 235|
|1 to 3||4 to 6||7 or more|
|Reefer||40'||Free||USD 185||USD 250|
|Special||40'||Free||USD 180||USD 230|
- Chile is a freighted country. As per Customs regulations all consignees must present all Original Bill of Ladings freighted. Bills without freight or "as per agreement" are allowed only if consignee is a freight forwarder or NVOCC.
- Delivery mode Store Door (SD) is allowed to Santiago only.
- As per customs authorities we must manifest first water port.
- Sea Way bills are accepted in Chile.
- Foreign consignees are allowed only when First Notify Party is Chilean, except for Bolivian, Argentinian and Peruvian consignees, which can have any First Notify Party.
- Telex release is not valid in Chile. Cargo can be released against original BL or seaway bill only.
Bill of Lading
Dummy bills are not allowed. ML could face high customs fines when containers arrive without manifest.
Weight: It always has to be always in kilograms. Within Chile, maximun legal gross weight limit is 27 tons (without tare)
Freight: Chilean customs demands all bills to be rated. When bill of lading is issued by origin office without freight, consignee must bring it to our office to be rated manually by CSA and stamped as "correction approved".
This rule and procedure is followed by all shipping companies in Chile. Therefore neither one of them can guarantee rate confidentiality.
Import manifest has to be submitted in hardcopy to customs authorities 72 hours prior vessel arrival. After this deadline amendments are allowed, but subject to fines. Electronic manifest is in implementation process and runs is parallel to paper manifest
It has to be submitted without charges
One (1) set is for Terminal and three (3) for customs authorities
Consignee name can be amended once origin office sends an email authorizing modification
In case of amendments after the import manifest has been presented to Chilean Customs, following fine will apply:
USD 65 per BL: within 7 days after vessel departure
USD 130 per BL: more than 7 days after vessel departure
Considering that import taxes are applied over CIF value of the cargo, to release the container the consignee needs following documents:
- Original Bill of lading freighted or Sea Way Bill freighted
- Insurance policy for the cargo or apply for a Container Services (en comodato) in our port agencies, values below:
Tipo Tamano USD Dry 20' 70 + IVA Dry 40' 95 + IVA NOR 40' 95 + IVA Reefer 40' 140 + IVA Special 40' 140 + IVA
- Commercial Invoice
Once these taxes are paid (6% over CIF) and VAT (19%), the consignee can take out the container from the terminal
Service Point in Chile
San Antonio (CLSAI), Lirquen (CLLIR), Arica (CLARI) and Iquique (CLIQQ) are Maersk base ports in Chile. Through Bill of Ladings to Argentina are not accepted. Trucking can, nevertheless, be performed on cargo risk and account.
For cargo going to Bolivia, Bill of Ladings must be claused as follows: "CARGA EN TRÁNSITO A BOLIVIA" (meaning "Cargo in transit to ....., Bolivia").
Clause "CARGA EN TRÁNSITO A BOLIVIA BAJO EL ART. 3 DEL DECRETO SUPREMO N° 25947" is only workable in BLs with final delivery place in Bolivia (Bolivia Store Door)
For all bolivian customers (customer code 304...). In case of further questions, pls contact LPBIMP@MAERSK.COM
45' containers are only accepted at San Antonio and only under CFS. We DO NOT accept 45' containers in other different port or location than San Antonio.
Memo bills are accepted in Chile. All containers must be manifested under the same BL number instead of memo number. Manifest must be updated manually with following clause "cubre falta m/n xxxxxx viaje xxxx" and stamped as "correction approved".
Break Bulk cargo is not accepted in Chile.
Release of IMO cargo (class 1 & 7) must be done immediately, can not stay in port.
Telex release o cargo release without bill of lading is not accepted by customs.
Used tyres shipments are not accepted.
The acceptance of 45 container equipment is subject to evaluation and requires country acceptance