Shipping to Suriname

Customs House Brokerage

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Contact to include one of our Customs House Brokerage products in your supply chain.

Our Customs Team are always happy to answer any query you may have in relation to customs clearance, one of our licensed customs brokers can be contacted. For imports to and for exports to

Core products

Import Customs Clearance Transit Documents
Import Customs Clearance is a government requirement to introduce cargo in to the country, that involves the "clearing" of goods before the customs (Customs Authorities), at the port of entry. Formalities may vary according to the traffic mode and applicable customs regime. It must be process by the importer, by the Customs Broker or Customs Broker Agency. Is the authorized customs regime to transport the cargo from the customs of entry to an internal custom, without completing all the formalities.
Transit entry decla-ration in ASYCUDA world Suriname web platform

What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?

Required Paperwork

  • Original Commercial Invoice stating FOB/CIF value
  • Packing List (not mandatory)
  • Original BL (including freight charges)
  • Certificate of Origin if applicable
  • Additional Certificates if applicable (Authorities, Fumigation, etc.)

Required Information

  • Preferred HTC per line (not mandatory)
  • Written confirmation of acceptance duties & taxes pre-settlement sent by CHB before con-tainer discharge at POD.
  • Note: if no international insurance amount is declared, customs will assume 1% of declared CIF value is associated to insurance purposes.

More Requirements

  • Certificated check for duties & taxes payment.


Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services?

Commodity Total CHB Price
FAK goods (Foodstuff, whitegoods, construction material) $ 115.00
Special cargo (Mining equipment, reefer cargo, HAZMAD cargo) $170.00
Used vehicles 20 DRY $ 330.00
Used vehicles 40 DRY $ 550.00

Q: What can hold up my Customs Clearance?
A: A variety of reasons can hold up a clearance, to name a few but not limited to, would be awaiting mandatory documents, awaiting payment, customs holds, Port Authority holds and vessel delays

Q: What is an EORI Number and how do I get one?
A: In Suriname we don’t have EORI number. We have CUSTOMS NUMBER EN TAX NUMBER Customs number and Tax number is provided by the tax department Ministry of Finance,

Q: What is a classification number HS Code?
A: A classification number is a unique 8-digit code that relates to a specific product and determines and determines the amount of Duty payable and the Non-Tariff Regulations required to clear the cargo.

Q: Why do I need to provide a classification number HS Code?
A:Correct classification of goods is critical to identification of cargo. Cargo description and technical information are required to determine the correct classification

Q: How will I know when my shipment has cleared customs?
A: Our team will email the customer with clearance paperwork as soon as the shipment has been released from customs and is free to leave the port

Q: Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?

Q: Who will invoice me for my Customs Clearance?
A:NV VSH Logistics Local office

Q: I have a query regarding my Customs Clearance Invoice, who can I contact?

Abbreviations & Explanations

CHB = Customs House Brokerage
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

Demurrage and Detention

Operator ✓ Maersk Safmarine ✓ Sealand
Port / terminal Names All Ports
Valid from 1st January 2019
Valid to 31st December 2020
Charge Type Import - Combined D&D
Commodity Codes
Transport Mode All transport modes
Service Mode All service modes
Freetime DAYS Calendar / Working Same / Next day if after Next day if after : TIME
DRY 11 Calendar Same_Day
REEF 6 Calendar Same_Day
IMO 4 Calendar Same_Day
OTHER Calendar Same_Day
From (Days) To (Days) Rate for 20 DRY Rate for 40/45 DRY Rate for 20 REEF Rate for 40 REEF Rate for 20' Flat & Open Top Rate for 40' Flat & Open Top IMO 20' IMO 40'
Tier 1 12 18 USD 45 USD 55
Tier 2 19 Thereafter USD 80 USD 100
Tier 1 7 13 USD 100 USD 100 USD 100 USD 100
Tier 2 14 Thereafter USD 125 USD 125 USD 125 USD 125
Tier 1 5 11 USD 100 USD 100
Tier 2 12 Thereafter USD 125 USD 125

NOR's are considered under REEF freetime (6 days) and will have a chargeable amount same as REEF equipment.


  • Import license
  • Copy Customs Entry
  • Release Excise Tax Department
  • OBL if required
  • Ocean Freight Payment  
  • For import amendment, Commercial Invoice, Packing List and it is require full set of OBL to be surrender to a Maersk Office. Note amendments are done by the port of origin.


  • Prior notification for flammable and explosives
  • No acceptance for vehicles older than 8 years

Contact us

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or if you have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us and we will respond within the next two days. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online.