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Honduras Exports

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Export Portal provides an online platform for buyers and sellers to connect with each other. The portal is a fast growing community for global exporters, buyers, suppliers, manufacturers, being an ideal place for all your international global needs. If you are interested in exporting products made in Honduras, Export Portal is your best trade gateway resource.

For most of the twentieth century, the Honduran economy was for the most part agricultural-based, depending on traditional exports such as bananas and coffee. Coffee alone accounts for 1/4 of Honduras' exports. With exports such as melon, pineapple, cotton, African palm, apparel, and shrimp on the rise, Honduran economy has been remarkably successfully diversifying into other areas.

Export Portal is your best online source for selling and buying high-quality coffee and many other products made in Honduras. Our greatest commitment is to help exporters, manufacturers, and companies planning to expand their business beyond their own borders by providing qualified international buyers with information about their products and services. The online portal makes your trading and buying experience as safe and simple as possible.  

 

Honduras Imports

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Looking to import products to Honduras? Export Portal is intended for global businesses wishing to expand into international markets as well as for buyers interested in purchasing products and services from other countries. We offer buyers and importers from Honduras this great opportunity to discover thousands of products, suppliers, exporters and manufacturers online on Export Portal.

The economy of Honduras is based mostly on agriculture, which accounts for 14% of its gross domestic product (GDP). Honduras has extensive forests, marine, and mineral resources, although widespread slash and burn agricultural methods continue to destroy Honduran forests.

Honduras' main imports are fuels, consumer goods and cereals. Honduras' main import partners are the United States, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico.

The online portal features a wide array of products from multiple categories like food, motors, furniture, office supplies, apparel, footwear, mobile phones, watches and more. Just select a category to find the products you need to start shopping online and get it delivered safely to your home country.

Start your journey into the world of importing through Exportportal.com, one of the leading export/import platforms in the world.  

Customs requirements of Honduras

Honduras Customs Contact Information

Website: http://www.dei.gob.hn 

Address: Direccion General de Aduanas/ Avenue Juan Lindo No. 524 Colonia Palmira Tegucigalpa

Phone: 38-2538, ext. 117

Fax: 38-2621 

 

Honduras is a country situated in Central America, bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Honduras. Honduras is a member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Central American Parliament, the Central American Integration System and the Central American Security Commission.

 

Importing Guidelines – Entry Procedures

Honduras Customs Service conducts 90% of all trade through Puerto Cortes, La Mesa (in San Pedro Sula) and Toncontin (in Tegucigalpa). All paperwork is done by a customs broker with the proper legal operation license. Import permits are required for all imports in excess of L.1,000 and are issued by the External Financing Department of the Central Bank (DERFE).

 

The following documentation is necessary:

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Bill of Lading or Air Waybill
  • Import/Export Documentation (by customs broker)
  • C.A. Export Declaration
  • Value Declaration
  • Health and Sanitary Certificates (when required)

 

Tariff Ranges and Charges 

Tariff classification is based on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System generally referred to as the Harmonized System.

As a member of the System of Central American Integration Honduras has a common external tariff schedule in which customs duties range from a maximum of 20% ad valorem with a minimum tariff of 5%, with certain exceptions including apparel.There are additional taxes in addition to the ad valorem or CIF duties, including: (a) 5% on raw materials and 10% on manufactured products; (b) 20% surcharge on all imported goods, with the exceptions of medicines, serums, powdered mild, vaccines, basic grains, seeds, fertilizer, fungicides and cattle; and (c) 5% on all imports to cover administrative customs services.Other charges include a 7% sales tax, a 3% administration charge, and a 30% tax on selected luxury items.

 

Free Trade Zones and Warehouses 

The principal free trade zone in Honduras is located in Puerto Cortes and is operated by the Government of Honduras through the National Port Authority. Privatelyowned free trade zones are legal extensions of the free trade zones. In addition, individual companies may obtain the benefits of free trade zone status if they are located in specially designated areas.

 

Labeling, Marking, and Packaging Requirements

There are no special requirements regarding the marking of country of origin of goods or the labeling of general merchandise. There are, however, labeling requirements for some food stuffs and pharmaceuticals.

 

Sources:

http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/honduras/trading-across-borders/ 

http://amcham.tecnopicacho.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/guia.pdf 

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