The below information is a brief summary of customs regulations when you plan your international shipping to Madagascar, Always double check with your local embassy or consulate to make sure you have all the information you need before you make your move. Contact the nearest Madagascar Embassy.

When you plan your international shipping to Madagascar, the following documents are required for customs clearance:

  • Original passport
  • “Attestation Reservation de cale”
  • Letter of transfer from the shipper’s employer
  • Inventory (four copies) detailed, valued, in French, signed and dated by shipper, and consularized at origin (Describe all stereo, video and radio equipment, including make, model and serial number)
  • Letter authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment

When shipping goods overseas to Madagascar, the following items customs guidelines will need to be met:

  • All shipments inspected
  • Personal effects may be duty-free
  • Shipments must arrive within four months of customer

When shipping goods overseas to Madagascar, The following items are dutiable and/or restricted:

  • Food and consumable items: All canned meat products (including pork, sheep, fish, chicken, etc.) must have Certificate of Health
  • Electrical items and furniture must be more than six months old, otherwise, they are subject to Customs duties and taxes
  • Invoices required
  • Home computers are not accepted as personal effects and are subject to Customs duties and taxes
  • Books and tapes (audio and video) require an agreement from the Interior Ministry. No more than 25 audio and video tapes can be imported
  • Firearms require an agreement from the Defense Ministry
  • Phones and faxes require an agreement from Telecoms and Post

When shipping goods overseas to Madagascar, the following items are prohibited, but not limited to,  from entry into the country:

  • Weapons, ammunition, military equipment
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Alcohol and other spirits are prohibited and should be sent separately
  • Animal skins, stuffed animals, birds or fish
  • CBs and walkie-talkies (including children’s toys)

When shipping Motor Vehicles overseas to Madagascar, the following documents and regulations will apply:

  • High duties and taxes apply

Moving Pets to Madagascar, The following documents must be presented for the importation of pets:

  • Certificate of good health dated within three days of arrival
  • Rabies vaccination (within 30-180 days prior to arrival)>
  • Shipping as unaccompanied baggage not recommended

If you are moving your household, commercial goods or motor vehicles to Tamatave, Majunga, Morondava, Antsirabe or to another other city, please give us a call to go over any questions on documentation.

The regulations are subject to change without notice. Our company is not liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.