Puerto Rico which translates from Spanish as “rich port” encompasses the main island and smaller islands which include Culebra, Mona, and Vieques. Located in the Caribbean and known for its beautiful tropical climate year round, Puerto Rico is a popular destination for visitors, retirees, and others interested in relocating and moving overseas. People move to the island from worldwide destinations including New York, Florida, Colombia and Venezuela.
Officially called the Commonwealth of Puerto 미국배송대행 Rico, the island is an unincorporated U.S. territory. With a population of nearly 4 million, the official languages are Spanish and English. The country’s capital, San Juan, tends to be one of the most popular destinations for visitors along with Bayamón, Caguas, Fajardo, Ponce, and Mayagüez.
If you are moving overseas to San Juan or another city for a job, retirement, or some other reason, or you are planning on living in Puerto Rico for an extended period of time, you might need cargo shipping services to transport household goods and other personal items including furniture or a vehicle.
Shipping from the United States
Puerto Rico is under the jurisdiction of United States Customs Services so passports and visas are not necessary for U.S. citizens. Citizens of other countries who are visiting or moving to Puerto Rico are subjected to the same customs requirements necessary for entering the United States.
It is important to note, though, that if you are shipping cargo from the mainland United States, your items are still subject to various excise taxes. You may have to pay taxes on a range of items including the following:
Any new items
- Household furniture
- Books and clothing
- Telecommunication equipment
- Any electrical items including computers and cameras
- Any sporting good items
- Musical instruments
Items deemed non-essential are taxed at a rate of 6.6% of the value that the customer declares