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Convenció internacional i procediments duaners a Puerto Rico

International Conventions
Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Party to the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Party to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
Party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer
Party to the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls For Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
Party to the International Coffee Agreement
International Economic Cooperation
Because Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. customs territory, it belongs to a number of agreements signed by the United States. For more details on the trade agreements signed by the United States, please refer to this site.

Puerto Rico is part of the free-trade agreement between the Dominican Republic and Central America; the trade agreement signed with the Andean countries (ATPA); the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation treaty (APEC); the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI); the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); and it has the status of observer within the Caribbean common market (CARICOM).

Non Tariff Barriers
There are some measures that restrict trade, such as the Merchant Marine Act 1920 (Jones Act), which prohibits cabotage between two U.S. ports. For more information on non-tariff barriers, visit the WTO website.
Customs Duties and Taxes on Imports
Customs Classification
Puerto Rico uses the U.S. harmonized system, the USA Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS), which uses a basic six-figure system.
Import Procedures
Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. customs territory - therefore, U.S. customs laws apply. Imported goods must be reported to the U.S. Customs Service (Customs and Border Protection-CBP), where they are inspected to ensure compliance with U.S. law. The goods must be classified according to their category in the American customs system, and their value must be determined. For more information, see the Importing into the United states published by the U.S. Customs.
Importing Samples
Different options are available for importing samples: they can be imported duty-free; they can be imported temporarily under bond or using a carnet; different procedures apply to prototypes. For more details, see the Importation of Commercial Samples of U.S. Customs.

To go further, check out our service Import Controls and Export Controls.

For Further Information
Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection

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