Rules & Regulations
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the rules and regulations for shipping to Chile.
Chile has a long history of trading with other countries and has a well–developed infrastructure for shipping. There are a number of rules and regulations that must be followed when shipping to Chile, including customs regulations and laws.
Chile is a signatory to a number of international conventions related to shipping, including the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti–Fouling Systems on Ships (AFS), and the International Convention on the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).
Chile has a number of national laws and regulations that apply to shipping, including the Merchant Shipping Act, the Ports and Harbours Act, and the Maritime Zones Act. These laws and regulations are enforced by the Chilean Navy.
Shipowners and operators must comply with a number of requirements when shipping to Chile, including the provision of adequate insurance and the payment of port fees. Ships must also be registered with the Chilean Navy.
A number of documents are required for shipping to Chile, including a shipping manifest, a bill of lading, and a certificate of origin. These documents must be lodged with the Chilean Customs Service.
The Chilean Customs Service imposes a number of restrictions on the importation of goods into Chile, including a ban on the importation of certain goods, such as weapons and drugs. A list of restricted goods can be found on the Chilean Customs website.
Shipping to Chile can be a complex process, but following the rules and regulations will ensure a smooth and hassle–free shipping experience.