|Population||10.3 million (2023)|
|GDP||32.26 billion USD (2023)|
|GDP per capita||3,080 USD (2023)|
|Internet penetration||55.9% of the population use the internet (2022)|
|Ecommerce users||34% of the population shop online (2022)|
|Leading product categories||Consumer electronics, home and houseware products, and vehicles|
|Preferred online payment method(s)||Debit and credit cards, PayPal, and other online payment gateways|
The landed cost for a cross-border transaction includes all duties, taxes, and fees associated with the purchase. This includes:
CIF: CIF (cost, insurance, freight) is a method for calculating import taxes or duties where the tax is calculated on the cost of the order plus the cost of freight, and insurance.
Further explanation of de minimis, tax, and duty is provided below
Applied to the CIF value of the order
Normally, duty and tax are only charged on imports where the CIF value of the import exceeds the minimum value threshold (de minimis). However, Honduras has a de minimis of 0 HNL, which means duty and tax fees are charged on all imports. The only time goods are exempt from duty and tax is when they receive preferential treatment through trade agreements.
Applied to the CIF vale of the order
All imports into Honduras are subject to 15% VAT.
An excise tax is charged on the following imports sent to Honduras:
Cigarettes incur an excise tax of 511.77 HNL per thousand units.
The excise tax rates for sodas, beer, and alcoholic beverages are levied on a per liter basis as follows:
|Product type||Tax rate per litre (HNL)|
|Soda/other prepared drink||0.84|
|Brandy, cognac, vermouth||40.82|
|Gin, vodka, tequila, liquor, creams, prepared beverages||40.82|
Applied to the CIF value of the order
Most goods imported into Honduras incur a duty rate between 0% and 15%.
Below is a sample landed cost breakdown for Honduras calculated using Zonos Quoter. Since there is no de minimis, duty and tax will always apply:
Honduras has at least 10 trade agreements that offer a zero or highly discounted duty rate for goods manufactured in participating countries.
Honduras is a member of the World Trade Organization
As a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Honduras must abide by the most-favored-nation (MFN) clause, which requires a country to provide any concessions, privileges, or immunities granted to one nation in a trade agreement to all other WTO member countries. For example, if one country reduces duties by 10% for a particular WTO country, the MFN clause states that all WTO members will receive the same 10% reduction.
Honduras congressional ecommerce law
Honduras — Getting a Value-added tax (VAT) or sales tax Refund
Talk to your carrier about customs refunds.
Depending on the courier, additional shipping fees may include:
Packing list (always recommended, not required)
Import certificate from Honduras' National Plant, Animal Health, and Food Safety Service (SENASA)
Required when importing the following product types:
Required documents to obtain the import certificate:
Government agencies regulate imports.
Restricted items are different from prohibited items. Prohibited items are not allowed to be imported into a country at all. Restricted items are not allowed to be imported into a country unless the importer has approval or a special license. Controlled goods have military or national security significance.
As outlined above in the Documentation and paperwork section, import certificates are required for certain imports into Honduras.
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