Paraguay Import Restrictions

In order to enter Paraguay, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Paraguay government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Paraguay, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Paraguay.

Paraguay Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Paraguay authorities before posting:


  • Animal and animal products
  • Chemicals
  • Cereals
  • Contraceptives
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Gaming machines, toys
  • Jewellery, costume
  • Military equipment
  • Mineral oils
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and plant products
  • Rubber articles
  • Raw hide and leather
  • Seeds
  • Textile and textile articles
  • Tapes: audio, computer and video
  • Tobacco
  • War materials
  • Weapons
  • Wood and wood products.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation requirements

Commercial goods require an invoice.

Plants and seeds require a Phytosanitary Certificate.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Paraguay prohibits:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Asbestos
  • Articles of stone, plaster and cement
  • Base metals
  • Bullion and currency
  • Calendars
  • Cotton
  • Ceramic products
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. materials
  • Footwear
  • Ivory
  • Man made fibres
  • Pulp of wood and paper articles
  • Printed articles; books and newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Pornography
  • Pearls, jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Printed books and brochures
  • Sugar and sugar confectionary
  • Stationery
  • Used clothing
  • Various textile articles
  • Wool and animal hair

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