Costa Rica

Do you have cargo to transport to or from Costa Rica?

Lane Costa Rica

When it comes to importing or exporting, to or from Costa Rica, we are your best option.
We have our own office in the country and it is one of our specialty trade lanes. One of Central America’s most strategically placed and hectic locations.
We have extensive experience in international shipments in all ports and airports, carrying out transportation from origin to destination.

General Data Costa Rica 2021
  • Its capital is San Jose.
  • The most important cities in addition to the capital are: Puerto Limon, Alajuela, Heredia, Cinco Esquinas, Desamparados and Liberia.
  • The population is 5.07 million people.
  • The official language is Spanish.
  • The official currency is the Costa Rican Colon (CRC).

Going far, staying close.

Seaports and airports

The main Ocean ports in Costa Rica are: Puerto Caldera, Puerto Limon and Puerto Moin.

The International Airport: San Jose (SJO).

Costa Rica – Imports and exports

When importing or exporting, from or to Costa Rica, certain aspects must be considered.

It is important to have the necessary documentation to be able to enter / exit merchandise.

Here we share the list of documents that will be requested, with which we will gladly help you:

  • Commercial merchandise invoice
  • Origin Certificate.
  • Detailed packing list (content and type of goods).
  • Transport documents according to route: Bill of lading (Ocean) / Airway bill (Air) / Carta Porte (Land).
  • Insurance policy.
  • Country of origin Label.
  • Trademark and industrial property registration.
  • Letter of instructions for Customs Agent.
  • Customs documents (carried out by a Customs Agent for the dispatch of merchandise).

To avoid reprocessing, the packing list should be as detailed as possible. It is important to avoid the use of general descriptions such as «other» or «miscellaneous», as they can lead to re-inspections by the authorities and unnecessary withholdings.

  • There are limiting guidelines for merchandise that can enter the country freely.
  • Special authorization and import permits are required for products such as: Pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, medicines, cosmetics, some chemical products and meat (raw, cured or cooked).
  • Within the category of prohibited goods, are used goods, since a commercial invoice is required, among them: Clothing, shoes, tires and firearms.
  • Customs duties and fees are generally based on the full value of the cargo. That is why you must present complete and detailed documentation so that the value is estimated with the greatest efficiency.

Costa Rica is one of the countries in which there are Tax-Free-Zones.

At SCL, we are the company that exports the most containers from Mexico to Costa Rica. The products with the highest movement belong to the industries of: Retail and Construction.

Come to us and we will help you to have everything to facilitate your import or export in this lane. In addition, we will make sure you have everything to facilitate customs clearance, since we have certified agents so you can relax. 


Edificio Obarrio 60, Oficina 8F, Calle 60 Este



República de Panamá
C.P. 0832-0588

Lunes a Viernes 8:30 – 17:30

San José

Río Segundo de Alajuela

A 200 mts. al Norte del Hotel Holliday Inn

Oficentro Santa María Oficina 4 A. Costa Rica

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00


Calle 12 No. 43D – 67 Int. 201

Barrio Manila

Medellín Antioquia, Colombia.

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00


Jr. Domínguez No.105, Oficina 501

San Borja

Lima, Perú

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00

San Luis Potosí

Av. Nereo Rodríguez Barragán

1200 Piso 2 Oficina A

Colonia Barrio de Santiago, 78200 San Luis Potosí, S.L.P.

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00


Calle 22, N°40, Local 23 y 24

Col. San Antonio Cinta,

Mérida Yucatán, Mexico, C.P. 97139

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00


Av. del Altillo 220-9

Bodega 23

Villa de San Miguel,

Guadalupe, Nuevo León, C.P. 67110

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00


Edificio Imaginalia

Cerro Blanco 500 Locales 8, 9 y 10

Centro Sur,

Santiago de Querétaro,

Querétaro C.P. 76090

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00


Torre Natyvo

Blvd. de Los Reyes N°6431, Piso 9, Of. 907

San Bernardino, Tlaxcalancingo

San Andrés Cholula,

Puebla, Mexico, C.P. 72820

Lunes a Viernes de 9:00 – 18:00


Av. Manuel J. Clouthier # 777 – D

Col. Jardines de Guadalupe,

Zapopan Jalisco, México, C.P. 45030

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00


Av. Panorama 1109,

Valle del Campestre,

37150 León de los Aldama, Gto.

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00


Calle Tokio No. 1802

Col. Mirador

Chihuahua, México. C.P. 31205

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00


Avenida Alvarado, No. 305-7

Zona Centro, Ensenada

Baja California, México. C.P. 22800

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00


Edificio Grupo Financiero Inbursa

Av. Las Américas N°110, Oficina 101

Col. La Fuente

Aguascalientes, México. C.P. 20239

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00

Aeropuerto Internacional
de la Ciudad de México

Av. Capitán Carlos León S/N

Peñón de los Baños, Venustiano Carranza

CDMX, México. C.P. 15620

Dentro del almacén México Cargo.

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00

Ciudad de México

Leibnitz 117, Oficina 401

Col. Anzures, Alcaldía Miguel Hidalgo

CDMX, México. C.P. 11590

Lunes a Viernes 9:00 – 18:00

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