January 23, 2020
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How much does it cost to ship freight to Guam vs. Hawaii?

How much does it cost to ship freight to Guam vs. Hawaii?Many factors determine the cost of shipping to Guam. Similar to shipping to Hawaii, the key factors in determining the cost are:

  • Where you are shipping from and where it is to be delivered
  • A concise description of the items being shipped -- a commercial invoice used to determine Use Tax
  • The weight and dimensions (length, width, and height) of the items or if combined on a pallet
  • The dimensions of the pallet from the longest, widest and tallest points - very important in determining the actual cost of shipping freight to Guam.
Unlike Hawaii, a commercial invoice is required for all shipments to Guam. A commercial invoice, complete with shipment detail and the cost in US dollars of the items, is required either at the time of pick up or prior to sailing to Guam.

The commercial invoice is what Guam Customs will use in determining the amount of payable “Use Tax.” Prior to any shipment being released in Guam, a tax, called the Use Tax will need to be paid. The Guam Use Tax is 4% on all items shipped into Guam that are not intended for resale by a licensed Guam business. Conversely, licensed businesses in Guam are taxed 4% on all goods shipped in that are not to be resold. Their tax is based on the total landed costs of the shipment.

Whether you’re shipping a Full Container Load (FCL) to Guam or shipping a Less Than Container Load (LCL) shipment to Guam, our affiliate DGX-Dependable Global Express’ team of professionals in the US mainland or Guam are eager to help.

We specialize in international ocean and air freight shipping and offer complete supply chain shipping services including ocean freight, air freight, logistics, warehousing, and more. If you need assistance, please reach out to your local office or call toll free 1-800-488-4888 and we can help you.

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