Shipping to Rwanda: The Definitive eCommerce Guide

This guide is designed to show you everything you need to know about setting up your shipping strategy in Rwanda. Unlock your growth, by utilizing our tools and expertise, in serving millions of shipments to Rwanda and beyond.

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Rwanda eCommerce Facts & Figures

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Shipping Rates & Couriers to Rwanda

Easyship offers a wide range of couriers & services that ship to Rwanda. Link your own courier account, or use our pre-negotiated rates to show the fastest, cheapest and best value deliver options for every customer.

Rwanda Shipping Tips & Information

Get helpful Rwanda shipping tips & information. Find out about public holidays and non-working days before you ship.

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Top courier services when shipping to Rwanda include, Aramex - Parcel.

When shipping to Rwanda, ensure you pack shipments securely. See our guide .

Popular eCommerce platforms in Rwanda are eBay , Shopify & Magento .

Payment methods used by Rwanda are Bank card & cash on delivery

Consumers generally don't expect free shipping in Rwanda.

Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.

Public holidays are also considered as non-working days. Please refer to the country's official Public Holiday page for specific holiday dates.

Rwanda Import Tax & Custom Fees

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value. The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.

Rwanda calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs. Click here to learn how to calculate customs charges or use our calculator to see fees.

Duties & Tax Details For Rwanda

Currency: Rwandan franc (RWF)

Calculation Method: CIF

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products and shipping costs

Tax Threshold: 200 USD

Tax (VAT/GST): 18%

Duty Threshold: 200 USD

Import Duty Product Categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate

Mobiles

0 %

Tablets

0 %

Computers

0 %

Cameras

0 %

Accessories

0 %

Accessories (Battery)

0 %

Health & Beauty

25 %

Fashion

25 %

Watches

25 %

Jewelry

25 %

Pets Accessories

25 %

Dry Food & Supplements

25 %

Home Appliances

25 %

Home Gardening

25 %

Toys

25 %

Sports

25 %

Luggage

25 %

Audio Video

25 %

Documents

0 %

Gaming

25 %

Books & Collectibles

0 %

We try our best to keep this information as accurate as possible, but this information is liable to change at any time.

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Shipping Documents

Shipping Documentation to Rwanda

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.

Commercial Invoice

Battery Statement

Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Rwanda Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

Confused on Rwanda customs and regulations? Before shipping to Rwanda (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for Rwanda and other countries at Easyship.

Prohibited Items

  • Alcohol

  • Animals

  • Chemicals

  • Currency

  • Drugs

  • Explosives

  • Firearms

  • Fresh Food

  • Plants

  • Seeds

  • Tobacco

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

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