Many of our customers take advantage of the various tax benefits offered by the Israeli government to new Olim and returning Israelis by purchasing and shipping new furniture, electronics and appliances. Because these purchases are being made for overseas use, check with us regarding local laws about local sales taxes and exemptions.
If you are purchasing appliances or other electronics, keep in mind; Israel is a 220 volt 50 HZ country. You will want to make sure items you buy will work when plugged in at your new home. Sonigo International is happy to provide you with contact information for stores specializing in Israeli compliant electronics.
For customers without duty-free rights or for those who are shipping items which are not duty-free, the Israeli government may offer a discounted duty rate if items are manufactured in the USA and the supplier can provide an invoice declaration. You need to provide us with receipts for the dutiable items – these receipts should indicate which items were made in the USA. If you are moving from the European Union, you can save on taxes with a EUR1 Certificate or (Invoice Declaration – ask your Sonigo Representative for details (procedures vary by country).
New purchases should be delivered directly to our local warehouse. Our agents will receive, inventory, and store these purchases for two to four weeks prior to your move at no additional cost. You may also come to the warehouse to see your purchases.
Depending on where you live, it might make sense to have new purchases delivered to one of our port warehouses, rather than locally, to save on shipping costs. Before purchasing new items, check with a Sonigo representative to review your options.
Note: We must be notified in advance of any new purchases which will be shipped to our warehouse. All deliveries should be clearly marked with your name. It is your responsibility to make sure all new purchases are received before your shipment leaves our warehouse.
Note: Opening boxes at the warehouse is strongly discouraged and will likely void your insurance and/or warranty you may have purchased for these items.