Shiny_sxm - I have shipped through the USA before and agree with you that the amount of paperwork and documentation
(plus associated fees) make it challenging but can't compare it with Antigua since I haven't done that yet. I believe that by going through 4 Star the shipment would also go to Miami
first and thus have to go through all the rigamarole of transshipping as well (Although I do have a 4-Star account for direct US-SXM shipping and that is a breeze to use); but I'll give that a try.
I might have gotten a hot tip from one of the members here for someone shipping a container with some space available from the continent to SXM which could work out, but I'm still working on that.