It is not required for all, however shipments can be held by local authority in United Arab Emirates after screening due to lack of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or NON DG (Dangerous Goods) declaration letter from the shipper resulting to misconnections and impacting end-to-end service.
It would be advisable for all shipments originating, transiting and terminating for UAE to have MSDS or NON DG declaration from shipper enclosed in the shipment and copies to be uploaded in IDIS.
The consignee pays duty (usually 22.25 percent) on the balance of gifts valued higher than US$30.00. No duty is applied to the shipping cost.
In addition to a detailed description of each item, write additional comments of "gift shipment" on the invoice and in the Special Instructions box of the UPS Waybill to insure a proper assessment of duties and taxes.
Computer Generated Invoices are not accepted. Customs will not accept WorldShip generated invoices.
Any other types of invoices will cause the shipment to be held and delayed.
All invoices should contain:
Individual-to-individual shipments can substitute a brief letter for the invoice. The letter must include a description and accurate value for each item. This letter must have the shipper's and consignee's complete address and telephone number. One original and 2 copies of the letter are required.
Bermuda Customs officials will not accept a commercial or pro forma invoice.
Bermuda Customs requires a telephone or fax number, a contact name, and if available, an e-mail address for the consignee.
To avoid any customs delays, original invoices are required by law. Original invoices on company letterhead are preferred. All other types of invoices could cause shipments to be delayed in customs.
The destination country or territory considers the following items document shipments. If criteria are listed, the shipment must meet those criteria to be considered a document shipment.
Student work books, with blanks for filling in, are dutiable.
Intercompany data on CD ROM is classified as a non-document.
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Bermuda.
Saturday Delivery Available: No
Always check Calculate Time and Cost for details of service availability and guarantee information within a country or territory. All Service Levels may not be available to or from every address within a country or territory.
Convert metric quantity for weight, length, and area.