The country or territory of origin must be stated on the invoice for each invoice line. If the customs authorities doubt the correctness of the declared country or territory of origin they may request an additional proof which might be a certificate of origin.
The Certificate of Origin must meet the following Customs stipulations:
Goods accompanied by a CITES document cannot be cleared at the UPS ports of entry Bergamo (BGY) and Venice (VCE) because both locations are not assigned by the Italian Agricultural Resources.
Range of products
The most important products are toys, in-vitro diagnostic medical devices, medical devices, machinery, low voltage equipment, safety devices (for example, helmets), exhaust systems and electromagnetic compatibility.For a full overview please see the EU website:
Manufacturers are defined as the persons responsible for designing and manufacturing products supposed to be placed on the EU market. The manufacturer has an obligation to ensure that a product intended to be placed on the Community market is designed and manufactured, and it's conformity assessed, to the essential requirements in accordance with the provisions of the directives. The manufacturer may appoint any natural or legal person, established in the European Union, to act on his behalf as an authorized representative.
The authorized representative may be addressed by the authorities of the member states in regard to the manufacturer's obligations.
The importer is defined as any legal or natural person responsible for placing products on the EU market. He is responsible to provide the market surveillance authority with the necessary information about the safety of the product and a copy of the Declaration of Conformity (DoC). If the manufacturer is established in the EU or has a so called authorized representative it is his obligation to provide the necessary information.
Conformity Assessment Procedure
Goods subject to the regulations on product safety need to be tested according to the rules applying for each group of products. Manufacturers have to draw up an EC declaration of conformity which is the first step of the conformity assessment procedure. The declaration of conformity has to include technical information containing the way of testing and the steps to be taken to obtain the attestation of conformity. The way of testing and steps to be taken depends on the type of product. If the testing was successful the producer is allowed to apply the so called 'CE sign' on the product or where this is not applicable (for example, surgical instruments) at the retail package or on a "Declaration of Conformity" certificate.
The "Declaration of Conformity" has to be issued by a notified body certified by a member state of the European Union.
A notified body is an organization certified by the national government to carry out the tasks of the conformity assessment procedures. They can offer their service to any economic operator inside and outside the European Community. They can carry out the tests or monitor the tests carried out by the manufacturer. They can carry out these activities inside the EU or on the territory of third countries or territories.
Information about notified bodies and notified bodies itself can be found on the EU website:
For additional information, please also refer to "Product Safety".
An exporter who wants his products to benefit from the preferential treatment must be able to prove that his products fulfill the rules to be originating in a country or territory covered by the preferential trade agreement and they must provide a preferential document validated by the customs authorities or document with a valid preferential statement issued by themselves.
The preferential trade agreement foresees the following preferential proofs under CETA-see Miscellaneous.
The importer must obtain the import license. An original export license from the exporter of the country or territory of origin might be necessary to obtain the import license.
The requirement of an import license is dependent on the country or territory of origin of the goods not the country or territory of export. For further detailed information it is highly recommended to contact your chamber of commerce.
All exporters of consignments of goods with a value greater than 6000 EUR to Canada must be registered in the Registered Exporters System (REX). If you register and are exporting consignments of goods with a value greater than 6000 EUR to Canada you can avail of preferences under CETA. To register you should register complete the EU exporters to Canada application form and send it to the Origin and Valuation Unit.
Exporters must use their REX number on the origin declaration to claim preference under CETA.
If you are importing from Canada, you can qualify under CETA for preferences, but you do not have to register in REX.
The origin declaration, the text of which is given below, must be completed in accordance with the footnotes. However, the footnotes do not have to be reproduced.
(Period: from___________ to __________(1)) The exporter of the products covered by this document (customs authorization No ...(2)) declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of ...(3) preferential origin. ..(4) (Place and date) .(5) Signature and printed name of the exporter)__________________
(1) When the origin declaration is completed for multiple shipments of identical originating products within the meaning of Article 19.5, indicate the period of time for which the origin declaration will apply. The period of time must not exceed 12 months. All importations of the product must occur within the period indicated. Where a period of time is not applicable, the field can be left blank.
(2) For EU exporters: When the origin declaration is completed by an approved or registered exporter the exporter's customs authorization or registration number must be included. A customs authorization number is required only if the exporter is an approved exporter. When the origin declaration is not completed by an approved or registered exporter, the words in brackets must be omitted or the space left blank. For Canadian exporters: The exporter's Business Number assigned by the Government of Canada must be included. Where the exporter has not been assigned a business number, the field may be left blank.
(3) "Canada/EU" means products qualifying as originating under the rules of origin of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. When the origin declaration relates, in whole or in part, to products originating in Ceuta and Melilla, the exporter must clearly indicate the symbol "CM".
(4) These indications may be omitted if the information is contained on the document itself.
(5) Article 19.3 provides an exception to the requirement of the exporter's signature. Where the exporter is not required to sign, the exemption of signature also implies the exemption of the name of the signatory.
The European Commission provides detailed guidance on the rules of origin in the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
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.
Market Surveillance is organized and performed at national level. Each member state of the EU (European Union) is responsible for surveillance activities on its territory. Customs authorities are usually part of the market surveillance activities.
On customs request the "Declaration of Conformity" has to be provided by the shipper, the manufacturer or his assigned representative in the EU or the importer.
Declaration of Conformity
The Declaration of Conformity (DoC) is a document in which the manufacturer, or his authorized representative within the EU, indicates that the product meets all the necessary requirements of the directives applicable for the specific product. The DoC shall contain the name and the address of the manufacturer along with information about the product (for example, brand and serial number). The DoC must be signed by an individual working for the manufacturer or his authorized representative.
On request the manufacturer or his authorized representative within the EU must provide the DoC. In case the manufacturer is not an EU entity and has no authorized representative the importer must be able to provide a copy of the DoC and additional proofs if requested.
For some commodities the conformity with the product safety regulations must be declared by the importer within the customs declaration. The DoC is required as a valid proof for the safety of the products and their compliance with the directives.
These commodities are everything (no exceptions) with CE marking, like:
Spot checks are carried out. If no CE marking is found, the goods can not be imported and therefore are seized by customs.
UPS Italy make customs import declarations on behalf of Italian companies or private individuals. With a special set up customs import declaration can also be made on behalf of a legal entity with a physical presence in any other EU country or territory. Import declarations on behalf of non-EU entities are not offered by UPS. Non-EU importers must provide an Importer of Record (IOR) who takes over the responsibility for import declarations.
For temporary import declarations on behalf of non-EU private individuals please check the information about the EXPO and the info below. The customs declaration requires certain information from the Importer or IOR especially tax ID's or EORI numbers, which are mandatory information for the import declaration. The information is required from the importer or IOR independent from the actual payer of duty & VAT.
The required information & consignee contact information should be on the invoice to ensure smooth customs clearance.
Shipment to Italian Private People
Italian Private People Tax ID (Fiscal Code) is mandatory when the invoice value exceeds 150 EUR. Please check if it is the invoice value or the value of the goods (excluding freight charges if shown on the invoice). According to the duty relief regulation it is the value of the goods. The consignees telephone number & mail address is required on the invoice.
Shipments to Foreign Private People
Foreign Private People EORI number is mandatory when the invoice value exceeds 150 EUR (see comment above).
The importation of personal luggage sent by UPS also requires the temporary EORI number.
UPS can support with the application of EORI number. Shippers must produce the following documents that Origin center will scan in IDIS system with export invoice & documentation:
The consignee's telephone number & mail address is required on the invoice. Customs requires some days to issue EORI code once complete documentation is provided.
Shipments to Businesses
The VAT number of the importer or IOR is mandatory for every formal entry. A formal entry is necessary for all shipments with a value higher than 22 EUR. For more information see the section 'Profile Details' & the header 'Value Limits'. The importers telephone number and mail address should be on the invoice to ensure clearance within the planned timeframe.
The territory of Livigno (postal code 23041) is outside Italian Customs Jurisdiction. All shipments addressed to Livigno, with the exception of documents up to 2.5 kgs, incur a surcharge of 37 Euros for clearance. This surcharge applies to both domestic & international shipments & must be paid by the consignee prior to delivery.
San Marino Shipments
San Marino includes the postal codes 47890-47899 (Italian Territory).
The Consignee must provide the name of a broker in San Marino. UPS delivers the shipment under customs bond to the assigned broker for clearance and administration of local procedures. Therefore Proof of Delivery reflects the broker's signature, not the delivery date and signature of the final consignee.
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Italy. If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations in order to avoid delays and holds at customs.
Food means any substance, whether processed, semi-processed or raw, which is intended for human consumption, but does not include cosmetics or substances used only as pharmaceuticals.
Non-Food (not intended for human consumption) includes animal by-products, animal feed, samples for testing or research purposes (food-grade or non-food grade), and in vitro diagnostics (IVD).
Animal products and animal by-products are often subject to a veterinary inspection. These products can only be accepted under a special contract for International Special Commodities (ISC). In addition those products must undergo veterinary checks at an approved Veterinary Border Inspection Post (BIP) when entering the EU & EFTA countries or territories (EU regulations are aligned for EU countries or territories and NO; IS; CH; LI).
For UPS shipments arriving in the EU by air, Cologne is the first point of arrival /BIP. Inspections will be processed at Cologne but final customs clearance process will be issued in the destination country or territory.
Additional charges for Vet-inspection will be applicable see Brokerage Services and Charges.
Generally, each type of Product of Animal Origin has specific import requirements that must be met. Food which is subject to veterinary inspections must:
Come from an EU listed Third Country or Territory (no safeguard measures in place)
Come from an EU approved establishment . Registered producers are listed under the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/food/international/trade/third_en.htm
Be accompanied by appropriate Health Certificate(s), signed by a veterinarian of the competent authority of country or territory of export. Photocopies of the Health Certificate will not be accepted.
Be appropriately packaged and labelled, indicating the nature, ingredients, quantity/ weight, the country or territory of origin and manufacturer.
Any foodstuff coming from non-approved establishments, sent as samples for testing purposes, can only be imported with a permit/license from a respective national veterinary authority. The permit/license must be send to the border inspection point responsible for the veterinary inspection. Delays may occur as the license needs to be provided already at the time of inspection.
Any non-compliant shipment must be returned at shippers expense immediately. The following exemptions apply to non-commercial shipments / gift shipments or purchased by private individuals for private consumption):
Meat, meat products, animal fat - max. 10 kg from Faroe Island and Greenland.
Fish and fish products (with intestines and organs removed) - max. 20 kg from all third countries or territories; no limitation from Faroe Islands.
Other animal products (for example, honey, egg, frog, live mussels - max. 10 kg from Faroe Islands and Greenland, and max. 2 kg from all other third countries or territories).
Importer must provide a health permit (issued by Health Minister Border Office) that can be requested through UPS with additional costs.
Commercial imports of roasted coffee must be compliant with Italian requirements regarding labelling of goods (detailed description of the content, expiration date, etc.).
Customs accepts a maximum of 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs.) of roasted coffee for packing test or similar purposes without an import permit but the importer must provide a written declaration or confirmation of the usage.
Commercial imports of roasted coffee must be compliant with Italian requirements regarding labeling of goods (detailed description of the content, expiry date, etc.).
Importer must provide a health permit (issued by Health Minister Border Office) that can be requested through UPS with additional costs.
Cosmetics without an import permit must be abandoned or returned on shippers expense.
Private individuals can import small quantities of cosmetic products without an import permit. Customs usually accept a maximum of two different kinds and a maximum of two items of each kind.
Commercial importers must provide a declaration stating that "Italian royalties have been paid" to competent authorities.
Small quantities of samples for testing purposes can be imported without a Health Certificate.
Based on the EU regulation 2009/669/EC certain foodstuffs (for example tea with origin China) imported from certain third countries or territories are subject to increased level of official controls due to contamination risks of these products by aflatoxinson and pathogens. These controls are carried out at Designated Point of Entries (DPE) defined by each member state.
The import of feed and food originating in or consigned from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station and not subject to vet inspection can only be imported into the EU through Designated Point of Entries (DPE). They must be accompanied by a declaration attesting that the goods are either harvested or processed before March 11, 2011, originated from a prefecture other than the ones affected by higher levels of radiation or if originated from an affected prefecture have been subjected to laboratory analysis determining the level of certain radionuclides (regulation 2011/297/EC).
Before shipping Honey to a European Union country or territory, it is highly recommended to contact your local chamber of commerce or your importer for detailed information.
If the importation is allowed by the European Union, the shipment must be accompanied by an original health certificate provided by the shipper/producer, otherwise, importation will not be possible. Furthermore, a vet inspection at the first point of arrival into the EU is required, even for sample shipments.
Brokerage accessorial charges will apply and an import delay may occur.
If the shipper fails to verify the import regulation of the destination country or territory and sends honey which is prohibited by the European Union, then all charges that may apply for the respective shipment will be billed back to the shipper.
Goods accompanied by a CITES document cannot be cleared at the UPS ports of entry because the locations are not assigned by the Italian Agricultural Resources.
For leather goods not covered by CITES, the consignee must declare that the leather is not from a protected animal species. The invoice or the importer's additional declaration must include the Latin scientific name of the animal.
Importer must provide a health permit (issued by Health Minister Border Office) that can be requested through UPS with additional costs. Delays may occur.
Medical devices must also fulfil the requirements of the product safety regulations of the European Union. For further information please see the info regarding 'Declaration of Conformity' under header 'Additional Import Documentation'.
Private importers, in addition, must provide a prescription from an Italian doctor stating the medicine will be taken under the doctor's supervision. In case an alternative pharmaceutical product (also different than the shipped one) for the same disease is available in Italy, import will not be allowed.
For Nutritional supplements, the prescription needs to show details of the dosage/amount which cannot exceed 8 weeks supply.
Shipments directed to NATO bases have to be transferred under bond. Finished weapons are excluded from this procedure.
Weapons or parts of weapons can only be cleared with a valid import license provided by the importer. If the UPS import sites are not stated within the license the shipments cannot be cleared. Weapons cant be forwarded under bond in case of a missing license or a license not stating the UPS import site.
This service can be offered under a special contract only.
Invoice must clearly display complete description of goods; descriptions like samples or similar are not accepted.
Monoclonal antibodies are generated in vitro. Tissue from animals are taken (e.g. blood) and infected with certain substances or pathogens. The blood cells react with the production of antibodies which are than harvested and used for the production of the test kits. Due to the in vitro production and the controlled way of production those types of test kits are not subject to veterinarian control if it is a commercial production.
Polyclonal antibodies are gained from living animals like rabbits. They are infected with the substances / pathogens and the animals are producing antibodies. The antibodies are harvested from the blood stream of the animals. Test reagents with polyclonal antibodies are subject to vet inspections.
Shipment documents (commercial invoice or declaration on letterhead) should include:
the place of origin of the material
the quantity of the material, in weight or volume
a description of the material/ animal source
catalogue number and price (if available)
additives (e.g., sodium azide, glycerol), their source (e.g., whole serum, supernatant, ascites), and purification, if any.
protocols the recommended protocol or datasheet indicating any unique fixation, detergent, blocking, or incubation conditions.
the intended use (commercial/ manufacturing; research/ testing)
the name and address of the shipper
the name and address of the receiver
Commercially packaged, ready-to-use In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) containing products of animal of origin, do not require a Vet-inspection, if compliant with Directive 98/79/EC on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. A declaration of conformity (CE-marking) must be provided for each individual commodity (e.g. reagents, test kits, immunosorbent assays such as ELISA kits.
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.
Shipments of documents do not require an invoice.
Importers fiscal data on Invoice
Where Incoterms applied, this should include the city shipped to, for example DDP Rome where shipped Free Domicile. This will help to avoid clearance delays.
Shipments to Italian Private Individuals
Italian Private People Tax ID (Fiscal Code) is mandatory when the invoice value is greater than 150 EUR. The consignees telephone number and mail address is required on the invoice.
Shipments to Foreign Private Individuals in Italy
Foreign Private People EORI number is mandatory when invoice value is greater than 150 EUR.
The importation of personal luggage sent by UPS also requires the temporary EORI number.
UPS can support with the application of EORI number. Shipper must produce the following documents that Origin center will have to scan in IDIS system with export invoice and documentation:
The consignee's telephone number and mail address is required on the invoice.
Customs requires some days to issue EORI code once complete documentation is provided.
This information will support a smooth customs clearance.
Livigno - All shipments to Livigno require an invoice.
Vatican - All shipments to Vatican city require an invoice.
Campione d'Italia - All shipments to Campione d Italia require an invoice.
San Marino - All shipments to San Marino require an invoice.
Unacceptable Data Entries
Europe customs authorities have started to inspect shipments on Import Control System (I.C.S.).
Many of the inspected shipments were obviously selected because of the inadequate description of the goods.
This is a reminder that shipments to all European Union member states, Norway and Switzerland, must have a correctly keyed description of the goods on the invoice (for example):
A list has been published in the 'Guidelines on acceptable and unacceptable terms for the description of goods for exit and entry summary declarations':
The destination country or territory classifies the following items as document shipments. The items must have no commercial value. If criteria are listed, the shipment must meet the criteria to classify as a document shipment.
Event tickets coming from a printing company and send to the organizer of the event or ticket sales offices can not be sent as documents.
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Italy.
The UPS service is limited to the import of wine and sparkling wine up to 15% alcohol where no excise duty applies (0% excise duty rate). Alcoholic beverages where excise duty applies can not be cleared at the UPS import sites. The same rule applies for alcohol within gift shipments.
Commercial importers must provide a health permit to import alcohol. Private importers can import wine for their personal consumption without a health permit only in very small quantities (maximum 5 litres) and according to Customs.
Alcoholic beverages (where no excise duty applies) cant be sold and delivered to under aged persons (under 18 years). The consignor is responsible to verify the age of the consignee prior to shipping.
Additional rules apply on the import of wine and wine products. Please check under wine.
All import, export, re-export and introduction from the sea of species covered by the Convention has to be authorized through a licensing system.
Shipper needs to provide the following documentation:
Invoice with the scientific name and CITES certificate.
Delays and additional charges may apply. Products of animals or plants subject to CITES can only be accepted under a special contract for International Special Commodities (ISC).
Goods accompanied by a CITES document can be cleared only at the UPS port of entry Venice [VCE].
Personal effects can be imported for several reasons. Different customs procedures and requirements may apply.
Persons relocating permanently can import their personal effects without paying duty and VAT. The duty and VAT exemption is limited to personal effects (for example, household goods, clothing) older than six months. The description of the item on the invoice should include the purchase date (month/year). Additional documents required to be presented by the consignee are:
Persons relocating temporarily for studying at a university can import their personal effects without paying duty and VAT. The duty and VAT exemption is limited to personal items but can include new items for personal use. Additional documents required to be presented by the consignee are:
Persons sending their personal effects separately can import their personal effects without duty and VAT. The facilitation is limited to items for personal use only. Customs may inspect and check the goods. Commodities otherwise restricted or prohibited (e.g. medicine) can t be shipped within luggage. Additional documents required to be presented by the consignee are
It is recommended to not include an original passport because customs may hold the shipment in order to check the authenticity of it. This may delay the whole clearance process
Based on the regulation, controls must be performed at the point of introduction into the EU by the competent authorities. They include documentary checks on all consignments and identity or physical checks (including laboratory checks) on 10% of the consignments. All consignments of kitchen tableware (HS code 3924 1000) originated or consigned from China or Hong Kong must be accompanied by a declaration confirming that it meets the requirements concerning the release of primary aromatic amines and formaldehyde. The declaration shall be accompanied by a laboratory report that the consignments fulfill the requirements.
The goods and declaration must be examined at the first point of introduction into the EU.
The consignments shall be notified at the first point of introduction at least two working days in advance.
Our main points of entry (Cologne, Germany and East Midlands, United Kingdom) are not competent to perform the checks and forwarding under bond is prohibited without the checks. Products covered by the new regulation and destined to the EU can't be accepted by UPS. Exporters should clearly state on the invoice the material and the country or territory of origin of plastic kitchenware to avoid holds on commodities not subject to the regulation.
Its forbidden to introduce in all the European countries or territories: Soil and soil as such, consisting entirely or partially of earth and of organic solid substances, such as parts of plants, humus, including peat and bark, with the exception of that composed of only peat.
Countries or Territories of origin forbidden: Turkey, Belarus, Moldova Rep., Russian federation, Ukraine, Third countries or territories not included in continental Europe, exception for Egypt, Israel, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.
The same rule applies for tobacco products within gift shipments.
The UPS service is limited to the import of wine and sparkling wine up to 15% alcohol where no excise duty applies (0% excise duty rate).
Importer must provide a health permit to import Wine; health permit (issued by Health Minister Border Office) can be requested through UPS with additional costs. Delays may occur. Private importers can import wine for their personal consumption without a health permit only in very small quantity (maximum 5 litres) and according to customs.
The labels of bottles have to show:
The category of the product (e.g. wine, sparkling wine, liquor wine)
The actual alcoholic strength by volume, an indication of provenance, an indication of the bottler or an indication of the producer or vendor in case of sparkling wine and other product categories of sparkling wine.
The protected designation or protected geographical indication if the wine has such a protection.
Invoice must clearly display:
Harmonized code, origin, quantity and type of packaging (i.e. bottles, cans) and alcoholic strength by volume.
The import of wine is also regulated by a market organization of the European Union with rules on labelling and presentation of wine and additional documentation:
Certificate showing drawn up by a competent body, included on a list to be made public by the Commission, in the products country or territory of origin.
An analysis report drawn up by a body or department designated by the products country or territory of origin, in so far as the product is intended for direct human consumption.
No certificate or analysis report need be presented for products originating in and exported from third countries or territories in labelled containers of not more than five litres fitted with a non-reusable closing device where the total quantity transported, whether or not made up of separate consignments, does not exceed 100 litres.
The rules are laid down in EU regulation 2009/491. The regulation can be checked on the EU website http://eur-lex.europa.eu/homepage.html
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.
The customs procedure of inward processing is used for goods who are supposed to be repaired or processed inside the European Union and re-exported after repair or processing. The import procedure correct re-export of the goods. A provision of security to cover duty and VAT is most likely.
The importer is obliged to re-export the items during the period granted for repair within the import declaration for inward processing. If the re-export fails within this given period duty and VAT become due. Customs inspections with the import and re-export clearance is possible.
UPS does not offer the service of clearance under the Inward Processing Relief Procedure. Commodities subject to be imported temporarily for repair or processing purposes have to be declared within a regular import declaration. Duty and VAT applies.
A temporary emergency measure has been adopted by the European Commission. Certain coniferous solid wood packing materials are subjected to any of three specified treatments before it may import to the European Union, to prevent the introduction of pine wood nematode.
Packing cases, boxes, crates, drums & similar items, pallets, pallet collars, box pallets & other load boards whether or not used in the transport of objects are affected by this measure.
Wood packaging must be subject to one of the following treatments:
Certificates or forms of any kind are not required. Marking of the solid wood packing material is the only recognized compliance method for emergency measures.
Additional information & inspection companies contact numbers:
In order to qualify for any exemption from duties and taxes, certain documentation relating to the initial export of the goods must be submitted with the import declaration. The initial export declaration must have been correctly processed to indicate that the goods were exported for repair. If the export documentation is either incorrect or not available, duties and / or VAT will be payable on the value of the goods and any repair costs.
UPS does not offer the service of clearance under the Outward Processing Procedure. The goods have to be declared within a normal import declaration or have to be sent under bond to an alternate broker.
The original export declaration is required. A customs inspection is most likely. Delays and additional charges may apply.
Goods imported with the customs procedure of temporary importation are subject to the provision of security with limited exemptions. The security covers duty and taxes and will be calculated on the base of the customs value used for a declaration for free circulation. The security has to be paid on deposit by the importer prior to release. The security will be paid back by customs when re-exporting the goods under customs control.
UPS does not offer the service of clearance under the Temporary Import Procedure. The goods have to be declared within a normal import declaration or have to be sent under bond to an alternate broker.
For a temporary import, it is recommended to evaluate the charges that will apply.The additional charges for a temporary import procedure may be higher than the duty and VAT amount rate for a "normal" import.Additional charges for the temporary import procedure that will incur:
Movement under NCTS customs bond
Temporary import formal entry
Guarantee payment of duty and tax
Alternate broker fees
Furthermore several additional days in time in transit will occur.
The RoHS directive is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods.
These directives will ban the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) (PBB and PBDE are flame retardants used in some plastics).
Manufacturers (and distributors and individual sellers) will need to understand the requirements of the RoHS/WEEE Directives to ensure that their products, and their components, comply.
Goods falling under these categories do not require any accompanying documentation for importation.
For more information on the EU directives, please check the following European Union web link or contact your local chamber of commerce:   http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/pdf/faq_weee.pdf
Duty - In most cases, when the value of the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country or territory duty free but tax is raised.
This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume.
Convert metric quantity for weight, length, and area.