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.
Duties and Taxes
7.5% Port and Airport Levy, 15% VAT, 2 % of the total duty and taxes to be added on as Nation Building Tax, other statutory fees, Warehousing and Storage Fee and Disbursement Charges of LKR 2,500.00 + Taxes.
Sri Lankan customs require an accurate shipment weight, value and currency to be mentioned on the airway bill, as the same data is transferred to the mainframe and manifests.
If any discrepancy / mismatch is detected by customs at the time of clearance, they could impose a penalty in the range of 5%-20% of the duty charged or the customs may decide on the penalty charge based on the nature and frequency of such failures by UPS in Sri Lanka.
This can cause delays in clearance as Sri Lanka will need authorization to bill these charges to Origin or shipper.
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Sri Lanka. 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.
The consignee's telephone number, if available, should appear on the invoice.
The destination country or territory considers the following items document shipments. If criteria are listed, the shipment must meet the criteria to be considered a document shipment.
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Sri Lanka.
Alternative arrangements are in place, but expect transit delays if the normal planned flow of the package is via Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Time in Transit may be extended due to solution found.
Saturday Delivery Available: Yes
Not available in all areas. Always check the international time in transit system for details of service availability within a country or territory.
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.