Porhibited And Restricted Items

UPS Canada (Moldova)

Additional Import Documentation
Goods under IATA Special Provisions A67 require a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).

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.

Additional Export Documentation
No Information found on this topic for the selected country or territory.
Additional Clearance Information
In order to perform Customs procedures, legal entities have to be registered at the local Customs authorities. The Customs Cargo Declaration has to be submitted in 72 hours from the border crossing of arrival into Moldova. Merchandise imported from the CIS countries or territories and Romania to Moldova, accompanied by a Certificate of Origin are free of customs duties.

Due to measures taken by the Moldavian government, when shipping to the Transdniestrian Region, businesses and companies should have registration in Moldova and pay 4 Euros for one customs seal; 0,4% from customs value for customs procedure (but minimum 4 Euros and US$50.00 for customs transit declaration from Moldova to Transdniestrian Region) and then full VAT + duties, applicable in the Transdniestrian Region. Because issues arise with commercial shipments to the Transdniestr Region, it is recommended the shipper contact UPS Moldova or their consignee to discuss the situation.

Main cities and postal codes for Transdniestr Region are:

  • Tiraspol-3300
  • Bender-3200
  • Grigoriopol-4001
  • Dubosari-4501-4502
  • Ribnitsa-5501-5509
  • Camenca-6601-6603
  • Slobozia-5701-5702

    Please note: These issues relate to commercial, non-document shipments only. There is no problem delivering documents to business locations or shipments (document or non-document) addressed to private individuals in the Transdniestr region."

  • The UPS Kishinev office performs Customs clearance of all document and non-document shipments of any value.
    Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.
    Some shipments require proof of payment before delivery.
    Credit card payments are accepted upon delivery for freight and import charges by this destination. Contact UPS or the UPS service partner in the destination country or territory to determine which credit cards are accepted.

    Credit card payments are accepted only at UPS Head office( Chisinau).

    Restrictions may apply for freight collect shipments from the origin country or territory. Contact UPS or the UPS service partner in the origin country or territory prior to shipping.

    Please contact the receiver for confirmation they are ready to pay F/C charges.

    UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. Box address. All packages require a consignee's contact name and complete street address including apartment, suite or unit number if applicable. The consignee's telephone number should be provided if known.

    Personal shipments valued under 400.00 EUR, including freight charges are accepted without value added tax (V.A.T.) and duties.

    Shipments valued more than 400.00 EUR are charged 20% V.A.T. and duties if applicable.

    Areas Served
    Service is provided to and from certain cities.
    UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. Box address. All packages require a consignee's contact name and complete street address including apartment, suite or unit number if applicable. The consignee's telephone number should be provided if known.

    Saturday, Sunday, and official holidays.
    Spring +0300/ Fall +0200
    Moldovan Lei(MDL)
    Billing Options
    • Shipping charges can be billed to the shipper, receiver or a third party.
    • When billing the receiver, either the shipper or receiver's account number is required.
    • When billing to a third party, the third party's name, country or territory and account number are required.
    Duties and taxes can only be billed to the receiver
    • Please note the following third party billing exceptions:
      • Shipments to and from the same country or territory (domestic shipments) cannot be billed to third party payors in other countries or territories. For example, shipments from Mexico to Mexico or Canada to Canada cannot be billed to a third party payor in the U.S. This rule does not apply to UPS domestic services in European Union countries or territories. For example, shipments from Germany to Germany can be billed to a third party payor in the U.S. (as long as the payor is a business and has a VAT or Tax/EIN ID on file with UPS).
    • When paying by credit card, check, or cash, only the shipper can be billed the shipping charges
    Commodity Specific Stipulations

    There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Moldova. 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.

    Shipments of chemical products, independent on the Harmonized Tariff Code, the product itself must be labelled with a description of substances as well (for example list of ingredients, safety data sheets etc.), and the commercial invoice must contain a detailed product description.

    An Export customs declaration and certificate of origin (copies) should be attached to the package or showed in IDIS, otherwise such shipments will be rejected by customs and returned back to the shipper.

    Data shipments require an invoice with the value of the CD-ROM or disk only.
    Data shipments require an invoice with the character of the USB stick (storing intercompany data) and the value of the USB Stick.
    Gift Exemptions
    0.00 Moldovan Lei MDL
    no gift exemption
    no gift exemption
    Invoice Requirements
    Non-document shipments to Moldova must include 1 original and 2 copies of an invoice.

    Shipments of documents do not require an invoice.

    The consignee's telephone number, mobile number and email address if available, should appear on the invoice.

    Items Classified as Documents

    The destination country or territory considers the following items as document shipments. If criteria are listed, the shipment must meet the criteria to be considered a document shipment.

    Validated airline tickets only.
    For shareholders or inter-company use only.
    Blueprints of no commercial value for a bid invitation or for inter-company use only.
    Non-commercial brochures or brochures for inter-company use only.
    Document limit: 1 to 15 business cards
    Payroll and personal checks are prohibited.
    Cancelled checks are considered documents.
    Personalized credit cards to card owner only.
    Tickets for events like stage performances, football matches or concerts can be sent as documents.

    Event tickets coming from a printing company and sent to the organizer of the event or ticket sales offices can not be sent as documents.

    Personalized greeting cards and invitations are considered as documents. Non-personalized greeting cards and invitations are non-documents and require an invoice.
    The number must be proportional to the purpose.
    Negatives, slides and printing films sent to press or publishing agencies are considered as documents. Shipments where the value includes press or editorial charges are non-documents and require an invoice.
    Inter-company shipments for inter-company use with no commercial value are considered as documents. Shipments from a publisher or printing company are non-documents.
    Non-commercial purposes only.
    Must be personalized to be considered documents.

    UPS can recommend which forms you need based on a few simple criteria. Forms can be completed online or printed. See which forms you need.
    Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

    In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Moldova.

    Commercial shipments of medicine require a license from the Moldovan State Authorities.

    Personal shipments of medicine are prohibited.

    Shipments of jewelry to private individuals is prohibited.
    Commercial shipments of medicine require a license from the Moldovan State Authorities.

    Personal shipments of medicine are prohibited.

    Personal effects cannot be shipped between these countries or territories.
    Saturday Delivery Available

    Saturday Delivery Available: No

    Service Options

    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.

    • UPS Worldwide Expedited
    • UPS Worldwide Express Plus
    • UPS Worldwide Express Saver
    Special Clearance Requirements
    New requirements have been implemented for small package shipments and are based on the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 15, which is entitled "Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade". ISPM 15 was adopted internationally in 2002, and is gradually being introduced by countries or territories worldwide. Wood or wood products covered by ISPM 15 include items such as packing cases, boxes, crates, drums or similar packing, pallets, box pallets and other load boards, pallet collars and skids, but exclude such processed woods as orientated strand board, particle board, plywood or veneer, created using glue, heat and pressure or a combinations thereof, and, raw wood which is 6mm or less thick. It is recommended that if a question arises on this issue, please check with the authority that issues the Phytosanitary certificates in your country or territory.
    Value Limits

    Private Shipments

  • 430.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro) (EUR)
    • Deminimis Value is 430.00 EUR, including freight charges. Quantity of the items should be for private use only.

      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 and tax free. This regulation does not apply to excise goods (alcoholic beverages, tobacco and perfume).

    Commercial Shipments

  • 0.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro) (EUR)
    • All non-document shipments sent to companies are dutiable, regardless of the value, goods description or reason for importation.

    Weight and Size Limits
    70 kg (150 lbs.) per package
    274.00 cm (107.9 in.)  per package
    419 cm (165 in. ) per package
    Length and girth combined

    Convert metric quantity for weight, length, and area.