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 formal entry process for payment of tax and duty takes approximately 72 to 96 hours, except when using a special brokerage license.
With the UPS brokerage system, duties and taxes are prepaid and then collected from the consignee upon delivery. To simplify this process, include the consignee's telephone number on the waybill. Delivery usually takes place 24 hours after arrival of the shipment. Charges incurred by the consignee will be duties, taxes, and an additional processing fee.
Note: Animal products and medicines, which require a special formal entry, cannot be released through the above license.
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.
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Panama. 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.
All packages are subject to duty and tax depending on value. Some small items of normal value are allowed to pass with no charge if declared as having no commercial value.
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.
Write "gift shipment" on the invoice and in the Special Instructions box of the UPS Waybill to assure proper assessment of duties and taxes.
The invoice should contain the correct consignee name, telephone number, address, and value of shipment.
Original invoices are required by law and avoid customs delays.
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 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 Panama.
Saturday Delivery Available: No
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