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.
Shipments valued 10,000.00 XPF or greater require a formal Customs entry.
All shipments meant for another island than Tahiti, needs to be transferred by air or sea if the island is not served by air. The consignee needs to pick up at the airport or port as there is no delivery service in these islands.
It is essential that a phone number and email address if available is provided. If the information is missing, the shipment will not be delivered.
For shipments to outer islands, please write name of island within address section followed by postal code 98713 Papeete.
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to French Polynesia. 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.
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.
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.
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to French Polynesia.
Fruit juice is allowed except for pineapple juices
Pork items (sausages, hams) is prohibited
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.
a. Dry (Humidity percentage less than 25%).
b. Free from live pests e.g. bugs or cockroaches
c. Free from soil, leaves and other extraneous matters.
d. Packaging and shipping methods must be able to prevent infestation or contamination. Example, appropriate packaging (e.g. plastic wrapping, 6-sided boxing, closed shipping containers and etc.) is used.
e. Article with or more than 4 mm thickness and equal or more 1 meter long must be packed in sealed commercial packaging. They must also have undergone treatment, such as methyl bromide fumigation.
Importation for personal use is authorized without phytosanitary documentation if quantity and size of items are reasonable. Articles must be treated, destroyed or re-exported at importers expenses should any infestation or contamination be detected.
Convert metric quantity for weight, length, and area.