Packages entering as US-UN aid require:
It is not required for all, however shipments that are being 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.
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 should be cleared from Customs within 15 days of import. Customs may auction all shipments after the 30-day time limit.
Non-Document shipments with duty amount less than US$100.00 are cleared on arrival but shipments above the threshold (Duty US$100.00) are detained to be cleared through formal entry process in ICG. Duty and taxes are not refundable.
Imports of low-value shipments of value up to US$200.00 arrive handled by the Immediate Clearance Group (ICG) for same-day clearance. Free Domicile (FD) shipments of value up to US$1,000.00 or less than 50 kgs also arrive at Immediate Clearance Croup (ICG) for same-day clearance.
High-value shipments over US$200.00 or in case of free domicile over US$1,000.00 or over 50 kgs arrive at Air Freight Unit (AF) for formal entry clearance. Clearance may take 1 to 3 days provided that the consignee submits documents and pays the duty promptly, or has exemption status or certificates. A few organizations (Diplomatic shipments/UNDP/UN/Duty exempted organizations) have instructed us not to clear their shipments but to send the Customs Detention Receipt to them for self-clearance. For shipments detained by Customs due to value or any other reason, we would send the detention receipt to the consignee to avail the opportunity of either clearing through their own agent or to send us the paperwork to clear the shipment for them. The return of the detention receipts from Karachi/Lahore/Islamabad & Rawalpindi/Faisalabad/Sialkot and Peshawar takes approximately 48 to 72 hours while other cities take 72 hrs.
For shipments detained by Customs, the consignee is required to submit copies of their National Tax Number and Return of Sales Tax for the previous month along with Sales Tax Registration, Customs Detention Receipt and authority letter in name of the nominated broker or clearing agent. If a shipment is addressed to a non serviced area, the consignee is required to send the duties and taxes via demand draft or cross check to the UPS service partner before delivery takes place. This can cause delay. For urgent shipments, it is recommended to be exported Free Domicile.
Shipment will be released on Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) and request letter without any charges for individual customers.
For shipment of commercial purpose, national tax number (NTN)/Government and Services tax (GST) is required and if consignee fails to provide the required information then fine from RS 3000 to 5000 will be enforced.
Shipment for Lahore (LHE) hub
In the absence of National Tax Number (NTN)\ Government and Services tax (GST), fine from RR 3000 to 5000 will be charged to the consignee.
In case of individual customers Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) and request letter is required in order to get the shipment released. For commercial shipments national tax number (NTN)/Government and Services tax (GST)is mandatory.
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Pakistan. 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.
Used mobile phones are prohibited as per Pakistan customs policy and cannot be released from customs.
The invoice should contain the following information:
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.
Any shipment which arrives without the required invoice will incur a fine of up to PKR 5000.00 on every shipment subject to Pakistan Custom rules. Any shipment which arrives without the required invoice will incur a fine of of US$65.00 on every shipment.
Invoice must scan in IDIS for non-document shipments to Pakistan as per the requirement of State Bank of Pakistan for remittance to importer in Pakistan.
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 Pakistan.
Imports of Ham and Pork are prohibited.
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.
Shipments with such content will be detained in Customs so the importer should provide approval for clearance but if not, then the shipment will be seized by Customs. The Importer would be considered as a violator if not following the procedure as per standards and liable for legal action.
Please note used cell phones are not allowed to be imported into Pakistan.
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.
If these certificates are not submitted, duty and taxes must be paid to effect clearance. If exemption of payment is not obtained from the associated government department, the consignee must pay the duty affixed to Customs clearance documents, along with sales tax, warehouse rent, and other duties and taxes. Failure to comply with the above instructions will cause a delay in the clearance of non-documents.
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