Special license is required and can be obtained locally free of charge and will be issued upon presentation of commercial invoice (this procedure is only handled by the consignee).
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.
Information needed is a detailed list of all the items being shipped as per the commercial invoice.
Duties and taxes can reach up to maximum of 25% of the total declared value of the shipment, furthermore 18% VAT will be added to this total.
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Rwanda. 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 documents do not require an invoice.
The consignee's telephone number, mobile number and email address if available, should always 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 Rwanda.
Kenya airways(KQ) has restricted this movement on courier mode and packages should only be moved on airfreight mode(SCS) direct to destination.
It will also not be able to RTS such packages as Kenya Airways is used for all exports too.
Please note: This applies to transit volumes, not Kenya import but also from Cologne, Dubai and Johannesburg hubs.
Saturday Delivery Available: No
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