The Certificate of Origin must meet the following Customs stipulations:
With reference to the latest communication sent by the Italian Ministry of Health (goods for San Marino are cleared in Italy), it is strongly recommended that goods (tyres ,cut flowers, ornamental plants, exotic wood) originating from the following countries or territories are accompanied by a disinfection certificate, released by the local Health Authorities:
Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Saint Maarten and Venezuela.
Goods that are not accompanied by this certificate may require to be disinfected at import, prior to being released, by authorized companies. Clearance delays might occur.
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.
During this 3-week period, UPS Italy will attempt to contact the shipper a minimum of 3 times to ensure the shipper is aware of the pending confiscation date and to provide options.
San Marino includes the postal codes 47890-47899.
The Consignee must provide the name of a broker in San Marino. UPS delivers the shipment to the broker for local clearance and administration of local procedures. Therefore Proof of Delivery reflects the broker's signature, not the delivery date to the consignee. Duties and taxes are calculated by the brokerage which is external to UPS, so we are not able to provide the exact amount that can only be paid by consignee. If the receiver refuses to pay, then the shipment can only be returned to shipper or abandoned, free domicile is not allowed since the broker is external to UPS and all customs issues (included duties/taxes) are handled by them.
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.
San Marino is not part of the European Union. The country or territory code is SM and the port code is SM3603. San Marino includes the postal codes 47890 - 47899 (Italian territory)
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to San Marino. 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 animal products must be accompanied by a Health Certificate, except processed leather, processed horn or varnished feathers. When importing meat, fish and other food that contains animal products (like milk, cheese, etc.) the following issues have to be considered:
Customs accepts a maximum of 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs.) of roasted coffee for packing test or similar purposes without an import permit but the importer must provide a written declaration or confirmation of the usage.
Commercial imports of roasted coffee must be compliant with Italian requirements regarding labeling of goods (detailed description of the content, expiration date, etc.). It is the importers responsibility to obtain the import permit from the Ministry of Health. For further details please contact your Chamber of Commerce.
Importer must provide a health permit (issued by Health Minister Border Office) that can be requested through UPS with additional costs.
Cosmetics without an import permit must be abandoned or returned on shippers expense.
Private individuals can import small quantities of cosmetic products without an import permit; Customs usually accept a maximum of two different kinds and a maximum of two items of each kind.
Commercial importers must provide a declaration stating that "Italian royalties have been paid" to competent authorities.
For leather goods not covered by CITES, the consignee must declare that the leather is not from a protected animal species. The invoice or the importer's additional declaration must include the Latin scientific name of the animal.
Importer must provide a health permit (issued by Health Minister Border Office) that can be requested through UPS with additional costs. Delays may occur.
Medical devices must also fulfil the requirements of the product safety regulations of the European Union. For further information please see the information regarding 'Declaration of Conformity' under header 'Additional Import Documentation'.
Private importers, in addition, must provide a prescription from an Italian doctor stating the medicine will be taken under the doctor's supervision. In case alternative pharmaceutical product (also different than the shipped one) for the same disease is available in Italy, import will not be allowed.
For Nutritional supplements, the prescription needs to show details of the dosage/amount which cannot exceed 8 weeks supply.
Commercial shipments containing nutritional supplements that are already registered in Italy do not require an import permit.
Private importers must provide a prescription from an Italian doctor stating the nutritional supplements will be taken under the doctor's supervision. A delay in customs clearance may occur.
Monoclonal antibodies are generated in vitro. Tissue from animals are taken (e.g. blood) and infected with certain substances or pathogens. The blood cells react with the production of antibodies which are than harvested and used for the production of the test kits. Due to the in vitro production and the controlled way of production those types of test kits are not subject to veterinarian control if it is a commercial production.
Polyclonal antibodies are gained from living animals like rabbits. They are infected with the substances / pathogens and the animals are producing antibodies. The antibodies are harvested from the blood stream of the animals. Test reagents with polyclonal antibodies are subject to vet inspections.
Shipment documents (commercial invoice or declaration on letterhead) should include:
the place of origin of the material
the quantity of the material, in weight or volume
a description of the material/ animal source
catalogue number and price (if available)
additives (e.g., sodium azide, glycerol), their source (e.g., whole serum, supernatant, ascites), and purification, if any.
protocols the recommended protocol or datasheet indicating any unique fixation, detergent, blocking, or incubation conditions.
the intended use (commercial/ manufacturing; research/ testing)
the name and address of the shipper
the name and address of the receiver
Commercially packaged, ready-to-use In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) containing products of animal of origin, do not require a Vet-inspection, if compliant with Directive 98/79/EC on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. A declaration of conformity (CE-marking) must be provided for each individual commodity (e.g. reagents, test kits, immunosorbent assays such as ELISA kits.
Customs may require an import license for some commercial textile shipments depending on the harmonized tariff code. The importer must obtain the import license from the Ministry of Foreign Trade.
Private importers are allowed to import appropriate quantities of textiles for personal use without a Certificate of Origin.
Textile samples must be marked or mutilated in a way that ensures the use only as a sample. This will allow samples to be imported without a Certificate of Origin. The shipment must include only the number of samples necessary for the purpose of testing. The shipper must write "marked/mutilated samples with no commercial value" on all export documentation. The requirement of a Certificate of Origin and an import license is dependent on the country or territory of origin of the goods not the country or territory of export.
For further details, please contact your Chamber of Commerce or visit www.europa.eu.int
Commercial shipments containing vitamins that are already registered in Italy do not require an import permit.
Private importers must provide a prescription from an Italian doctor stating the vitamins will be taken under the doctor's supervision. A delay in customs clearance may occur.
Customs assesses a fixed rate of 3.5% duty and 20% V.A.T. for non-commercial shipments between individuals.
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.
Shipments of documents do not require an invoice.
It is recommended to include the following information, if available, on the invoice:
This information will support a smooth customs clearance, otherwise the importer must be contacted in order to get these details. In addition,the consignee's telephone number, mobile number and e/mail address if available, should appear on the invoice.
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.
Event tickets coming from a printing company and send to the organizer of the event or ticket sales offices can not be sent as documents.
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to San Marino.
The UPS service is limited to the import of wine and sparkling wine up to 15% alcohol where no excise duty applies (0% excise duty rate). Alcoholic beverages where excise duty applies can not be cleared at the UPS import sites. The same rule applies for alcohol within gift shipments.
Commercial importers must provide a health permit to import alcohol. Private importers can import wine for their personal consumption without a health permit only in very small quantities (maximum 5 litres) and according to Customs.
Alcoholic beverages (where no excise duty applies) cant be sold and delivered to under aged persons (under 18 years). The consignor is responsible to verify the age of the consignee prior to shipping.
Additional rules apply on the import of wine and wine products. Please check under wine.
All import, export, re-export and introduction from the sea of species covered by the Convention has to be authorized through a licensing system.
Shipper needs to provide the following documentation:
Invoice with the scientific name and CITES certificate.
Additional charges will be applicable. Products of animals or plants subject to CITES can only be accepted under a special contract for International Special Commodities (ISC).
Importer must provide a health permit (issued by Health Minister Border Office) that can be requested through UPS with additional costs.
The same rule applies for tobacco products within gift shipments.
The UPS service is limited to the import of wine and sparkling wine up to 15% alcohol where no excise duty applies (0% excise duty rate).
Importer must provide a health permit to import Wine; health permit (issued by Health Minister Border Office) can be requested through UPS with additional costs. Delays may occur. Private importers can import wine for their personal consumption without a health permit only in very small quantity (maximum 5 litres) and according to customs.
The labels of bottles have to show:
The category of the product (e.g. wine, sparkling wine, liquor wine)
The actual alcoholic strength by volume, an indication of provenance, an indication of the bottler or an indication of the producer or vendor in case of sparkling wine and other product categories of sparkling wine.
The protected designation or protected geographical indication if the wine has such a protection.
Invoice must clearly display:
Harmonized code, origin, quantity and type of packaging (i.e. bottles, cans) and alcoholic strength by volume.
The import of wine is also regulated by a market organization of the European Union with rules on labelling and presentation of wine and additional documentation:
Certificate showing drawn up by a competent body, included on a list to be made public by the Commission, in the products country or territory of origin.
An analysis report drawn up by a body or department designated by the products country or territory of origin, in so far as the product is intended for direct human consumption.
No certificate or analysis report need be presented for products originating in and exported from third countries or territories in labelled containers of not more than five litres fitted with a non-reusable closing device where the total quantity transported, whether or not made up of separate consignments, does not exceed 100 litres.
The rules are laid down in EU regulation 2009/491. The regulation can be checked on the EU website http://eur-lex.europa.eu/homepage.html
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If the repaired goods arrive at the UPS ports of entry, Bergamo (BGY) and Treviso (TSF) and were not exported by an alternate broker at a qualified port of entry, then the goods must be cleared as normal imports with duty & VAT payment on the total invoice value (value of the goods + repair costs).
Goods returned because of refusal by the importer in the original destination country or territory (for example, wrong consignment) can be re-imported into San Marino without duty & VAT payment. The San Marino importer must provide the former export documentation as confirmation. The invoice must include the country or territory of origin and the reason for the return.
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