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Import Billing Options

Select Your Import Billing Option

UPS provides a variety of convenient billing options to suit your needs:

  • Prepaid:The shipper pays all shipping charges, including accessorial (additional UPS services) charges; the consignee pays the destination country's duty and tax, if applicable
  • Freight Collect: The consignee pays all the shipping charges (excluding charges for Saturday Delivery) and the destination country's duty and tax, if applicable; for international shipments, this option can only be used when the shipment´s actual value is equal to or greater than the UPS published rate for the transportation of the shipment
  • Third Party: The shipper may request that the shipper´s portion of the shipping charges be billed to an alternative party (except for Saturday Delivery); the alternative party must have an active UPS account
  • Bill Duty/Tax and Shipping Charges to Shipper ('Free Domicile'): The shipper pays the destination country´s duty and tax, if applicable, in addition to all shipping charges
  • Delivered Duty Paid, V.A.T. Unpaid: The shipper pays the destination country's duty charges; the consignee pays the destination country's V.A.T. (Value Added Tax)
  • Freight on Board (F.O.B.): The shipper pays the shipping charges to the port of export; the consignee pays the balance
  • Cost and Freight (C&F): The shipper pays the shipping charges to the port of import; the consignee pays the balance

For All Billing Options:

  • The shipper must notify the consignee prior to shipping if any option other than 'Prepaid' is selected, and the billing option required must be indicated on the appropriate UPS pickup record in the space provided
  • The shipper is liable for payment in the event of non-payment by the consignee or the alternative party

If you choose the Freight Collect billing option for imports from certain origin countries, you can also take advantage of our fixed published Import Zones and Rates into Canada.

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