Before You Begin
Accuracy is key. Help avoid customs delays by having these important details when you're ready to begin:
There may be additional questions prior to delivery, so be sure to provide
accurate phone numbers and email addresses for both shipper and receiver.
Description of Goods
Be specific about the contents of your shipment: what it is, what it's used for, the materials it's made from, and the country of origin--e.g., Women's 100% cotton knit shirt; size medium; origin China. These details enable more complete documentation and reduce the risk of customs delays or holds impacting delivery.
Value of Goods
Include the overall value of your shipment--as well as value per item--to help determine duties and taxes more quickly. Value is a reasonable amount that would be charged for the items if sold, regardless of whether a sale is involved.
How to Ship Internationally on ups.com
1. Check shipping regulations.
Start Your International Shipment
country for any restrictions, licensing, or special provisions on the import
of your goods. You can also review a list of globally restricted and prohibited items.
2. Enter shipment details online.
Provide ship to
address, description of goods, and other details, then choose service and
billing options. See all service options.
3. Provide customs information.
As you enter product
details, we'll create your shipping label, commercial invoice, and other customs
forms. To expedite customs clearance, include the tariff code describing your
products found in the Harmonized System--the standard guide used worldwide to
identify goods for import.
4. Decide who pays for what.
Don't get caught by
surprise. Our landed cost estimator can help you anticipate import duties
and taxes, which can be billed to the shipper, receiver, a third party, or split