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Quick-Reference Guide for Avoiding Delays
How To Avoid Delays and Holds When Shipping with UPS
What are the three most common reasons international shipments are delayed or held?

  • They are prohibited by UPS
  • There is missing, incomplete, or incorrect documentation
  • They exceed country-specific weight and size limits

How can you avoid delays and holds? Before sending international shipments, you should always:

Verify your commodity is permitted
Verify that the commodity you are exporting or importing is permitted for shipping by UPS.

Understand Documentation
Learn why documentation is necessary for UPS to expedite your international shipment.

Create Accurate Documentation
Find out what export documentation is required for your shipments and how to properly complete each form.

Determine Weight and Size Limitations
Find the specific weight and size limits for each country UPS serves.

Check Country Regulations
Learn the country-specific regulations and requirements affecting your shipment.

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