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Additional Charges

Additional Charges
Unless otherwise noted, changes apply on a per-shipment basis.
ItemCost (USD)
Sending Shipments
Currency Conversion Rate 1% of the amount converted
Over Maximum Limits US $53.00 per package
Large Package Surcharge US $53.00 per package
Special Handling of Undeliverable Shipments Surcharge US $5.00 per shipment for worldwide services
Address Correction US $6.85 per shipment
Receiver or Third Party Refuses to Pay US $10.00 per shipment
Duty and Tax Forwarding Charge US $15.00 per shipment
Sending and Receiving Shipments
Extended Area Collection and Delivery Service (per kg/minimum, whichever is greater) US $0.40 per kg/ US $26.00 minimum
Remote Area Collection and Delivery Service (per kg/minimum, whichever is greater) US $0.56 per kg/ US $31.00 minimum
Additional Handling Service US $3.50 per package
Brokerage Services
Disbursements (fee of % of the advanced amount/minimum, whichever is greater) 2% of the advanced amount/ US $15.00 minimum
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Large Package Surcharge

A Large Package Surcharge will be applied to each UPS package when its length plus girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined exceeds 300 cm, but does not exceed the maximum UPS size of 400 cm.

Large Packages are subject to a minimum billable weight of 40 kg in addition to the Large Package Surcharge.

An Additional Handling charge will not be assessed when a Large Package Surcharge is applied.

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Currency Conversion

Charges to a payer's account in a foreign currency will be converted to the payer's currency using a weekly exchange rate secured through major money centre banks.

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Disbursements

UPS customs brokers are experienced with complex commercial shipments. Electronic transmissions of shipment data helps speed customs clearance. UPS may prepay duties, taxes and other government charges on behalf of the payer. Disbursement charges are noted in the Additional Charges Table.

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Receiver or Third Party Refuses to Pay

If the receiver or a third party is selected to pay the transportation charges and the bill-to account is incorrect or missing, UPS searches its records for the correct account number. Whether or not the account number is found, a processing fee per shipment is billed back to the shipper.

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Duty and Tax Forwarding Surcharge

When the "Duty and Tax Forwarding Surcharge" billing option is selected, a surcharge will be billed to the shipper.

Please refer to the above Additional Charges table for more information.

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Address Correction

An additional charge may be billed to the shipper for unsuccessful delivery because of an incorrect address.

Please refer to the above Additional Charges table for more information.

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Extended Area and Remote Area Surcharges

Extended Area Surcharge
UPS provides a pickup delivery service in extended, as well as urban, areas. An additional charge applies for each shipment that is picked up or delivered in an extended area.

Remote Area Surcharge
This surcharge is applied for delivery to or pickup from an area beyond UPS extended areas, which are less accessible for pickups and deliveries (domestic and international services).

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Over Maximum Limits Fee

Packages with an actual weight of more than 150 pounds (70 kg), or that exceed 108 inches (274 cm) in length or a total of 157 inches (400 cm) in length and girth combined, as measured to determine their billable weight, are not accepted for transportation. These packages are subject to an Over Maximum Limits surcharge, in addition to all other applicable charges, if found in the UPS small package system.

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Special Handling for Undeliverable Packages

Packages rejected by the consignee, or that cannot be delivered due to causes beyond the control of UPS, will be held by UPS. The shipper will then be contacted for further instructions. The UPS service guarantee does not apply to Undeliverable Packages that are returned to the sender. An undeliverable returns surcharge will be applied in addition to other applicable charges. See table above for Special Handling of Undeliverable Packages rate.

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Additional Handling Charge

Additional Handling applies to the following:

  • Any article that is encased in an outside shipping container made of metal or wood
  • Any cylindrical item, such as a barrel, drum, pail, or tire, that is not fully encased in a corrugated cardboard shipping container
  • Any package with the longest side exceeding 48 inches (122 cm) or its second-longest side exceeding 30 inches (76 cm)
  • Any package with an actual weight greater than 70 pounds (32 kg)
  • Each package in a shipment where the average weight per package is greater than 70 pounds (32 kg) and the weight for each package is not specified on the source document or the UPS automated shipping system used

UPS also reserves the right to assess the Additional Handling Charge for any package that, in UPS's sole discretion, requires special handling.

In consideration of the additional handling required on our part, and subsequent potential delays in processing these shipments, UPS does not provide a money-back guarantee for them. UPS does, therefore, not refund the shipping charges if shipments requiring additional handling are not delivered by the time normally scheduled for such shipment.

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