Germany to Guatemala
Country or Territory Regulations Topics:
Goods under IATA Special Provisions A67 require a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).
A Certificate of Origin is required for products for human or animal consumption that are derived from animal or plant products. Commercial shipments or sample shipments of this product will require a Certificate of Origin to obtain the import permit.
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.
Export Procedure ex Germany
A formal electronic export declaration must be sent to customs authorities by the exporter or their representative. Customs authorities grant the release for export and issue an Export Accompanying Document (EAD) with a unique Movement Reference Number (MRN).
The EAD has to accompany the shipment. UPS is responsible for the exit clearance at the EU border.
An informal declaration is possible for shipments up to a national threshold. The informal declaration is based on the invoice value and is restricted to shipments not subject to prohibitions and restrictions (for example, embargo regulations) or special export procedures (for example, temporary export).
The informal clearance will be done by UPS at the point of exit.
Shipments up to a value of 1000 EUR can be declared informally on the basis of the invoice. For shipments above 1000 EUR, a formal export declaration is required.
UPS offers the service of making formal export declarations for customers with billable German UPS accounts. German exporters without simplification as so called approved exporter have to calculate a minimum of one working day for the competent customs office to process their declaration. However in practice, the export declaration must be placed within the opening hours of the customs office of export, as sufficient time must be allowed for the customs office to perform risk analysis and grant the release for export. On release of the goods, the customs office of export will provide the export accompanying document (EAD) with a unique Movement Reference Number (MRN).
UPS will provide the customer with the EAD including MRN which must accompany the shipment and be transmitted to the customs office of exit. The export shipment/s may be collected after release for exportation.
For cases of goods not exceeding 3000 EUR in value per consignment and per declarant and which are leaving the European Union by air movement and are not subject to prohibitions or restrictions the customs declaration may be lodged directly with the customs office of exit. The customs office of exit performs the risk analysis, releases the goods for export and confirms the exit of the goods. The declaration can be placed any time and the customs office of exit provide and MRN. The export shipment/s may be collected after receiving the MRN.
For further information please refer to the UPS website: www.ups.com/content/de/de/about/news/service_updates/20131227_eur_EDS.html?srch_pos=1&srch_phr=Export+Declaration+Service&WT.svl=SRCH
Alternatively, UPS offers a web-based application for customers to create electronic export declarations on their own - please refer to the following website - https://ups.atlas-netz.de/
Freight Forwarding: Per regulatory requirements all Freight Forwarding Cargo shipments require that MAWB and HAWB must be used for import purposes. They must be original hardcopies and not copies or excel reproductions, in addition, the consignee will require original commercial invoice and packing slip in Spanish as part of the entry clearance documentation with a clear description of the goods being shipped. Please note goods with zero value ($0) or nominal value for "customs purposes" are not accepted. All goods must have a reasonable value to avoid delays, subjective valuation by the authorities and fines.
For charges made for Export Shipments from Germany to the destination country or territory, please refer to Brokerage Services and Charges-Export Shipments with Germany as the destination.
Clearance of non-document shipments valued US$1,000.00 or less requires an informal entry; UPS clears the shipment.
Compact discs (CDs) and cassettes will be assessed a duty of approximately 22% for duties and taxes. Digital video discs (DVDs) and disk media will be assessed duties and taxes of 27%. If a music CD has a declared value of less than US$4.95, a form must be filled out stating the value.
Non-document shipments valued greater than US$1,000.00 require a formal entry, which is handled by a UPS-recommended broker or a third-party broker.
The following stipulations may apply to non-document shipments valued over US$1,000.00.
An informal entry for shipments valued greater than US$1,000.00 requires that a Declared Value of Shipment for Customs Form be filled out by the consignee or importer. This form serves as an agreement for Customs that the value stated on the shipment documentation is true.
Customs has the authority to send the shipment to an independent appraiser or to ask the consignee to demonstrate the value of the shipment using catalogs or other sources. Delays may occur.
Shipments containing electrical appliances, clothing, fabric, or threads may be sent to an appraiser.
Door to door delivery is available for all shipments.
Credit card payments are accepted upon delivery for freight and import charges by this destination. Contact UPS or the UPS service partner in the destination country or territory to determine which credit cards are accepted.
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.
UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. Box address. All packages require a consignee's contact name and complete street address including apartment, suite or unit number if applicable. The consignee's telephone number should be provided if known.
- Service is provided to and from certain cities.
If a consignee phone number is provided on the air waybill, they will be contacted to make arrangements to pick their shipment up at a UPS facility.
- UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. Box address. All packages require a consignee's contact name and complete street address including apartment, suite or unit number if applicable. The consignee's telephone number should be provided if known.
- Saturday, Sunday, and official holidays.
- Half days on Saturday.
- Spring -0600/ Fall -0600
- Shipping charges can be billed to the shipper, receiver or a third party.
- When billing the receiver, either the shipper or receiver's account number is required.
- When billing to a third party, the third party's name, country or territory and account number are required.
- Duties and taxes can be billed to the shipper, receiver or a third party.
- When billing a third party, the third party's name, country or territory and account number are required.
- If the duties and taxes are billed to an account outside of the destination country or territory, a "Duty and Tax Forwarding" surcharge will be applied.
- Please note the following third party billing exceptions:
- Shipments to and from the same country or territory (domestic shipments) cannot be billed to third party payors in other countries or territories. For example, shipments from Mexico to Mexico or Canada to Canada cannot be billed to a third party payor in the U.S. This rule does not apply to UPS domestic services in European Union countries or territories. For example, shipments from Germany to Germany can be billed to a third party payor in the U.S. (as long as the payor is a business and has a VAT or Tax/EIN ID on file with UPS).
- When paying by credit card, check, or cash, only the shipper can be billed the shipping charges
- The freight and duties can be billed to the shipper or a third party
- The taxes can be billed to the receiver or a third party
- A surcharge will be applied for the SDV billing option
Commodity Specific Stipulations
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Guatemala. 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.
- It is necessary to pay duties (IPSA) a copyright that consist in a 3 percent duty estimate on the value of the product. If the compact disc (CD) is declared lower than US$4.50, a form must be filled out stating this value (US$4.50). Compact discs (CD's) cassettes, approximately 22% for duties and taxes, digital video discs (DVD's) and disk media will be assessed duty and taxes of 27%.
- Prescriptions for personal use require an invoice and a prescription.
An Import License is required for commercial shipments of medicine. The Prescription has to accompany the package. However, it is not required to be on the outside of the package. It is acceptable to be included inside the package.
- A Certificate of Origin is required for products for human or animal consumption that are derived from animal or plant products. Commercial shipments or sample shipments of this product will require a Certificate of Origin to obtain the import permit.
- Articles of leather require a Zoosanitary Certificate and a Free Sale Certificate issued by the Department of Agriculture of the exporting country or territory. The consignee must be registered with MAGA (Department of Agriculture) to import such products.
- Medicine shipments are classified in two categories:
- For personal shipments of prescriptions, the prescription from the doctor should be included.
- For commercial shipments, a registration number in Guatemala should be included.
In the case of medicines not registered in Guatemala, the invoice should state "samples for registration". Otherwise, a temporary permit can be obtained from the Health Ministry. Medicine shipments into Guatemala require a Certificate of Free Sale.
- 0.00 US Dollar USD
- no gift exemption
- no gift exemption
Starting January 2016, Customs will ONLY accept original commercial invoices for all import non-doc shipments
Starting December 5th, 2013 a new regulation will become effective for Customs Clearance in Guatemala. Shipments without a Commercial invoice or an invoice that does not clearly indicates the type of goods (proper descriptions), will be subject to potential brokerage hold and fines up to $300 USD per Shipment
UPS Paperless Invoice is available for small package exports from this country or territory.
UPS Paperless Invoice is accepted by Customs for small package imports into this country or territory.
Items Classified as Documents
The destination country or territory considers the following items document shipments. If criteria are listed, the shipment must meet those criteria to be considered a document shipment.
- Used diskettes that include data.
- In order to ship intercompany data on diskette as a document shipment, the following guidelines must be followed:
- The content must not be sold commercially or have commercial value.
- The data can not be software.
- CD ROM's are not considered diskettes and are not acceptable.
- Specifically write "Intercompany data on diskette" in the description of goods field on the waybill.
- Mark an "X" in the documents only box on the waybill.
- Document quantity limit up to 25 slides.
- Blank stationery
- Unused traveler's checks are classified as documents. Used traveler's checks are prohibited.
UPS can recommend which forms you need based on a few simple criteria. Forms can be completed online or printed. See which forms you need.
Prohibited or Restricted Commodities
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Guatemala.
- Antique shipments are restricted from Europe, the Middle East and Africa and can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract. Antiques are defined as a work of art, piece of furniture, decorative object, or silverware that is 100 years old or older.
- Artwork shipments are restricted from Europe, the Middle East and Africa and can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.
Paintings or other works of art can be accepted if the artist is still alive, the artwork is replaceable and an art dealer or gallery has appraised the artwork within the last year. If the declared value of the artwork is greater than $100.00 and there is a claim, the shipper must provide a copy of the original invoice, a bill of sale, or other proof certifying in writing the actual cost or replacement cost of the item.
Artwork includes the following: Original engravings, prints, lithographs, original sculptures, statuary.
The term "Artwork" does not apply to: architectural, engineering, industrial, topographical, commercial drawings, hand-painted or hand-decorated manufactured articles.
- Electronic Cigarettes can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.
Imports require an Original Commercial Invoice and the Original Transportation Documents.
- Personal effects cannot be shipped between these countries or territories.
- A Phytosanitary Certificate and Certificate of Free Sale must be provided by the Department of Agriculture of the exporting country or territory. The consignee must be registered with MAGA (Department of Agriculture) to import such products.
Saturday Delivery Available: Yes
Not available in all areas. Always check the international time in transit system for details of service availability within a country or territory.
Saturday delivery is available in Guatemala city only (postal codes 01001 - 01021).
Always check Calculate Time and Cost for details of service availability and guarantee information within a country or territory. All Service Levels may not be available to or from every address within a country or territory.
- UPS Worldwide Express Saver
- UPS WorldWide Express Freight
Special Clearance Requirements
A Certificate of Origin is required for products for human or animal consumption that are derived from animal or plant products.
Commercial shipments or sample shipments of this product will require a Certificate of Origin to obtain the import permit.
Shipments of samples require a commercial invoice that states "samples without commercial value - value for customs purposes only." The consignee may still pay duties, unless the merchandise is rendered unusable by Customs. Samples also require a Certificate of Origin.
New requirements have been implemented for small package shipments and are based on the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 15, which is entitled "Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade". ISPM 15 was adopted internationally in 2002, and is gradually being introduced by countries or territories worldwide. Wood or wood products covered by ISPM 15 include items such as packing cases, boxes, crates, drums or similar packing, pallets, box pallets and other load boards, pallet collars and skids, but exclude such processed woods as orientated strand board, particle board, plywood or veneer, created using glue, heat and pressure or a combinations thereof, and, raw wood which is 6mm or less thick. It is recommended that if a question arises on this issue, please check with the authority that issues the Phytosanitary certificates in your country or territory
999.99 US Dollar (USD)
All values will be verified and all shipments will be assessed duties and taxes.
999.99 US Dollar (USD)
All values will be verified and all shipments will be assessed duties and taxes.