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Import/Export

United Kingdom to Uzbekistan

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Import Documentation

Non-document shipments to Uzbekistan must include 1 original and 2 copies of an invoice. The reason for import must be stated on the invoice.

Shipments of documents do not require an invoice.

The consignee's telephone number, mobile number and email address if available, should appear on the invoice.

Invoices and Airway bill of all non-document shipments to private individuals must contain the number and series number of the passport of the consignee.

For charges made for Export Shipments from United Kingdom to the destination country or territory, please refer to Brokerage Services and Charges-Export Shipments with United Kingdom as the destination.

Driving Licenses

Valid Driving Licenses can be shipped as documents. The description must clearly state 'driving license'. Shipping driving licenses require the approval of the UK customs authorities. A delay of minimum one day has to be calculated.

Please check the import related information if driving licenses are allowed for importation.

Mobile phones to all destinations from United Kingdom can be delayed on export due to security checks from government bodies.

Goods under IATA Special Provisions A67 require a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).

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 United Kingdom

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). UPS operated simplified procedures allowing export formalities to be completed upto 14 days after export.

Informal Declarations
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.

National Requirements
Shipments up to a value of 873.00 GBP can be declared informally on the basis of the invoice.

The EORI (European Union Registration and Identification) number needs to be included with the Invoice for any shipment with value exceeding 873.00 GBP. The EORI number can be obtained by the shipper using website link: www.gov.uk/EORI

UPS service
UPS offers the service to prepare export declarations on behalf of the exporter without additional fees.

Export Documentation

Valid passports can be shipped as documents. The description must clearly state 'passport'. Shipping passports require the approval of the UK customs authorities. A delay of minimum one day has to be calculated.

Please check the import related information if passports are allowed for importation.

Clearance Information

Commercial shipments addressed to businesses are acceptable. The maximum value limit to Tashkent is US$50,000.00 per package. For all other served destinations the maximum value (CIF value - total cost of the commodities + freight charges+ insurance, if applicable) should not exceed the Deminimis Value.
Customs clearance is based on the CIF value of a shipment (total cost of the commodities + insurance (if applicable) + freight). Customs can only determine if the imported goods are for commercial use and require full customs procedures or can be cleared without duties, taxes and additional documents.

All import shipments are subject to Customs clearance in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan Customs and State Security Service can physically inspect any shipment without prior notification. Only documents will be cleared by Customs on the day of arrival without the need for additional documents from the consignee. All the other non-document shipments, regardless of the value, will be cleared and out for delivery on the day after arrival if the values do not exceed the Deminimis Value and if the imported goods are not subject to the additional control of Customs or other state authorities of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Non-Document shipments with a total invoice value above the Deminimis value and/or which are subject to additional control of Customs or other State Authorities of the Republic of Uzbekistan, along with all Private shipments irrespective of value, require full customs clearance.

Shipments addressed to destinations outside Tashkent City are delivered by UPS agents with their own delivery cars. Shipments will be customs cleared by UPS in Tashkent or by the importer himself, but not by the UPS agents. Shipments destined to those territories will be forwarded from Tashkent by airplane only.

UPS can perform customs clearance process free of charge only if the goods do not require full clearance procedure. Additional charges for full customs clearance procedure are:

  • Customs procedure: 0.2% of the total invoice value but not less than the minimum wage of approximately US$12.25 (this amount changes one or two times a year and is being issued by Customs)
  • Customs duty: Varied between 5-90% of the invoice value, depending on the goods
  • Excise tax: Varied between 5-90% of the invoice value, depending on the goods
  • VAT: 20% of the invoice value
  • Brokerage services: 0.1 - 0.3% of the invoice amount but not less than US$73.50 (= 6 minimum wages; (this amount changes one or two times a year and is being issues by Customs)

All non-document items are declarable to Customs authorities and incur delays of 1 to 15 days. If Customs determines a non-commercial shipment as commercial then UPS or any alternative broker can complete the clearance against additional charges. Clearance takes place only in Tashkent city. If Customs clearance is requested at another destination and by another broker, the consignee has the following choices:

  • Perform customs clearance and arrange pick-up of cleared shipment in Tashkent on consignee's own account, or UPS can deliver it to the destination
  • Get uncleared shipment from UPS's customs warehouse in Tashkent and deliver it to the designated customs office for clearance on consignee's own account

The consignee must initiate customs clearance procedure for non-document shipments within 15 calendar days of arrival into Uzbekistan, otherwise a daily penalty will be charged to the consignee until clearance is completed. To avoid the penalty, the return-to-sender (RTS) process must be started no later than days 5 after arrival. On day 5 after arrival, an ERN should be issued to the country or territory of origin to notify the shipper that UPS has to start RTS procedures due to no action from the consignee's side.

Note: UPS reserves the right to return uncleared shipments automatically if and when a shipper fails to advise/instruct within the appointed time through the ERN.

Uzbekistan Customs assesses duty and tax and then charges the consignee. Before delivery, the consignee should pay all duties and taxes.

If the consignee is a private person, import charges must be paid in cash.

If the consignee is a private entrepreneur or a company, import charges must be paid by bank wire transfer.

Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.

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.

Private individuals should visit UPS themselves for clearance procedures and they should pay all necessary duties and taxes at the Customs office. Cleared shipments are then available for consignee pick-up or they will be sent out for delivery for relative served destinations.

Invoices and Airway bill of all non-document shipments to private individuals must contain the number and series number of the passport of the consignee.

Areas Served

Service is provided to and from certain cities.
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.
Spring +0500/ Fall +0500
Uzbek
Uzbekistan Sum(UZS)

Billing Options

Duties and taxes can only be billed to the receiver.
  • 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.

Commodity Specific Stipulations

There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Uzbekistan. 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.

Bank Cards which are requested to be sent out of the United Kingdom should be declared for referral to HMRC and await their approval to send.
An invoice is required on all shipments containing a CD-Rom/Disk. Invoice should indicate the value of the Recording Media (eg. CDR/DVD) & the Intellectual/statistical value of the software/data separately
Data shipments to Uzbekistan require an invoice with the value of the CD-ROM or disk only.
Shipments of medicine must be accompanied by a Certificate of Analysis. For customs clearance, the importer has to provide an import license issued by the Ministry of Health and must obtain permission from the Pharmaceutical Committee.

If the shipment is accompanied by a Certificate of Origin, single rate of import duty applies, otherwise double rate of import duty has to be paid. However the C of O is not mandatory for customs clearance.

Private individuals are only allowed to import small quantities (1 or 2 units) if they have a doctors prescription.

Shipments of some military supplies and equipment for military use (for example telescopic and laser sights, navigational equipment, radio equipment, parachutes, and uniforms) require an Import License issued by the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations.
Negotiable bonds and drafts require an Import License through the government offices including the Ministry of Defense.
Passports which are requested to be sent out of the United Kingdom should be declared for referral to HMRC and await their approval to send.
Shipments of transmitting devices such as those used for radio and phone, require an Import License issued by the Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility provided by the importer. Shipments must be accompanied by an application guide and instructions for field of application.

Gift Exemptions

1000.00 US Dollar USD
individual-to-individual
per shipment

Invoice Requirements

No Information found on this topic for the selected 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. Document shipments over 2 Kgs are subject to Customs clearance.

Validated airline tickets only
Only for shareholders or for inter-company use
Only blueprints of no commercial value for a bid invitation, for example, architectural plans to obtain a contract or for intercompany use.
Non-commercial brochures or brochures for inter-company use only (not more than 8 kg.)
Document limit: 1 to 15 business cards.
Personalized checks only
Personalized credit cards to card owner only
A diploma to Uzbekistan is classified as a document. More than one are subject to Customs clearance.
Tickets for events like stage performances, football matches or concerts can be sent as documents up to a limit of 5 kgs. per shipment.

Event tickets coming from a printing company and send to the organizer of the event or ticket sales offices can not be sent as documents.

Documents: personalized
Non-documents: not personalized and requires an invoice
The number must be proportional to the purpose
Documents: negatives, slides, and printing films sent to press or publishing agencies
Non-documents: shipments where the value includes press or editorial charges; requires an invoice
Document: inter-company shipments for inter-company use with no commercial value
Non-document: shipments from a publisher or printing company
Non-commercial purposes only
Personalized stationery with no commercial value. The quantity must be proportional to the non-commercial use.
Must be personalized to be considered documents.

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 Uzbekistan.

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.

Mobile phones to all destination countries from United Kingdom can be delayed on export due to security checks from government bodies.
Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries or territories

Saturday Delivery

Saturday Delivery Available: No

Service Options

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 Expedited
    ((England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland))
  • UPS Worldwide Express Saver

Special Clearance Requirements

Diplomatic mail (documents with no commercial value) will be delivered without any additional charges.

Diplomatic goods (with commercial value indicated on the invoice) will be cleared on the special Customs point prepared for Diplomatic cargos. Additional charges will apply for preparing the customs declaration - 0.2% of the invoice amount.

Outward Processing Relief (goods exported from the UK for the purpose of repair)

The outward processing relief starts with the export from the UK and will be discharged with the re-importation of the repaired goods. Both steps need to be identified by UPS export or import operation. Repair Goods: Goods requiring Export from the UK for repair Invoice requirements:

  • Statement stating "Goods being sent for repair under Outward Processing Relief" should be clearly marked on the commercial invoice
  • Provide serial number of goods being sent for repair. If the goods are not serialized a statement to this effect must be made on the commercial invoice
  • Exporters authorized to export under OPR must include their authority number on all paperwork
  • Provide correct commercial value of goods as originally paid for not a nominal value for the goods.

Failure to provide any of the above information will result in shipments being delayed.

Repaired goods: Goods being re-exported returned after repair in the UK Invoice requirements:

  • Invoice should clearly state "Goods have been repaired under IPR"
  • Provide either IP authorization number or Import entry details
  • Provide full commercial value of goods plus cost of repair

Failure to provide any of the above information will result in shipments being delayed.

Temporary importation is available in Uzbekistan but requires permission from the Customs department. No additional charges will apply. In case the deadline for returning the goods will be exceeded, customs will incur a penalty to the importer or shipment can be provided in favor of the country or territory (for example, Uzbekistan Customs gets the shipment and sells it to cover the penalties).

Value Limits


Private Shipments

  • 1000.00 US Dollar (USD)
    • For shipments addressed to private individuals, the invoice total must be US$1000 or less. In most cases, when the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country or territory duty and tax free. Series of the passport of the cnee must be specified on the AWB.

      Weight limit for duty and tax free entrance -10 kg or less.

      weight limit for package with indivisible contents -15kg.

    Commercial Shipments

  • 450.00 US Dollar (USD)
    • For shipments addressed to a company, the invoice of which is less than US$400.00 ,CCO (customs credit order)is created in which the sender, the consignee, character of freight, its quantity, weight and cost must be indicated, also the corresponding duties are imposed.

      For the shipment is more than 400$, the shipment is subject to Custom clearance. For shipments addressed to a company, the invoice total must be US$450.00 or less.

      In most cases, when the shipment is equal to or less than the Deminimis Value, the shipment may enter the country or territory duty and tax free.

      Excise goods (alcohol, tobacco and perfume) are accepted in small quantities):

    • Alcohol - maximum of 2 bottles
    • Cigarettes - maximum of 10 packs
    • Perfume - maximum of 5 bottles

    Weight and Size Limits

    70 kg (150 lbs.) per package
    115.00 cm (45.3 in.)  per package
    400.00 cm (157.5 in.)  per package
    Length and girth combined


    Convert metric quantity for weight, length, and area.


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