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United Kingdom to Argentina

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Import Documentation

Certificate of Origin: only for shipment with commercial purposes and under Courier System requirements Shoes  Shipments of shoes and other footwear, including parts, are on the Cargo Mode Exclusion list require a Certificate of Origin.  Customs may require a stamp detailing the composition and size.  Customs clears unused samples without a Certificate of Origin.  Expect a delay of up to 48 hours from the day of arrival for Customs clearance. The consignee must pay all warehousing fees. Textiles  Textiles shipments are on the Cargo Mode Exclusion List and require a Certificate of Origin, also for samples. They may also require a stamp (detailing composition, size, etc.) in order to clear customs properly.  Only catalogs of textiles can be cleared by the door to door service.  Unused samples can be cleared without a Certificate of Origin, but may require formal entry also, depending on Customs. Toys  Toys will require entry as Cargo Mode. To clear customs properly, a certificate from the Argentinean Toy Industry Chamber is required.  Customs clears unused samples without a Certificate of Origin.  Expect a delay of up to 48 hours from the day of arrival for Customs clearance. The consignee must pay all warehousing fees.
The importer needs to be registered with customs and request license to release their imported goods from customs whenever they receive the products that need a formal entry or have intervention, please note that the transmittal of these licenses is very lengthy and could take between 60 to 90 days (or more) to be obtained and each request requires a very detailed description of model, weight, value, tariff number, etc. for processing
As of August 5, 2009, regulation 251-09 went into effect in Argentina, enacted by the Ministry of Manufacturing and Production in which permits are required for the importation of the following goods regardless of value or weight:

Paper based goods such as:

  • Brochures
  • Catalogs
  • Posters
  • Goods made of cardboard
  • Greeting cards
  • Catalogs with Textile swats, wallpaper, rug samples, etc.
  • Textiles in general
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

Prohibited items will be returned to the shipper or face a Customs hold in Argentina at the shipper's expense.

For any questions regarding this matter, please contact UPS Argentina.

Formal Entries: Restricted items, (please check the commodities specific stipulations), shipments with a value of US$3,000.00 or greater or weighing more than 50 kg (110 Lbs) will require a formal clearance (Formal Entry) with a Third Party Customs Broker. On the day of arrival UPS will send an email notification (only if e-mail address is available. If not, the contact will be by phone) in order to notify to the consignee the formal entrys requirement for the shipment. The consignee must pick-up the paperwork from our UPS counter at the following address: Pte. Luis Saenz Pea 1351 St, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires. Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm. For P/P & F/C shipments - all import charges must be paid by the receiver. After the arrival & classification of the shipment, UPS will move the packages to the Formal Import Customs Warehouse, separates the packages by consignees, and assign an Air Waybill (AWB) with a customs "tracking" number. Only the consignee and/or authorized persons (Customs Brokers) can clear these shipments. The only port of import in Argentina is Buenos Aires, therefore:  For shipments to Buenos Aires, on the day before of arrival, the consignee must pick-up the paperwork from our UPS counter at the following address: Pte. Luis Saenz Pea 1351 St , Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires. Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm and will receive a copy of the AWB & necessary paperwork to process the formal entry. The system will be updated with a proof of delivery (POD) stating DN and the receiver's name. The consignee must pay US$62.00 + VAT and plus ARS $250 for handling in order to receive the shipment's paperwork (consignee will also have to pay the freight charges to receive paperwork if the billing option is F/C).  If the merchandise requires a Formal Entry and the consignee is in another location other than Buenos Aires, UPS will contact him/her to notify of the arrival of the shipment so the consignee can process the formal entry with a Third Party Broker in Buenos Aires. UPS will provide a Bond Transit of the merchandise from Buenos Aires Customs to Customs at the consignee's location but only if the consignee has a UPS account. In this particular case, there will be additional charges:  Ezeiza Airport Warehouse Fees  Customs Guard Fee  Handling Fee  Other transit charges (the freight charges from Buenos Aires Airport to the customs location outside of Buenos Aires is included in the original freight cost). The consignee must make arrangements within 10 business days of arrival. After this time, customs bond transits cannot be processed. Please note that not all cities in Argentina have a local customs processing facility. After arrival & classification, UPS moves the packages to the Formal Import Customs Warehouse, separates the packages by consignees, and assigns an Air Waybill (AWB) with a Customs Tracking Number. The system will be updated with a DN SCS BROKER that serves as a Proof of Delivery (POD) only for consignee who selected UPS as the customs broker. When the merchandise is imported for commercial purposes, including samples of any kind, the consignee will need to be registered at customs as an Importer and provide UPS their Import License in order to process the clearance of the shipment/s. UPS SCS will be unable to process the clearance without the cooperation of the consignee. Once the package is cleared and released from customs, UPS will deliver it to the consignee's door at no additional cost (this includes extended area shipments).
Shipments containing products that need certificates of origin or governmental interventions cannot be released by any particular consignee in Argentina, unless they are shipped to a company registered at Customs as an importer, and by submitting all required documents to import the product in Argentina. The Argentine government officially announced a new Import Regulation, which went into effect on December 22nd, 2015 RG 3823/15), which applies to all formal imports (shipments which cannot be imported door to door) that requires Argentinean Government approval prior to purchasing any product outside the country or territory. The importers are responsible to complete a sworn declaration through the customs system called SIMI (Imports Monitoring System) and obtain a government approval (delays are expected). Also Automatic and Non Automatic Licenses will have to be processed through the customs system, and the cargo will only be able to be released from customs once these licenses are approved by the Government and all additional requirements are met. Again, this new regulation applies to all imports and products (no exceptions have been identified). All shipments on hold at customs for formal entry process, consigned to an importer, cannot be cleared without processing the SIMI, Automatic/Non-Automatic Licenses and any other Public Organism Certificate/Intervention.
Shipments not on the Exclusion List with a value below US$3,000.00, and weighing less than 50 kg (110 lbs.), are classified as Courier System shipments. Also any shipment send to a non-Argentine citizen will be importing under this Courier System. Characteristics of Courier System shipments include the following:  Shipments are consolidated under 1 waybill listing UPS as the shipper and UPS Argentina as the consignee.  Only UPS Argentina has the authorization to clear packages through Customs after payment of duties and taxes.  Customs completes the clearance process the morning of arrival.  After collection of prepaid duties and taxes, distribution and door-to-door delivery takes place in the urban and suburban areas of Buenos Aries, Mendoza, Cordoba, Rosario, and La Plata on the same day of arrival. Other shipments are sent to agents for delivery.  Customs assesses an import handling fee as follows:  Cost, Insurance, and Freight (CIF) value below US$500.00: 20% percent of CIF up to a maximum charge of US$60.00  CIF value US$500.00 to US$1,000.00: 9.5% percent of CIF up to a maximum charge of US$110.00  CIF value greater than US$1,000.00: the fee is US$80 + vat and a plus of ARS 303  For return to shippers (RTS) processed as Courier System shipments, bureaucratic procedures are not necessary. The costs included are return shipping costs and prepaid Customs charges.
New customs resolution for import shipments focused on international E-Commerce (Resolution numbers 3915/16 & 3916/16) Start Date: August 26th, 2016. Each consignee (individuals or companies) will be able to receive by Courier (door to door) 5 shipments per calendar year under this new regime. Shipments that can currently be imported by Courier will keep entering without the limitation of 5 shipments per year. For both cases, the import fees (Duties, Taxes and Handling) will be over the value and depending on the Harmonized Code. Each shipment cannot contain more than 3 items of the same species, and the limits are 50Kgs and U$S 1,000. This new regime cannot be used for commercial purposes. The most representative items allowed to be imported by Courier, which were previously restricted are: - Food (ready for sale) - Alcoholic Beverages - Measurement tools - Steel products - Toys - Sport goods - Videogames - Eyeglasses & Sunglasses - Electronic items (cellphones, computers, tablets, etc.) - Printed material (books, brochures, magazines, etc.) - Personal protections items - Textiles & Clothing - Footwear - Watches - Perfumes - Automotive & Motorcycle Parts (Tires, etc.) - Musical Instruments - Etc. Once the shipments is delivered, the consignee will have to validate the information at the Tax Agency webpage (www.afip.gob.ar) within 30 days. If this process is not performed on time, the consignee wont be able to receive future shipments by Courier within the calendar year. In order to perform this process, the consignees tax id must have a fiscal code security level 3 or more (photo and fingerprints previously registered). Any other process through the Tax Agency currently in place will be automatically removed and no longer required.
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.

Areas Served

Service is provided to and from certain cities.

There are certain areas in Argentina considered dangerous. UPS does not provide pick up or delivery service to these areas. For any import shipment addressed to an area considered dangerous we will offer the consignee the following two options:

  1. The Consignee can pick up shipment from UPS's office in downtown area.
  2. The Consignee can provide an alternative address to receive the shipment. In this case address change shall be without charge.
This applies to all Brown areas in the Buenos Aires, Rosario, Cordoba and Mendoza cities. The rest of Argentina is served through our local service partner "Correo Andreani".
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 -0300/ Fall -0300
Spanish
Argentine Peso(ARS), US Dollar(USD)

Billing Options

  • 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

Commodity Specific Stipulations

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

Cows, goats, sheep, and pigs are considered domesticated animals. All other animals are considered non-domesticated animals. Items or products made from non-domesticated animals are restricted in the UPS system and only allowed with a UPS ISC contract-CITES permit and additional restrictions may apply, please check with your local ISC Coordinator.
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.
Betacams can only be imported door to door with an original signed sworn declaration, specifying that the content has no commercial value (only for promotional purposes). The authorization must include the tracking number, shipper┬┤s and consignee┬┤s information.
Shipments of books will not pay duty or tax if they have the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) on them.
Camcorders require a formal entry.
Shipments containing printed material can be imported in Argentina by door to door with a maximum limit of 10 kgs per shipment.

Shipment with more than 10 kgs cannot be imported by door to door service. The consignee will be responsible for submitting a formal entry at customs through a customs broker or by himself. In order to clear printed material, the consignee must be registered at customs as an importer and process the Secretary of Industry Certificate.

Only 3 units can be accepted for personal proposal
Shipments of checks must be accompanied by a Proforma invoice as a formal entry. Checks cannot be cleared as documents.
Shipments of all types and quantities of chemicals require government agency certificates (ANMAT or Public Health Department) in order to clear Customs. The consignee must pay all warehousing fees and any other related clearance charges.
Can be delivered by door to door service with the following limits: up to 3 similar items per shipment, U$S 1,000 and 50 Kg, 5 times a year.
Debit and pre-paid cards cannot be imported door to door via the Courier system into Argentina.

In order to import these cards into Argentina, the ultimate consignee needs to present a Declaration Form provided by AFIP (Administracion Federal de Ingresos Publicos, the equivalent to IRS in the USA), which must be endorsed by BCRA (Banco Central de la Republica Argentina - Argentinas Central Bank).

With this form, the shipment, regardless of value, will undergo formal clearance. Without this form and declaration provided by the ultimate consignee, clearance of debit cards and pre-paid cards will not be possible.

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
Dangerous goods service is available in Argentina as follows:

  1. Dry Ice
  2. Biological Substances:
  3. Rules for shipping Biological Substances:

    For import and export shipments in Argentina the shipment needs a government agency certificate (ANMAT) or a letter signed by a doctor registered enrollment and a description of the types of biological substances. Ensure that goods in the shipment are under CATEGORY B ( UNO3373).

    Without this documentation the shipment can be on hold and could suffer delays in a time in transit delivery.

  4. Dangerous Goods Excepted Quantities
  5. Unregulated Biological Material
  6. Exempt Human or Exempt Animal Specimens
The consignee will be responsible for submitting a formal entry at customs through a customs broker. In order to clear these kinds of goods, the consignee must be registered at customs as an importer and process the Secretary of Industry Certificate
Electrical items such as cellphones, tablets, laptops, etc. can be delivered by door to door service with the following limits: up to 3 similar items per shipment, U$S 1,000 and 50 Kg, 5 times a year.
Eyewear including sunglasses, frames and prescription lenses can be delivered by door to door service with the following limits: up to 3 similar items per shipment, U$S 1,000 and 50 Kg, 5 times a year.
Food (only if it is ready for sale  not bulk -) can be delivered by door to door service with the following limits: up to 3 similar items per shipment, U$S 1,000 and 50 Kg, 5 times a year.
Magazines are considered documents
Maps or other articles including maps will be held in customs and imported as cargo mode. They will have to be inspected by the Argentina Military Geographic Institute.
Shipments of all types and quantities of medicine require government agency certificates (ANMAT. The consignee will be responsible for submitting a formal entry at customs through a customs broker. In order to clear these kinds of goods, the consignee must be registered at customs as an importer and process the Secretary of Industry Certificate.
Newspapers are considered documents.
Passports which are requested to be sent out of the United Kingdom should be declared for referral to HMRC and await their approval to send.
Periodicals are considered documents.
Can be delivered by door to door service. Personal effect (only if they are for personal use, not for resale) can be delivered by door to door service with the following limits: up to 3 similar items per shipment, U$S 1,000 and 50 Kg, 5 times a year.
Proposals are considered documents.
Publications are considered documents.
Shipments of automobile tires to a company require a formal cargo entry. The Argentina Industry of Commerce inspects all shipments
Samples for commercial purposes will be under Courier System import requirements
Shipments for Vessel containing only documents can be delivered door to door service.

Non document shipments cannot be imported door to door service. UPS will only deliver to the consignee the paperwork needed for clearance. Consignee must pick-up the paperwork from our UPS counter. The consignee will be responsible for submitting a formal entry at customs through a customs broker.

Can be delivered by door to door service. Shoes and any other footwear (only if they are for personal use, not for resale) can be delivered by door to door service with the following limits: up to 3 similar items per shipment, U$S 1,000 and 50 Kg, 5 times a year.
Can be delivered by door to door service with the following limits: up to 3 similar items per shipment, U$S 1,000 and 50 Kg, 5 times a year.
Can be delivered by door to door service with the following limits: up to 3 similar items per shipment, U$S 1,000 and 50 Kg, 5 times a year.
Only products with original nutrition facts from producer company labeled and packaged for sale can be delivered by door to door service. Product packaged in bulk cannot be delivered by door to door service and need formal entry
Customs clears medicine for veterinarian use and veterinarian products in Cargo Mode. The consignee will be responsible for submitting a formal entry at customs through a customs broker. In order to clear these kinds of goods, the consignee must be registered at customs as an importer and process the Secretary of Industry Certificate
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Gift Exemptions

0.00 US Dollar USD
no gift exemption
no gift exemption

Invoice Requirements

Non-document shipments to Argentina must include 1 original and 2 copies of a commercial invoice.

To avoid Customs delays, original invoices are required by law. Invoices on company letterhead are preferred. All other types of invoices may cause delays in Customs.

. The invoice can include freight charges if not, UPS will consider US$S 2.50 per kg. Following customs regulation in place. The consignee pays extra charges if the invoice includes freight charges as part of the declared value of the merchandise.

Invoice requirements include the following:

  • Invoice number
  • Date
  • Consignee's full name - CUIT or CUIL (Tax ID identification)
  • Importer of record
  • Terms of sale (for example, FOB, ExWorks)
  • Declared value (not zero)
  • Purpose of merchandise (for example, gift, sample, or for resale)
  • What merchandise is made of
  • Consignee contact person and email. Unit price, subtotal, total of merchandise

    Shipments of documents do not require an invoice.

    The consignee's telephone number must appear on the invoice for non-document shipments going to any destination other than Buenos Aires.

    All shipments must have the consignee's tax ID number written in 2B of the waybill and on the invoice. Non-compliance will result in UPS warehouse holding the shipment until the number is received, and therefore result in delays.

    A D7 will be opened requesting consignees TAX ID before delivery. The Tax ID number is:

    • Companies: General Taxpayer Register (CUIT)
    • Individuals: Individual Identity Card (CUIL - Passport number - CI - DNI)
  • 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

    UPS allows only paper in the Letter envelope.

    The destination country or territory considers only paper items as document shipments.

    Document weight limit less than 2 kgs.
    Document weight limit less than 2 kgs.

    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 Argentina.

    Alcoholic Beverages can be shipped to AR and will be imported door to door up to 50Kgs & U$S 1,000 per shipment, per consignee and per day. DTC is allowed as well as B2B (business to business)
    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.
    This is acceptable for Brokerage clearance. For commercial shipments, the consignee should have their own Import License. Customs may require a local value if they think the value declared is not okay. A formal entry is always required for import or export.
    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.

    Please refer to 'Medicine'.
    Only 3 units can be accepted for personal proposal
    Shipments of jewelry can be shipped as long as the value does not exceed US$500.00 or the local currency equivalent per package.

    Jewelry for which the retail price is lower than US$150.00 per item and which do not contain precious metal(s) and/or stone(s) are considered costume jewelry and can be shipped only up to this value from the origin country or territory.

    Mobile phones to all destination countries from United Kingdom can be delayed on export due to security checks from government bodies.
    All types and quantities of soap are prohibited.

    Shampoo and deodorant are on the Cargo Mode Exclusive list. To clear customs properly, they require a Government Agency certificate ANMAT. The consignee must be registered at customs as an importer and release the items through a formal entry with a third party broker.

    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 Express NA1
    • UPS Worldwide Expedited
    • UPS Worldwide Express
    • UPS Worldwide Express Saver
    • UPS WorldWide Express Freight
    • WorldWide Economy DDP
    • WorldWide Economy DDU

    Special Clearance Requirements

    Shipments addressed to embassies, consulates, government agencies, international missions, and non-government agencies are on the Cargo Mode Exclusion List. For these shipments to be exempt of duties and taxes, the consignee must apply for Diplomatic Franchising.

    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.

    New requirements have been implemented for both small package and WWEF 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.
    It could be verified by AR customs in order to confirm if a formal entry is needed or not.

    Value Limits


    Private Shipments

  • 0.00 US Dollar (USD)
    • All non-document shipments may be assessed duty or tax or both regardless of the shipment value.
    Commercial Shipments

  • 0.00 US Dollar (USD)
    • All non-document shipments may be assessed duty or tax or both regardless of the shipment value.

    Weight and Size Limits

    70 kg (150 lbs.) per package
    274.00 cm (107.9 in.)  per package
    419 cm (165 in. ) per package
    Length and girth combined


    Convert metric quantity for weight, length, and area.


    NOTE: Information provided by UPS is provided AS IS, may not be current, and does not constitute legal advice. In no event shall UPS be liable for any errors in the information, forms or features made available by UPS, or by any third party site linked to from UPS. Selection and completion of proper forms for any given shipment is the sole responsibility of the shipper. All shipments are subject to the UPS Terms and Conditions of Service in effect at the time of shipping for the country or territory of origin.
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