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United Kingdom to Belarus

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Import Documentation

Government Registration Certificate (Sanitary-Epidemiological Control).

Commodities which are subject to sanitary-epidemiological controls have to be registered prior to the first import. The Government Registration Certificate will be issued by the government authority ROSPOTREBNADZOR based on evaluation of product samples. Samples for certification purposes can be imported without the certificate if the purpose of importation is clearly indicated on an attested invoice in Russian language. The shippers invoice must state the producer name, the country or territory of origin and full detailed description of goods.

A copy of the Government Registration Certificate must accompany the commodities which are subject to sanitary-epidemiological controls at the point of time of import.

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.

UPS Paperless Invoice is accepted by Customs for small package imports into this country or territory.
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

Sanitary-Epidemiological Control (Product Safety)

Some commodities are subject to sanitary-epidemiological controls at the border. Affected are commodities getting in contact with the human skin like foodstuff, products for kids, cosmetics, certain personal protective equipment, and products used to produce or clean such products.

These commodities can only be imported by companies if the government of one of the countries or territories of the new built customs union (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan) certified the safety of the products prior to the first import.

With the start of the customs union the sanitary-epidemiological controls will be executed at the border. With the arrival of the goods the government registration certificates must be presented together with an invoice in Russian language attested by the shipper. The shippers invoice must state the producer name, the country or territory of origin and full detailed description of goods. Shipments without the appropriate documentation are not allowed for import and have to be returned.

There are some exemptions from the above mentioned rules. Samples imported for certification purposes in regard to sanitary-epidemiological control requirements and samples intended for trade fairs or promotional purposes and not intended to be sold can be imported without the certificate. If goods are imported under the exemptions they must be accompanied by a letter of the producer stating that that the products are produced and sent to the consignee for the above mentioned purposes. The shippers invoice still must state the producer name, the country or territory of origin and full detailed description of goods. The documents have to be in Russian language and have to be attested by the shipper.

All non document shipments are subjected to clearance at Customs at Minsk National Airport, the first point of entry to Belarus.

Customs clearance could be passed by the consignee or his alternative broker or UPS for customer who has contract with UPS and authorizes UPS to clear the shipment. If the importer is not authorizing UPS to clear the shipment he is completely responsible for all clearance issues.

For clearance purposes the consignee needs to provide to UPS or alternative broker the following documents:

  • Translation of invoice and other accompanying documents
  • Detailed description of the goods and usage
  • For contract shipment a copy of the Contract, Passport of Transaction issued by Belarus bank, CO certificate or EU quarantine certificate if the goods require it

UPS or alternative broker uses the above documents to prepare Customs Cargo Declaration (CDD) for the shipment and to calculate duties and taxes.

Duties and taxes should be paid by the consignee directly to Customs account prior to shipment release. To calculate duties and taxes,freight cost should be included in the invoice to avoid delay in customs clearance process.

The broker hands over the CCD to a customs officer when all charges are accepted and Customs confirms the receipt of the money. According to Belarus Customs Legislation clearance procedure consists of the following steps:

  • Customs accepts the CDD and documents
  • Customs verifies the harmonized code for each item of the shipment
  • Customs verifies the value and currency
  • Customs verifies the duties and taxes
  • Customs physically inspects the shipment
  • Customs releases the shipment.

Depending on the above mentioned conditions,Customs clearance may take several days. Due to legislation the consignee has 120 days to clear the shipment. If UPS is not acting as the consignees broker, the consignee is responsible for clearance and should pass Customs procedures by himself or alternative broker.

Customs accepts only original documents provided by the consignee or consignees broker.

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.
All non-document shipments are cleared in Minsk National Airport, the first point of entry to Belarus. If UPS is not the consignees broker (consignee does not have Contract with UPS), the consignee must go to Minsk National Airport to provide required Import documents and release the shipment.
Non-cleared shipments can not be delivered by UPS anywhere until it is released by the consignee or broker. All non-document shipments not cleared within 120 days terms from the arrival date will be automatically returned to the shipper in accordance with Belarus Customs Legislation.

Abandonment of non-cleared shipments is impossible.

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.

All non-document shipments are subject to customs clearance.

Shipments addressed to private individuals are not subject to duties and taxes only if:

The overall invoice values of the shipments per month (addressed to the respective consignee) is less than 22 EUR

the total weight of the shipment is not more than 10 kgs

the goods are not intended for commercial use but for private use only.

If one of the criteria has not been met, a customs charge of 5 EUR and 30% of duties will be applicable.

Customs duties are assessed on the Customs value that may include invoice of goods, transport charges, insurance and handling charges.

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 +0300/ Fall +0200
Belarusian, Russian
Belarussian Ruble(BYB)

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 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 Belarus. 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.

Automotive spare parts require a conformity declaration/certificate. It must be provided to customs authority when arriving into the customs territory of Belarus.

Automotive spare parts not intended for resale/samples may be imported without the conformity declaration/certificate if the total number of items does not exceed 5 pieces. The consignee must guarantee in writing same.

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.
A single quantity (less than 3 pieces) from business partners might be considered as documents.

Any other quantity is considered as non-documents.

Shipments of chemical products, depending on the Harmonized Tariff Code, may require an import license or a simple confirmation from the consignee. In addition, the product itself must be labeled with a description of substances as well, and the commercial invoice must contain a detailed product description. Otherwise, shipments will be rejected by customs and returned back to the shipper.

Products which are used for cleaning or producing machinery meant for producing food stuff, garments, household articles and other products which are supposed to get in contact with human skin are subject to sanitary-epidemiologic controls at the border. The government registration certificates and attested invoices in Russian language need to accompany the products at the point of time of arrival.

Please see information on 'Sanitary-Epidemiological Control' in section 'Additional Clearance Information' for more details.

Clothing requires a conformity declaration/certificate. It must be provided to customs authority when arriving into the customs territory of Belarus. The commodity should be labelled by a special sign: EAC (Eurasian Conformity).

Clothing intended not for resale/samples may be imported without the conformity declaration/certificate if the total number of items does not exceed 5 pieces. The consignee must guarantee in writing that such samples are imported for internal use only, and not for resale.

Shipments of computer equipment, its spare parts and components for resale require an invoice with a detailed description of every spare part and component. A conformity declaration/certificate is required. It must be provided to customs authority when arriving into the customs territory of Belarus. The commodity should be labelled by a special sign: EAC (Eurasian Conformity).

Computer equipment or spare parts and components intended for internal use and not for resale may be imported without the certificate/declaration if the total number of items does not exceed 5 pieces. The consignee must guarantee in writing that such computer equipment or spare parts and components are imported for internal use only, and not for resale.

Please see information on Telecommunication Equipment in case computer equipment has a wireless and/or crypto device embedded for more details.

Shipments of cosmetics require a conformity declaration/certificate. It must be provided to customs authority when arriving into the customs territory of Belarus.

Cosmetics intended not for resale/samples may be imported without the conformity declaration/certificate if the total number of items does not exceed 5 pieces. The consignee must guarantee in writing that such samples are imported for internal use only, and not for resale.

A copy of the government registration certificate issued by national practice centre of hygiene must accompany the shipment together with an invoice in Russian language attested by the shipper to avoid an immediate return of the shipments.

Please see information on Sanitary-Epidemiological Control in section Additional Clearance Information for more details.

Cosmetics with an alcohol content exceeding 9% are subject to excise tax and cannot be cleared by UPS. Any delays or accessorial fees are the responsibility of the consignee.

Any cards are considered a non-document shipment.
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
Shipments of electric equipment to conduct electricity or transforming electricity above 50V of voltage, its spare parts and components for resale, require an invoice with a detailed description of every spare part and component. A conformity declaration/certificate is required. It must be provided to customs authority when arriving into the customs territory of Belarus.

Electric equipment or spare parts and components intended for internal use and not for resale may be imported without the certificate/declaration if the total number of items does not exceed 5 pieces. The consignee must guarantee in writing that such equipment or spare parts and components are imported for internal use only, and not for resale.

Require special permission issued by the Belarus State Customs Committee.
Data shipments to Belarus require an invoice with the value of the CD-ROM or disk only.
Shipments of machinery, its spare parts and components for resale require an invoice with a detailed description of every spare part and component. A conformity declaration/certificate is required. It must be provided to customs authority when arriving to the customs territory of Belarus.

Machinery or spare parts and components intended for internal use and not for resale may be imported without the certificate/declaration if the total number of items does not exceed 5 pieces. The consignee must guarantee in writing that such computer equipment or spare parts and components are imported for internal use only, and not for resale.

Machinery which are used for cleaning or producing food stuffs, garments, household articles and other products which are supposed to get in contact with human skin are subject to sanitary-epidemiologic controls at the border.

A government registration certificate issued by and an attested invoice in Russian language must accompany the products at the point of time of arrival. Please see information on Sanitary-Epidemiological Control in section Additional

Medical Equipment and accessories require an Import License and Certificate of Compliance issued by the Belarus Ministry of Health.
Medicine requires an Import License issued by the Belarus Ministry of Health.
Mobile phones require special import permission and Certificate of Compliance from the Ministry of Communications Belarus.
Shipments of negatives require an Import License.
Packing materials (not UPS packaging) including carton boxes, packs, bags and cases require a conformity declaration/certificate. It must be provided to customs authority when arriving to the customs territory of Belarus.

If the conformity declaration/certificate and/or EAC sign is missed, shipments will be rejected by customs.

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.
Pharmaceuticals require an Import License, issued by the Belarus Ministry of Health.
Radio equipment and radio spare parts reqire an Import License and a Certificate of Compliance issued by the Belarus Ministry of Communications.
All imported shoes should be labelled by a special RFID-tag (Data Matrix label). Without RFID-tag (Data Matrix label) can be imported samples of shoes for certification reason, international exhibition and private shipments for personal use (b2c) only.
Shipments of software require a detailed invoice with the values of the medium, software or data, intellectual value, operating manual, etc.

Shipments of Encryption software will require a license issued by the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus.

If it is not a paper item (paper clips, drawing-pins) it should be declared as a non-document with the invoice.

If it is paper items (printing paper, etc.) a limited quantity (3-5 pieces) might be considered as documents by Customs.

Shipments of tapes (computer recorded and audio/video/magnetic) require an Import License.
Shipments of telecommunication equipment, its spare parts and components for resale (including Televisions) require an invoice with a detailed description of every spare part and component. A conformity declaration/certificate is required. It must be provided to customs authority when arriving to the customs territory of Belarus. The commodity should be labelled by a special sign: EAC (Eurasian Conformity).

If the conformity declaration/certificate and/or EAC sign is missed, shipments will be rejected by customs and returned back to the shipper.

Telecommunication equipment or spare parts and components intended for internal use and not for resale may be imported without the certificate/declaration if the total number of items does not exceed 5 pieces. The consignee must guarantee in writing that such equipment or spare parts and components are imported for internal use only, and not for resale.

Shipments of telecommunication and network equipment containing a scrambler or cryptographic device require a license issued by the State Security Committee of Belarus.

See Telecommunications Equipment.
Shipments of toys for resale require an invoice with a detailed description of every spare part and component. A conformity declaration/certificate is required. It must be provided to the customs authority when arriving to the customs territory of Belarus. The commodity should be labelled by a special sign: EAC (Eurasian Conformity).

If the conformity declaration/certificate and/or EAC sign is missed, shipments will be rejected by customs and returned back to the shipper.

Toys intended for internal use and not for resale may be imported without the certificate/declaration if the total number of items does not exceed 5 pieces. The consignee must guarantee in writing that such computer equipment or spare parts and components are imported for internal use only, and not for resale.

Drones are considered to be an aircraft in cases where they have a lift off weight above 250g and need a single approval as aircraft from the Ministry of Aviation of the Republic of Belarus.

In addition, all drones using wireless control to steer the drone require a general registration by the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus-will be given for a certain model and not for each individual drone. As a result drones with a lift-off weight up to 250g and an State Security Committee of the Republic registration can be imported into Belarus without an indvidual government approval for aircraft.

Drones which exceed the weight limit require an individual government approval as well as the general FSS registration. If the government approval is missing at the point of time of importation, the drone must be returned to the shipper immediately.

Data shipments require an invoice with the character of the USB stick (storing intercompany data) and the value of the USB Stick.
Shipments of veterinary products require a conformity declaration/certificate. It must be provided to customs authority while arriving to the customs territory of Belarus. The commodity should be labelled by a special sign: EAC (Eurasian Conformity).

If the conformity declaration/certificate and/or EAC sign is missed, shipments will be rejected by customs and returned back to the shipper.

Permits can be obtained from the of Health and the Veterinary supervision of the Republic of Belarus.

Gift Exemptions

0.00 Belarussian Ruble BYB
no gift exemption
no gift exemption

Invoice Requirements

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

The invoice must include freight cost information as obligatory in order to avoid delay in Customs clearance.

UPS Paperless Invoice is available for small package exports from 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 the criteria to be considered a document shipment.

Validated airline tickets only
Only for shareholders or for inter-company use.
Only blueprints of no commercial value for a bid invitation,or for intercompany use.
Non-commercial brochures or brochures for intercompany use only.
Only personalized checks. Blank and cancelled checks are classified as non-documents.
If packed in envelope.
Documents: personalized. Non-documents: not personalized, requires invoice.
Document: the number must be proportional to the purpose. Max weight 0.5 kg per shipment.
Document: inter-company shipments for inter-company use with no commercial value. Max weight 0.5 kg per shipment.
Non-document: shipments from a publisher or printing company-may be subject to censorship.
Non-commercial purposes May be subject to censorship. Max weight 0.5 kg per shipment.
Must be personalized to be considered documents. Max weight 0.5 kg per shipment

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 Belarus.

The importer of air soft guns must provide a Certificate of conformance issued by Belarussian authority. In addition, the importer must provide a permission of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Excise duty applies on all alcoholic beverages. All commodities underlying an excise duty regime need a special customs clearance. UPS is not allowed to provide such a clearance, excluding import of Samples for exhibition and certification reasons . All other alcoholic beverages must be returned to the shipper on shippers expense. Forwarding to another customs broker or abandoning of the shipments is not a legal option.

Samples that are intended for exhibition purposes, or are being importing for certification purposes can be imported in very limited quantities (5 pieces maximum of each item). The importer is responsible to submit an exhibition attendance confirmation document or a certification agreement to customs prior samples arrival to Belarus

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.

Shipments of animal products must have an original Health certificate from the manufacturer and are subject to a veterinary inspection. Additional charges and delivery delays may occur. The consignee must provide a safety certificate.

Antiques can be imported without paying duty.Antiques are defined as a work of art, piece of furniture, decorative object, or silverware that is 100 years old or older. To be accepted as an antique the importer must provide a certificate from the Ministry of Culture Belarus.
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.

Shipments of bakery products must have a Phytosanitary certificate and are subject to a Phytosanitary inspection. The importer is responsible for any additional accessorial fees or delays.

UPS is not able to handle or import these products. Bakery products arriving with UPS must be returned immediately at shippers expense.

Shipments of flower bulbs are prohibited.
Excise duty applies on all tobacco products. All commodities underlying an excise duty regime need a special customs clearance. UPS is not allowed to provide such a clearance. All tobacco products must be returned to the shipper at the shippers expense. Forwarding to another customs broker or abandoning of the shipments is not a legal option.
Excise duty apply on all tobacco products. UPS does not have the licence to clear tobacco products. For further information see 'Cigarettes'.
Please see 'Animal Products' and 'Food'. UPS is not able to handle or import these products. Dairy products arriving with UPS must be returned immediately at shipper's expense
Shipments of dried fruit must have a Phytosanitary certificate and are subject to a Phytosanitary inspection. The importer is responsible for any additional accessorial fees or delays.

UPS is not able to handle or import these products.

Some kinds of dried plants are considered as illegal drugs, (for example, Salvia divinorum, Argyreia nervosa and Nymphaea caerulea). Typically they are identified as AM-HI-CO, Dream, Spice (Gold, Diamond), Zoom, Ex-ses, Pep Spice, Yucatan Fire, etc. The importation of these kind of goods is prohibited and will be traced with significant consequences for the shipper and consignee.

For legal drugs please see 'Medicine'. The term 'drug' is classified as an illegal product by the customs authorities. For shipping legal drugs the term 'medicine' should be stated on the invoice.

Shipments of dry plant items are prohibited. Some kind of dried plants (for example, Salvia, divinorum, Argyreia nervosa and Nymphaea caerulea) and products made out of these plants are considered to be illegal drugs and are not allowed to be imported. Deliberate infringements will be criminally prosecuted..
Electronic Cigarettes cannot be shipped to Belarus.

Please see the requirements for 'Animal Products' and 'Food'.

UPS is not able to handle or import these products. Fish and fish products arriving with UPS must be returned immediately at shippers expense.

Shipments of flowers are prohibited.
Import is temporally prohibited as it is not allowed for transit via Russia territory to Belarus Republic.

Food additives can be imported through UPS to Belarus by legal entities as samples for registration in a single copy. For individuals, there are restrictions on the number of no more than 3 packages.

Import is temporally prohibited as It is not allowed for transit via Russia territory to Belarus Republic.

Food additives can be imported through the UPS to the Republic of Belarus by legal entities as samples for registration in a single copy. For individuals, there are restrictions on the number of no more than 3 packages.

Import is temporally prohibited as It is not allowed for transit via Russia territory to Belarus Republic.

Shipments of vitamins require a permit from the Belarus Ministry of Health. This is valid for both, private and commercial importers with the exception that private importers are only allowed to import vitamins which are already registered in on the territory of the EAEU.

For food supplements classified as medicine the requirements for medicine applies.

UPS is not able to handle or import these products. Fish and fish products arriving with UPS must be returned immediately at shippers expense.

Import is temporally prohibited as It is not allowed for transit via Russia territory to Belarus Republic.

Shipments of jewelry to private individuals may be cleared by UPS. Customs requires a document confirming the declared value of the goods.

Shipments of jewelry and bijouterie to businesses cannot be cleared by UPS and are subject of return to the shipper immediately.

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.

UPS is not able to handle or import these products. Meat and meat products arriving with UPS must be returned immediately at shippers expense.

All commodities shipped to an army is defined as military equipment. It is not allowed for transit of military equipment via Russia to Belarus.
Valuable Commodities

Import is temporally prohibited as it is not allowed for transit via Russia territory to Belarus Republic.

Valuable commodities such as checks (including equivalent vouchers), banknotes, gold, platinum, precious stones (synthetic stones are included), pearls and cultured pearls, precious metal, bullion and coins can be imported into Belarus with the permission of the Ministry of Finance of Belarus

Shipments of pastry products must have a Phytosanitary certificate and are subject to a Phytosanitary inspection. The importer is responsible for any additional accessorial fees or delays.

UPS is not able to handle or import these products.

Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries or territories.
Require Phytosanitary Certificate from shipper. May be subject to State Quarantine Inspection Checks prior to release by Customs.
Import is temporally prohibited as it is not allowed for transit via Russia territory to Belarus Republic.

Precious metals and stones require an Import License issued by the Belarus State Committee for Precious Metals.

Require Phytosanitary Certificate from the shipper. May be subject to State Quarantine Inspection checks prior to release by Customs.
Shipments of vitamins require a permit from the Belarus Ministry of Health. This is valid for both, private and commercial importers with the exception that private importers are only allowed to import vitamins which are already registered   .

Delays and additional fees may apply and are the responsibility of the importer.

Only watches imported for personal use and not for resale can be cleared by UPS.
Excise duty applies on still wine and sparkling wine. UPS does not have the licence to clear wine shipments. For further information see 'Alcoholic Beverages'.UPS is not able to handle or import these products,excluding import of Samples for exhibition and certification reasons. Wine arriving with UPS must be returned immediately at shippers expense.

Samples that are intended for exhibition purposes, or are being importing for certification purposes can be imported in very limited quantities (5 pieces maximum of each item). The importer is responsible to submit an exhibition attendance confirmation document or a certification agreement to customs prior to samples arrival to Belarus.

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
  • UPS Worldwide Express Plus
  • UPS Worldwide Express Saver
  • WorldWide Economy DDU

Special Clearance Requirements

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 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.

Value Limits


Private Shipments

  • 22.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro) (EUR)
    • Shipments addressed to private individuals are not subject to duties and taxes only if:

      Overall value of invoices of the shipments per month (addressed to the respective consignee) is less than 22 EUR

      The goods are not intended for commercial use but for private use only.

      If one of the criteria has not been met,a customs charge of 10 Belorussian rubles and 15% of duties will be applicable.

      According to the Belarusian customs regulations, a B2C (business to consumer) is defined as a shipment containing goods purchased via internet and imported by a private individual for personal use only. Goods bought by a private individual during a journey outside Belarus and sent by the shop after the return of that person to Belarus are not considered as B2C shipment and are subject to formal entry declaration and import fees independent of the value.

      The shipper is responsible to provide the consignee's Tax ID for each package including Documents and letters regardless of the value.

      For more information please check the information for entry 'Business to Consumer (B2C)' under 'Additional Clearance Information'

      All B2C shipments are subject to regular inspections. Undervalued or not declared items can be seized by customs. The customs value has to be the transaction value. In cases in which there is no transaction value the methods of valuation are based on the framework defined by the World Trade Organization (WTO). For further information please see section 'Additional Clearance Information'.

    Commercial Shipments

  • 200.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro) (EUR)
    • The limit is restricted to shipments per importer (CIF) to all destinations served (for more details, please see 'areas served'). Shipments within the range of the deminimis value are subject to regular inspections. Undervalued or not declared items can be seized by customs. The customs value has to be the transaction value. In cases in which there is no transaction value the methods of valuation based on the framework defined by the World Trade Organization (WTO). For further information please see section 'Additional Clearance Information'. The shipper is also responsible to provide the consignee's Tax ID for each package including Documents and letters regardless of the value.

      Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, foodstuff, food supplements, chemicals and medicine can not be cleared as low value. They must be cleared as formal entries. Please see section 'Prohibited or Restricted Commodities' for more information.

      Undervalued shipments must be declared individually. Duty and taxes apply. Shipments exceeding the CIF-value of 200 EUR must be cleared as formal entry shipments. Duty and VAT apply. Please see section 'Areas served' to check the areas where we provide high value service. Goods with a value below the deminimis value but subject to restrictions and prohibitions can only be imported at import ports where we over high value clearance. See section 'Areas served' for more information.

    Weight and Size Limits

    70 kg (150 lbs.) per package
    274.00 cm (107.9 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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