Customs may require a Certificate of Origin, depending on the Harmonized Tariff Code, for certain goods (for example, electrical items, textiles). The Certificate of Origin must meet the following customs stipulations:
Must be an original form
Must contain the shipper's original signature in ink
Must be issued by the Chamber of Commerce
Must contain a seal or watermark in the paper
Must provide a detailed description of the goods. General descriptions of goods, such as "clothes" or "garments," will not be accepted
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.
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.
An informal declaration is possible for shipments up to a national threshold. The informal declaration is based on the invoice value and is restricted to shipments not subject to prohibitions and restrictions (for example, embargo regulations) or special export procedures (for example, temporary export). The informal clearance will be done by UPS at the point of exit.
Shipments up to a value of 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 offers the service to prepare export declarations on behalf of the exporter without additional fees.