Japan to Denmark
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In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Denmark.
Companies must be registered with Customs to import alcohol.
Private importers are allowed to import alcohol in small quantities for personal consumption only.
The transport and import clearance of tobacco products can only be accepted based on a contract for International Special Commodities (ISC).
All import, export, re-export and introduction from the sea of species covered by the Convention has to be authorized through a licensing system.
Shipper needs to provide the following documentation:
Invoice with the scientific name and CITES certificate.
Additional charges will be applicable. Products of animals or plants subject to CITES can only be accepted under a special contract for International Special Commodities (ISC).
Only canned food, bottled beverages or freeze dried food can be imported as long as it is not temperature sensitive.
Small amounts of samples for testing purposes are exempted if the tests do not include consumption.
Small amounts of food within gift shipments are allowed as long as they are not temperature sensitive.
For food made from animal products please see additional information under section 'Commodity Specific Information'.
If you consider importing commercial food items into Denmark, please get in contact with UPS SCS.
Based on the EU regulation 2009/669/EC certain foodstuffs (for example tea with origin China) imported from certain third countries are subject to increased level of official controls due to contamination risks of these products by aflatoxinson and pathogens. These controls are carried out at Designated Point of Entries (DPE) defined by each member state.
The import of feed and food originating in or consigned from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station and not subject to vet inspection can only be imported into the EU through Designated Point of Entries (DPE). They must be accompanied by a declaration attesting that the goods are either harvested or processed before 11 March 2011, originated from a prefecture other than the ones affected by higher levels of radiation or if originated from an affected prefecture have been subjected to laboratory analysis determining the level of certain radionuclides (regulation 2011/297/EC).
The customs office responsible for our import sites are not defined as DPE. Commodities subject to import controls at a DPE can't be imported with UPS.
When importing plants or seeds, the shipper must provide an original Phytosanitary certificate.
The consignee must contact The Danish Plant Directorate, phone +45 46562700, prior to arrival of the goods to arrange a Phytosanitary inspection by a Plant Directorate Officer at the UPS facilities.
Import delays may incur. A government inspection fee and a brokerage surcharge will apply.
Based on the regulation, controls must be performed at the point of introduction into the EU by the competent authorities. They include documentary checks on all consignments and identity or physical checks (including laboratory checks) on 10% of the consignments. All consignments of kitchen tableware (HS code 3924 1000) originated or consigned from China or Hong Kong must be accompanied by a declaration confirming that it meets the requirements concerning the release of primary aromatic amines and formaldehyde. The declaration shall be accompanied by a laboratory report that the consignments fulfill the requirements.
The goods and declaration must be examined at the first point of introduction into the EU.
The consignments shall be notified at the first point of introduction at least two working days in advance.
Our main points of entry (Cologne, Germany and East Midlands, United Kingdom) are not competent to perform the checks and forwarding under bond is prohibited without the checks. Products covered by the new regulation and destined to the EU can't be accepted by UPS. Exporters should clearly state on the invoice the material and the country of origin of plastic kitchenware to avoid holds on commodities not subject to the regulation.
Companies must be registered with Customs to import tobacco/tobacco products.
Private importers are allowed to import tobacco/tobacco products but in small quantities for personal consumption. High import duties will apply.