Japan to Spain
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In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Spain.
Brokerage charges may apply and import delays may occur. Private persons are not allowed to import shipments of alcohol. Gift shipments (from private to private) may not contain alcohol.
Imports of cosmetic products to the Canary Islands are prohibited in any case. No exceptions will be made by the customs authorities. Shipments of cosmetics to individuals are prohibited. These shipments will be refused entry and returned to the country of export. Refused shipments may be subject to a return charge.
Destination Brokerage has to prepare special import documentation for precious jewelry and has to seal the packages before delivery. Importers must be aware that they have to send the sealed packages to the Laboratorio Contraste for quality certification. It is solely the importer's responsibility to send the goods to the laboratory, otherwise, customs will penalize the importer. Brokerage must contact the importer prior to customs clearance in order to obtain a power of attorney and get information about the responsible laboratory.
Brokerage accessorial charges may apply for document preparation. Please be informed that there is no Laboratorio Contraste in Canary Islands.
A Phytosanitary Certificate must accompany all shipments of plants.
These kinds of goods require a Phytosanitary inspection. UPS is not able to clear living plants through customs. The importer has to choose an alternate broker for the customs clearance and the Phytosanitary inspection.
Plants mentioned in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) must be accompanied by a valid CITES Certificate.
Due to the Phytosanitary inspection an import delay may occur.
Brokerage accessorial charges may 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.
Private importers are not allowed to import tobacco products, even as a gift. It is recommended to contact the local chamber of commerce before shipping.