Japan to Italy
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In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Italy.
The same rule applies for alcoholic beverages within gift shipments.
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).
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.
The same rule applies for tobacco products within gift shipments.
They require a valid import license provided by the importer with the import port mentioned on the license. Shipments can be cleared under a non routine formal entry. UPS is not able to offer the service of importing weapons.
Guns and low power air-guns
Guns are not allowed. Please see "Parts of Weapon". Any mechanism that produces a muzzle energy higher than 1 Joule (and lower than 7.5 Joules) is considered a "Low-power air gun"; the sale of such instruments is open to anyone over 18 years of age without license or registration. Any device developing a muzzle energy equal to, or higher than, 7.5 Joules is considered a "High-power air gun", requiring Police licensing and registration for purchase and detention just like any firearm.
Bows, crossbows and similar are exempt from this rule. The muzzle energy of such devices is certified by a governance office called "Banco di Prova". Customs may require a transport under bond to the office for certification. Air guns developing less than 1 Joule of muzzle energy are categorized as Airsoft, which are considered by law as toys, with no restriction whatsoever to their trade, except that they need to have the red cap on the barrel, can never be modified to achieve a higher muzzle energy and must be only able to shoot 6 mm plastic pellets.