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Japan to Lithuania

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Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Lithuania.

Endangered plants and animals protected by the multilateral treaty of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), must be accompanied by a valid CITES Certificate.

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).

Imports of medicine are only allowed if the item is registered in Lithuania by the Health Ministry and if the importer has a Pharmaceutical Activity License. Some medicines also require an Import License.

Medicine (except psychoactive drugs) can be imported for personal use and is limited to 5 retail packages per shipment. Six (6) to nine (9) retail packages of medicine can be imported if a copy of the doctor's prescription is provided. Ten (10) or more retail packages can be imported with a doctor's letter. The doctor's letter must include:

  • Name of health care institution
  • Patients name, surname
  • Patients passport number
  • Doctors name, surname
  • Commercial and generic names of medications, form, strength, number of doses per package, frequency and duration of treatment, total number of packages being shipped.
Electronic Cigarettes can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.

Shipments must comply with CE [European Union] Conformity.

Imports of medicine are only allowed if the item is registered in Lithuania by the Health Ministry and if the importer has a Pharmaceutical Activity License. Some medicines also require an Import License.

Medicine (except psychoactive drugs) can be imported for personal use and is limited to 5 retail packages per shipment. Six (6) to nine (9) retail packages of medicine can be imported if a copy of the doctor's prescription is provided. Ten (10) or more retail packages can be imported with a doctor's letter. The doctor's letter must include:

  • Name of health care institution
  • Patients name, surname
  • Patients passport number
  • Doctors name, surname
  • Commercial and generic names of medications, form, strength, number of doses per package, frequency and duration of treatment, total number of packages being shipped.
Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries
The European Union (EU) has implemented specific conditions and detailed procedures for the import of plastic kitchenware (HS-Code 3924 1000 11) made of polyamide and melamine and originated in or consigned from China or Hong Kong (regulation 284/2011). Tableware (for example, plates, flatware, cups) are excluded from the restrictions. The reason for the new regulation were notifications and alerts by the European 'Rapid Alert System'- kitchen tableware was recognized which exceed the thresholds of aromatic amines and formaldehyde released into food.

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.


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