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Import/Export

Japan to Portugal

Country Regulations Topics:

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

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

Imports of alcoholic beverages are highly restricted. A sanitary inspection must be done prior to Customs clearance. A sanitary inspection will require:

  • Certificate of analysis provided by the shipper
  • Import License from the Instituto do Vinho e da Vinha
  • Importer registration in the EU.

    Brokerage charges may apply and an import delay of 2-3 days may occur.

    Up to one litre of any kind of beverage, the import will be accepted without an import license and a certificate of analysis.

  • Electronic Cigarettes can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.

    An CE Conformity Certificate is required from the manufacturer.

    Radar Detectors
    Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries
    According to Portuguese customs legislation, living plants, parts of plants, fruits, vegetables and seeds are considered to be plants. Portugal places prohibitions and restrictions on the importation of certain plants.

    A Phytosanitary Certificate must accompany all shipments of plants.

    These kinds of goods require a Phytosanitary inspection, therefore additional charges and an import delay will occur.

    Plants mentioned in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) must be accompanied by a valid CITES Certificate.

    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.

    Importation of radar detectors is prohibited. Goods are embargoed by Police authorities.

    NOTE: Information provided by UPS is provided AS IS, may not be current, and does not constitute legal advice. In no event shall UPS be liable for any errors in the information, forms or features made available by UPS, or by any third party site linked to from UPS. Selection and completion of proper forms for any given shipment is the sole responsibility of the shipper. All shipments are subject to the UPS Terms and Conditions of Service in effect at the time of shipping for the country of origin.
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