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Japan to Ukraine

Country Regulations Topics:

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

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

Agricultural products are any animal or plant product classified within chapter one to 24 of the Harmonized Tariff Code.

Agricultural products addressed to private individuals are prohibited. Shipments containing these items will be rejected by Ukrainian Customs and returned to the shipper.

Agricultural products shipped to companies require certification by the Ukrainian Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing, and the approval of the Radiological and Ecological Control agencies, the Sanitary-Epidemic Control agency, and the State Quarantine Control Agency. It is the importers responsibility to get all the necessary approvals and certificates; however, UPS can obtain them on behalf of the importer for an additional charge.

Furthermore, import shipments of food items must be accompanied by a health certificate provided by the shipper.

The importation of alcoholic beverages are not allowed by private individuals because they are classified as food items which are generally banned from import by private individuals

The importation of alcoholic beverages by companies cant be offered by UPS because the local customs house does not have the authorization to clear alcoholic beverages.

Cows, goats, sheep, and pigs are considered domesticated animals. All other animals are considered non-domesticated animals. Items or products made from non-domesticated animals are restricted in the UPS system and only allowed with a UPS ISC contract. CITES permit and additional restrictions may apply, please check with your local ISC Coordinator

A Health Certificate must accompany all animal products.

For animal products the same controls apply like for Agricultural products.

For some products the Health Certificate will ease getting necessary permissions in Ukraine:

  • For horn (not ivory) a veterinary control is mandatory beside the necessary approvals and certificates.
  • Articles made from horn and varnished feathers require a sanitary-epidemic control, a quarantine control and permission from the Ministry of Culture.
  • Signed credit cards are prohibited. Only blank credit cards can be imported.
    Electronic Cigarettes can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.

    A Conformity Certificate is required to import into Ukraine.

    Food items are processed agricultural products classified within chapter one to 24 of the Harmonized Tariff Code.

    Food items addressed to private individuals are prohibited. Shipments containing these items will be rejected by Ukrainian Customs and returned to the shipper.

    Food items shipped to companies require certification by the Ukrainian Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing, and the approval of the Radiological and Ecological Control agencies, the Sanitary-Epidemic Control agency, and the State Quarantine Control Agency.

    It is the importers responsibility to get all the necessary approvals and certificates; however, UPS can obtain them on behalf of the importer for an additional charge. Furthermore, import shipments of food items must be accompanied by a health certificate provided by the shipper.

    Food items addressed to private individuals are prohibited.

    Food items shipped to companies require certification by the Ukrainian Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing, and the approval of the Radiological and Ecological Control agencies, the Sanitary-Epidemic Control agency, and the State Quarantine Control Agency. It is the importers responsibility to get all the necessary approvals and certificates; however, UPS can obtain them on behalf of the importer for an additional charge.

    Furthermore, import shipments of food items must be accompanied by a health certificate provided by the shipper.

    Jewelry containing precious stones or stones made of glass need a certificate of an expert from the responsible state center of Ukraine (Gemological Control Agency) stating the character of the stone. Delays and additional costs may apply.

    Rough diamonds cannot be cleared by UPS. The customs house responsible for UPS is not an approved customs house for clearing rough diamonds.

    Military cards are prohibited.
    Commodities originated from the Russian Federation.

    According to a decree released by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine certain commodities like e.g.

    agricultural products; Meat; fish; dairy products; coffee; tea; products of the milling industry; sugars and sugar confectionery; cocoa and cocoa preparations; preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastry cooks products; beverages, spirits & vinegar; miscellaneous chemical products; plastics and articles thereof are prohibited to be imported into Ukraine in case these products originated from the Russian Federation and until further notice. A detailed list of goods prohibited for import can be found at:

    http://sfs.gov.ua/zakonodavstvo/mitne-zakonodavstvo/postanovi/65875.html

    The importation of money is prohibited. Any money found by Ukrainian Customs during inspection will be seized.
    Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries

    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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