Japan to United States
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In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to The United States.
If the burlap or jute is arriving from, transited, or originated in:
then the shipment will require a WRITTEN PERMIT and T306-c-1 or T306-c-2 (as per 7 CFR 319.75).
Lithium and lithium ion batteries
Dry cell batteries
Please refer to the US FDA website for additional information on E-Cigarettes and Products- http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm172906.htm
If the headlamps are capable of being installed and used in motor vehicles subject to the Federal Motor Vehicle Standards (i.e., "conventional 'on-road' or 'off-road' vehicles), they must comply with Standard No.108 in order to be imported. More information regarding the requirements described in Standard No.108 can be found in the Federal Regulation 49CFR571.108.
Also, more information can be found on the website for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission determined that the product failed to meet small parts requirements with respect to children less than three years of age.
Personal Effects are classified as used items (owned for a minimum of 6 months) intended for the consignee's personal use. Any items intended for any other use, such as wholesale or retail sales, business purposes, or for distribution are not considered personal effects and cannot be shipped on this basis. "Personal Effects" must be clearly stated on the invoice and goods description. Note: Personal effects include Items that an individual has owned prior to a foreign travel/trip.
The description on the invoice should include the purchase date (month/year). For properly declared personal effects, no duties or taxes will be assessed by the U.S. government, but a Brokerage surcharge may apply.
Personal effects shipments may experience a delay for additional Customs processing.
Prohibited articles listed in the UPS service guide cannot be accepted as personal effects.
To import personal effects, including unaccompanied baggage, the shipper will need to complete a Customs Form 3299. This form can be obtained at www.cbp.gov. In addition to the Customs Form 3299, certain additional information and documentation may be required to accompany the shipment depending on the importing scenario:
Personal Effects items normally should not be shipped to the US prior to admittance of the sender. Shipments received before the sender enters the country may be denied entry by Customs and returned by UPS.
Personal effects shipments are not allowed in combination with Return Services.
U.S. persons and companies that currently import food and carpets from Iran should be aware of the guidance issued July 1, 2010, by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) concerning a change in U.S. law made by the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 ("CISADA"). OFAC's Iranian Transactions Regulations currently contain a general license authorizing the importation into the U.S. of foodstuffs from Iran that are classified under chapters 2-23 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) (such as pistachios and non-beluga caviar (which is prohibited by other aspects of law).
In addition, the importation of carpets and other textile floor coverings of Iranian origin that are classified under chapter 57 or heading 9706.00.0060 of the HTS are also authorized.
However, due to the additional Iran sanctions recently passed by Congress, OFAC will soon issue a regulation amending the Iranian Transaction Regulations to eliminate the general license and such imports will be no longer permitted starting on September 29, 2010. OFAC has also indicated that any authorized Iranian products must be imported by September 28, 2010 and it will not issue any specific licenses authorizing any imports after that date. As a result, importers must move quickly to ensure that any pending orders are entered for consumption by their customs brokers by September 28, 2010.
If a customer would like to import a sword for recreational use or as a collector, they must be approved by the International Special Commodities (ISC) prior to shipping the sword.