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United States to Armenia

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Commodity Specific Stipulations

There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Armenia. If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations in order to avoid delays and holds at customs.

If the conformity declaration/certificate and/or EAC certification sign is missed, shipments will be rejected by Customs and returned back to the shipper.
Shipments of chemical products, depending on the Harmonized Tariff Code, may require an import license or a simple confirmation from the consignee. In addition, the product itself must be labelled with a description of substances as well (for example list of ingredients, safety data sheets etc.), and the commercial invoice must contain a detailed product description, otherwise, shipments will be rejected by customs and returned back to the shipper

Products which are used for cleaning or producing machinery meant for producing food stuff, garments, household articles and other products which are supposed to get in contact with human skin are subject to sanitary-epidemiologic controls at the border. The government registration certificates and attested invoices in Russian language need to accompany the products at the point of time of arrival.

Please see information on 'Sanitary-Epidemiological Control' in section 'Additional Clearance Information' for more details.

Clothing requires a conformity declaration/certificate. It must be provided to customs authority while arriving to the border of the Eurasian Economical Union (Russia). The commodity should labelled by a special sign: EAC (Eurasian Conformity).

If the conformity declaration/certificate and/or EAC sign is missed, shipments will be rejected by customs and returned back to the shipper.

Clothing intended not for resale/samples may be imported without the conformity declaration/certificate if the total number of items does not exceed 5 pieces. The consignee must guarantee in writing that such samples are imported for internal use only, and not for resale.

Shipments of computers and computer parts require an Import License.

Shipments of computer equipment, its spare parts and components for resale require an invoice with a detailed description of every spare part and component. A conformity declaration/certificate is required. It must be provided to customs authority while arriving to the border of the Eurasian Economical Union (Russia).

The commodity should be labelled by a special sign: EAC (Eurasian Conformity).

If the conformity declaration/certificate and/or EAC sign is missed, shipments will be rejected by customs and returned back to the shipper.

Computer equipment or spare parts and components intended for internal use and not for resale may be imported without the certificate/declaration if the total number of items does not exceed 5 pieces. The consignee must guarantee in writing that such computer equipment or spare parts and components are imported for internal use only, and not for resale.

Please see information on Telecommunication Equipment in case computer equipment has a wireless and/or crypto device embedded for more details.

Shipments of cosmetics require an Import License.

Shipments of cosmetics require a conformity declaration/certificate. must be provided to customs authority while arriving to the border of the Eurasian Economical Union (Russia).

The commodity should be labelled by a special sign: EAC (Eurasian Conformity).

If the conformity declaration/certificate and/or EAC sign is missed, shipments will be rejected by customs and returned back to the shipper.

Cosmetics intended not for resale/samples may be imported without the conformity declaration/certificate if the total number of items does not exceed 5 pieces. The consignee must guarantee in writing that such samples are imported for internal use only, and not for resale. Please see information on Sanitary-Epidemiological Control in section Additional Clearance Information for more details.

Cosmetics with an alcohol content exceeding 9% are subject to excise tax and cannot be cleared by UPS. Any delays or accessorial fees are the responsibility of the consignee.

Any cards are considered a non-document shipment.
Shipments of electric equipment to conduct electricity or transforming electricity above 50V of voltage, its spare parts and components for resale, require an invoice with a detailed description of every spare part and component. A conformity declaration/certificate is required. It must be provided to customs authority while arriving to the border of the Eurasian Economical Union (Russia).

The commodity should be labelled by a special sign: EAC (Eurasian Conformity).

Shipments of Electronic Signature Keys require a special permit issued by the Federal Security Service of Russia for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia.
Passports, birth certificates, driver licenses and any other documents which identifies Armenian citizens and foreigners can be imported as non-documents. The importer will be required to provide an explanation why the shipment is to be imported.
Data shipments to Armenia require an invoice with the value of the CD-ROM or disk only.
Shipments of machine parts will require an import license.
Shipments of microfilm and microfiche require an import license.
Shipments of negatives require an import license.
Packing materials (not UPS packaging) including carton boxes, packs, bags and cases require a conformity declaration/certificate. It is for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia. The commodity should be labelled by a special sign: EAC (Eurasian Conformity).

If the conformity declaration/certificate and/or EAC sign is missed, shipments will be rejected by customs and returned back to the shipper.

The invoice must include a description of the part, the type of machine that will use the part, and a list of the part's components.
All imported shoes should be labelled by a special RFID-tag (Data Matrix label).

Without RFID-tag (Data Matrix label) can be imported samples of shoes for certification reason, international exhibition and private shipments for personal use (b2c) only.

Shipments of software require a detailed invoice with the values of the medium, software or data, intellectual value, operating manual, etc.

Shipments of Encryption software will require a license issued by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and a special permit issued by the Federal Security Service for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia.

If it is not a paper item (paper clips, drawing-pins) it should be declared as a non-document with the invoice.
Shipments of tapes (computer recorded and audio/video/magnetic) require an import license.
Shipments of textiles require an import license.
Data shipments require an invoice with the character of the USB stick (storing intercompany data) and the value of the USB Stick.
Shipments of veterinary products require an import license.
Shipments of vitamins require a permit from the Armenian Ministry of Health-must be provided to customs authority when arriving at the border of the Eurasian Economical Union (Russia).

This is valid for both, private and commercial importers with the exception that private importers are only allowed to import vitamins, which are already registered in Russia. Delays and additional fees may apply and are the responsibility of the importer.

If the permission of Armenian Ministry of Health is not provided, the goods will be returned back to shipper immediately.

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the commodities which UPS prohibits to all countries or territories served (listed here), it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Armenia.

These goods are prohibited for import to Armenia and transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state). These goods will be returned back to a shipper immediately.
These goods are prohibited for import to Armenia and transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state). These goods will be returned back to the shipper immediately.
These goods are prohibited for import to Armenia and transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state). These goods will be returned back to a shipper immediately.
Antiques are restricted by transit procedure upon territory of Russia. Antiques are defined as a work of art, piece of furniture, decorative object, or silverware that is 100 years old or older. There will be difficulties in Armenian Republic.
Antiques are restricted for transit procedure upon territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state). Antiques are defined as a work of art, piece of furniture, decorative object, or silverware that is 100 years old or older.
UPS is not able to handle or transit/import procedures these products. Bakery products arriving with UPS must be returned immediately at shippers expense.
Shipments of flower bulbs are prohibited for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia. These goods will be returned back to shipper immediately.
Camcorders are prohibited.
Please, see Food.
Shipments of cigarettes are prohibited for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia. These goods will be returned back to shipper immediately.
Please, see Food.
Please see 'Animal Products' and 'Food'.

UPS is not able to handle or import these products. Dairy products arriving with UPS must be returned immediately at shipper's expense.

UPS is not able to handle or import these products. Dried fruits arriving with UPS must be returned immediately at shippers expense.
For legal drugs please see 'Medicine'.

UPS is not able to handle or import these products. Drugs arriving with UPS must be returned immediately at shippers expense.

Some kind of dried plants are considered as illegal drugs, (for example, Salvia divinorum, Argyreia nervosa and Nymphaea caerulea). Typically they are identified as AM-HI-CO, Dream, Spice (Gold, Diamond), Zoom, Ex-ses, Pep Spice, Yucatan Fire, etc. The importation of these kind of goods is prohibited and will be traced with significant consequences for the shipper and consignee.

UPS is not able to handle or import these products. Dry Plant Items arriving with UPS must be returned immediately at shippers expense.

For legal drugs please see 'Medicine'.

Flavorings for E-cigarettes are equated to tobacco products and therefore are prohibited for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia. These goods will be returned back to shipper immediately.

Promotional and/or training films are accepted as non-document shipments and require an invoice. Commercial films are prohibited.
Please see the requirements for 'Animal Products' and 'Food'.

Shipments of flowers are prohibited for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia. These goods will be returned back to shipper immediately.
Food is prohibited.
Shipments of vitamins require a permit from the Russian Ministry of Health. This is valid for both, private and commercial importers with the exception that private importers are only allowed to import vitamins which are already registered in Russia.

For food supplements classified as medicine the requirements for medicine applies.

UPS is not able to handle or import these products. Fish and fish products arriving with UPS must be returned immediately at shippers expense.

Shipments of jewelry are prohibited for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia. These goods will be returned back to shipper immediately.
UPS is not able to handle or import these products. Meat and meat products arriving with UPS must be returned immediately at shippers expense.
According to Armenian Customs law, individuals are not allowed to either send or receive medicine. These goods will be returned back to a shipper immediately.
It is not allowed to transit military equipment via Russia to other countries or territories.
Deodorants and nail manicure are prohibited.
It is not allowed for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia. These goods will be returned back to shipper immediately.
Please, see Food.
Perfumes are prohibited.
Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries or territories.

It is not allowed for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia. These goods will be returned back to the shipper immediately.

It is not allowed for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia. These goods will be returned back to shipper immediately.
Products made in Iran are prohibited in our service due to a current embargo.
It is not allowed for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia. These goods will be returned back to shipper immediately.
Please see information for 'Animal Products' and 'Food'.
Please see information for 'Animal Products' and 'Food'.
Please see information for 'Food'.
Tobacco products are prohibited for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia. These goods will be returned back to shipper immediately.
Samples of tobacco samples are prohibited for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia. These goods will be returned back to shipper immediately.
It is not allowed for the transit upon the territory of Russia (Eurasian Economical Union member state) to Armenia. These goods will be returned back to shipper immediately.
Please, see Jewelry.
Please, see Food.

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 or territory of origin.
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