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Import/Export

United States to Angola

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Commodity Specific Stipulations

There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Angola. 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.

According to national customs regulations, private persons are not allowed to import more than three telephones or cellular phones. Only authorized companies are allowed to import a higher quantity. The shipments should be accompanied by an Origin Certification (CRF) which must be issued by an Authorized Inspection Company. If this certificate is not available, the importer is obliged to pay the double amount of import duties. It is strongly recommended that all telecommunication equipment be inspected by an Authorized Inspection Company prior to shipping to Angola. Please feel free to visit the authorized inspection company in Angola (Bureau Veritas) at www.bivacangola.com as well as other offices worldwide.
Shipments of electronics must have an Inspection Certificate issued by Bureau Veritas, SGS or COTECNA. If shipment is sent without this certificate, a fine of 100% customs fees, duties of the CIF value is paid (shipment value plus freight charge) and a delay in delivery may occur.
Data shipments to Angola require an invoice with the value included for the data only.
Shipments of radios and radio equipment must have an Inspection Certificate issued by Bureau Veritas, SGS or CONTECNA. If shipment is sent without this certificate, a fine of 100% customs fees, duties of the CIF value is paid (shipment value plus freight charge) and a delay in delivery may occur.
According to national customs regulations, private persons are not allowed to import more than three telephones or cellular phones. Only authorized companies are allowed to import a higher quantity. The shipments should be accompanied by an Origin Certification (CRF) which must be issued by an Authorized Inspection Company. If this certificate is not available, the importer is obliged to pay the double amount of import duties. It is strongly recommended that all telecommunication equipment be inspected by an Authorized Inspection Company prior to shipping to Angola. Please feel free to visit the authorized inspection company in Angola (Bureau Veritas) at www.bivacangola.com as well as other offices worldwide.

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 Angola.

Shipments of food and foodstuffs are prohibited.
Customers must use an authorized UPS / MBE (Mail Boxes Etc) Store, UPS Customer Center or an ISC approved shipper to ship personal effects.

The UPS Store, Mail Boxes Etc., UPS Customer Center and ISC approved shipper will be required to identify personal effect shipments on the shipping label by placing "ISC-Personal Effects" in the Reference Field of a UPS "smart" label or in the Special Instructions Field of a UPS waybill. They must also clearly indicate 'Personal Effects' shipment on the Commercial Invoice.

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.

All of the following documents must be scanned into DIS/SIR and originals on the package:

An inventory list with estimated values with the reason for importation (holidays, move, relocation)

A confirmation that the goods are older than 6 months and that they are intended for personal use only

A photocopy of passport or ID card

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.

Excisable goods (for example, perfume, alcoholic drinks, tobacco), medicine and perishable food cannot be cleared as personal effects.

Personal effects shipments are not allowed in combination with Return Services.

Products made in Iran are prohibited in our service due to a current embargo.
Shipments of traveler's checks are prohibited.

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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