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Import/Export

United States to Mauritania

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Commodity Specific Stipulations

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

Data shipments require an invoice with the value of the CD-ROM or disk only.
Data shipments require an invoice with the character of the USB stick (storing intercompany data) and the value of the USB Stick.

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 Mauritania.

Acids are restricted or prohibited.
The import of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
Biological products are restricted or prohibited.
Payroll and personal checks are classified as non-documents and require an invoice. Blank checks are prohibited.
Non-combustible chemicals can be shipped if securely wrapped (not in paper) and properly labeled. Flammable, corrosive, and oxidizer chemicals are classified HAZMAT (hazardous material) and are not accepted.
Toiletries and Cosmetics are restricted or prohibited.
Corrosives gases, ice (blue, dry, wet), or infectious are restricted or prohibited.
Hazardous materials are restricted or prohibited.
Jewelry is restricted or prohibited.
Knives are restricted or prohibited.
Hazardous liquids are restricted or prohibited.
Lithium Metal Batteries (UN 3090) are prohibited due to an embargo by Air France.

Any shipments sent will be returned to the shipper.

Paints are restricted or prohibited.
Passports are only accepted when shipped company-to-company. They are subject to French Border Police regulations.
Passports cannot be shipped from individual to individual.
Perfumes are restricted or prohibited.
Customers must use an authorized UPS / MBE (Mail Boxes Etc) Store or UPS Customer Center to ship personal effects.

The UPS Store, Mail Boxes Etc. or UPS Customer Center will be required to identify personal effect shipments on the shipping label by placing "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 can not be cleared as personal effects.

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

Poisons are restricted or prohibited.
Products made in Iran are prohibited in our service due to a current embargo.
Radioactive are restricted or prohibited.
Used traveler's checks are classified as non-documents and require an invoice. Unused traveler's checks are prohibited.
Weapons are restricted or 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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