Additional Charges

Additional Charges
Unless otherwise noted, charges apply on a per-shipment basis.
ItemCost (INR)
Additional Handling Charge INR 271.00 per package
Address Correction (per package/maximum per shipment) INR 515.00 per package/INR 1,801.00 maximum per shipment
Receiver/Third Party Refuses To Pay INR 490.00 per shipment
Charges to a payer’s account in a foreign currency will be converted to the payer’s currency using a weekly exchange rate secured through Major Money Centre Banks An exchange fee equal to 0.75% of the amount converted.
Delivery Duty Paid, VAT Unpaid Charge INR 730.00 per shipment
Duty and Tax Forwarding Surcharge INR 730.00 per shipment
Extended Area Surcharge (per kg/minimum, whichever is greater). INR 28.00 per kg/INR 1,748.00 minimum
INR 28.00 per kg/INR 1,748.00 minimum for UPS WorldWide Express FreightSM
Remote Area Surcharge (per kg/minimum, whichever is greater). INR 39.00 per kg/INR 2,115.00 minimum
INR 39.00 per kg/INR 2,115.00 minimum for UPS WorldWide Express FreightSM
Residential Surcharge INR 162.00 per shipment
INR 7,238.00 per shipment for UPS WorldWide Express FreightSM
International Dangerous Goods Based on terms of contract
Large Package Surcharge INR 2,233.00 per package
Over Maximum Limits Fee INR 4,212.00 per package
UPS Worldwide Express Plus Surcharge INR 2,000.00 per shipment
UPS carbon neutral INR 35.00 Worldwide Express (per package)
INR 35.00 Worldwide Expedited (per package)
INR 1182.00 Worldwide Express Freight (per pallet)
Look-up Surcharge INR 250.00 per shipment
Imports into India
In order to expedite customs clearance, UPS may advance duty and taxes on a customer’s behalf. A Disbursement Fee based on the amount advanced will be assessed and billed. The Disbursement Fee for importation into India will be 2.5% of the import duties and taxes subject to a minimum of INR 500 per shipment, whichever is greater.
UPS FTZ FacilitatorSM
  • UPS FTZ Facilitator (Export): 3,500.00 INR per shipment
  • UPS FTZ Facilitator (Import): 3,500.00 INR per shipment
Commercial Invoice Removal INR 964.00 per shipment
UPS PaperlessSM Invoice Free of charge
Oversize Pallet Handling Surcharge
(UPS WorldWide Express FreightSM )
INR 3,291.00 per pallet
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Missing or Invalid Account Number Fee

An account number is invalid if it is not the correct account number for the bill-to party, or if it is the account number for a consignee or third party who fails to pay the shipping charges.

  • A charge per shipment will be assessed for domestic (if available) and international shipments with a missing or invalid payer account number. Additionally, if the consignee or third party fails to pay the shipping charges, the original shipper will be billed a refusal fee plus the shipping charges.

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UPS carbon neutral

UPS carbon neutral is an option for shippers who are conscious about their climate impact and are doing something positive about it. Using UPS carbon neutral lets you demonstrate your commitment to climate change, and enables you and your package recipients to share in that commitment. When you select UPS carbon neutral, a flat fee will be added to your bill for each package selected.

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Currency Conversion

Charges to a payer's account in a foreign currency will be converted to the payer's currency using a weekly exchange rate secured through major money centre banks.

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Duty and Tax Forwarding Surcharge

When the "Duty and Tax Forwarding Surcharge" billing option is selected, a surcharge will be billed to the shipper.

Please refer to the above Additional Charges table for more information.

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Additional Handling Charge

Additional Handling applies to the following:

  • Any article that is encased in an outside shipping container made of metal or wood
  • Any cylindrical item, such as a barrel, drum, pail, or tire, that is not fully encased in a corrugated cardboard shipping container
  • Any package with the longest side exceeding 48 inches (122 cm) or its second-longest side exceeding 30 inches (76 cm)
  • Any package with an actual weight greater than 70 pounds (32 kg)
  • Each package in a shipment where the average weight per package is greater than 70 pounds (32 kg) and the weight for each package is not specified on the source document or the UPS automated shipping system used

UPS also reserves the right to assess the Additional Handling Charge for any package that, in UPS's sole discretion, requires special handling.

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Address Correction

An additional charge may be billed to the shipper for unsuccessful delivery because of an incorrect address.

Please refer to the above Additional Charges table for more information.

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Extended Area and Remote Area Surcharges

Extended Area Surcharge
UPS provides a pickup delivery service in extended, as well as urban, areas. An additional charge applies for each shipment that is picked up or delivered in an extended area.

Remote Area Surcharge
This surcharge is applied for delivery to or pickup from an area beyond UPS extended areas, which are less accessible for pickups and deliveries (domestic and international services).

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Disbursement Fee

In order to expedite customs clearance, UPS may advance duty and taxes on behalf of the payer, as dictated by the billing option selected. A Disbursement Fee based on the amount advanced will be assessed and billed to the payer. This fee is shown in the Additional Charges table.

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Delivery Duty Paid, V.A.T. Unpaid Charge

When the "Delivery Duty Paid, V.A.T. Unpaid" billing option is selected, a surcharge will be billed to the shipper.

Please refer to the above Additional Charges table for more information.

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Over Maximum Limits Fee

Packages with an actual weight of more than 150 pounds (70 kg), or that exceed 108 inches (274 cm) in length or a total of 157 inches (400 cm) in length and girth combined, as measured to determine their billable weight, are not accepted for transportation. These packages are subject to an Over Maximum Limits surcharge, in addition to all other applicable charges, if found in the UPS small package system.

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UPS Paperless Invoice

UPS Paperless Invoice allows customers using a UPS online shipping system (for example, Worldship®, UPS Campus Ship, and UPS Internet Shipping) to electronically submit commercial invoice data for clearance. Depending on country-specific customs regulations, this may eliminate the need to affix hard copies of the invoice to the shipment and reduces the possibility of errors or shipment delays due to missing documentation.

This service is offered on a contractual basis and there is no charge incurred.

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Brokerage Services

Additional charges may apply for complex customs clearance procedures, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Clearance procedures involving a government agency other than customs
  • Customs Bonds
  • Drawbacks
  • Formal entries involving more than five tariff lines
  • Live entries
  • Marking Attendance
  • Temporary Import Bonds (T.I.B.)

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Special Handling for Undeliverable Packages

Packages rejected by the consignee, or that cannot be delivered due to causes beyond the control of UPS, will be held by UPS. The shipper will then be contacted for further instructions. The UPS service guarantee does not apply to Undeliverable Packages that are returned to the sender. An undeliverable returns surcharge will be applied in addition to other applicable charges. See table above for Special Handling of Undeliverable Packages rate.

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UPS Worldwide Express Plus

A surcharge will be imposed for urgent shipments sent via UPS Worldwide Express Plus. Please refer to the above Additional Charges table for more information.

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Residential Surcharge

UPS provides delivery service to residential addresses as well as business addresses. A residential delivery is one made to a home, including a business operating out of a home. For each residential delivery, an additional charge per shipment applies.

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UPS FTZ Facilitator

With UPS FTZ Facilitator, importers and exporters have the ability to use UPS to transport international shipments "in-bond" to and from a global Free/Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). This service is available for shipments using UPS Worldwide Express Plus, UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Worldwide Express Freight Services, UPS Worldwide Express Saver, and UPS Worldwide Expedited.

This contractual, fee-based service allows the shipment of goods to move to or from an FTZ without using other transportation providers. Using UPS as a single source enables importers and exporters to increase visibility and tracking and minimise the chance for errors and costs associated with utilising multiple transportation providers.

Importers will choose UPS FTZ Facilitator to direct shipments to be delivered, in-bond, to a designated FTZ rather than being cleared through customs. Exporters will choose UPS FTZ Facilitator to ship goods in-bond from an FTZ to an international destination.

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Oversize Pallet Handling Surcharge

An additional handling fee that would be charged on pallets that exceed the specific dimensions.

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International Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods are articles or substances which are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety or property if not handled and shipped in a proper manner. There are various rules, regulations and responsibilities governing the transportation of dangerous goods across international borders.

UPS offers a contractual service which ensures dangerous goods shipments are handled and shipped in accordance with international and domestic regulations via our global network.

The service is offered at a surcharge per package. For a detailed listing of UPS acceptable classes and commodities of dangerous goods, please contact our Customer Service Representative.

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Look-up Surcharge

For every international shipment with a missing or invalid account number, for the bill-to party, UPS will perform a “look-up” by tracing the correct account number or creating a temporary account to bill the consignee or third party.

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Commercial Invoice Removal

Provides an importer with the option to have the commercial invoice removed from an Import Control shipment prior to delivery. The service provides importers with the flexibility of routing shipments directly to their buyer while keeping the value of goods confidential.

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Large Package Surcharge

A Large Package Surcharge will be applied to each UPS package when its length plus girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined exceeds 300 cm, but does not exceed the maximum UPS size of 400 cm.

Large Packages are subject to a minimum billable weight of 40 kg in addition to the Large Package Surcharge.

An Additional Handling charge will not be assessed when a Large Package Surcharge is applied.

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