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Understanding International Customs and Regulations

We take the confusion out of customs

As one of the world’s largest customs brokers, we can help simplify the customs process for you around the world. Our localised customs expertise can mean less red tape and reduced delays. And when you ship, our online shipping tool will help you complete the required international customs forms as you go.

Understanding customs

Customs is a common term in international shipping which refers to the duties, fees or taxes levied on goods transported from one country to another. These costs vary depending on the item and country and are over and above the carrier's cost to ship goods. Every country has its own rules and guidelines for this, but no matter where you're shipping, our online shipping tools can help you anticipate what to expect.

Our shipping tool will help you complete required forms as you go

UPS.com web shipping collects vital information to submit shipment data as you proceed through the shipping process. But you can also choose to physically fill in the forms and include them with the shipment. Listed below are the most commonly-used international forms you may need as you import and export.

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