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International Requirements - UPS

Customs Documents:

  1. 1.UPS Paperless® Invoice is required for all International destinations except Puerto Rico and must include the following:
    • Exporter/importer information including contact name & phone #.
    • HTS Code or clear description of each commodity (Type of item, what it is made of, what it is used for).
    • Value of the goods
    • Country of Origin
    • Additional comments and qualifiers where applicable are also very helpful to Brokerage and Customs to assist in the clearance process: A few examples are: “Samples for evaluation”, “Not for resale” and “Items to be repaired and returned”.
  2. UPS Paperless® Invoice is the preferred option for providing commercial invoices to UPS electronically for supported International Destinations.
  3. For International destinations not supported by Paperless Invoice, please affix 3 paper copies of the commercial invoice on the package or on the lead package of a multi-piece shipment.
  4. In addition, some shipments may require additional documentation:
    • U.S. Shipper’s Export Declaration (S.E.D.), now officially called “Electronic Export Information (EEI)”, required by the federal government if the value of any commodity in the shipment exceeds $2,500 USD or when an export license or license exception is required
    • Certificate of Origin, which states where the exported goods were manufactured