Essentials Things To Know When Sending Packages To The USA From Dubai

Published at 28 October, 2021 - 7:04 am by

Sending packages from the UAE to the USA is not difficult if you know the process correctly. While global shipping is complicated, following specific rules and regulations can help ensure your package arrives safely at its destination. This article will explore the critical information you need before dispatching parcels to the United States.

Your items should not be forbidden for transport.

Both the UAE and USA do not allow certain items to be transported from or into their countries. These items, if dispatched, could be seized by customs and will not be released. Hence, it is essential to know what they are.

Some of the items banned by the UAE are as follows:

  • Game and hunting trophies
  • Fireworks and firearms
  • Perishable items
  • Gold
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs
  • Medication
  • Dog and Cat fur

Some of the items banned by the USA are as follows:

  • Ceramic Tableware
  • Firearms
  • Merchandise from Embargoed Countries
  • Food Products (Raw and Prepared)
  • Textiles and Clothing
  • Cultural Artifacts and Cultural Property
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Photographic Film
  • Soil

For a complete list of items, contact our shipping company or check the website of the relevant customs authorities.

Find out the cost of the shipping process.

Before you dispatch your package, you need to find out exactly what the final costs will be. Many do not inquire about how shipping is calculated, and only determine how much is owed when giving the item to our company. Some people are also unaware of customs duties or extra tariffs that authorities might apply at the destination. The final price might be much higher than anticipated.

Typically, our international shipping charges to the USA are based on the following:

  • The shipment’s weight
  • The timeframe for delivery
  • Mode of transportation
  • The destination

If your shipment includes restricted items, further documentation and examination will be necessary, increasing the price. Upon arrival in the USA, the authorities will levy customs and duties; these vary based on the type of item, value, and origin.

Information on the shipping documents should be accurate

All goods arriving in the USA will have to pass through the US Customs and Border Protection, examining your package and releasing it. All the information you enter into the documents must be correct. If it is false, you could be charged with penalties or even have the package detained. The process upon arrival is typically as follows.

  • You will be required to provide your tax id or social security number to receive them. The number must match the details given to us.
  • We will provide an entry form to the customs which identifies the sender or receiver of the package. The authorities will then match the name mentioned with their records based on the tax id or social security number.
  • They will also verify the name and address associated with the shipment, and upon confirmation, will release the items. If they cannot confirm the details, there could be an extensive delay in clearing customs.

When shipping to any destination abroad, information is important. Therefore, ensure that you know the process thoroughly and that all your documentation is accurate. If you wish to know about shipping to the USA from Dubai, contact our shipping company in Dubai, Extra Space, and we will assist you.

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