Have you ever tried to ship snails to Spain? What about shipping wine to Wake Island? Can you ship guns to Guyana or ham to Haiti?
There are more than 250 countries on this planet, and each and every one of them has their own rules and regulations. Restrictions on guns and alcohol are very common, as are regulations pertaining to certain types of food, plants, or seeds. Artwork and antiquities have their own international shipping restrictions.
As your Massachusetts shipping store, we’re here to help you with all your international shipping needs. Our individualized approach of one-on-one service ensures your packages get the highest level of attention. We work with many freight carriers who deliver packages around the world. As a very general set of guidelines, international shipping becomes complicated – and often impossible! – if you’re attempting to send any of the following:
• antiques(high value)
• bodily fluids(blood, medical specimens)
• live animals
• lottery tickets
• perishable goods (foodstuff)
This list isn’t exhaustive.If you’re not sure if it’s possible to ship what you have to where you want it to go, give us a call. We’ll help you figure it out!
It’s important to know that all international shipments have paperwork that must be filled out correctly and completely. This documentation must include specific information, including the country of origin and a declared value. This information is required for any customs duties or fees imposed by the destination country. Without it, your package will not be delivered on time – and it might not make it at all. Working with an experienced international shipping company is your smart strategy to ensure your items are completely prepared for international shipping.