By Lauren Fruncillo March 4, 2020 - 11:43 am

USPS no longer accept handwritten customs declaration forms

As of March 6th, 2020, USPS will no longer accept handwritten customs declaration forms and instead customers must use PS Form 2976-R, USPS Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note. Only military mail items that originate at Military Post Offices destined to international, non-U.S. addresses are allowed

Meet the Company – Hurricane Modular Commerce

Shipping domestically is easy, orders flow into your website or marketplace platforms, labels and invoices are magically printed and a courier picks up and delivers. It's not the same when shipping overseas where suddenly there are customs codes, tariffs and import duties to worry about,

US Customs Electronic Data Clearance requirements from 1st January 2020

There will be some changes to US Customs for imports from January next year which, if not complied with, could result in your products being delayed at the US border or even rejected. The US will as of January 1st 2020 require all imports to have

Fruugo to pass Customs charges on to retailers

Fruugo is growing rapidly and generating more sales from more customers in more countries than ever before with 2018 shaping up to be another record breaking year for sales. However due to their cross border sales they are now addressing the impact of Customs charges

Royal Mail will require electronic pre-advice data by 2019

To comply with overseas customs requirements, Royal Mail are updating its shipping platforms to enable senders to provide electronic pre-advice data to receiving countries. By providing this information, recipients can also receive free parcel notifications (depending on the in-country service) and help overseas postal services

Hellenic Post new customs procedures may cause delays

If you're posting parcels to Greece you should bear in mind that there are currently delays due to the implementation of new customs procedures. Since the end of June 2017, Hellenic Post have been applying customs procedures under a new memorandum of understanding with the Greek

100% Physical examination causes customs delays in India

There are significant delays with goods being exported to India which you should make customers aware of in your despatch notes. David Jinks of ParcelHero who gave us the tip off tells us "Mumbai Customs seems to be getting some impressive clearance delays. They have

South Africa clamps down on duty avoidance

The South African Revenue Service are having a revenue drive and it's leading to delivery delays. David Jinks of Parcelhero who gave us the heads up and advises that shippers must be very careful to give correct export values. If a parcel is detained, the South

Customs Officers in Poland strike and protest outside Parliament

Customs Officers in Poland are on strike today and held a protest outside the Warsaw Parliament. In Poland Customs revenue contributes about a third of the entire countries revenues. Saying "This is the hen that lays the golden eggs, and it must be strengthened",

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