Customs Clearance of EMS
As opposed to general cargo shipped overseas, international mail, including EMS, is not required to declare goods to customs because the majority of service users are individuals.International mail, after arriving at the International Mail Exchange Office, is inspected by customs officers stationed at a customs branch office located within the post office.
(Note: Customs clearance rules may vary with the destination country.)
- EMS mail is inspected directly by customs officials.
The required documents include only the Customs Declaration Form enclosed in the EMS Label envelope.(Some countries require an invoice.）
Note: Customs clearance rules may vary with the destination country.
How to Use
Please follow the instructions below
In order to ensure prompt delivery, please follow the instructions below:
- Please write in the address and name of the recipient and a detailed description of the article clearly and legibly in English ,French or the language commonly used in the destination country.
- When sending an article for commercial use, please enter the HS code.
What is the HS code?
The HS code is a number defined in the Export Statistical Schedule, which is used to classify import cargo based on the tariff classification numbering system.For mail, entering this number on the Customs Declaration Form is not mandatory. However, since it serves to expedite the customs clearance procedure, we ask customers to provide it.
Preliminary Customs Inspection
This is a preliminary inspection of your EMS article by local customs before you submit it to the post office.
The preliminary inspection is required in the following cases:
- When export permission or authorization is required by law for the article type;
- When you wish to apply for reduction, exemption, or drawback on customs duties or consumption tax related to an export.
For further details, please contact your local customs office.
Shipment of goods that require export permission or authorization
When exporting the following goods, export permission or authorization must often be obtained in advance from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. For further details, please contact your local customs office.
- Plants, such as seeds and bulbs
- Super-high performance computers, guns, and swords
When receiving goods from overseas
When receiving goods from overseas, delivery method will vary depending on if the goods are taxable or nontaxable.