Please find updates and service restrictions concerning shipping to the USA below:
General Information for the USA
Customs regulations apply for territories outside of the EU. Please refer to our Customs Information.
When sending personal effects to the USA, the owner of the goods must complete a DECLARATION FOR FREE ENTRY OF UNACCOMPANIED ARTICLES (right click, Save As to download - see also Instructions for filling it out). Clearance delays can occur.
FDA prior notice is required when sending food to the USA. You can download a PDF guide (right-click, Save As) for registering with the FDA.
De minimis limit for USA imports
Effective from March 10th 2016, United States Customs and Border Protection has raised the import de minimis limit from $200 to $800. This is the value of a shipment of merchandise that may be imported free of duties and taxes and without the need of a customs declaration.
For those who ship to the US, this will help to speed up your deliveries and reduce costs and paperwork. For those who export from the US to the UK, it will now be easier to accept returned items from your British customers.
Please note: some US government agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, may require formal customs entries on all goods, regardless of value.
Please see the CBP website for more information.
Carrier Information for the USA
DHL shipping information for the USA
UPS shipping information for the USA
TNT shipping information for the USA
- Please see TNT's advice for exporting to the USA and avoiding customs delays (right click, Save As) for minimum requirements.
- Item descriptions must be detailed, especially for machine parts or clothing (i.e. don't put "machine parts" or "clothes"—be specific!). TNT's advice document also contains details regarding additional paperwork requirements for some items.
USPS shipping information for the USA
- Please note: this service is restricted to mainland USA only and excludes Puerto Rico, Guam and the US Virgin Islands - items sent to these destinations will be surcharged £30 per item. For parcels to these territories, we recommend that you use one of our UPS or DHL courier services instead.
- This service may be used for goods valued up to $800 only (see de minimis information above).
TG Express shipping information for the USA
TG International shipping information for the USA
Please note: this is not a comprehensive list of restrictions and is provided for guidance only. Transglobal Express kindly encourages customers to seek advice from the relevant government authorities for further clarification and the most up to date advice.