last updated: 19/07/2017
Hungary - Service Issues
The FINA World Swimming Championships are being held in Hungary from Friday 14th July to Sunday 30th July inclusive. As a result, road closures and congestion are expected in Budapest city centre and at Balatonfüred.
Postal codes affected: 101X, 105X, 113-114X and 8230-8236.
Tajikistan - Service Suspension
The operations of international courier companies including UPS, DHL and TNT were stopped on Thursday 8th June by the Tajik Communications Service Agency due to licensing issues. Export and import small package services have therefore been temporarily suspended to and from Tajikistan. Any packages in transit will automatically be returned to the shipper.
Qatar - Service Changes
From Tuesday 6th June, direct import to and export from Qatar will not be possible, following the decision by seven Islamic nations to cut all ties with the country, including air links.
However, a contingency plan to route shipments to and from Europe via Frankfurt was put in place on Thursday 8th June.
India - Goods and Services Tax
Effective 1st July 2017, the Union and State Governments in India implemented the Goods and Services Tax (GST). This has led to changes in the customs clearance process in India.
Customers who ship to or from India should be advised that there may be delays during the transition into this new process, over the next several weeks. All express courier companies will be affected.
In order to meet compliance, shippers and consignees are required to provide an appropriate Integrated Goods and Services Tax number (IGST). Shippers can obtain this from the Indian importer at the time of shipping and mention it in their invoices. The absence of an IGST number at the time of clearance may cause the package to be held at Customs.
last updated: 23/3/2016
Please note that with immediate effect Virgin Atlantic are placing an embargo on all shipments that have originated from, or transited through:
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