Below is a quick overview of events around the world that may cause delays to the delivery of your international shipments.

Nepal Earthquake -25th April 2015

Following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on the 25th of April, our TNT office is closed until further notice.

There are disruptions in communication lines and there has been no electricity since the 25th. There will be delays in collections and deliveries in Kathmandu (KTM) and other affected areas.

Flights returned to normal on the 26th for passengers only. Nepal Customs are closed and there is no clearance activities for Export & Import materials.

Philipines – CNIU Pre Arrival Requirements -25th March 2015

Certain commodities imported into the Philippines, will need to obtain approval from the Philippines CNIU (Customs Narcotics Interdiction Unit). CNIU is a Other Government Agency (OGA) that polices the importation of controlled substances that has chemical contents, which are listed below.

 CNIU requires that all necessary paperwork and licenses are obtained before the physical arrival of the shipment into Philippines. This is a mandatory requirement.

 Senders to provide this additional Documentation:

1) Packing List

2) MSDS

3) COA (Certificate of Analysis)

 Receivers to provide this additional Documentation, which must be obtained/approved before physical arrival into Philippines:

1) LTO (License to Operate)

2) FDA Permit (Food and Drug Authority)

3) CPA (Certificate of Product Registration)

4) Additional Permits for Fertilizer and Pesticide - FPA (Fertilizer Pesticide Authority) 

 Failure to comply with these requirement will result in delays and penalties as stipulated below:

First Offence - Penalty of 30% of duty/tax for no prior authority to import regulated items;

Second Offence - Penalty of 80% of duty/tax for second violation;

Third Offence - Seizure and forfeiture for third violation above

 TNT Philippines will not be able process any consignments with incomplete paperwork and permits, and cons will be held until these are obtained and will be subjected to the above penalties. The cost of which will be recovered from the Receivers, or ICR to Origin for recovery from Senders.

Chemicals – Drug Related

Cosmetics

Drugs

Fertilizer & Pesticide

Household Hazardous Substances

2902.90

3212.90

2922.39

3105.90

3209.90

2903.11

3302.00

2940.00

 

3210.00

2905.00

3304.00

2942.00

 

3212.90

2914.00

3304.10

3002.20

 

3213.00

2933.99

3305.00

3002.30

 

3215.11

2939.20

3306.00

3004.50

 

3401.20

2939.91

3307.00

3004.90

 

3402.20

 

3307.90

3212.90

 

3402.90

 

3402.90

 

 

3405.40

 

 

 

 

3506.99

 

 

 

 

3824.90


Shipments from the UK Mainland to the Channel Islands

You may be aware of the specific export requirements of HM Revenue & Customs when shipping out of the UK to the Channel Islands and are currently fulfilling these obligations, but just in case you’re not we wanted to let you know of the paperwork that we need from you for these shipments.

Because shipments to the Channel Islands are classed the same as shipping outside the EU, Shippers need to provide us with a Commercial Invoice with every parcel you send (unless documents) detailing the following information:

• EORI Number (VAT number and 3-digit suffix - e.g. GB123456789000) 
• Full name and address of sender
• Full name, address and phone number of receiver
• Full and accurate description of goods and/or tariff number
• Value for Customs’ purposes
• Special clearance instructions if applicable (e.g. Inward Processing Relief, Temporary Exports)
• 4 x signed copies of invoice

Please note it is a standard policy of TNT for all invoices to be signed by the sender.

In future, it will be necessary to keep any Jersey & Guernsey freight separate from the rest of your deliveries. This is required so that we can quickly complete the Customs formalities back at our local depot.

For high volume customers producing TNT routing labels on their freight this can be easily identified using the depot routing codes of 013 (or JER) for Jersey and 017 (or GCI) for Guernsey deliveries.

If your freight is normally sent on trailers directly to one of our domestic sortation centres then our local depot staff will be in touch shortly to discuss how the Channel Islands freight will be collected from you using a separate vehicle in order for us to take it back to our local site for Customs processing.

If you are already sending international freight via TNT then a pick-up will probably already be in place and the Channel Islands goods can go with this international freight, as this also needs to be processed separately back at the local collection depot.

In order to prevent any delay with your shipments please remember to provide us with all the necessary completed paperwork. We can then make sure that your consignment is processed and delivered on time.

For more information regarding Customs Requirements and Commercial Invoices click HERE