Avoid Customs Problems


Here are some tips to help you avoid Customs problems:

  • Check the shipment limitations for importing or exporting to Russia to make sure Customs will accept the commodity.
  • Check that your commodity can be shipped via the FedEx service you've selected.
  • Make sure to provide sturdy packaging for any shipments not sent in FedEx packaging.
  • See the instructions for help to fill out the FedEx International Air Waybill and Commercial Invoice or Pro-Forma Invoice. Please include complete, accurate descriptions of every item and the entire contents of the shipment on both forms. International Harmonized Codes for the shipment contents should be used whenever possible.
  • Complete all necessary documents. Make sure that all the information is accurate. A Commercial or Pro-Forma Invoice must be included with all shipments excluding documents in a FedEx Pak or FedEx Envelope.*
  • Keep the shipment information consistent across all documents. All information on the Commercial Invoice or Pro-Forma Invoice must match the information on the Fedex International Air Waybill exactly.

FedEx Global Trade Manager can help you find and print the right documents to accompany your international shipment - saving you time and reducing the chance of your shipment being delayed at the border.

* Shipments of documents in FedEx Paks or Envelopes must have a minimum Declared Value for Transport and a Declared Value for Customs of US $1.00. The Declared Value for Customs may not be less than the Declared Value for Transport.