Additional Handling Surcharge — Non-stackable (AHS-NS)
For shipments that are not stackable, an Additional Handling Surcharge will apply. For FedEx Express export freight services, the surcharge will be $180 per shipment. For more information on preparing and palletizing LTL freight, access our comprehensive guidelines for shipping freight online at fedex.com/packagingfreight.
Minimum Billable Weight for FedEx Express Packaging
Effective Jan. 21, 2013 FedEx Express shipments packaged in FedEx Express boxes and tubes will be subject to a minimum billable. Minimum billable weight for FedEx Express tube is 4 kg. & for FedEx Boxes is 1 kg.
FedEx offers qualified businesses the convenience of charging all inbound and outbound shipping, customs duties, taxes and related fees on one account number. With a valid FedEx account, no cash is needed at the time of shipping or receiving packages.
If the recipient’s address is found to be incomplete or incorrect (e.g. incorrect postal codes, omitted apartment numbers or former street addresses for recipients who have relocated), or if a valid telephone number for the recipient is not provided on the air waybill, a special handling fee per address correction will be assessed.
For FedEx International Broker Select, the address correction surcharge will apply if the broker’s address is incomplete or incorrect on the Air Waybill or other shipping documentation. If we cannot determine the correct address or cannot reach the broker, we may attempt to contact the sender for address clarification or instructions to return the shipment. If we are unable to complete delivery under these circumstances, we will not be liable for failing to meet our delivery commitment.
Declared Value for Carriage1
The Declared Value for Carriage fee is US$1.06 per US$100.00 in declared value, with the first US$100.00 or US$9.07 per pound (whichever is greater) free. The maximum Declared Value for Carriage varies by country and type of service , but shall not exceed US$50,000.00 per shipment (US$100,000.00 for FedEx International Priority Freight shipments), For Items of Extraordinary Value, there is a limit of US$1,000.00 or less, depending upon destination country. The Declared Value for Carriage may not exceed the Declared Value for Customs. Call FedEx for more information.
1 Declared Value for Carriage will become effective on January 4, 2021.
Declared Value for Letters and Paks
FedEx Letter maximum declared value is US$100.00 and up to 1/2 kilo, or 30 unfolded pages. FedEx Pak maximum declared value is US$100.00 and up to 1 kg. Over 1 kg use FedEx International Priority rates.
Dimensional weight is calculated by multiplying the length by width by height of each package and dividing the total by 5,000 if the volume is in centimeters, or by 0.005 if the volume is in meters (the fractions of half a kilo are rounded off to the following half kilo).
Dimensional Weight =
Length(cm) x Width(cm) x Height(cm)
Duties & Taxes
To ensure the fastest delivery possible, FedEx prepays the assessed customs duty and taxes for your express shipments. And charge them to your FedEx Account.
All shipments are subject to an adjustable fuel surcharge. The surcharge percentage will be subject to adjustment monthly using a rounded average of the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) spot price for a gallon of kerosene-type jet fuel, as published monthly by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Changes to the FedEx Express fuel surcharge will be applied effective the first Monday of each month. The surcharge percentage will be reflected on your FedEx invoice. The percentage for each month will be available at fedex.com approximately two weeks before the surcharge is applicable.
Limits of Liability
The maximum liability for loss, damage or delay or any claim with regard to any shipment is limited to US$100 or US$20.00 per kg (whichever is greater), unless the shipper declares a greater value for carriage and pays an additional fee.
Invoices for transportation charges are payable within 30 days of the invoice date. Duties and taxes are charged to the FedEx Account.
Certain restrictions apply. Not all services and products available in all markets. Please call FedEx Customer Service for more details.
Broker Select Option Fee
FedEx International Broker Select shipments may be routed to the FedEx in-bond location that serves your customs broker. When this occurs and you choose to have us deliver the shipment to a recipient who is served by a different FedEx location than your customs broker (such as in a different metropolitan area), a fee may apply.
Accessible Dangerous Goods
Certain dangerous goods must be accessible during transit.
FedEx® Delivery Signature Options
We provide three options when you need a signature upon delivery: Indirect Signature, Required, Direct Signature Required and Adult Signature Required.
FedEx On Demand Care
A charge applies if at your request we take remedial action to protect the integrity of a shipment’s contents in transit.
International Out-of-Delivery-Area Surcharge
Shipments delivered to remote and less-accessible locations outside the U.S. are assessed an out-of-delivery-area surcharge. Go to fedex.com/rates-surcharges for a list of postal codes or cities by destination country where this surcharge applies.
International Out-of-Pickup-Area Surcharge
Shipments picked up from remote and less-accessible locations outside the U.S. are assessed an out-of-pickup-area surcharge. Go to fedex.com/rates-surcharges for a list of postal codes or cities by origin country where this surcharge applies.
Third Party Billing Surcharge
A surcharge will apply to shipments that are billed to a third party. The surcharge applies when an account unrelated to the shipper, as solely determined by FedEx, is billed as a third party for the shipment. It will be charged to the third-party payer. See the Billing section in the FedEx Express Terms and Conditions and the FedEx Ground Tariff for the definition of a Bill Third Party shipment.