Send parcel to USA - United States of America
Prices for sending a parcel to USA - United States of America
With europacco.com you can not only organize a shipment easily, but you can also ship packages at economic prices. We organize low cost shipments to USA - United States of America. You can find the price for a shipment to USA - United States of America in the following table. You can organize a low cost package shipment entering europacco.com.
Thanks to our extensive transport network, we are able to guarantee an optimal balance in terms of quality/price. By choosing europacco.com for a parcel shipments you will have:
- collection at home
- estimated delivery time: 4 to 8 working days
- shipment tracking
europacco.com offers a customized service, if you want to send a Parcel to USA - United States of America. We offer an economical solution for every kind of consignment. Our service includes home or business address collection by an express courier and delivery in more than 210 countries worldwide.
Send a Parcel safe, reliable and fast
Europacco.com brings your Parcel safely and quickly to its destination to USA - United States of America. Shipping is easy: fill out the online form, print the label and attach it to your shipment - it is now ready for collection. All this is possible without registration and thus makes fast and simple the package delivery.Overview of the price list
Shipping Time to USA - United States of America
How can I track my Parcel?
With our tracking option you can monitor your Parcel from the collection in Italy to the delivery to USA - United States of America. Enter the shipping number on our tracking page.
How much does it cost to send a Parcel to USA - United States of America?
Years of experience in the shipping sector and a high daily volume of consignments allow us to offer highly affordable prices. With europacco.com you can send a Parcel starting from only €39,00 to USA - United States of America. For more detailed information please consult our price list.
How long does it take to send a Parcel to USA - United States of America?
The transit times from Italy to USA - United States of America vary from 4 to 8 working days. Transit times are calculated in working days and depend on the starting location and the packet arrival area.
Shipping to the United States: the rules to follow case by case
Are you planning to ship to the United States? Before proceeding, you should carefully read the customs regulations governing the introduction of goods into the United States. This applies both to packages sent as gifts to relatives or friends and to commercial shipments. Not being up-to-date can lead to misunderstandings, such as improper packaging or missing certain documents. The consequence? The detention of the shipment at customs instead of timely delivery to the recipient, the seizure of the goods and, in rare cases, even the destruction. However, let's examine in detail what you need to prepare before deciding to send gifts, personal items and goods purchased online, to the United States.
Before we go any further, it might be useful to specify that it is not only the Federal Government that imposes taxes on shipped goods, but also individual states or even regions and cities. And, to compensate for the absence of VAT is the Sales Tax, which is bound to change depending on the state under consideration. The shipment of packages containing goods or envelopes of documents will be carried out by a specialized company like europacco, ready to offer you various tailor-made services.
How to send a gift to the USA
Packages containing gifts must follow a precise discipline. This applies to any gift, except for shipments containing foodstuffs and other products under the control of the Food and Drug Administration.
First and foremost, there are rules to be followed when packing. Each product must be packaged individually, possibly marking each package with the word "gift". This will not prevent the sender who wants it, to put inside a single box more gifts for more people. We suggest that everything is done by marking each gift with the name of the recipient and indicating the total number of gifts intended for him.
It remains valid that a single person can receive a shipment as a gift worth less than $100. In this way, the shipment benefits from the exemption of taxes and customs charges.
What is not considered a "gift"?
Generally, shipments intended for individuals and made by a company cannot be considered a "gift". However, it will be possible to use the "gift" option, remembering to write the wording "gift not requested" on the same commercial invoice. Also in this case, in order to benefit from the exemption of taxes and customs charges, the amount shown on the invoice must not exceed 100 US dollars.
In case you are in possession of special licenses to export goods such as alcoholic beverages, perfumes or other ADR products or cigars and cigarettes, you should know that these goods cannot be exempted from payment of taxes and customs duties.
Animal products, on the other hand, that can be shipped as gifts, may be subject to additional controls and to the request of special documents for customs clearance, including the authorization to import into the USA issued by the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Food shipments between private individuals
Following several episodes of bioterrorism, dating back to 2002, in the United States has been introduced a strict protocol regarding the customs clearance of shipments. The intent was to make safer the movement of:
- industrial food products
- homemade food products
- drugs and spices
- supplements (and beverages) for human or animal consumption
As previously reported, the shipment of some products, such as alcoholic beverages for example, can take place under special conditions. These conditions also apply to shipments of perishable or long-life food products for which special permits and licenses are required for customs clearance. FDA will enforce the control standards required by law, ensuring that they are met on any shipment containing even a single product listed above.
Documents and information required
Both the waybill and the commercial invoice must clearly indicate the name of the sender respectively recipient of the shipment. On the accompanying invoice is also required the wording "Personal use" next to the description of the product. In the case of goods with a value greater than US$200, a "Prior Notice" must be submitted to FDA. The procedure is applied in case of shipments containing food products sent for commercial purposes.
Homemade foodstuffs: how to send them to the USA?
When sending homemade food products, the name of the sender and receiver must be included on all customs documents. The accompanying invoice must also include the wording "Homemade - for personal use" and a description of each product. Again, a value of more than $200 will make both the Prior Notice and the FDA declaration of suitability mandatory.
E-commerce and merchandise restrictions
E-shops that have expanded their online sales in the United States must be careful when sending products that must comply with local regulations. Some goods also require a specific license for customs clearance. To keep up to date with these regulations, it is important to regularly consult the US Customs & Border Protection website. If you are an e-commerce business specializing in the sale of food or cosmetics, you should be aware that these products may be subject to specific labeling and packaging requirements. More information on this can be found on the U.S. Small Business Administration website.
Sending personal property to the United States
Personal goods include all products that are for the exclusive use of a private recipient and are not subject to commercial purposes of any kind. Even in this case, there is a limit of $200 for each shipment; shipments of goods not exceeding this amount are not subject to taxes and customs fees. There is one exception to this rule, concerning men's custom-made suits from Hong Kong. In order for a good to be considered personal in nature, the documents accompanying it during the voyage must bear the following two indications:
- In the waybill: presence of a truthful description of what is in the package, and the wording "personal use".
- In the commercial invoice: presence of the declaration of personal use.
In addition to these indications, it may also happen that certain customs authorities (to name just two of them, FCC and FDA) require additional declarations.
It should also be taken into account that personal use items brought into the U.S., except for the above-mentioned declarations, are not subject to import quotas if they have a certain economic value. The europacco team will help you in the procedure of data insertion and the correct compilation of customs documents. In a few minutes your shipment will be ready to be sent, at very convenient prices.
USA - United States of America - Further Information
USA - United States of America in general
The United States of America
The United States includes the 50 States of North America more California, New York, Florida, Texas, Alaska, Washington and Hawaii. Hollywood is the center of the American Film Industry and the Time Square in New York, the center of the Theater District of Broadway. New York is the largest city in the country and the capital of the United States is Washington DC. The country offers a varied interesting scenario as the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls. One of the biggest attractions is the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Orlando has become the most visited city in Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada is the metropolis of the game with several benches and casino gambling.
Did you know that...
American citizens do not hold any identity card. They use the driver's license for identify themselves. In America, in many stores, the advertised price is not necessarily what the customer goes to pay as final price. In case, the customer is offered the final price once he makes the checkout, including the taxes. Still today, in the USA, the chocolate eggs with inside toys, are prohibited and forbidden because of the introduction of non-edible material in food.
Send parcel to the United States
Whether you send a package to Los Angeles, Miami, Boston or New York, service and costs do not vary. We offer a secure service, if you have to send company documents, patterns and products. You can also send souvenirs, excess baggage and suitcases to USA. In case you want to send fragile objects in America, please contact our customer service by e-mail and you will promptly receive a quote.
What cannot enter the United States, not even in a pack
Like every country, also US have banned certain goods, which by law cannot be imported into the country. In this sense, the United States are noted for the absurd laws and emanations, which are still valid today. There are laws in the United States that have been lawful many decades ago and that today seem no longer current or even absurd for our days. Import laws contain precise rules, which each customer is required to comply with.
In the United States, for compliance with import regulations, it is responsible the US. Customs and Border Protection, the entity for the Customs and Border Police Department of the Department of Homeland Security. In collaboration with other ministries, including the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of Agriculture and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, have imposed provisions on the import of certain goods. In this long list there are, on the one hand, certain products that cannot be imported into the United States, the so-called "prohibited goods". Among these are dangerous toys, unauthorized machines, game and of course illegal substances such as absinthe or rohypnol. On the other hand, there are product groups, "restricted items", which are limited and can only be imported if you have a certain license. Among these there are the weapons, certain types of fruits and vegetables, animal products, their derivatives and the animals themselves.
Below there's a brief listing, including curious products, which are subject to certain charges during import into the United States:
- Absinthe: forbidden. Absinthe contains tujone, a neurotoxic, a discolored liquid with a similar smell to the menthol. Although the content of tujone in absinthe has been limited to a maximum of 35 mg per kg and therefore the effect is similar to alcohol, the absinthe containing tujone remains prohibited in the United States.
- Alcoholic drinks: restricted. Depending on the Federal State, separate rules are applied to the imported product. To avoid difficulties when importing in general, one should consider: alcohol should not be shipped, which also applies to alcoholic sweets.
- Cat or dog hair: forbidden. In the United States the import (but also the export), practically the transport and production of cat or dog hair products are illegal. An infringement in this sense can go up to 10,000 Euros for the transgressor.
- Packaged food: restricted. Finished products can only be imported in the United States in a limited way. All foods containing meat (including bouillon or ready-to-use soups) are however strictly forbidden.
- Dangerous goods: forbidden. Chemical agents but also batteries (such as cell phones) are a potential hazard and cannot be dispatched to the United States.
- The surprise chocolate eggs: forbidden. A special surprise in this list is the chocolate egg supposedly not to be dangerous which can contains toys for children. But even though the most loved gift of Europe cannot be shipped to the United States - for the following reason: toys in the egg, according to the US authorities, are classified as dangerous, as there is a danger of suffocation.
All prohibited items, respectively, restricted items, which can only be imported into the United States only, are listed on the official website of the Customs and Border Police Department on www.cbp.gov. If you are unsure whether a particular product can be shipped or not, then it is advisable to first request information from the official authorities.
Customs regulations in USA
In the US, shipments such as "gift" with a value of up to US $ 100.00, may be imported free of customs duties and charges. The recipient may not receive the goods with a value of more than $ 100.00 per day, in shipments of type "gift". Even on shipments of US-made goods, no duties are payable. In this case please write on the package "American Goods Returned."
Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and tobacco itself, perfumes and liquids with alcohol content with a value of more than $ 5.00 must be declared. Please note that some US states do not allow the import of alcohol. For precise information, please contact the US Customs.
Please complete the declaration of free export and the proforma invoice (or attach the original bill). On the package it should be written: "Unsolicited Gift" (gift not required, so that it appears that there is no order for the goods).
For commercial shipments in the United States please contact our customer service via e-mail to [email protected] providing accurate information in order to be able to propose you a tailor-made for you.
Customs shipments to USA - United States of America
Also, USA - United States of America is subject to customs regulations. Generally, customs clearance for export and import is needed, for shipments from and to extra UE countries or for European states that are subject to customs controls. While customs clearance in the export phase is handled between the custom of the country of departing and the sender, for the clearance in import, the receiver must collaborate with the customs concerned.
The quotations seen on europacco.com are therefore always free of duties and custom duties in import, bureaucratic and administrative fees or broker fees where needed. The customs taxes cannot therefore be anticipated and in the calculation of them the total value of the goods indicated on the accompanying proforma/commercial naturally affects also.
The "Gift" type shipment is allowed only for some destinations.
A particular role belongs to the document shipments, ad this one does not involve customs clearance unlike shipments containing goods inside. Often, some documents should reach the customs authorities in original format and, many times, are not shipped together with the sent goods. Also, in this case, the document shipments of europacco.com is the ideal solution. Go to Compiling the customs documents to read in detail how to fill in correctly the customs documents, so to avoid problems during the transport.
Before each shipment, we always recommend consulting the customs regulations of the country of destination and remember the sovereign nature and the decision-making power of each customs regarding the clearance of each shipment.
Our Custom Service is gladly at your complete disposal for letting you have accurate information on the feasibility of the shipment according to the type of the goods to be sent, as well as for the filling in of the customs documentation.
Customs - general information
Restrictions and prohibitions may affect countries, people (including intermediaries/brokers) and goods:
- Countries: embargo
- People: most often in relation to counter-terrorism activities or foreign and security policy situations
- Goods: biodiversity, cultural goods, dual-use goods, rough diamonds, weapons & ammunition, ...
If you want to bring souvenirs from the holidays (pay attention to the quantitative limits) or move for work, study or personal reasons, the current regulations should be carefully studied.
Finally, for some goods an excise duty may be required, such as for example on coffee, alcohol, tobacco, fuel or electricity
How import customs costs are calculated?
Generally, customs duties and fees may include the following positions:
- customs duties: the effective customs costs
- VAT in import phase: the value added tax in the country of destination
- excise duty: indirect tax on the manufacture and sale of certain consumer goods
- administrative costs: for example, those for goods on stock
Finally, these positions can affects the final amount of the customs duties which further vary from case to case and from country to country. Also, each state issues different directives in terms of value and quantity limits, which are certainly to be respected.
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