By Dow Jones Business News,
January 23, 2014, 08:13:00 PM EDT
Delivery companies including FedEx Corp. ( FDX ) and United Parcel Service ( UPS ), have had issues with foreign
deliveries to individual customers in Russia over stricter government paperwork requirements, Reuters reported Thursday.
The report said FedEx temporarily suspended foreign shipments to individual customers. A FedEx spokesman told The Wall
Street Journal that the company "complies with all customs regulations for international shipments" and emphasized that
the temporary suspension applies only to shipments to individuals. The spokesman referred further questions to the
Russian customs authorities.
DHL Worldwide Express Inc. said it will suspend shipments of products for personal use to Russia from Jan. 27, Reuters
reported. DHL said an expanded list of required documents has significantly slowed down the customs process, Reuters
A DHL spokeswoman told the Journal that due to "recent changes in customs procedures," the company is unable to
process dutiable shipments to private addresses "with the appropriate level of service and speed," and DHL has suspended
the import of dutiable shipments for private individuals.
A spokeswoman for UPS told the Journal that the company has experienced "significant delays" in its deliveries of
packages to private individuals in Russia, but hasn't suspended its deliveries. However, she said UPS is evaluating
whether to do so. She said commercial shipments to businesses and document shipments to individuals have not been
Full story at: www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/23/us-dhl-russia-idUSBREA0M1JX20140123
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