Wednesday, August 16, 2017

DHL to discontinue delivery of goods purchased online to Russian citizens

The Yekaterinburg branch of international express delivery company DHL announced last week plans to stop delivery of goods purchased online from abroad retailers.

The company cited stricter customs regulations as influencing its decision to stop delivering parcels from internationals vendors as of Jan. 27, Ural Business Consulting reports.

The new regulations will also likely affect such parcel carriers as FedEx, Pony Express, UPS, DPD, TNT and SPSR Express. The regulations expressly prohibit the importing of personal items for use by Russian citizens, making the cargo subject to more complicated customs procedures.

Customs officers at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport now require delivery services to make deliveries only to addresses that match a customer's bank card, according to Ural Business Consulting.