I'm shipping outside of USA. What should I know??
19 Dec 2006 08:12 PM
We recommend Global Express Mail (which takes approximately 4-10) for most orders being shipped outside the U.S. Major European countries (UK, France, Germany, etc.) take about 5-7 days for delivery. Major Asian countries (Malaysia, Singapore, etc.) take 7 days. Australia/New Zealand may take 7-9 days.
For express (rush) shipping, we choose UPS Worldwide Express, which takes 2-3 days, guaranteed, for the absolute fastest international shipping.
Important Note about Customs & Duties
All items entering a foreign country are subject to customs inspection and the assessment of duties and taxes in accordance with that country's national laws. Customs duties and taxes are assessed, generally, if the merchandise is dutiable and the value of the item is above the threshold set by the country's laws. If duties and taxes are assessed on an item mailed via the Postal Service, they are collected from the recipient. In addition, for most countries, there is an administrative fee that is collected from the recipient to cover the costs of clearing the item through customs and collecting duties and taxes. For instance, the administrative fee in the United Kingdom is 6.50 British pounds for airmail parcels and 11.25 British pounds for Global Express Mail; in 23 countries in Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Monaco, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, San Marion, Vatican City, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Adorra, Gilbratar, Sweden, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein) the administrative fee is 17 Euros for Global Express Mail and Global Airmail Parcel Post; and the administrative fee in Canada is $5 Canadian for Global Airmail Parcel Post. Business mailers have the option to pay the duties, taxes or fees to certain countries through an International Customized Mail Agreement.
If you want to learn what the threshold for duties and taxes is for a particular country, you can go to
for general information or visit the Web site of that country's customs service.
Please note: IslamicBookstore.com cannot be held responsible for any import fees, customs fees, import taxes, or other types of charges which a recipient may incur, who is receiving products outside of the United States. This may be either through a private courier service or through your local postal system.
Delivery Note: Due to occasional delays with customs to certain countries (in particular, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand), certain packages may take up to 4-8 weeks to deliver. Please be advised if you order with the shipping methods of Worldmail or USPS Airmail, on rare occasions, your package may take 4-8 weeks to deliver.