Sending and Receiving

Why is my package stuck in customs?

FedEx aims to resolve held packages as soon as is possible.

There can be a number of reasons why packages are delayed during the clearance process:

  • Missing information on accompanying paperwork
  • Verification of clearance procedure required securing import duty and VAT
  • Gaining representation permission
  • A request to hold goods pending importer instructions
  • Goods are subject to Other Government Department review 

If additional information is required from the shipper or recipient, FedEx will attempt to contact them.                              

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