Global Trade

Six Simple Steps to International Shipping

Resource Library

Useful resources and references for
shipping internationally

UPS Services

UPS Import ControlSM

Importers can initiate shipments from another country and have the shipment delivered to their location or to a third party.

UPS carbon neutral

Want to offset the climate impact of your shipping? Try our carbon neutral shipping option.

UPS International Services

UPS offers guaranteed time-definite and day-definite delivery worldwide based on your shipment's destination.

UPS Customs Brokerage Services

Rely on our experience and technology to help get your shipments cleared quickly, easily and with fewer complications.

UPS Returns®

Streamline and simplify your international returns process.

UPS Returns: Open a New World of Possibilities

UPS PaperlessSM Invoice

An electronic, commercial invoice for international shipments that integrates and transmits order processing, shipment preparation and commercial invoice data to customs offices across the globe.

UPS Paperless Invoice: Go Worldwide with a Leader

International Billing Options

Choose billing options that provide the flexibility to bill charges in a way that best suits your business model.

UPS Resources

UPS Business MonitorSM

UPS conducts an annual survey of small- to mid-sized businesses that offers insight into important global and regional business trends.

Free UPS Trade Publication

Trade Broadcast is a free e-newsletter that provides a closer look into regulatory and compliance issues.

Compass™ Online

Access product news and business insights from UPS.

U.S. Resources

U.S. Commercial Service

UPS has teamed up with the U.S. Commercial Service to help assist businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeeding in today's global marketplace. Here are just some of the resources available to you with U.S. Commercial Service:

U.S. Department of State Background Notes

Information on economic and political systems, populations, history, travel advisories and more, from across the globe.

U.S. Government Trade Finance Guide

A reference guide for U.S. exporters.

United States Trade Numbers

A map showing the United States' relationship to international countries, territories and trading ports.


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Small Business Snapshots

The following guides provide an overview of global markets that present significant opportunity to U.S. businesses, whether they are just beginning to explore international trade or already expanding to new markets. 

Small Business: Mexico
Small Business: Canada
Small Business: China
Small Business: Poland
Small Business: Vietnam
Small Business: Brazil
Small Business: India

UPS Customer Stories

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