Export Controls and Sanctions

Iran Sanctions (update)

January 2014

Following the conclusion of an agreement upon Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), certain points in the EU and U.S. sanctions programmes have been temporarily suspended, giving relief for specific exports or transactions. However, at this moment in time, the majority of the existing EU and U.S. restrictive measures remain in force. Also, very strict time constraints apply - the suspension has six months duration.

As part of TNT’s Export Control compliance, TNT requires a statement from the customer that No License is Required (NLR) before accepting your goods for transportation to Iran. A copy of this statement must be provided together with export paperwork and necessary trade documents.

Click to view the Iran Sanctions Customer Statement (.doc format)

Click to print and complete the Iran Sanctions Customer Statement on Company Letterhead (.doc format)

Alternatively, in case of exports of licensable items, this fact must be appropriately identified by customers, who must provide TNT Express with information and all necessary documentation, including valid licenses, to comply with applicable regulations.

Non-compliant shipments will be held and subject to delays or return.  This applies to document and non-document consignments. All diplomatic material falls under the diplomatic process and procedures.

Additionally, please be aware that TNT does not accept items of US origin for carriage to Iran from any origin in the world.

Due to tighter regulations passed by the Canadian Government, please be advised that a different customer statement applies for the Canada to Iran traffic.

For more information on sanctions please see examples in the links below:

EU Sanctions Programmes:

The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the United States Department of Commerce

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by the United States Department of State

US Sanctions administered by the United States Department of the Treasury

Australia Sanctions

SYRIA (29th November 2012)

All Syria inbound and outbound services are suspended with immediate effect and until further notice.  Standard RO procedures will apply from DXB for any held consignments received with effect from the 29th November 2012.


22nd June 2012

Shipments destined to Iran or Syria that are consigned to a transport company or freight forwarder are not acceptable for movement by TNT.

Please note that this applies to both document shipments as well as non document shipments.