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Postal Services Guide



Section 4 :  Country-specific Requirements

Countries starting with H


HAITI (Republic of)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Printed papers. (3) Small Packet. (4) Registration. (5) Blind literature.
Customs Declarations and Languages Value up to $700 - Green Label (CN22);

Value over $700 - Parcel Despatch Note in addition to upper part of Green Label.

French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Jewellery.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

HAWAII- See UNITED STATES OF AMERICA




 

HOLLAND - See NETHERLANDS




 

HONDURAS (Republic of)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Printed papers. (3) Small Packet. (4) Registration. (5) Blind literature.
Customs Declarations and Languages Value up to $700 - Green Label (CN22);

Value over $700 - Parcel Despatch Note in addition to upper part of Green Label.

Spanish or French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Coin, bank-notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers' cheques; platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels and other valuable articles; printed matter of any kind containing communist propaganda.
Restrictions1 Used clothing must be accompanied by a disinfection certificate issued by the appropriate authorities.
Address The words HONDURAS REPUBLIC (in BLOCK CAPITALS) should be included in the address on all mail.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters; bank-notes, coins, currency notes, documents payable to bearer;   gold, jewellery, platinum, precious stones, silver. Printed matter of any kind containing communist propaganda.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of plants, seeds or other propagating material, including the packaging or earth containing them. Used clothing must be accompanied by a disinfection certificate issued by the appropriate authorities.
Invoices A commercial invoice in respect of each parcel or consignment of parcels posted at the same time by the same sender to the same addressee showing clearly the nature and actual value of the contents should be sent separately by letter post, addressed to E1 Jefe de la Oficina de Paquetes Postales at the place of destination.
Address

Every parcel addressed to a bank or other Agent of the person for whom it is intended should bear, in addition to the Agent's name and address, the name and address of the ultimate consignee. Delivery charges are collected from the addressees.

The words HONDURAS REPUBLIC (in BLOCK CAPITALS) should be included in the address on all mail.
Advice of Despatch In order to prevent delay after arrival in Honduras, it is advisable to notify the addressee separately by letter that a parcel has been sent, so that he may keep in touch with the local Examiner of Postal Parcels.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

HONG KONG

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Insured letters, air only, limit $3,800. (3) Printed papers. (4) Small Packet.   (5) Registration. (6) Blind literature. (7) Express (To all parts of Hong Kong).
Customs Declarations Value up to $700 - Green Label (CN22);

Value over $700 - Parcel Despatch Note in addition to upper part of Green Label.
Prohibitions1 See under PARCEL POST.
Restrictions1 See under PARCEL POST.
Import Licences A licence, to be obtained by the addressees in advance, is required for importation into Hong Kong of certain goods.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Insurance, air and surface only, limit $3,800.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressees of the parcel or persons residing with them; all live animals except bees, leeches and silkworm; carcass of any animal; smokeless tobacco products; paints, varnishes, enamels and all similar substances which have a flash point below 60ºC; explosives, fireworks, matches of all kinds and any explosive, inflammable or dangerous substances; any imitation of any envelope, wrapper, card, form or document issued by any postal authority; all articles of a seditious nature; lottery tickets and documents relating to lotteries; betting advertisements if relating to an illegal business; fortune telling advertisements; moneylenders' circulars if sent unsolicited; any articles of an obscene, immoral, indecent, offensive or libellous nature; any articles bearing any imitation of any words, letters or marks used by any postal authority; articles infringing trademark or copyright laws; articles bearing any imitation or representation of any postage stamp; paintings or drawings of an obscene or indecent character; counterfeit postage stamps, objects bearing imitations of postage stamp.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of live bees, leeches and silkworms; all meat and offal; marine animals; dairy produce; bird eggs; natural honey; plants and plant products; agricultural and domestic pesticides; beverages, alcoholic fluids; tobacco; mineral products; narcotics; pharmaceutical products; radioactive materials & irradiating apparatus; acetylating substances; ozone depleting substances; paint, varnish, enamel and similar substances having inflammable point between 36ºC and 66ºC or a flash point between 32ºC and 60ºC ; textiles and textile articles; strategic commodities; radio transmitting equipment; arms and ammunition.

Coins, precious stones, jewellery and objects of gold, silver and platinum and other valuables must be sent by registered or insured service. However, articles of a total value exceeding HK$2,500 must be sent by insured service.
Import Licences See under LETTER POST.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

HUNGARY (REPUBLIC OF)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Printed papers. (3) Small Packet. (4) Registration. (5) Blind literature.
Customs Declarations Value up to $700 - Green Label (CN22);

Value over $700 - Parcel Despatch Note in addition to upper part of Green Label.
Prohibitions1 See under PARCEL POST.
Gifts Gifts for private persons sent by letter post are subject to the same conditions as gifts sent by parcel post.
Commercial Invoices See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Express (Air parcel only).
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1

Printed matters, publications, illustrations and objects suitable for arousing hatred against the Republic of Hungary or other countries, some people, nationalities or races; offending general values, public morals, public decency and human rights; articles of pornographic nature, horror films etc. in quantities intended for distribution; cartridges for gas pistols and self-defending gas-like sprays in the non-foreign trade turnover; means, usable as offensive weapons (knuckle-dusters, spring-knives, rubber truncheons etc.) in the non-foreign trade turnover.

The above-listed kinds of merchandise, incidentally posted in postal parcels are to be destroyed by the Customs Authorities. For private persons, no kind of gambling slot-machines and money-winning slot-machines is allowed through the customs except the television-linked video games. For legal persons, no money-winning slot-machines and good taste offending gambling slot-machines are allowed.
Restrictions1

Restrictions apply to the importation of alcohol; articles containing alcohol or nicotine; cocoa beans; spices; wine. For citizens of Hungary the following merchandises can be cleared in the non-commercial turnover:

Alcoholic drinks:     
     
  • 1 litre of spirituous liquors and
  • 1 litre of wine and
  • 5 litres of beer

 
Tobacco products:  
     
  • 500 pieces of cigarettes or
  • 100 pieces of cigars or
  • 500 gr of tobacco


Coffee, tea, cocoa and all kinds of spices and their blends, except red pepper and its blends, 1 - 1 kg

From other goods     
   
  • up to the individual value of 500 Forints (10 pieces/sorts)
  • up to the individual value of 2000 Forints (5 pieces/sorts)
  • up to the individual value of 5000 Forints (2 pieces/sorts)
  • over the individual value of 5000 Forints (1 piece/sort)
Gift Parcels  (Non-Commercial Papers)

Gift parcels may be sent to private persons free of duty provided they are for the personal use of the addressee or members of his family and do not exceed the quantity limits listed above. Medicine may be included in gift parcel provided it is intact and in the manufacturer's original packing. The addressee must prove that he is in need of the quantity sent. Gift parcels which do not comply with Hungarian regulations are liable to be returned to the senders at their expense.
Commercial Parcels Commercial parcels may be subject to import restrictions, and senders are advised to ascertain from the addressee, before despatching a commercial parcel, whether an import licence is required. A detailed invoice should be enclosed in each parcel.
Commercial Invoices Postal items containing goods must be accompanied by a commercial invoice in duplicate. Any commercial item(s) sent to private individuals from any business unit should have the relevant invoices(s) attached.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.