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Postal Services Guide



Section 4 :  Country-specific Requirements

Countries starting with M


MACAO

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Printed papers. (3) Small Packet. (4) Registration. (5) Blind literature. (6) Insured letters, air only, limit $3,800.
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.

Portuguese or French as well as English.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Insurance, air and surface limit $3,800; Express (air parcel only).
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

Portuguese or French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Letters.
Invoices An invoice should accompany each item over 5000 patacas in value. A special customs invoice, stating the approval of quota, must accompany each parcel item, relating to textile and knitwear, to be sent to U.S.A. If such an invoice is sent with the parcel it may accompany, but must not be enclosed in the parcel.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MACEDONIA (Republic of)
(formerly a state of Yugoslavia)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Printed papers. (2) Small packets. (3) Registration. (4) 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 Coins, bank notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers' cheques, platinum, gold or silver, whether manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels or other valuable articles; letters may not contain documents having the character of current and personal correspondence exchange between persons other than the sender and the addressee or persons living with them; narcotics and psychotropic substances; explosive, flammable or other dangerous substances; obscene or immoral articles; articles of which the importation and circulation are prohibited in the country of destination; the insertion of live animals in letter-post items shall be prohibited.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Articles which, by their nature or their packing, may expose officials to danger, or soil or damage other parcels or postal equipment; narcotics and psychotropic substances; documents having the character of current and personal correspondence as well as correspondence of any kind exchanged between persons other than the sender and the addressee or persons living with them; live animals; explosive, flammable or other dangerous substances; radioactive materials; obscene or immoral articles; articles of which the importation or uttering is prohibited in the country of destination; coins, bank notes, currency notes, securities of any kind payable to bearer, platinum, gold or silver, whether manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels and other valuable articles; gold bullion.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MADAGASCAR, DEMOCRATIC 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 See under PARCEL POST.
Restrictions1 See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Absinthe and the like;

Baby dummies (pacifiers) and comforters not made of hot-vulcanized pure rubber;

Bank notes, cheques, coins;

Basketwork and wickerwork articles;

Beryllium;

Charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted);

Contraceptives;

Dry ice;

Electronic equipment, such as video cameras, walkie-talkies, GPS devices, radio-controlled toys, digital cameras, scanning devices, mobile phones, MP3 and MP4 players, Bluetooth devices, smartphones, electric shavers, power drills, tablets, portable DVD players, electronic measuring equipment, etc.;

Forage caps or bush hats of army regulation type, metal hats;

Khaki green clothing;

Letters in parcels; except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them;

Lithium cells and batteries;

Plaiting materials (straw, osier, reeds, strips of wood or bark, unspun natural textile fibres, etc);

Playing cards;

Precious and semi-precious metals and stones, and jewelleries made of these;

Preserves not bearing indications of the country of origin;

Saccharin;

Vanilla and vanillin products.

Restrictions1 Alcohol and spirits, wine, vinegar;

Animal products;

Measuring apparatus/instruments;

Pharmaceuticals;

Plants and plant products;

Stamps;

Stuffed objects (e.g. stuffed animals);

Tobacco and tobacco products;

Written publications.

Sealing Parcels should be sealed with a distinctive device.
Delivery Tax Complementary tax for the transport from the port of arrival is collected from the addressee.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MADEIRA

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 Coin, gold, jewellery, platinum, precious stones, silver and tobacco.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of medicines.
Customs Duty Bound or sewn books are liable to customs duty.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Insurance, surface only, limit $620; Express (Air Parcel Only).
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them; gold dust; ostrich feathers not made up; oilskins and similar oiled goods; tobacco; unobliterated postage and other stamps and bonds and orders payable to bearer, except in insured parcels.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of medicines; plants; saccharin and similar substances.
Invoices An invoice certified by a Portuguese Consul is required in respect of each consignment of goods over 550 escudos in value sent from a district in which a Portuguese consular representative resides. If such an invoice is sent with the parcel, it should be securely attached to the Parcel Despatch Note; it must not be enclosed in the parcel.
Packing Celluloid (seasoned), films and other articles made of celluloid must be packed in soldered tin boxes enclosed in strong wooden boxes.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MAJORCA- See BALEARIC ISLANDS

 

 

MALAWI
(formerly Nyasaland)

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 or Portuguese as well as English.
Prohibitions1 See under PARCEL POST (except for letters).
Restrictions1 See under PARCEL POST.
Import Licences See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.

Declarations must be fully completed and must show the full value of the goods.
Prohibitions1 Letters; except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them; indecent, defamatory or seditious literature and articles, advertisements relating to an illegal business, fortune telling advertisement, aphrodisiacs, miscellaneous vegetables and vegetable products, articles produced by prison labour, base or counterfeit coins, spirituous beverages containing noxious or injurious products; used clothing. Coins, bank notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers' cheques, platinum, gold or silver, whether manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels or other valuable articles. Coins, bank notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers' cheques, platinum, gold or silver, whether manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels or other valuable articles.
Restrictions1 Game skins, plants, roots, seeds and bulbs, serum, vaccines, viruses, medicine.
Import Licences Except for a few commodities, goods manufactured in Western Europe and all G.A.T.T. countries are admitted into Malawi under open general licence. A short list of goods manufactured in Japan and Czech and Slovak is also restricted. Goods from all other sources require individual licences. Senders are advised to confirm before posting that the addressee is in possession of the necessary licence.
Invoices For delivery purposes, it is desirable that each commercial parcel bears a consecutive number and that such number(s) be shown on the invoices. Invoices and Certificate of Origin should be attached to parcels (or to the highest numbered parcel where a consignment consists of more than one) in an envelope clearly marked INVOICES.
Packing Waterproof covers should be used for parcels for places not on the railway especially during October to May inclusive.
Address A parcel intended for delivery through a bank should bear the address of the bank only. The name of the ultimate consignee, but not his address, should be entered in brackets under the name and address of the bank.
Delivery Addressees are notified of arrival of parcels and are required to arrange for their collection.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MALAYSIA
Comprising Federal Territory, Johore, Kedah, Kelantan, Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Selangor, Trengganu, Sabah and Sarawak .

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Insured letters, air only, limit $1,860. (3) Printed papers. (4) Small Packet. (5) Registration. (6) Blind literature. (7) Express (See list below under 'Express Service')
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.

English or Romanised Malay.
Prohibitions1 Coins, bank-notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers' cheques, platinum, gold, silver, precious stones, jewellery and other articles of value, except in insured letters; charged butane gas lighters and refills; arms and their component parts; drugs and narcotics; radioactive materials; lottery ticket or any advertisements of prizes; indecent or obscene communications.
Restrictions1 Same as for PARCEL POST.
Express Service

Delivery of express articles in Malaysia is confined to the local delivery areas of the under mentioned towns and is undertaken only during such hours as may be prescribed by the Malaysian Postal Administration:

Peninsular Malaysia:

Alor Star, Batu Pahat, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Ipoh, Jalan Sultan (PJ), Johor Bahru, Kelang, Kluang, Kota Bahru   (Kelantan), Kuala Kangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu, Kuantan, Malacca, Muar, Pelabohan Kelang, Penang, Seremban, Shah Alam, Sungei Petani, Taiping, Telok Intan.

Sabah:

Beaufort, Keningau, Kota Belud, Kota Kinabalu, Kudat, Labuan, Lahad Datu, Papar, Ranau, Sandakan, Semporna, Tamparuli, Tanjung Aru, Tawau, Tenom, Tuaran

Sarawak

Baram, Bau, Betong, Binatang, Bintulu, Kanowit, Kapit, Kuching, Lawas, Limbang, Lundu, Lutong, Miri, Mukah, Saratok, Sarikei, Serian, Sibu, Sri Aman
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Insurance, air and surface, limit $1,860; F.O.C.; C.O.D.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Coins, bank-notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers' cheques, platinum, gold, silver, precious stones, jewellery and other articles of value except in insured letters. Charged butane gas lighters and refills. Arms and their component parts. Dangerous drugs, radioactive materials, lottery ticket, indecent or obscene communications, prints, photographs, books or other articles.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of certain foodstuffs, fats and oils; intoxicating liquors; toy pistols; lubricating oil; gold (including raw, smelted or manufactured gold, gold bullion or gold coin and articles made wholly or partly of gold), diamonds and diamond-set jewellery, all of which may not be imported except under licence issued by or on behalf of the Comptroller of Customs, Peninsular Malaysia. In addition the importation of certain plants and parts of plants, grains and seeds is subject to a written permit issued by the Director of Agriculture, Kuala Lumpur. Such parcels, if sent by air, must be addressed to the consignee c/o the Director of Agriculture, Kuala Lumpur.

In respect of Sabah and Sarawak the same condition applies and permission must be sought from the respective states.
Packing and Marking Parcels containing non-inflammable films must bear a white label clearly marked in black with the words "FILMS - NON-INFLAMMABLE".
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MALDIVES (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 Coffee products; fabric bearing designs in imitation of Government bonds; gold, silver or articles made of gold or silver; jewellery; lighters and their refills; tobacco products; toilet articles and preparations.
Restrictions1

Restrictions apply to the importation of books and other publications containing religious pictures or references; clothing and textiles; electrical goods including wireless telegraph apparatus; foodstuffs; oil and animal fats; plants and seeds; playing cards and similar games. Permission of respective Government authority is required for the importation of alcoholic drinks; pork; and idols for worshipping.
Address See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters; except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee concerning the parcel or its contents. For other prohibitions see under LETTER POST.
Restrictions1 See under LETTER POST.
Address Items addressed to tourist resorts should indicate the resort's company address in the capital, Male, and bear a contact number.

 

In order to expedite delivery of postal items to the correct addressees, the following key information is required on each item:

– the addressee's full name;

– the addressee's full address: apartment and floor number, street name, island and country;

– contact telephone numbers for both the sender and addressee, if available.

 

EMS items and parcels must also bear addressee's mobile number, when one is available (for SMS notification for delivery).

1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MALI (Republic of)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Printed papers. (2) Small Packets. (3) Registration. (4) 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 Charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted). Ordinary letters containing articles subject to Customs only.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Insurance, surface only, limit $620. (See 'Insurance' below).
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Letters; counters resembling coin; weights and measures not of the decimal system; and in addition, all goods bearing indications which suggest they are of French origin or manufacture when they are not.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of books and printed matter in Arabic; mineral waters; preserved plums, sardines and vegetables; saccharin and similar substances; spirits.
Insurance Insurance is only available to the following places:

Ansongo, Bafoulable, Baguineda, Bamako, Bamako-Niarela, Banamba, Bandiagara, Bougouni, Bourem, Dire, Fana, Gao, Goundam, Kati, Kayes, Kenieba, Kita, Kolokani, Koulikoro, Koulouba, Koutiala, Macina, Markala, Mopti, Nara, Niono, Nioro, San, Segou, Sikasso, Sofara, Tombouctou, Toukoto
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MALTA

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 Coin; gold; jewellery; platinum, precious stones, silver; flick and gravity knives and flick guns; football pool coupons; charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted).
Address

All addresses should bear a 7-digit alphanumeric postcode which consists of one part identifies the locality (alpha code), the second part specifies the street within the locality (street code, first three digits) and the third part indicates a group of delivery points within the street (unit code, last digit). The postcodes should be placed below the city name, e.g.:

Mr Juergen Attard
12 Becchi
Triq il-Mediterran
Manikata Mellieha
MLH 2042
MALTA

For correct postcodes details, please refer to the address and postcode locator on the Malta post website:
http://postcodes.maltapost.com
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, contraceptives, flick knives and gravity knives and flick guns; football pool coupons.
Batches of Parcels If more than one parcel is sent at one time to one addressee, the sender should number the parcels consecutively, and should indicate on each parcel the number of parcels forming the consignment. For example, if the consignment consists of three parcels, the parcels should be numbered 1/3, 2/3 and 3/3 respectively.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MARIANA ISLANDS

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.
General Conditions Same as U.S.A.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Insurance, surface only, limit $310.
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.


 

MARQUESAS ISLANDS- See FRENCH POLYNESIA

MARSHALL ISLANDS
For NAURU (Republic of) see separate entry.

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.
General Conditions Same as U.S.A.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
General Conditions Same as U.S.A.
Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MARTINIQUE- See FRENCH WEST INDIES

 

 

MAURITANIA, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Printed papers. (2) Small Packet. (3) Registration. (4) 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 Charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted). Ordinary letters containing articles subject to Customs.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them; counters resembling coin; weights and measures not of the decimal system, and in addition all goods bearing indications which suggest they are of French origin or manufacture when they are not.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of books and printed matter in Arabic; mineral waters; preserved plums; sardines and vegetables; saccharin and similar substances; spirits.
Address Parcels for all places are accepted; but they must be claimed at the nearest of the following offices, of which the name should, if possible, appear in the address:

Aioun-el-Atrouss, Akjoujt, Aleg, Atar, Bir-Moghrein, Boghe, Boutilimit, Chinguetti, F'Derick, Kaedi, Kiffa, Maghama, M'Bagne, M'Bout, Mederdra, Moudjeria, Nema, Nouadhibou, Nouakchott, Rosso, Selibaby, Tamchakett, Tidikja, Timbedra                                                     
Delivery Charges Delivery charges are collected from the addressees.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MAURITIUS
Including Rodriguez Island.

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 Coin, bank-notes and currency notes.
Restrictions1 For goods sent by letter post the same prohibitions and restrictions apply as for PARCEL POST.
Address See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters; used clothing for sale; Japanese shaving brushes; turtle shell.
Restrictions1 Medicines must be addressed to doctors, dentists and the like, not to private persons. Certain plants, seeds and fruits require a permit from the Director of Agriculture, and turtle oil a permit from the Receiver of Customs. Some other goods may also require permit from the Supplies Control Officer, Port Louis.
Import Licences Import licences are required for some classes of goods.
Address All postal items must bear complete addresses and correct postcodes to facilitate delivery. Please note that the postcode should be placed next to the main town or village as shown in the example below:

 

Mr Mike Delamer

21 Claude Delaitre Street

Les Guibies

Port Louis 11213

MAURITIUS

1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MEXICO

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 Coin, bank-notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, traveller's cheques, platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels and other valuable articles; bees; meat or pork products; packets of pictorial postcards by printed papers post; toilet preparations; medicines and vaccines for the treatment of foot-and-mouth disease; electronic cigarettes.
Restrictions1

Restrictions apply to the importation of - Advertising matter, calendars and loose leaf catalogues; medicines; plants and seeds; chocolate and products made with chocolate are subject to a permit from the Secretaria de Comercio, Mexico. Cigars and boxes of cigarettes must bear Mexican revenue stamps affixed by the makers and obtainable from the Ministry of Finance, Mexico. In addition, a large variety of goods require import licences to be obtained by the addressees in Mexico.

 

Goods that are difficult to identify and which, because they are in the form of powders, liquids or pharmaceutical preparations such as pills, pastilles, tablets, granules, bars, capsules or dragées, require particle size and/or chemical analysis to ascertain their composition, nature, origin and other characteristics for the purposes of customs classification, regardless of the quantity and value of the consignment, must be sent via a customs representative or agent.

PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

Spanish or French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them; bank-notes; bees; meat or pork products; tinned meat; toilet preparations; vaccines and medicines for the treatment of foot-and-mouth disease; electronic cigarettes.
Restrictions1 See under LETTER POST.
Import Licences Import licences are required for parcels valued at more than 1,000 Mexican pesos and gifts should not be sent unless the sender is assured that the addressee has obtained an import permit, if required, and is willing to pay the customs duties and other charges involved.

Importation of the following items must, however, be covered by import licence:

Wine or other alcoholic drinks; plastic articles; waste paper or cardboard; other waste or raw materials used in the manufacture of paper.
Invoices Two copies of the commercial invoice duly translated into Spanish to be inserted in parcels. Addressees will be fined if these documents are missing.
Gift Parcels Gifts are not granted any special privileges or exemptions and are subject to normal duties and other charges. Any parcels received without an invoice will be returned to the sender to avoid having to impose fine on the addressee.
Packing Straw hats and similar articles are accepted only if packed in strong wooden or metal cases.
Address Every parcel addressed to a bank or other Agent of the person for whom it is intended must bear both on the wrapper and customs declarations the full name and address of the ultimate consignee as well as the Agent's name and address.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MINORCA - See BALEARIC ISLANDS

 

 

MOLDOVA (Republic of)
(formerly a state of USSR)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Printed papers. (2) Small packets. (3) Registration. (4) 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 Printed and electronic material and films prejudicial to Moldova; pornographic, obscene and erotic material; items containing software or technical devices specially developed, manufactured, programmed or adapted to intercept secret information; currency, bonds and paper securities of Moldova; undeveloped cinema and photographic films, photographic paper; coins, bank notes, currency notes or travellers' cheques, securities of any kind payable to bearer, platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not, precious stones, jewellery and other precious objects; other valuable articles or expensive goods like mobile phones, digital cameras, video cameras, electronic devices, etc.
Restrictions1

Cancelled or non-cancelled stamps are admitted only as part of an organised philatelic exchange; medicines and vitamins are only admitted on authorisation of the Records Offices for Medicines and Pharmaceutical Products; seeds and plants require authorisation of the State Inspectorate for Quarantine of the Agricultural and Industrial Commission of Moldova. Printed papers are admitted provided they do not contain printed material prejudicial to Moldova, pornographic, obscene or erotic material.

Ordinary and registered letters must only contain private written messages, documents, receipts, invoices, accounts and private photographs.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Personal correspondence in parcels; raw eggs; honey, pollen, wax, honeycomb; firearms, blade weapons and any types of items that can be used for attack or self-defence (eg. stilettos, knuckledusters etc); electronic and high frequency machines; copier machines, except typewriters; items prohibited in the Letter Post. If prohibited items are sent in postal articles, one of the following three procedures is followed:

  • Confiscation of the entire article;
  • Confiscation of prohibited items only, the reminder being delivered to the addressee; or
  • Return of article to country of origin.
Restrictions1 Senders should ascertain import requirements from the Moldova authorities before posting the following: Bees, leeches and silkworms; raw products of animal origin; dairy and fish products; seeds, plants and parts of plants; fruit and vegetables; hunting weapons.
Customs Duty

Postal items containing non-commercial goods with a value of less than EUR 300, may be admitted free of customs charges.

 

Inherited goods originating from abroad are allowed into Moldova, free of customs duty, if certificates are received from foreign consulates as regards the right of inheritance and the composition of the legacy. Documents issued by foreign authorities or public bodies should be stamp by a consul of Moldova.

Articles or parts of articles sent to Moldova for repairs or replacement are admitted free of customs duty, if a written declaration from the sender is inserted in the parcel.

 

Import Permits and Invoices Postal articles sent to state institutions and cooperatives, containing items of commercial value are admitted subject to an import permit issued by the Ministry for Foreign Trade of Moldova. Invoices must accompany postal articles with a commercial value, which are delivered on presentation of the appropriate import permits and payment of customs duty.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MONACO (Principality of) - Same as FRANCE

 

 

MONGOLIA (People's 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.
Address All address should bear a 5-digit postcode and comply with the postal addressing standards, which carry the following reference:

The postcodes should be placed to the right of the locality name, e.g.:

MNS ISO 11180: 2001/Postal addressing/

Mr. Temuujin Dashnyam
6r horoolol-2, Hudaldaani gudmj-52/4
Apart-30-29
ULAANBAATAR, 15141
MONGOLIA

To check the postcode of an address, please refer to the address and postcode locator on the Mongolia website:

www.zipcode.mn

Enquiries about the new postcodes and addressing standards may be referred to:

Ministry of Road, Transport and Tourism
Baga toiruu-3, United Nations Street – 5/2
ULAANBAATAR, 15060
MONGOLIA

Tel:       +976 11 330 970
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Customers are requested to include the appropriate postcode in the last line of the address.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Raw eggs, honey, pollen, wax, honeycomb, firearms, blade weapons and any types of items that can be used for attack or self-defence (eg Stilettos, knuckledusters, etc), electronic and high frequency machines, copier machines except typewriters.
Address See under LETTER POST.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MONTENEGRO

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Printed papers. (2) Small packets. (3) Registration. (4) 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 or Yugoslav as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Artificial wine essence; charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted and should be declared as such on the Customs declarations); cigarette papers; foreign military uniforms; printed matter (periodicals, books etc) which is prohibited from admission and circulation in Montenegro. (Items printed abroad intended for distribution are admitted only when addressed to authorised distributors in Montenegro); Montenegro money. Letters containing articles subject to Customs duty.

Ordinary or registered items containing banknotes, other securities, jewels and other precious articles.
Restrictions1 See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

Declarations should be prepared in French or Yugoslav as well as English.

They should bear the Post Office serial number of the parcel and show the country of origin of contents. In the case of a gift parcel, each declaration and the despatch note, as well as the parcel itself, should be conspicuously marked "Gift Parcel".
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them; artificial wine essence, butane gas lighters and refills; cigarette papers; foreign military uniforms; printed matter (periodicals, books etc) which is prohibited from admission and circulation in Montenegro. (Items printed abroad intended for distribution are admitted only when addressed to authorised distributors in Montenegro); Montenegro money.
Restrictions1

Restrictions apply to the importation of - Copies of plans; fruit; gold, silver, platinum, jewellery and precious stones; meat products; patent medicines and drugs; plants, parts of plants and seeds; radio and telephone apparatus; sporting weapons.

Postal items for Montenegro addressed to natural persons of Montenegro or foreign nationality may contain personal travel articles, articles for personal use and for the use of members of a family (medicines and medical instruments, teaching material and leisure material) and articles for the use of their household in quantities not intended for resale. Such articles shall be imported against payment of Customs duty and other fees.

Items inherited abroad as well as articles provided for in contracts concluded between States may be freely imported in accordance with such contracts.

Items addressed to natural persons of Montenegro or foreign nationality, the total equivalent value of which in Euros does not exceed US$30, are exempted from Customs duty; items the total equivalent value of which exceed US$30 do not enjoy this privilege.

Natural persons of Montenegro nationality exercising a profession are entitled to import articles serving to exercise that profession (equipment, reproduction material and spare parts); importation will be subject to special conditions.

The sender is required to show clearly on the Customs declaration the special entitlement to import items containing articles imported under special conditions and regulations Failing this, the addressee will be required to produce proof before delivery."

The importation of coffee in items addressed to private persons is restricted to 5 kg per item. Parcels containing more than 5 kg of coffee will be immediately returned to origin at sender's expense.

The importation of most classes of goods is subject to the production of an import licence and senders are advised to confirm before posting that a licence, if required, has been obtained by the addressee.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MONTSERRAT

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 Packets of pictorial postcards by printed papers post.
Address See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available F.O.C. (Plymouth only).
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them.
Address All postal items must bear complete addresses and correct postcodes to facilitate delivery. Examples of address formats are shown below:

 

Miss Stephanie Dunbar

P.O. Box 140

Brades, MSR1110

MONTSERRAT

Miss Sybil Patrick

Runway Point Circle

Olveston, MSR1350

MONTSERRAT

Mr W D Smith

House #GP 1500

Silk Cotton Street

Look Out, MSR1250

MONTSERRAT

 

1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MOROCCO (Kingdom of)
Including Ifni, Rio de Oro, Saguia el Hamra. (For Ceuta, Chafarinas, Jadu and Melilla - see separate entry under heading SPANISH TERRITORIES OF NORTH AFRICA).

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 or Spanish as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Absinthe (except essence of absinthe under permit); bank-notes; charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted);coins, gold, jewellery, platinum, precious stones, silver exceeding $25 in value; counterfeit Moroccan coins and metals; written documents and recording of all kinds which encourage proselytism; seductive literature; spirits; spurious substances designed to adulterate food and drink. Denatured alcohols and certain aperitifs.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of bank-notes and currency notes; bees and leeches; plants and parts of plants; raw skins; tobacco; weight and measures.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

French or Spanish as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them; absinthe (except essence of absinthe under permit); charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted and should be declared as such on the customs declaration forms); counterfeit Moroccan coins and medals; written documents and recording of all kinds which encourage proselytism; seductive literature; spirits; spurious substances designed to adulterate food and drink. Denatured alcohols and certain aperitifs.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of bees and leeches; plant and parts of plants; raw skins; tobacco; weights and measures.
Import Licences Import licences are required for all commercial parcels.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MOZAMBIQUE (People's 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.

Portuguese or French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Coin; gold; jewellery; platinum; precious stones; silver; bank-notes; currency notes and documents payable to bearer; patent medicines, except under permit.
Restrictions1 See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
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; patent medicines, except under permit.
Delivery Charges Additional charges may be collected from the addressees of parcels addressed to remote places.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

MYANMAR (Union of)
(formerly Union of Burma)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Insured letters, air only, limit $3,800 (Yangoon only). (3) Printed papers. (4) Small Packet. (5) Registration. (6) 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.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Insurance, air and surface, limit $3,800 (Yangoon only);
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them; toy pistols and sulphur, unless imported by or on behalf of the Government of Myanmar; bronze or copper coins not of the Royal mint; celluloid and articles made wholly or partly of celluloid, such as cinematograph and photographic films, unless packed in a strong wooden box bearing a label "Celluloid" in large letters; labels or woven goods bearing designs in imitation of paper money; plants, unless accompanied by a certificate in the form prescribed by the authorities; quinine coloured pink.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of hypodermic syringes and needles; potatoes; seed of flax; skins and feathers; wireless sending apparatus.
Address Parcels addressed to post box numbers only, that is, without the actual address of the addressee, are inadmissible.
Duplicate Documents In order to facilitate customs clearance, duplicates of the certificate of origin and invoice should be attached to the relative despatch papers.
Customs Duty When the total customs duty payable on a parcel does not exceed 75 pyas, the whole of the duty is waived.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.