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Postal Services Guide



Section 4 :  Country-specific Requirements

Countries starting with P


PAKISTAN

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Insured letters, air only, limit $310. (See 'Insurance' below). (3) Printed papers. (4) Small packets. (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.
Prohibitions1 Celluloid and articles wholly or partly made of celluloid, such as photograph films. Non-inflammable cinematograph films are, however, admitted by letter post provided that the packets bear a label clearly marked in red characters "This contains non-inflammable films only". Charged butane gas lighters and refills. Packets of picture postcards are prohibited from importation by printed papers post. Account and manuscript books, advertising matter (with the exception of trade catalogues and circular), almanacs, cards in general, labels, photographs, picture books, printed forms and works of art are prohibited from importation by printed papers post when sent as merchandise.
Restrictions1 Bank-notes, coin, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers’ cheques, gold, silver or platinum, manufactured or not, jewels, precious stones and other valuable articles such as mobile phones, precious pens, watches, eyeglasses, toys, etc., may only be imported with permission from the State Bank of Pakistan and are admissible only in insured letters. Important documents, including original educational documents and test results of GRE (Graduate Record Examination), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) should be sent by registered mail or EMS. Moreover, items containing valuables should be properly packed in order to ensure secure transmission up to final delivery. Restrictions also apply to the importation of plants and parts of plants.
Address Registered and insured packets addressed to post-box numbers only, that is, without the actual address of the addressee, are inadmissible.
Sealing Items closed by means of adhesive tape must bear the name, mark, stamp or signature of the sender or a mark or date-stamp impression of the office of origin.
Insurance

The insured letter service is NOT available to the following places:-

 

Bela, Chhellar, Dhandi, Kaloi, Khararodal, Land Kamar, Liari, Miani Beach, Molviabad, Ormara, Rawatsar, Shakardara, Sonmiani, Spinwam, Tenai, Thathi Nasratti, Uthal.

Customs Duty See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note (a separate set, with Despatch Note for each parcel). Customs declarations should show clearly the material of which goods are made, for example; silk stockings, cotton material, silver-plated cutlery. If books and photographs are enclosed in a parcel with other articles their value should be shown separately. The net weight of the contents of parcels of tobacco, cigars and cigarettes, and in the case of cigars and cigarettes, particulars of the brands and the number and net weight of the cigars or cigarettes of each brand should be clearly stated.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them; cotton and woollen piece-goods (not made up into garments such as are ordinarily sold by length or by the piece, imported for trade purposes and not stamped to indicate the length in yards or fractions thereof; military material and appliances for discharging gas, unless imported by or on behalf of the Government of Pakistan; bronze or copper coins not of the Royal mint or of a Pakistan State; bulbs and plants, unless accompanied by a certificate in the form prescribed by the Pakistan authorities; labels or woven goods bearing designs in imitation of paper money; quinine coloured pink; sulphur.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of bank-notes; coin and currency notes; plants and parts of plants, gold, silver bullion and silver sheets and plates.
Gift Parcels

Importation of unsolicited gift parcels involving no remittance of foreign exchange from Pakistan is permissible into Pakistan only if such parcels contain goods specified below and fulfil the conditions set out hereto:-

  • books, magazines, journals and medicines up to the value of 1,000 rupees per person per annum (1 July to 30 June); and
  • any goods excluding textiles (made-up and second hand garments are admissible), imitation jewellery, watches and watch bands, fountain pens, cameras, radios including transistor sets and trophies (such as products of wild animals and birds) up to the value of 1,000 rupees per person per annum (1 July to 30 June).

A licence, to be obtained by the addressee in advance, is required for importation of goods other than those mentioned above. Senders are advised to confirm before posting a parcel that the licence, when it is necessary, has been obtained by the addressee.
Address The name of the province in which the place of address is situated should, as far as possible, be included in the address.

Parcels addressed to post-box numbers only, that is, without the actual address of the addressee, are inadmissible.
Insured Items Insurance available under Letter Post only.
Customs Duty Customs duty and a sales tax on the duty paid value is levied on all imports into Pakistan.
Duplicate Documents Senders of commercial parcels should, in their own interests, forward by airmail, directly to the addressees in Pakistan, duplicates of all necessary documents, for example, (a) clear Customs declarations (b) certificate of origin and (c) invoice showing, separately, the value of each item enclosed in the parcel. The receipt of these duplicate documents in Pakistan prior to the arrival of the parcels will enable the addressees to facilitate Customs clearance.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

PANAMA (Republic of)
Including PANAMA CANAL ZONE.

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, manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels and other valuable articles.
Address See under PARCEL POST
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Services Available None
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters; grease; liquid or easily liquefiable substances.
Invoices A commercial invoice should be sent to the addressee by letter post.
Charges Charges varying accordingly to weight for rail conveyance from Colon are liable to be levied on parcels for Panama City and other places on the Pacific Coast. Such charges must be paid by the addressee.
Address The following key information should be written clearly on each item:

 

      • Name and full address of sender and addressee;
      • Correct P.O. box number (if relevant);
      • If using the general delivery window of a specific post office, the phrase "ENTREGA   GENERAL/GENERAL DELIVERY" should appear, under which the zone of that office should be indicated;
      • For home delivery, the address should correctly indicate the street number, house or building number, name of town division, and town;
      • Name of city and country written in capital letters: for example, PANAMA CITY, PANAMA.

 

For postal parcels, M bags, registered mail and Speedpost EMS items, the fixed-line or mobile telephone number should also be provided for both the sender and addressee, if available.

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


 

PANAMA CANAL ZONE- See PANAMA (Republic of)

 

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Comprising Papua New Guinea, Admiralty Islands (including Manus Island), Bismarck Archipelago (including New Britain and New Ireland), Bougainville and Buka, Trobriand or Kiriwina Island, D'entrecasteaux Islands and the Louisiade Archipelago.

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Printed papers. (3) Small packets. (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.
Restrictions1 See under PARCEL POST.
Censorship See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Blank invoice forms; counterfeit money; eggs and products containing eggs, including noodles; goods having false suggestion of warranty or guarantee; goods packed in hay, chaff or straw; imitation shells and fish; instruments of gaming; lard; manure and organic fertilisers; matches or vestas containing white or yellow phosphorus; plants and parts of plants; preparations purporting to be a remedy for the alcoholic or drug habits (tobacco excepted); prison-made goods, spring knives, thalidomide, X-rated video tapes ('blue movies'), hard-core adult magazines and other such publications; the importation of such items is an offence.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of: Bird and animal products (including those for human consumption); butter substitutes; films; hair dyes; living culture of bacteria; mineral oils, playing cards; plumage; rice; snuff; spirits; tear gas; tobacco, cigars and cigarettes; used clothing, bags and sacks (unless consent in writing is first obtained from the Director of Public Health of Papua New Guinea and the articles are accompanied by a certificate of disinfection authorised by a Medical Officer of Health).
Censorship All films, video tapes, TV programmes and publications, unless sponsored by national or provincial governments, will have to be submitted for viewing and classification by the Censorship Office. Such items when sent by post must be declared.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

PARAGUAY (Republic of)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Printed papers. (3) Small packets. (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 note, precious stones, jewels and other valuable articles, foreign-origin used clothing.
Restrictions1 Before dutiable goods are released from Customs, a bank certificate has to be furnished by the importer proving that the necessary deposit has been made prior to despatch.
Invoices All goods with a value in excess of 70 U.S. dollars or the equivalent in other currencies must be accompanied by Consular and Commercial invoices made out in Spanish and duly legalised.
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, foreign-origin used clothing.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of - Foodstuffs, fruit and seeds.

Before parcels are released from Customs, a bank certificate has to be furnished by the importer proving that the necessary deposit has been made prior to despatch.
Invoices All goods with a value in excess of 70 U.S. dollars or the equivalent in other currencies must be accompanied by Consular and Commercial invoices made out in Spanish and duly legalised.
Gift Parcels Gifts are exempt from prior deposit requirements and a consular invoice is not required provided the value is below 25 U.S. dollars. Customs duties and other charges are payable by the addressee.
Packing Each article of celluloid or roll of film must be packed separately.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

PERSIA- See IRAN (Islamic Republic of)

 

 

PERU (Republic of)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Printed papers. (2) Registration. (3) Small packets. (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.

Spanish or French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 See under PARCEL POST.
Restrictions1 See under PARCEL POST.
Invoice/Certificate Agricultural postal items must be accompanied by a plant or animal health certificate. All postal items containing goods whose value exceeds US$1000 or the equivalent in other currencies, must be accompanied by a consular invoice legalised by a Peruvian Consul.
Delivery To facilitate delivery, the following key information should be indicated on each item:

 

    • the sender's full name and address;
    • the addressee's full name and address, including P.O. box or street and house number;
    • for items requiring a customs declaration, telephone contact numbers for both the sender and addressee, if available.
Address

All postal items addressed for delivery in Peru should bear a 5-digit postcode.

To find and check the postcode of an address, please visit the postcode locator on Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications’ website (available in Spanish only).

 

Address Format:

    • The addresses should be written in "block letters" by preference.
    • It is necessary to indicate the type of street for example:

 

Type of road

in Spanish

Abbreviation of type

of road in Spanish

Type of road in English
Calle Calle Street
Jirón Jr.

Urban road composed by several

streets or street sections between corners

Avenida Av.

Avenue

Pasaje Psje.

Passage

    Or any other type of street should be specified.

 

    • When the name of a street ends with a number (Calle 10), the numero sign "N°" should be used to separate the numeric end of the street name from the number of the house in this street: (for example: Calle 10 Nº 985).

 

Example:

 

Sr. José Galvez Lora

Av. Larco 1301, Miraflores

15074

LIMA

PERU

 

PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

Spanish or French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Pyrotechnic products and similar products with a basis of explosive material; organochlorinated pesticides, their derivatives and components; agricultural pesticides (including those containing active ingredients - ethylene dichloride, ethylene oxide, monocrotophos) and substances thereof, and compounds derived from them; articles of apparel and worn clothing, accessories, worn footwear; geographic, historic, cartographic texts, books, floppy disks, video cassettes and any medium containing a distortion or misrepresentation of the Peruvian national territory and its borders; residues and compounds of rare-earth metals and injurious scraps of radio-active elements; beverages, spirits and other made which bore the word "PISCO" or similar words; coins, banknotes, currency notes, securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers’ cheques, platinum, gold or silver, whether manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels and other valuable articles; used tyres; toys known as "Yoyo Loco" or "Yoyo Chino"; vitamins.
Restrictions1 Electrical machinery, equipment, appliances and apparatus for transmitting stations and parts thereof; telecommunications equipment (e.g. mobile phones); arms, ammunitions, parts and accessories of such articles for civil use; explosives or parts and accessories of such articles for civil use; products or raw chemical material, used directly or indirectly in manufacturing of Chlorhidrate of Cocaine; products of vegetable source and derived products thereof; products of animal origin; veterinary products; human offal; wild flora and fauna specimen; waste and scrape of paper or paperboard, to be use on paper industry recycling; organic chemicals and registered brand medicaments or medicines; prepared foodstuff, essential oils, resinoids, perfumery, cosmetics or toilet preparations as well as medical or surgical instruments, apparatus, equipment, parts and accessories thereof; pharmaceutical products and products derived from human blood; mineral products or concentrates thereof.
Invoice/Certificate See under LETTER POST.
Gift Parcels There are no duty concessions for gift parcels and their contents are subject to Customs duties and other charges in the same way as ordinary commercial consignments.
Delivery See under LETTER POST.
Address See under LETTER POST.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

PHILIPPINES (Republic of the)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Printed papers. (3) Small packets. (4) Registration. (5) Blind literature (6) Express (See list below under "Express Service")
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 Restrictions apply to the importation of silkworms and their eggs; plants and seeds.
Address See under PARCEL POST.
Express Service Available only to the following places:-

Caloocan City, Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila, Paranaque,
Pasay City, Pasig, Quezon City, San Juan
Sealing Letter closed with adhesive tape are prohibited and will be accepted only if they bear the postmark of the post office of posting and the signature of the sender on the adhesive tape.
Packing

Postal items containing recorded cassette/voice tapes should be properly packed to withstand international transport handling.

Measures to be followed for sending of postal items containing non-flammable liquids and gels by airmails:

  • the containers used for storing the non-flammable liquids and gels should, as far as possible, be the original manufacturer’s packaging; any repackaging should have been carried out by authorised and legitimate laboratories/manufacturers;
  • the allowable and acceptable volume of the non-flammable liquids and gels for postal transmission should be strictly observed;
  • the contents of postal items containing non-flammable liquids and gels should be listed individually and in detail in the consignment note/CN 22/CN 23, including the name of the non-flammable liquids and gels, the volume and the type of packaging.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Letter of Credit A letter of credit is required if the value of the Main1 article(s) is more than US$1000, and for Secondary2 article(s) in commercial quantity if the value is more than US$500.

"1. Main article(s) - Imports of the basic necessities:
foods, clothing, shelter, health and education which low
income group can generally afford to consume.

2. Secondary article(s) - Imports of the consumers requirements of the affluent class of more than average means who can generally afford such goods as are considered luxuries or expenses for mere pleasures, in addition to those specified in the above categories."
Prohibitions1 Insulting, defamatory manuscripts and printed papers; seditious manuscripts and printed papers; lottery and information on lottery; obscene articles; explosives, inflammable liquids and solids; corrosive liquids; compound gases; oxidizing substances, poisonous substances; radioactive substances; firearms and weapons of war (including their replicas and toys resembling the real weapons); liquors; living animals and plants; narcotics; narcotics instruments; coins, bank notes, copyright games of chance; falsely stamped articles; foods, drugs, articles, instruments for the prevention of conception.
Restrictions1

Not more than one parcel per week may be sent by the same sender to the same addressee unless the parcel contains books, magazines or newspapers.

Silkworms and their eggs, bees and leeches; "safety base" celluloid films; narcotics only if imported by the Philippine Government; living plants (including live trees, shoots, plants, moss and bulbs, tubers and seeds, provided such importation is by order of the Philippine Government; books and publications (importation must be certified by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Philippines.

The addressee must obtain a release certificate from an authorised bank before a parcel can be handed over.
Gift Parcels Gift parcels are subject to Customs duties, taxes and other charges in accordance with the Customs Laws and the Central Bank rules and regulations in the Philippines.
Commercial Invoices All parcels, irrespective of the value of the contents, must be accompanied by Commercial Invoice, one copy to be attached to the face of the parcel, and the other to be placed inside the parcel.
Packing

Postal items containing recorded cassette/voice tapes should be properly packed to withstand international transport handling. Parcel containing liquids should be marked "Fragile".

Measures to be followed for sending of postal items containing non-flammable liquids and gels by airmails:

  • the containers used for storing the non-flammable liquids and gels should, as far as possible, be the original manufacturer’s packaging; any repackaging should have been carried out by authorised and legitimate laboratories/manufacturers;
  • the allowable and acceptable volume of the non-flammable liquids and gels for postal transmission should be strictly observed;
  • the contents of postal items containing non-flammable liquids and gels should be listed individually and in detail in the consignment note/CN 22/CN 23, including the name of the non-flammable liquids and gels, the volume and the type of packaging.
Address Each parcel shall bear the exact and complete names and addresses of the sender and the recipient in Roman characters. The sender is advised to enclose in the parcel a copy of his address and that of the recipient.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

PITCAIRN ISLAND

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Printed papers. (3) Small packets. (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.
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; alcoholic liquors.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

POLAND

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Insured letters, air only, limit $1,900. (3) Printed papers. (4) Small packets. (5) Registration. (6) 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.

Polish or French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Gold coin, unmanufactured gold and certain monetary documents except under permit; dirty used clothing. Ordinary and registered letters containing bank notes, coins, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, traveller's cheques, platinum, gold or silver, whether manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels or other valuables articles.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of medicines; plants, seeds; serums and vaccines; tobacco.
Customs Duty All articles (including those sent as gifts) are liable to Customs duty. Electrical deaf-aids and surgical belts, hose, etc required for the personal use of the addressee or a member of his family are, however, admitted free of duty if the addressee holds a permit issued by the Polish health authorities.
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; firearms, ammunitions & explosive substances; dirty used clothing; charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted); labels, empty receptacles and so on having the names of non-Polish firms sent without goods. No documents, printed matter, books periodicals, sketches, photographs, photographic films (negatives or paper), gramophone recordings, etc may be sent by post if they contain matter prejudicial to Polish laws and customs.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of alcoholic liquors; artificial sweetening substances; fruit; meat and other animal products; medicines; plants and seeds; potatoes; serums and vaccines; tobacco. Commercial parcels are not in general admitted unless an import licence has been obtained from the appropriate Polish authority.
Customs Duty All articles (including those sent in "Gift" parcels) are liable to Customs duty. Electrical deaf aids and surgical belts, hose, etc required for the personal use of the addressee or a member of his family are, however, admitted free of duty if the addressee holds a permit issued by the Polish health authorities.
Gift Parcels Gift parcels for private persons are admitted generally without import restrictions providing they contain reasonable quantities only of articles required for the personal use of the addressee or his family and the total value does not exceed US$100. Customs duties are payable on most articles. Gift parcels may not be sent to associations, organisations, institutions and so on without the permission of the Polish Minister of Foreign Trade.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

PORTUGAL

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Insured letters, air only, limit $2,870. (3) Printed papers. (4) Small packets. (5) Registration. (6) Blind literature. (7) Express.
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, 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. Butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted); tobacco.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of medicines.
Customs Duty

Bound or sewn books are liable to Customs duty.

Products such as tobacco, alcohol, alcoholic beverages, perfumes, toilet waters, coffee or tea are subject to the payment of duty and/or taxes (excise duty and VAT).

Items containing such products are exempt from customs duty, etc., only if the following conditions are met:

1. The items are sent only occasionally and from the sender to the addressee, without anything being payable by the latter.

2. The goods are for the personal use of the addressees or their families. The value of goods from countries that are not part of the European Union may not exceed 45 EUR.

3. The ceilings on quantities for importation listed below are applicable to all countries, including those of the European Union:

a. For tobacco (only one of the following):

  • 50 cigarettes;
  • 25 cigarillos;
  • 10 cigars;
  • 50 grammes of pipe tobacco

b. for alcohol, alcoholic beverages, distilled beverages, spirits or similar beverages:

  • 1 litre; or
  • for wine: 2 litres

c. for miscellaneous products (only one of the following):

  • 50 grammes of perfume;
  • 0.25 litre of toilet water;
  • 500 grammes of coffee;
  • 200 grammes of coffee extract or essence;
  • 100 grammes of tea;
  • 40 grammes of tea extract or essence.

Consignments of goods subject to the above ceilings which exceed the quantities specified are not exempt from taxes and duty.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Insurance, air limit $1,900 and surface limit $760. Express (Air Parcel Only).
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

Portuguese or French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Letters; tobacco (unless addressed to members of the Diplomatic Corps); bonds and orders payable to bearer, unobliterated postage and other stamps; butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted).
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of medicines; plants; saccharin and similar substances; meat.
Import Licence With certain exceptions, parcels containing goods up to value of 2,500 escudos may be imported into Portugal without import licence or prior registration. An import licence is required for all parcels containing goods exceeding 2,500 escudos in value.
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. These invoices should not accompany the parcels but should be sent direct to the addressee.

Certificates of origin are required for certain types of goods. Where a certificate of origin or an invoice bearing the origin declaration is provided this should be stated on the Customs declarations and all documents should be handed to the post office with 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.


 

PORTUGUESE EAST AFRICA - See MOZAMBIQUE (People's Republic of)

 

 

PORTUGUESE TIMOR - See EAST TIMOR

 

 

PORTUGUESE WEST AFRICA - See separate entries for ANGOLA; SAO TOME and PRINCIPE (Republic of)
For PORTUGUESE GUINEA see GUINEA BISSAU

 

 

 
PUERTO RICO

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Printed papers.   (3) Small packets. (4) Registration. (5) Blind literature.
Customs Declarations Same as U.S.A.
Prohibitions1 Same as U.S.A.
Restriction1 Same as U.S.A.
Origin, Invoice and Customs Duty Same as U.S.A.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Same as U.S.A.
Prohibitions1 Same as U.S.A.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.