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ST. CHRISTOPHER (St Kitts) and Nevis

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 Currency is not admitted in registered items.
Restrictions1 Insured boxes containing opium, morphine, cocaine or other narcotics despatched for medical or scientific purposes under licence issued by the Governor. Parasites and other organisms destructive of insect pests intended for the control of such pests and exchanged by officially recognised institutions (in the form of samples).
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.
Restrictions1 Consignments of opium, morphine, cocaine or other narcotics despatched for medical or scientific purposes in the form of a postal parcel, under licence issued by the Governor. Second-hand clothing, plants, fruits, arms.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

ST. HELENA

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


 

ST. LUCIA

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 Butane gas lighters and refills; coin; perishable biological substances.
Restrictions1 Plants and seed are liable to disinfection by the agricultural 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; butane gas lighters and refills.
Restrictions1 Plants and seeds are liable to disinfection by the agricultural authorities.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

ST. PIERRE and MIQUELON

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


 

ST. VINCENT (and the Grenadines)

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 Alcohol, except if perfumed or for medicinal purposes or unless sent in small quantities as genuine trade samples; coin, tobacco, packets of cigarettes and cigars unless sent in small quantities for personal use.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of plant cuttings and seeds.
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.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of bulbs, plant cuttings and seeds.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SALVADOR- See EL SALVADOR (Republic of)

 

 

SAMOA
(U.S.A. Territory. The principal islands are Manua and Tutuila. The chief town is Pago-Pago).

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available Same as PUERTO RICO
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Insurance, surface only, limit $150.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions and Restrictions1 Same as U.S.A.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SAMOA, WESTERN - See WESTERN SAMOA
SAN MARINO (Republic of) - Same as ITALY

 

SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

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 Blank invoice forms; butane gas lighters and refills.
PARCEL POST
General Conditions Same as SOLOMON ISLANDS
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SAO TOME and PRINCIPE (Democratic 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.

Portuguese or French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Coins, gold, jewellery, platinum, precious stones, silver, except in insured letters; bank-notes; currency notes and documents and payable to bearer except in insured letters; butane gas lighters and refills.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Service Available None.
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

Portuguese or French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Letter, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them, butane gas lighters and refills.
Invoices For goods over 550 escudos in value, the invoice must show the origin of the goods and be countersigned by a representative of a Chamber of Commerce in the country from which the merchandise originates, or failing this, by the respective Customs or Port Authority. The invoice should not accompany the parcels but should be sent direct to the addressee.
Sealing Parcels should be sealed with a distinctive device.
Delivery Charges Additional charges are collected from the addressees of parcels addressed to remote places.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SAUDI ARABIA (Kingdom of)

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

Arabic 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. Ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to Customs duty. Video tapes. Any kind of box containing fire-extinguishing powder or any other substance considered to be dangerous whether in the form of chemical liquids or explosive or flammable materials.
Restrictions1 Medicines, pharmaceutical and plant-based products and foodstuffs for medicinal purposes are not admissible without the prior authorisation from the General Food and Medicine Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Medicines and medicinal products must be accompanied by a prescription issued by a competent authority.
Address See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

Parcels sent to banks for customers must be accompanied, in addition to the despatch note and the Customs declaration, by other documents such as the declaration of insured value, the certificate of origin, the invoice, etc.

Arabic 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; alcoholic liquors; articles of non-Muslim worship, musical instruments; pork products (including pig skin) and statutory articles. Any kind of box containing fire-extinguishing powder or any other substance considered to be dangerous whether in the form of chemical liquids or explosive or flammable materials.
Restrictions1 See under LETTER POST.
Import Licences Import licences are required for gold, silver, currency and securities and these are prohibited in ordinary parcels.
Delivery Parcels are accepted for the following places only:-

Abha, Abqaiq, Al-Khobar, Al-Qatif, Al-Rass, Aneiza, Ar-Ar, Beesha, Buraidah, Dammam, Dhahran, Dheba, Djeddah,  Hassa, Hayel, Jizan, Jobeil, Khafji, Kharj, Medina, Mecca,  Oula, Ras-Tanura, Riyadh, Saffanieh, Taif, Tureif, Wafrah, Wejh, Yenbo   
Address The following key information should be included on all postal items:
  • the addressee's full name and complete address, including :
  • - for home delivery:

o the building number, street name and district name;

o the city name, postcode, extension number and country name

   - for post office delivery:

o the P.O. box number;

o the city name, postcode and country name

  • the sender's full name and address;
  • contact telephone numbers for both the sender and the addressee, if available.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SENEGAL (Republic of)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Insured letters, surface only, limit $1,140 (see 'Insurance" below). (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.

French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted).
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of books and printed matter in Arabic. Medicaments (prior authorisation from the Ministry of Public Health of Senegal).
Insurance Insurance is available to Aere-Lao, Dagoudane - Pikine, Dakar-Cd., Dakar-Etoile, Dakar-Fann, Dakar-Liberte, Dakar-Medina, Dakar-RP, Dakar-Succursale, Dakar-Yoff, Darou-Mousty, Diouloulou, Gandiaye, Kedougou N'Doffane, Oussouye and Thilmaka in addition to those places shown in the list under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Letters; uncut diamonds; counters resembling coin; spirits; weights and measures not of the decimal system; all goods bearing indications which suggest they are of French origin or manufacture when they are not.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of alcohol; Gramophone records; books and printed matter in Arabic; mineral waters; preserved plums, tinned fish and vegetables; saccharin and similar substances. Medicaments (prior authorisation from the Ministry of Public Health of Senegal).
Address

 

 

 

 

Parcels are accepted for all places, but they must be claimed at the nearest of the following offices of which the name should, if possible, appear in the address:-

Aere-Lao, Bakel, Bambey, Bignona, Birkelane, Cascas, Coki, Dagana, Dahra, Dakar, Dakar Colis Postaux, Darou- Mousty, Diouloulou, Diourbel, Fatick, Foundiougne, Gandiaye, Goree, Gossas, Goudiry, Gueoul, Guinguineo, Joal, Kaffrine, Kanel, Kaolack, Kebemer, Kedougou, Khombole, Kidira, Kolda, Koungheul, Linguere, Louga, Marsassoun, Matam, M'Backe, M'Boro, M'Bour, Mecke, N'Dande, N'Dioum, Nioro du Rip, Oussouye, Pikine, Pire, Podor, Pout, Richard-Toll, Rufisque, Saint-Louis R.P., Sakal, Salde, Sebikotane, Sedhiou, Seme, Sokhone, Tambacounda, Thies, Thilmakha, Thilogne, Tiaroye, Tivaouane, Velingara, Ziguinchor
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SERBIA

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Insured letters, surface only, limit $2,870. (No insurance service to Kosovo) (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.

French or Serbian 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 Serbia. (Items printed abroad intended for distribution are admitted only when addressed to authorised distributors in Serbia); Serbia 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.
Compensation Compensation is not payable for damages to letter-post items containing fragile articles.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations and Languages

Parcel Despatch Note.

Declarations should be prepared in French or Serbian 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 Serbia. (Items printed abroad intended for distribution are admitted only when addressed to authorised distributors in Serbia); Serbia 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 Serbia addressed to natural persons of Serbia or foreign nationality may contain personal travel articles, articles for personal use and for the use of members of a family (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.

Under the Serbian National Law of Medicines and Medical Equipment, individuals may receive through the post samples of medicines only (medicines that are not samples found in postal items will be returned to sender).

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 Serbia or foreign nationality, the total equivalent value of which in dinars 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 Serbia 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.


 

SEYCHELLES (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 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 cards by printed papers post. Charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted); narcotics or psychotropic substances; explosives or flammables; obscene or immoral articles; live animals.
Restrictions1 See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Services Available F.O.C.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them; narcotics or psychotropic substances; explosives or flammables; obscene or immoral articles; live animals.
Restrictions1 Money, cheques, payable documents and precious metals must be sent by insured post.
Import Permit All imports of goods into Seychelles require an import permit obtainable by the importers from the Ministry of Finance and Communications.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SHARJAH - See UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

 

 

SIERRA LEONE (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 Value up to $700 – Green Label (CN22);

Value over $700 – Parcel Despatch Note in addition to upper part of Green Label.
Prohibitions1 Postage stamps, whether obliterated or not, except in insured or registered letters; silver bullion exceeding £5; West African currency notes, unless sent by a bank to a bank. Ordinary letters containing bank-notes which are legal tender, or bearer cheques, currency notes and securities.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of plants and seeds.
Invoices A certified invoice indicating the quantity, description and purchase price is required in respect of packets containing goods imported for sale or commercial exchange. When a consignment consists of more than one packet, one invoice will suffice so long as it shows separately the contents of every packet in the consignment. Each packet should be marked 'Invoice enclosed' or 'Invoice enclosed in packet number ' as appropriate.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Express (Air Parcel Only).
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters; West African currency notes, unless sent by a bank to a bank. Ordinary letters containing bank-notes which are legal tender, or bearer cheques, currency notes and securities.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of flock manufactured from rags; plants and seeds; spirits. Certain antibiotics are admitted under licence issued by the Director of Medical Services, Sierra Leone.
Invoices Same as for LETTER POST.
Import Licences An import licence is not required in respect of the importation from Scheduled Territories of certain classes of goods, provided a certificate of origin is produced when the goods are imported.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SINT MAARTEN (Dutch Part)

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.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters (in parcels), except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them; articles infringing copyrights; weapons; butane gas lighters and refills; articles of value.
Restrictions1 Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting.

 

Coins and similar pieces of copper, bronze and nickel. Medicines.

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


 

SLOVAK REPUBLIC
(formerly a state of former Czech and Slovak Federative Republic)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Printed papers. (2) Registration. (3) Small packets. (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 See under PARCEL POST.
Restrictions1 See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1

Chain letters; publications, drawings, photographs, records, sheets of music, etc. contrary to the State public order; perishable infectious substances; perishable non-infectious substances; radioactive materials; spirit; soil.

Personal correspondence in parcels; precious metals; saccharine and similar substances; alcoholic beverages; lottery tickets and circulars; items bearing reproductions of bank notes or designs resembling them.
Restrictions1

Coins; paper money; securities and other paper values of any kind; as well as saving-bank booklets; and manufactured gold, silver, and platinum may be imported only by authorization of the State Bank; Phytogenic materials; Fresh foods.

Coins, bank-notes, postage stamps, cheques or foreign currency, or objects of precious metal cannot be sent by ordinary or registered mail.

The following used non-commercial products cannot be imported to Slovakia:-

  • refrigerators, freezers (compression or absorption type,
  • electrical or gas-powered), air-conditioning systems, even
  • those installed in vehicles, if they contain ozone-depleting
  • substances;
  • food processors, washing machines or dish-washers;
  • automobiles (even damaged vehicles to be salvaged for spare parts) not in compliance with the provision of the legal general regulations, unless intended for collection or specially prepared for competition;
  • tyres not in compliance with the provisions of the legal general regulations;
  • stockings;
  • shoes;
  • fabric-covered furniture;
  • toys;
  • electrical appliances and electronic products, e.g. television sets, magnetic tape recorders, video recorders, photocopying machines, computers (and their used components), cutters and mowers, paper compactors, sewing machines, laundry irons;
  • other articles that may endanger human health or safety or the environment when being destroyed;
 
Importation is not prohibited, however, in cases involving :

  • Personal articles imported by a natural person in the process of moving;
  • when they are items imported by a natural or legal person for charitable purposes, provided that the importer furnishes the disinfection or disinsectization certificates of the country of origin, or the documents for special cleaning, with the authorization of a corresponding health organization of Slovakia;
  • used clothing and other textiles, where they are sent by postal parcel in a reasonable amount from a natural person in another country to another natural person in Slovakia;
  • used refrigerators and freezers, used clothing and other textiles and the articles listed under 7, 8 and 9, provided that there is proof that the goods have been received as an inheritance in another country
Gift Parcels

Gift parcels must be sent by private individuals. Those sent by commercial firms are not admitted. Gift shipments for the personal use of the addressee or the addressee's family do not require an import permit if the contents do not exceed 5000 Slovak Republic crowns. When the total exceeds 2000 Slovak Republic crowns, the addressee must provide a gift certificate authenticated by an authorised agent in that country. Slovak Republic customs decides the value of the contents on the basis of internal prices of identical articles.

Philatelic articles and stamps exchanged between member philatelists must not exceed 1000 Slovak Republic crowns in any calendar year. Gift packages containing philatelic articles are restricted to 3 per year and the shipment cannot exceed a total of 100 stamps or philatelic articles and 100 Slovak Republic crown in value.
Customs Duty Articles imported in postal items are exempt from customs duties if their total value does not exceed 300 Slovak Republic crowns.
Import Permits and Invoices Import permits are required for gift parcels exceeding three per year for one addressee, or for any parcel exceeding 3,000 Slovak Republic crowns in value. Permits may be issued to addresses or withheld at the discretion of the customs authorities after the parcels arrive.

Medicines are admitted provided the addressee is in possession of an import permit granted by the Slovak Republic health authorities.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

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

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available Insured letters, air and surface, limit $1,900. (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.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Insurance, air, limit $1,900.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Coins, bank notes, currency notes, securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers' cheques, platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels and other valuable articles; explosives, inflammable objects and objects whose transportation is dangerous for other postal items as well as for the health and life of people; objects, whose traffic is prohibited by law; live animals except bees, bloodsuckers (leeches) and silkworms.
Restrictions1

Senders should ascertain import requirements from the Slovenian authorities before posting the following; printed publications; drugs and poisons; serums and vaccines; medicines and patent medicines; plants, parts of plants, fruit; meat and poultry products; wireless sets; lithographic copies of plans or maps; jewellery, precious metals and stones; coffee; spare parts for production machinery; reproduction equipment needed to pursue a private trade; musical instruments; utensils.

The following goods may be imported :-

  • Postal items for Slovenia addressed to individuals 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.
 
  • 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 individuals which do not exceeds US$30 in total, are exempted from customs duty; items the total equivalent value of which exceeds US$30 in total must pay customs duty.
 
  • Natural persons of Slovenia nationality exercising a profession are entitled to import articles for use in that profession (equipment, reproduction material and spare parts); importation will be subject to special conditions.
 

Senders posting the above items must provide proof of the addressee's entitlement on the Parcel Despatch Note to import such items. If such proof is not available, the addressee will be required to produce such proof before delivery.
Gift Parcels Gift parcels and the relative accompanying documents should be marked "Gift Parcel" or "Envoi Cadeau".
Import Licence Import licences are required for many types of commercial goods. The licences must be obtained by the addressee before parcels are posted. In order to facilitate customs clearance and the calculation of the various duties, relevant invoices must be inserted in parcels. All parcels are opened and inspected by customs.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SOCIETY ISLANDS - See FRENCH POLYNESIA

 

 

SOLOMON ISLANDS
(For Buka and Bougainville see PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

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.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Any article or matter which may expose any person to danger or soil or damage other articles or postal property; narcotic or psychotropic substances; live animals; explosive, flammable or other dangerous substances; radioactive material; obscene or immoral article; articles the importation or uttering or which is prohibited in the country of destination; coin, bank note, currency note, security payable to bearer, precious stones, jewels, or platinum, gold, silver objects except in an insured parcel.
Health Certificate Postal parcels containing used clothing must be accompanied by a health certificate issued by the official health authorities.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SOMALI COAST, FRENCH - See DJIBOUTI (Republic of)

 

 

SOMALI DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (formerly SOMALIA)

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 Charged butane gas lighters and refills; bank-notes, currency notes, documents payable to bearer; coin, gold, jewellery, platinum, precious stones and silver; packets of pictorial post-cards by printed papers post; perishable biological substances.
Restrictions1 Cigarettes are admitted only if they bear the word "Somali Democratic Republic" and are in containers which bear an official stamp.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters; charged butane gas lighters and refills; spirits; condensed milk; abortive; aphrodisiacs; perishable biological substances.
Restrictions1 All medicaments made up for injection; manufactured tobacco; patent medicines; serums, vaccines and similar substances; second-hand clothing, blankets, bedding and so on, if intended for resale; plants and parts of plants; weights and measures. Cigarettes are admitted only if they bear the word "Somali Democratic Republic" and are in containers which bear an official stamp.
Import Licences Import licences obtainable by the addressees from the Trade commissioner, Somali Democratic Republic are necessary for all parcels.
Invoices A commercial invoice is required for all commercial parcels
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.


 

SOUTH AFRICA (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 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.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Services Available Insurance air only, limit $2,420.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.

Declarations must show the current value of the finished articles in the open market at the time of despatch.
Prohibitions1 All fruits of the citrus genus, fresh or dried peel of such fruit, but not crystallized peel; all kinds of prickly pears (nopal, Indian figs, etc), eucalyptus, acacias and conifers, but not their seeds; honey; diamonds or precious stones (mounted or unmounted) (however, may be imported in registered letters); metallic currency, gold-dust or gold nuggets; ammunition and fuses for firearms; advertisements of sexual nature; lotteries; charged butane gas lighters and their refills (uncharged lighters are admitted); indecent articles; cigarettes of weigh exceeding 2kg per thousand; base or counterfeit coins; used clothing’s; boots and shoes.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of - items containing opium, morphine, cocaine or other narcotics with a permit from the Department of Public Health; serums, vaccines and cultures of pathogenic micro-organisms capable of communicating diseases to human beings, only under permit from the Ministry of Health, mallein and tuberculin for veterinary medicine, only under permit from the Government head veterinary surgeon, toxic products, viruses, vaccines, lymphs or serums intended for the treatment of livestock, or any other preparation containing any material or substance likely to spread disease among livestock, only under permit from the Ministry of Agriculture; bees, leeches and silkworms; a permit issued by the Director of Veterinary Services, Pretoria, is required for the importation of bacon and ham, except when preserved against deterioration in hermetically sealed containers, uncooked meat (including dried meat), organs and viscera of any animal, skins or hides, except articles made from skin; unprocessed tobacco, tobacco leaf, unprocessed cork, unprocessed cotton; offensive weapons of every kind and articles bearing a resemblance or capable of conversion to a weapon, including pocket knives and toy pistols; rice; cheese; liqueurs in receptacles of less than 1/4 litre, yeast, war material, such as all kinds of uniform and military equipment; films, celluloid.
Invoices The addressee must produce a certified invoice in respect of any commercial parcel.
Import Permits Import permits are required for many classes of goods and senders are advised to confirm before posting a parcel that the necessary permits had been obtained by the addressee. Permits are not required in respective of bona fide gift parcels not exceeding R400 in value and of weight not exceeding 20 kg.
Wharfage Dues Wharfage dues may be levied on the parcels at the time of delivery.
Delivery To facilitate home delivery of parcels, the following – name, street address and telephone number of addressees – must be indicated clearly and legibly on parcel despatch notes and customs declarations.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SOUTH GEORGIA - See FALKLAND ISLANDS DEPENDENCIES

SOUTH ORKNEYS (British Antarctic Territory) - Same as FALKLAND ISLANDS DEPENDENCIES

SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS - See FALKLAND ISLANDS DEPENDENCIES

SOUTH SHETLANDS (British Antarctic Territory) - Same as FALKLAND ISLANDS DEPENDENCIES

  

SOUTH SUDAN

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Value up to $700 – Green Label (CN22);

Value over $700 – Parcel Despatch Note in addition to upper part of Green Label.
Prohibitions1
  • Anthrax and its accessories
  • Blood and its content liquid or in from of dried organ
  • Building materials and other materials which are not meeting the parcels requirements and conditions
  • Cosmetics materials
  • Disposal ICT equipment which are not allowed to be transported from one point to another
  • Dried natural Flowers
  • Drugs (without permits) only for Health and medication purposes
  • Dry and row vegetables
  • Explosives and anything to do with agitating substances and material
  • Flammable substance and liquid and solid
  • Fruits in general, whether row or dried unless specified as not for Commercial use or send by international NGOs
  • Gold and silver whether row material or in form of molded object and its designations
  • Hazardous substances such as chemicals which are restricted to be conveyed as postal article
  • Historically kept tools, equipment, and materials and are kept as antiquities in a Museum
  • Human organs in general
  • Illegal drugs or drugs send without permits and or considered illegal
  • Jewelleries
  • Live animals
  • Lithium batteries
  • Magazines, pamphlets, Books, and Newspapers which are contradicting to Religious and Policies of the Government
  • Materials with irritating small Harmful to the handling crew through the transformation
  • Meat whether dry or row and eggs
  • Organic or bio-chemical organs which are harmful to life
  • Petroleum and its abstracts and lubricants
  • Photos and pictures which are odd and defaming the image of the society and community
  • Printed matters which contradicting to Government Policy and to the customs and tradition
  • Restricted printed matters, papers, pamphlets, video cassettes, hard discs, DVDs, CDs, flashes containing odd materials, books globally not to be circulated and transmitted to other countries
  • Samples of some restricted products which are not allowed to be transmitted as post items
  • Seedlings and live plants
  • Spare parts returning from a maintenance site (If not permitted or did not passed through the Customs process from the origin)
  • Tracking and tracing and or equipment, cameras which are not type approved
  • Unrecognized items or objects without permission (without the manufacturer specifications)
Restrictions1 See Prohibitions above.
PARCEL POST (No Service)
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SOUTH WEST AFRICA (Namibia) - Same as SOUTH AFRICA (Republic of)

SOUTHERN RHODESIA - See ZIMBABWE (Republic of)

SOUTHERN YEMEN - See YEMEN (People's Democratic Republic of)

  

SPAIN

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.
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 Charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted); playing cards; Spanish bank-notes; tobacco. All categories of weapons, including firearms, ammunition and/or their main parts.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of - jewellery, precious metals and precious stones; pharmaceutical preparations; plants and parts of plants tobacco. Worn clothing (including body - linen, socks, shoes, etc), bedsheets, and blankets, used or dirty, imported from countries where there are circumscriptions reported as infected by diseases, must be accompanied by a certificate of disinfection issued by a competent authority such as a Medical Officer of Health.
Import Licences A licence, to be obtained by the addressee in advance, is required for the importation of books, newspapers, reviews of periodical publications, when sent commercially.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

Spanish or French as well as English.

Customs declarations must show the Post Office serial number of the parcel.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them; playing cards; potatoes; rosaries, relics and similar articles; charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted and should be declared as such on the Customs declaration form); Spanish bank-notes, tobacco. All categories of weapons, including firearms, ammunition and/or their main parts.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of jewels, precious metals and precious stones; pharmaceutical preparations; plants and parts of plants; worn clothing (including body - linen, socks, shoes, etc), bedsheets, and blankets used or dirty, imported from countries where there are circumscriptions reported as infected by diseases, must be accompanied by a certificate of disinfection issued by a competent authority such as Medical Officer of Health.
Gift Parcels There are no duty concessions for gift parcels, and gifts other than those sent by the Green Label service may require import licences.
Import Licences
 
A licence, to be obtained by the addressee in advance is required for goods of all kinds imported into Spain unless they have been specially declared exempt or are not considered by the Spanish Customs Authorities to constitute a commercial despatch.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SPANISH GUINEA (Rio Muni and Fernando Po) - See EQUATORIA GUINEA

 

 

SPANISH TERRITORIES OF NORTH AFRICA
(Ceuta, Chafarinas, Jadu and Melilla)

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.
Prohibitions and Restrictions1 Same as SPAIN
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

Spanish or French as well as English.

Customs declarations must show the Post Office serial number of the parcel.
Prohibitions and Restrictions1 Same as SPAIN
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.


 

SPITZBERGEN (Svarlbard) - See NORWAY

 

 

SRI LANKA (Democratic Socialist Republic of)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Insured letters, air and surface limit $140. (3) Printed papers. (4) Small packets. (5) Registration. (6) Blind literature. (7) Express (see also 'Express' below).
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 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 items except in insured letters.
Restrictions1 Any item imported on a commercial basis will require an import permit and will be taxed accordingly. Gift packets containing items in acceptable quantities are permitted. Excess items will require an import permit and are subject to tax.

Ordinary mail items containing credit cards.   (Credit cards must be sent by registered post or by EMS).
Sealing Registered items SHOULD NOT BE CLOSED with adhesive tapes or other adhesive materials that can be easily tampered with.
Address

For registered items intended for Sri Lanka, the following details should be included:

full name of addressee and sender;
complete address;
P.O. Box number;
Residential office and mobile telephone number (if available);
Fax number;
Email address (if available)

The information should be written on the envelope or the documents accompanying these items.
Express Confined to an area within a radius of 8 km from a post office or sub post office where delivery of telegram is available. No delivery of express items on Sundays or Post Office Holidays
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Insurance, air and surface limit $140; C.O.D.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Personal correspondence in articles over 2 kg. See also under “Letter Post.
Restrictions1 Any item imported on a commercial basis will require an import permit and will be taxed accordingly. Gift parcels containing items in acceptable quantities are permitted. Excess items will require an import permit and are subject to tax.
Sealing Parcels SHOULD NOT BE CLOSED with adhesive tapes or other adhesive materials that can be easily tampered with.
Gift Parcels Any person is entitled to receive gift parcels containing items in acceptable quantity. Excess items will require an import permit and is subject to taxation.
Address

For parcels intended for Sri Lanka, the following details should be included:

full name of addressee and sender;
complete address;
P.O. Box number;
Residential office and mobile telephone number (if available);
Fax number;
Email address (if available)

The information should be written on the parcel or on the documents accompanying these parcels (including parcel despatch note, CP 71 and/or CP 72 forms).
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SUDAN (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.
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 and other valuable articles.
Restrictions1 All imported articles (except samples of no saleable value and articles admissible for transmission as printed papers) are liable to Customs duty.
Delivery To facilitate delivery, the following key information should be written clearly on mail items:
    • the addressee's full name and address;
    • the sender's full name and address;
    • contact telephone numbers for both sender and addressee, if available.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)

The service is available to all places, except for the following offices in the Bahr El-Ghazal region in the south of the Sudan : Awil, Qarqarial, Raja, Rimbik, Tong, Waw, Yaroul
Supplementary Services Available 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; bees and leeches; coin; unspinned cotton, foreign currency.
Restrictions1 Restriction applies to the importation of alcoholic liquors; cotton and cotton seed; living plants, including bulbs; saccharin; sugar; sulphur.
Packing Parcels should be very strongly packed and those for the Southern Sudan should be enclosed in waterproof wrapping.
Health Certificate Postal parcels containing used clothing must be accompanied by health certificate issued by official health authorities.
Delivery See under LETTER POST.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SURINAME (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 Value up to $700 – Green Label (CN22);

Value over $700 – Parcel Despatch Note in addition to upper part of Green Label.
Prohibitions1 Bank notes and currency.
Address The following key information should be written clearly on each item:

- Addressee's full name

- Addressee's full address, i.e. P.O. box or street number and house number

- For registered items, the addressee's telephone numbers, if available, to be indicated in the address field

PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available F.O.C.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them. Bank notes and currency.
Delivery Charges are collected from the addressees, except at Albina, Coronie, Moengo, Niew-Nickerie and Paramaribo.
Address The following key information should be written clearly on each item:

- Addressee's full name

- Addressee's full address, i.e. P.O. box or street number and house number

- Contact telephone numbers for both the sender and addressee, if available

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


 

SVALBARD - See NORWAY

 

 

SWAZILAND (Kingdom 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 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 Import licences are required for stationery, including greeting cards, diaries, and account books.
Customs Duty Advertising matter is subject to Customs duty.
Address Correspondence should include a P.O. Box number in the address as there is no street delivery.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.

Declarations must show the current value of the finished articles in the open market at the time of despatch.
Prohibitions1 Certain publications, advertisements and circulars; explosives, certain inflammable, corrosive, noxious or otherwise harmful substances; sharp instruments not properly protected; matches of all kinds; radio-active materials; contraband; counterfeit coin and paper money (including counterfeit postage stamps); indecent or obscene communications, prints, photographs, books or other articles and packets bearing grossly offensive, indecent or obscene words, marks or designs of a seditious, scurrilous and threatening character; articles consisting of or containing two or more postal articles of the same or of different descriptions addressed to different persons at different addresses; solids which dampness renders corrosive and substances which have inherent properties which could cause damage or endanger life, e.g. ecetalhyde of ammonia, sulphate of ammonia, non pressurized liquid gases, potassium and sodium hydroxide; anything which is likely to damage other postal packets or to injure any officer of the post office or other person who may deal with it.
Restrictions1 Advertisements and publications (including tickets) relating to a sweepstake or lottery other than a lawful sweepstake or lottery; dangerous drugs - except by parcel post and for medicinal purposes only; bees, leeches and silkworms, parasites and destroyers of noxious insects intended for the control of these insects and exchanged between officially recognised institutions; Christmas crackers are admitted if well packed; perishable biological specimens and celluloid except under the conditions shown under "Packing and Make-up"; substances which have a flashpoint below 66º centigrade.
Invoices The addressee must produce a certified invoice in respect of any commercial parcel. The invoice should be forwarded by the sender separately from the parcel.
Import Licences Import licences are required for many classes of goods and senders are advised to confirm before posting parcel that the necessary licence has been obtained by the addressee. Licences are not required in respect of bona fide gift parcels not exceeding $36 in value, nor 5 kg in weight.
Wharfage Dues Wharfage dues may be levied on the parcels at the time of delivery.
Delivery Parcels should include a P.O. Box number in the address. Such parcels are not delivered, but addressees are notified of their arrival and are required to arrange for their collection.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SWEDEN

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2Insured letters, air only, limit $1,900. (3) Printed papers.   (4) Small packets. (5) Registration. (6) Blind literature. (7) Express (Available to practically all parts of Sweden except some areas with a very small density of population and rural areas).
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, except ‘Letters’.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of bonds, Swedish bank notes; coins; and securities. The value of contents of registered letter-post items shall not exceed 500 SDR (approx. S$1125).

For insured letter-post items, the value of contents shall not exceed the maximum insured limit stated in item (2) of the Supplementary Services. This restriction cannot be circumvented by partial insurance of the value exceeding this limit. See also under PARCEL POST.
Invoices Items containing merchandise must be accompanied by an invoice signed by the sender.
Glitter-glass Postcards Postcard decorated with "glitter-glass" is permitted only in sealed envelopes.
Celluloid Packets containing articles of celluloid must be clearly labelled "Celluloid" or "Films" as the case may be.
Address The relative postal code number should appear in the address on all postal items on the left, before the name of the place of destination, for example,

S - 114 20 STOCKHOLM
S - 417 20 GOTEBORG
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Insurance, air, limit $1,900 and surface, limit $760.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.

To facilitate clearance of commercial parcels senders should attach a signed copy of the invoice to the despatch note.
Prohibitions1

Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel. Butane gas lighters and refills; lotteries; coupons and so on, relating to football pools; live animals; plants; and machines. Valuables of any kind (precious metals, precious stones, watches, coins, banknotes, securities); plastics cards liable to be used for abusive purposes by unauthorized persons (bank cards, credit, telephone cads, etc) ; tobacco, wine, alcohol, weapons and parts thereof, ammunition, illegal drugs and narcotics; pharmaceutical products (including synthetic or naturopathic items) to private addressees refrigerated, frozen or fresh products; funeral urns, body parts and organs or live or dead animals or birds parts and accessories thereof.
Restrictions1

Restrictions apply to the importation of - animal products and fats; bees; cigarette papers and machines; films; leather; plants, fruits and bulbs;; scents and other preparations containing alcohol; sugar; contraceptives; syringes and cannulas; pharmaceutical products, foodstuffs; malted-based beverages; and anti-gas equipment.

The value of contents of insured parcels shall not exceed the maximum insured limits stated under the Supplementary Services. Also, this restriction cannot be circumvented by partial insurance of the value exceeding these limits.

The importation of live bees should be sent directly to the Bee Research Dept. of the University of Agricultural Sciences at the following address:-

Lantbruksuniversitetet
Forsoksavdelningen for bin
S-750 07 UPPSALA
SWEDEN
Invoices Items containing merchandise must be accompanied by an invoice signed by the sender and attached to the despatch note.
Certificate of Origin Certificate of origin or import permits are required for certain types of goods. Where a certificate of origin or invoice bearing the origin declaration is provided this should be stated on the Customs declaration, and all documents should be handed to the post office with the parcel.
Address See under LETTER POST.
Delivery Parcels are not delivered to the place of address. Addressees are notified of the arrival of parcels so that they can arrange to collect them from the post office.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SWITZERLAND (including Liechtenstein)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Insured letters, air and surface, limit $1,900. (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.

French, German or Italian as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Bank-notes and currency notes.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of - Articles of precious metal, including watch cases; butane gas lighters and refills; coins; plants.
Address The relative postal code number should appear in the address of all postal packets at the left hand side of the name of the place of destination, for example, 3000 BERNE, 9435 HEERBURGG. Omission of the postal code number is liable to lead to delay.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available Insurance, air, limit $1,900 and surface limit $760.
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

Declarations should be made out in French, German or Italian as well as English.

If parcels contain watches, the number of articles and the value of each article should be shown on the Customs declarations.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them, absinthe, artificial wine, bees and crude beeswax, butter, coupons, horoscopes, radar detectors, bank-notes and currency notes.
Restrictions1 Restriction apply to the importation of - Alcohol, articles of precious metal, including watch cases, butane gas lighters and refill, celluloid, films, currency, fish and meat and preparations thereof, grapes, parasites, plants, poultry, salt, spirits.
Certificate of Origin Certificates of origin or import permits are required for certain types of goods. Where a certificate of origin or invoice bearing the origin declaration is provided this should be stated on the Customs declaration, and all documents should be handed to the post office with the parcel.
Gift Parcels Individual gift parcels not exceeding 100 Swiss francs in value are admitted free of duty subject to certain limitation on tobacco, alcohol and butter from a private individual to another.
Address The name of the canton should be included. The omission of this is liable to lead to delay. See also under LETTER POST.
Packing Parcels should preferably be secured by means of strong string or cord tied crosswise. If metal bands or wires are used, the parcels must be provided with a handle. Parcels with parallel metal bands or wires may have handles made of stout string joining the intersections of the bands or wires on the address side, or tubular handles of wood or strong cardboard. Where a single cross of metal tape or wire is used the handle may consist of a loop of string if the parcel does not exceed 5 kg in weight. Otherwise a tubular metal handle should be used and the metal ends or wires should interlock at the point of intersection.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

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.

French or Arabic as well as English.
Prohibitions1 See under PARCEL POST.
PARCEL POST (Air Parcel Only)
Limit of Weight Parcels exceeding 5 kg in weight may not be sent to Chahba and Salkhad.
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations and Languages Parcel Despatch Note.

Declaration should be made out in English, French or Arabic
Prohibitions1
  • Alcoholic beverages;
  • All cereals, except wheat seeds;
  • All items manufactured in Israel;
  • Articles and machines used for the manufacture of cigarettes and tobacco;
  • Bank documents;
  • Butane gas lighters and refills;
  • Celluloid;
  • Cigarette papers;
  • Cinematographic films;
  • Coins, bank notes, currency notes and bearer securities;
  • Contraceptives and publications relating thereto;
  • Corn oil;
  • Cotton seeds;
  • Cotton textiles;
  • Dietary supplements for athletes;
  • Fats and oils;
  • Ferments;
  • Flour;
  • Footwear of all kinds and their parts thereof;
  • Fresh natural yeasts;
  • Garments made of man-made fibres or cotton;
  • Glass;
  • Liquids;
  • Military badges and insignias;
  • Natural flowers and branches and parts thereof;
  • Obscene publications and articles, printed matter, photographs or prints;
  • Paperboard for manufacturing matchboxes;
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals, including gold and silver; foreign or Ottoman silver coins;
  • Pharmaceutical chemicals, essences, extracts or compound medicaments;
  • Pork products;
  • Psychotropic substances;
  • Saccharin;
  • Salt;
  • Soaps, except shaving soap;
  • Starch;
  • Stockings of all kinds, except those made of wool;
  • Sulphur;
  • Tallow,
  • Television receivers;
  • Tobacco and tobacco products;
  • Used garments and military apparel;
  • Wood for manufacturing matches.


The importation of many items is also prohibited. Senders should ascertain before posting whether the contents are admissible.

Import Licences The importation by parcel post of commercial imports over the value of £250 (Syrian) is subject to an import licence.
Certification of Invoices Invoices of all commercial parcel post imported irrespective of value must be certified either by the Syrian Embassy if that is possible, or a Chamber of Commerce. The omission of a certified invoice incurs the payment of a fine.
Address Postal items must have complete and detailed addresses. The addresses should preferably contain the following information, in Arabic or English:

– Full name of addressee
– Name of town or city
– Street name
– Number of building
– Number of apartment
– P.O. box number
– Name of country

If need be, the addressee's telephone number may be indicated on the postal item.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.