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Country Conditions for Mailing — Benin

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Arms and ammunition.

Coins; banknotes; paper money; traveler’s checks; gold, platinum, silver, (manufactured or not); precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles;

Gold and gold articles.

Gramophone records.

Medals and coins; machinery used for minting coins.

Mineral waters.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Radioactive materials

Saccharine.

Uncut diamonds.

Restrictions  

No list furnished.

Observations  

  1. First-Class Mail International items containing dutiable articles must be registered.
  2. Postal authorities of Benin collect domestic postage from addressees for inbound shipments.
  3. Parcel service is limited to the following offices:
  4.  

    Abomey

    Cotonou

    Ouidah

    Abomey-Calavi

    Cove

    Parahoue

    Adjohon

    Dassa-Zoume

    Parakou

    Allada

    Djougou

    Pobe

    Athieme

    Grand-Popo

    Porto-Novo

    Attogon

    Kandi

    Sakete

    Bimbereke

    Natitingou

    Savalou

    Bohicon

    Nikki

    Save

     

Customs Forms Required (123)

First-Class Mail International items and Priority Mail International flat-rate envelopes and small flat-rate boxes:
PS Form 2976 (see 123.61)

Priority Mail International parcels:
PS Form 2976-A inside 2976-E (envelope)

 

 

Global Express Guaranteed (210) Price Group 4

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

0.5

$93.95

24

$479.50

48

$795.50

1

110.00

25

494.00

49

806.00

2

128.50

26

508.50

50

816.50

3

147.00

27

523.00

51

827.00

4

165.50

28

537.50

52

837.50

5

184.00

29

552.00

53

848.00

6

202.50

30

566.50

54

858.50

7

221.00

31

581.00

55

869.00

8

239.50

32

595.50

56

879.50

9

258.00

33

610.00

57

890.00

10

276.50

34

624.50

58

900.50

11

291.00

35

639.00

59

911.00

12

305.50

36

653.50

60

921.50

13

320.00

37

668.00

61

932.00

14

334.50

38

682.50

62

942.50

15

349.00

39

697.00

63

953.00

16

363.50

40

711.50

64

963.50

17

378.00

41

722.00

65

974.00

18

392.50

42

732.50

66

984.50

19

407.00

43

743.00

67

995.00

20

421.50

44

753.50

68

1,005.50

21

436.00

45

764.00

69

1,016.00

22

450.50

46

774.50

70

1,026.50

23

465.00

47

785.00

 

 

Weight Limit: 70 lbs.

 

Insurance (212.5)

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$100

No Fee

For document reconstruction insurance or non-document insurance coverage above $800, add $1.00 per $100 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $2,000 per shipment.

200

$1.00

300

2.00

400

3.00

500

4.00

600

5.00

700

6.00

800

7.00

$2,000 max.

$19.00

 

Value Limit (212.1)

The maximum value of a GXG shipment to Benin is $2,000 or a lesser amount if limited by content or value.

 

Size Limits (211.22)

The surface area of the address side of the item to be mailed
must be large enough to completely contain the Global
Express Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping
label), postage, endorsement, and any applicable markings.
The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and
9.5 inches long.

Maximum length: 46 inches
Maximum width: 35 inches
Maximum height: 46 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

General Conditions for Mailing  

See Publication 141, Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide, for information about areas served in the destination country, allowable contents, packaging and labeling requirements, tracking and tracing, service standards, and other conditions for mailing.

 

 

Express Mail International (220) Price Group 7

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

0.5

$28.95

24

$161.25

48

$299.25

1

35.50

25

167.00

49

305.00

2

40.25

26

172.75

50

310.75

3

45.00

27

178.50

51

316.50

4

49.75

28

184.25

52

322.25

5

54.50

29

190.00

53

328.00

6

59.75

30

195.75

54

333.75

7

65.00

31

201.50

55

339.50

8

70.25

32

207.25

56

345.25

9

75.50

33

213.00

57

351.00

10

80.75

34

218.75

58

356.75

11

86.50

35

224.50

59

362.50

12

92.25

36

230.25

60

368.25

13

98.00

37

236.00

61

374.00

14

103.75

38

241.75

62

379.75

15

109.50

39

247.50

63

385.50

16

115.25

40

253.25

64

391.25

17

121.00

41

259.00

65

397.00

18

126.75

42

264.75

66

402.75

19

132.50

43

270.50

 

 

20

138.25

44

276.25

 

 

21

144.00

45

282.00

 

 

22

149.75

46

287.75

 

 

23

155.50

47

293.50

 

 

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

 

Express Mail International  Flat Rate

 

Insurance (222.71)

Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$100

No Fee

For insurance coverage above $2,000, add $1.40 for each $500 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $5,000 per shipment.

200

$0.75

500

2.15

1,000

3.55

1,500

4.95

2,000

6.35

$5,000 max.

$14.75

 

Articles Admitted

Required Customs
Form/Endorsement

Correspondence and business papers.

PS Form 2976, Customs CN 22 (Old C 1) and Sender’s Declaration (green label). Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.

Merchandise samples without commercial value.

PS Form 2976, Customs CN 22 (Old C 1) and Sender’s Declaration (green label).

Merchandise and all articles subject to customs duty.

PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72, inside a PS Form 2976-E, Customs Declaration Envelope CP 91.

 

Size Limits (221.42)

Maximum length: 36 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

Return Receipt Service (222.72):

NOT Available

 

Note:  

Coins; banknotes; currency notes, including paper money; securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; watches; and other valuable articles are prohibited in Express Mail International shipments to Benin.

Reciprocal Service Name: Postexpres Benin - EMS

Country Code: BJ

Areas Served:  

Express Mail International is available only to the following locations:
Bohicon
Cotonou
Natitingou
Parakou
Porto-Novo

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 7

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

1

$25.50

23

$133.00

45

$244.10

2

30.15

24

138.05

46

249.15

3

34.80

25

143.10

47

254.20

4

39.45

26

148.15

48

259.25

5

44.10

27

153.20

49

264.30

6

48.75

28

158.25

50

269.35

7

53.40

29

163.30

51

274.40

8

58.05

30

168.35

52

279.45

9

62.70

31

173.40

53

284.50

10

67.35

32

178.45

54

289.55

11

72.40

33

183.50

55

294.60

12

77.45

34

188.55

56

299.65

13

82.50

35

193.60

57

304.70

14

87.55

36

198.65

58

309.75

15

92.60

37

203.70

59

314.80

16

97.65

38

208.75

60

319.85

17

102.70

39

213.80

61

324.90

18

107.75

40

218.85

62

329.95

19

112.80

41

223.90

63

335.00

20

117.85

42

228.95

64

340.05

21

122.90

43

234.00

65

345.10

22

127.95

44

239.05

66

350.15

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

 

Note: Ordinary Priority Mail International includes indemnity at no cost based on weight. (See 230.)

 

Priority Mail International  Flat Rate

Flat-Rate Envelope or Small Flat-Rate Box: $13.45

 

May contain items that may be sent as First-Class Mail International. The maximum weight is 4 lbs.

Flat-Rate Boxes: Regular/Medium – $43.45; Large – $55.95

The maximum weight is 20 lbs. or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less.

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 42 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 7

Letters

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

 

 

 

 

1

$0.98

Note: A letter meeting one or more of the nonmachinable characteristics in 241.217 is charged a nonmachinable surcharge of $0.20.

2

1.76

3

2.54

3.5

3.32

Large Envelopes (Flats)

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

1

$1.24

12

$8.44

44

$21.80

2

2.03

16

10.11

48

23.47

3

2.82

20

11.78

52

25.14

4

3.61

24

13.45

56

26.81

5

4.40

28

15.12

60

28.48

6

5.19

32

16.79

64

30.15

7

5.98

36

18.46

 

 

8

6.77

40

20.13

 

 

Packages (Small Packets)

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

1

$1.44

12

$8.64

44

$22.00

2

2.23

16

10.31

48

23.67

3

3.02

20

11.98

52

25.34

4

3.81

24

13.65

56

27.01

5

4.60

28

15.32

60

28.68

6

5.39

32

16.99

64

30.35

7

6.18

36

18.66

 

 

8

6.97

40

20.33

 

 

 

 

Size Limits  

Letters: See 241.212

Postcards: See 241.221

Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232

Packages (Small Packets): See 241.242 and 241.243

 

Postcards (241.22)

$0.98

 

Airmail M-bags (260) —

Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 7

 

Weight not over 11 lbs.

Each additional pound or fraction of a pound

$46.75

4.25

Weight Limit: 66 pounds

 

Matter for the Blind (270)

NOT Available

 

Extra Services  

 

Certificate of Mailing (313)

Fee: $1.15

 

COD and Certified  

NOT for International Mail

 

Insurance (323)

NOT Available

 

 

International Business Reply Service (382)

Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.45; Cards $0.95

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

NOT Available

 

International Reply Coupons (381)

Fee: $2.10

 

Registered Mail (330)

Fee: $11.50

Maximum Indemnity: $45.62

Available for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards, and matter for
the blind or other physically handicapped
persons. Not applicable to M-bags.

 

Restricted Delivery (350)

Fee: $4.50

Available for registered mail with a return receipt.

 

Endorsements: A remettre en main propre.

 

Return Receipt (340)

Fee: $2.30

Available for registered mail only.