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Country Conditions for Mailing — Ireland
(Eire)

Prohibitions (130)

 

Arms and weapons.

Articles bearing false trademarks or lacking the indication of origin required by the Irish regulations.

Coins minted in a foreign country, except gold and silver; false or counterfeit coins.

Hay, straw, including articles made of straw.

Human remains.

Live plants and animals.

Peat moss litter except under license.

Prison-made goods.

Safety fuses; fireworks.

Tobacco, cigars or cigarettes packed with other articles. Cut and compressed, sweetened, or adulterated tobacco.

Restrictions  

Carbon paper, except for typewriter carbon paper that must be described on the customs declaration as follows: “Typewriter carbon paper coated with wax and containing no oxidizable or fatty substances.”

Circulars or advertisements relating to the prevention or treatment of venereal disease must be addressed to physicians or pharmacists.

Import licensing information is contained in the Irish Customs and Excise Tariff, which may be obtained from the Secretary, Revenue Commissioners, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 and from the Government Publications Sales Office, GPO Arcade, Dublin 1.

Importation of tea is subject to certain customs regulations.

Many other goods, including certain fruit, vegetables and other foodstuffs, plants and seeds, and certain pharmaceutical products are subject to special regulations.

Margarine, skimmed milk, and other diluted or adulterated foodstuffs must be suitably labeled.

Oiled or varnished cloth or similar articles must be accompanied by a certificate as follows: “The oilcloth or similar articles in this parcel have been stored at a temperature of 140ºF until completely dried, and then cured for at least a month before packing.” Only in Priority Mail International parcels.

The following goods are subject to quota restrictions and require an import license: boots and shoes, brushes, electric lamp bulbs, screws, tapered thread; felt hats and caps for women and girls; brushes and mops; wheaten flour and any commodity or product of wheat; rubber proofed wearing apparel; sparking plugs and component parts; silk and artificial silk hose; and certain woven fabrics.

Observations  

  1. A parcel may be addressed to a street address or to a post office box. A local telephone number for the addressee should be provided when the item is addressed to a street address and must be provided when the item is addressed to a post office box.
  2. For Priority Mail International parcels, an invoice, in duplicate, is required for all commercial shipments regardless of value and all personal shipments valued at $300 or more. The invoices must be affixed to the outside of the parcel or may be enclosed in PS Form 2976-E with the customs declaration.
  3. The names of the counties in Ireland are as follows: Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Laioghis, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, and Wicklow.
  4. The names of the county and the delivery office must form a part of the address of all mail articles.
  5. In the case of articles liable to customs duty that are eligible for preference, the preferential tariff will not be applied unless the customs declaration is inscribed in bold characters: “Preference claimed — Certificate of origin enclosed.” Otherwise, the full customs duties will be applied to the articles.
  6. The same applies to goods imported under permit, unless the declaration is clearly marked “Imported under license,” and unless the relative license is produced at the time of customs examination. In such cases the license should be produced before the goods are imported.
  7.  

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 3

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

0.5

$42.95

24

$220.75

48

$346.75

1

64.00

25

226.00

49

352.00

2

73.25

26

231.25

50

357.25

3

82.50

27

236.50

51

362.50

4

91.75

28

241.75

52

367.75

5

101.00

29

247.00

53

373.00

6

110.25

30

252.25

54

378.25

7

119.50

31

257.50

55

383.50

8

128.75

32

262.75

56

388.75

9

138.00

33

268.00

57

394.00

10

147.25

34

273.25

58

399.25

11

152.50

35

278.50

59

404.50

12

157.75

36

283.75

60

409.75

13

163.00

37

289.00

61

415.00

14

168.25

38

294.25

62

420.25

15

173.50

39

299.50

63

425.50

16

178.75

40

304.75

64

430.75

17

184.00

41

310.00

65

436.00

18

189.25

42

315.25

66

441.25

19

194.50

43

320.50

67

446.50

20

199.75

44

325.75

68

451.75

21

205.00

45

331.00

69

457.00

22

210.25

46

336.25

70

462.25

23

215.50

47

341.50

 

 

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 $2,499 per shipment.

200

$1.00

300

2.00

400

3.00

500

4.00

600

5.00

700

6.00

800

7.00

$2,499 max.

$24.00

 

Value Limit (212.1)

The maximum value of a GXG shipment to this country is $2,499 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 5

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

0.5

$28.95

24

$137.00

48

$245.00

1

33.50

25

141.50

49

249.50

2

38.00

26

146.00

50

254.00

3

42.50

27

150.50

51

258.50

4

47.00

28

155.00

52

263.00

5

51.50

29

159.50

53

267.50

6

56.00

30

164.00

54

272.00

7

60.50

31

168.50

55

276.50

8

65.00

32

173.00

56

281.00

9

69.50

33

177.50

57

285.50

10

74.00

34

182.00

58

290.00

11

78.50

35

186.50

59

294.50

12

83.00

36

191.00

60

299.00

13

87.50

37

195.50

61

303.50

14

92.00

38

200.00

62

308.00

15

96.50

39

204.50

63

312.50

16

101.00

40

209.00

64

317.00

17

105.50

41

213.50

65

321.50

18

110.00

42

218.00

66

326.00

19

114.50

43

222.50

 

 

20

119.00

44

227.00

 

 

21

123.50

45

231.50

 

 

22

128.00

46

236.00

 

 

23

132.50

47

240.50

 

 

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

$100

No Fee

200

$0.75

500

2.15

650 max.

3.55

 

Articles Admitted

Required Customs
Form/Endorsement

Business papers and documents only.

No form required. 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. An invoice, in duplicate, is required for all commercial shipments regardless of value and all personal shipments valued at $300 or more. The invoices must be either affixed to the outside of the parcel or enclosed in PS Form 2976-E with the customs declaration.

 

Size Limits (221.42)

Maximum length: 60 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

 

 

Express Mail International (cont’d) 

 

Return Receipt Service (222.72):

NOT Available

 

Notes:  

  1. An invoice, in duplicate, is required for all commercial shipments regardless of value and for all personal shipments valued at $300 or more. The invoices must be either affixed to the outside of the parcel or enclosed in PS Form 2976-E with the customs declaration.
  2. Arms, weapons, and human remains are prohibited.
  3. 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 Ireland.
  4. An Express Mail International shipment may be addressed to a street address or to a post office box. A local telephone number for the addressee should be provided when the item is addressed to a street address and must be provided when the item is addressed to a post office box.
  5. All items must have both the county and city in the address.

Reciprocal Service Name: Express Mail

Country Code: IE

Areas Served: All

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 5

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

1

$28.00

23

$95.10

45

$162.20

2

31.05

24

98.15

46

165.25

3

34.10

25

101.20

47

168.30

4

37.15

26

104.25

48

171.35

5

40.20

27

107.30

49

174.40

6

43.25

28

110.35

50

177.45

7

46.30

29

113.40

51

180.50

8

49.35

30

116.45

52

183.55

9

52.40

31

119.50

53

186.60

10

55.45

32

122.55

54

189.65

11

58.50

33

125.60

55

192.70

12

61.55

34

128.65

56

195.75

13

64.60

35

131.70

57

198.80

14

67.65

36

134.75

58

201.85

15

70.70

37

137.80

59

204.90

16

73.75

38

140.85

60

207.95

17

76.80

39

143.90

61

211.00

18

79.85

40

146.95

62

214.05

19

82.90

41

150.00

63

217.10

20

85.95

42

153.05

64

220.15

21

89.00

43

156.10

65

223.20

22

92.05

44

159.15

66

226.25

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: 60 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 5

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

1.82

3

2.66

3.5

3.50

Large Envelopes (Flats)

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

1

$1.24

12

$8.84

44

$22.60

2

2.08

16

10.56

48

24.32

3

2.92

20

12.28

52

26.04

4

3.76

24

14.00

56

27.76

5

4.60

28

15.72

60

29.48

6

5.44

32

17.44

64

31.20

7

6.28

36

19.16

 

 

8

7.12

40

20.88

 

 

Packages (Small Packets)

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

1

$1.44

12

$9.04

44

$22.80

2

2.28

16

10.76

48

24.52

3

3.12

20

12.48

52

26.24

4

3.96

24

14.20

56

27.96

5

4.80

28

15.92

60

29.68

6

5.64

32

17.64

64

31.40

7

6.48

36

19.36

 

 

8

7.32

40

21.08

 

 

 

 

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 5

 

Weight not over 11 lbs.

Each additional pound or fraction of a pound

$35.75

3.25

Weight Limit: 66 pounds

 

Matter for the Blind (270)

Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, including the Priority Mail International flat-rate envelope and small flat–rate box. Weight limit: 4 pounds.

Free when sent as Priority Mail International. Weight limit: 15 pounds.

 

 

Extra Services  

 

Certificate of Mailing (313)

Fee: $1.15

 

COD and Certified  

NOT for International Mail

 

Insurance (323)

Available for Priority Mail International merchandise parcels only (see 323.72 for markings)

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$50

$2.50

100

3.40

200

4.40

300

5.40

400

6.40

500

7.40

600

8.40

650 max.

9.40

 

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)

NOT Available

 

Return Receipt (340)

Fee: $2.30

Available for registered mail and insured
Priority Mail International parcels only.