Country Conditions for Mailing — Lebanon
Artificial butters and adulterated or harmful products.
Automatic and electrical gambling devices.
Cigarette papers and machines for the manufacture or packing of cigarettes.
Coins; banknotes; currency notes; securities payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; manufactured and unmanufactured platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; and other precious articles.
Essences, essential oils, and products derived therefrom for the use in the manufacture of imitated beverages, ices, and pastries.
False trade-marks, trade names, or indications of origin.
Lighters using butane gas.
Liquids, easily liquefiable elements, and glass or similarly fragile articles.
Leaf tobacco, cigars, and cigarettes are subject to prior authorization from the Lebanese Ministry of Finance.
Medicines, surgical and dental instruments are admitted only under permit from the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon.
- Commercial shipments valued at 50 Lebanese pounds or over, require 3 copies of a combined certificate of origin and commercial invoice. The document must be certified by a chamber of commerce or similar organization and, if a Lebanese consular officer is located at the place of mailing, it must be legalized by him or her. Gift shipments regardless of value and commercial shipments valued at less than 50 Lebanese pounds are exempt from the requirement.
- Articles must be carefully addressed to show the exact place of destination but not the names of other places nearby. The office of destination must be written legibly in Arabic characters, as far as possible, as well as in English or French.
- Import licenses are required for many kinds of merchandise. Therefore, senders should ascertain from the addressee before mailing whether the necessary documents are held. Items containing small quantities not exceeding 100 Lebanese pounds in value are not subject to an import permit.
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 6
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)
Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 8
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 8
Large Envelopes (Flats)
Packages (Small Packets)
Letters: See 241.212
Postcards: See 241.221
Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232
Packages (Small Packets): See 241.242 and 241.243
Airmail M-bags (260) —
Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 8
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.
Certificate of Mailing (313)
COD and Certified
NOT for International Mail
Available for Priority Mail International merchandise parcels only (see 323.72 for markings)
International Business Reply Service (382)
Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.45; Cards $0.95
International Postal Money Order (371)
International Reply Coupons (381)
Registered Mail (330)
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)
Available for registered mail with a return receipt.
Endorsements: A remettre en main propre.
Return Receipt (340)
Available for registered mail and insured
Priority Mail International parcels only.