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Country Conditions for Mailing — Albania

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Currency of the Albanian State Bank (Banknotes in lek).

Extravagant clothes and other articles contrary to Albanians’ taste.

Items sent by political emigres.

Literature, publications, and other articles prejudicial to the State public order.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Perishable noninfectious biological substances.

Photographic films, including plates and paper intended for photography.

Publications containing obscene or indecent articles.

Radioactive materials.

Used articles.

Restrictions  

Hunting arms require an import permit.

Medicines for personal use are admitted provided the addressee has a medical certificate.

Observations  

  1. First-Class Mail International shipments may not contain dutiable articles.
  2. Priority Mail International service extends only to:
  3.  

     

    Berat

    Bilisht

    Delvine

    Durres

    (Durazzo)

    Elbasan

    Fier

    Gjirokaster

    (Argirokastro)

    Himare

    Kavaje

    Klos

    Kolonje

    Konispol

    Korce

    (Coritoza)

    Kruje

    Kucove

    Kukes

    Kurvelesh

    Lesh (Alessio)

    Leskovik

    Libohove

    Librazhd

    Lushnje

    Mallakaster

    Milot

    Peqin

    Permet

    Peshkopi

    Puke

    Sarande

    Shijak

    Shkoder

    (Scutari)

    Tepelene

    Tirana

    Vlore

     

Customs Forms Required (123)

First-Class Mail International items and Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced 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

$97.75

24

$489.75

48

$811.75

1

114.50

25

504.50

49

822.50

2

133.25

26

519.25

50

833.25

3

152.00

27

534.00

51

844.00

4

170.75

28

548.75

52

854.75

5

189.50

29

563.50

53

865.50

6

208.25

30

578.25

54

876.25

7

227.00

31

593.00

55

887.00

8

245.75

32

607.75

56

897.75

9

264.50

33

622.50

57

908.50

10

283.25

34

637.25

58

919.25

11

298.00

35

652.00

59

930.00

12

312.75

36

666.75

60

940.75

13

327.50

37

681.50

61

951.50

14

342.25

38

696.25

62

962.25

15

357.00

39

711.00

63

973.00

16

371.75

40

725.75

64

983.75

17

386.50

41

736.50

65

994.50

18

401.25

42

747.25

66

1,005.25

19

416.00

43

758.00

67

1,016.00

20

430.75

44

768.75

68

1,026.75

21

445.50

45

779.50

69

1,037.50

22

460.25

46

790.25

70

1,048.25

23

475.00

47

801.00

 

 

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 $2,499 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 4

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

0.5

$29.95

24

$132.65

48

$234.65

1

34.00

25

136.90

49

238.90

2

38.35

26

141.15

50

243.15

3

42.70

27

145.40

51

247.40

4

47.05

28

149.65

52

251.65

5

51.40

29

153.90

53

255.90

6

55.75

30

158.15

54

260.15

7

60.10

31

162.40

55

264.40

8

64.45

32

166.65

56

268.65

9

68.80

33

170.90

57

272.90

10

73.15

34

175.15

58

277.15

11

77.40

35

179.40

59

281.40

12

81.65

36

183.65

60

285.65

13

85.90

37

187.90

61

289.90

14

90.15

38

192.15

62

294.15

15

94.40

39

196.40

63

298.40

16

98.65

40

200.65

64

302.65

17

102.90

41

204.90

65

306.90

18

107.15

42

209.15

66

311.15

19

111.40

43

213.40

 

 

20

115.65

44

217.65

 

 

21

119.90

45

221.90

 

 

22

124.15

46

226.15

 

 

23

128.40

47

230.40

 

 

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

 

Express Mail International  Flat Rate

 

Insurance (222.7)

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 $1.45 for each $500 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $5,000 per shipment.

200

$0.80

500

2.25

1,000

3.70

1,500

5.15

2,000

6.60

$5,000 max.

$15.30

 

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 and not subject to customs duty.

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. Include a commercial invoice in each item.

 

Size Limits (221.42)

Maximum length: 36 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

Notes:  

  1. Postal employees must tell customers that there is no service guarantee on any Express Mail International item.
  2. Items are delivered Monday through Saturday. There is no delivery on Sunday or national holidays.
  3. All items admissable in international mail to Albania including correspondence, business papers, and merchandise, are accepted in Express Mail International. See the Country Conditions for Mailing for Albania for specific prohibitions and restrictions.
  4. 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. All items prohibited in regular international mail are also prohibited in Express Mail International to Albania.

Reciprocal Service Name: EMS

Country Code: AL

Areas Served: Tirana

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 4

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

1

$26.25

16

$84.70

31

$143.95

2

30.00

17

88.65

32

147.90

3

33.75

18

92.60

33

151.85

4

37.50

19

96.55

34

155.80

5

41.25

20

100.50

35

159.75

6

45.20

21

104.45

36

163.70

7

49.15

22

108.40

37

167.65

8

53.10

23

112.35

38

171.60

9

57.05

24

116.30

39

175.55

10

61.00

25

120.25

40

179.50

11

64.95

26

124.20

41

183.45

12

68.90

27

128.15

42

187.40

13

72.85

28

132.10

43

191.35

14

76.80

29

136.05

44

195.30

15

80.75

30

140.00

 

 

Weight Limit: 44 lbs.

 

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

 

Priority Mail International  Flat Rate

Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes: $13.95

 

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

Flat Rate Boxes: Medium – $45.50; Large – $58.50

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

 

Insurance (232.82)

NOT Available

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 42 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 4

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 4

 

Weight not over 11 lbs.

Each additional pound or fraction of a pound

$48.40

4.40

Weight Limit: 66 pounds

 

Matter for the Blind (270)

Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, including Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. Weight limit: 4 pounds.

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

 

 

Extra Services  

 

Certificate of Mailing (313)

 

Individual Pieces

Fee

Individual article (PS Form 3817)

$1.15

Firm mailing books (PS Form 3877), per article listed (minimum 3)

0.42

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3817 or PS Form 3877 (per page)

 

1.15

 

 

Bulk Quantities

Fee

First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

$6.50

Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

0.75

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606

1.15

 

COD and Certified  

NOT for International Mail

 

International Business Reply Service (382)

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

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

Use MO Form MP1

Maximum Amount Available: $700 Fee: $4.25

Money Order Inquiry: Fee: $5.40

 

International Reply Coupons (381)

Fee: $2.10

 

Registered Mail (330)

Fee: $11.50

Maximum Indemnity: $46.04

Available for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards and Flat Rate Envelopes
and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes, 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.

 

  Per t’u dorezuar ne doren e vet.

 

Return Receipt (340)

Fee: $2.30

Available for registered mail only.