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Country Conditions for Mailing — China

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Arms, ammunition, weapons.

Articles in hermetically sealed, nontransparent containers.

Chinese currency.

Coins; banknotes; securities payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; gold, silver, platinum, manufactured or not; precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles, unless sent as an insured post.

Manuscripts, printed matter, photographic negatives, gramophone records, films, magnetic tapes, video tapes, etc., which could do political, economical, cultural, or moral harm to the People’s Republic of China.

Meat and meat products.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Radioactive materials.

Radio receivers, transmitters or receivers of all kinds, walkie-talkies and parts thereof; valves, antennae, etc.

Used clothing and bedding.

Wrist-watches, cameras, television sets, radio sets, tape records, bicycles, sewing machines, and ventilators.

Restrictions  

The importation of personal articles is limited to those intended for personal use and imported in reasonable quantities. The value of the items contained in each shipment must not exceed RMB (renminbi) 100 yuan and the total value of the shipment received annually by each family may not exceed RMB (renminbi) 800 yuan. However, the following articles are admitted in the quantities/values indicated:

 

Description of Articles

Qty. or Value per Item

Comment

  1. Pocket electronic calculator

1 per year

The addressee must submit a prior request to Customs.

  1. Magnetic tape

5 cassettes

 

  1. Cotton or synthetic fabric

10-1/4 yd (10 m)

Width must not exceed 50 inches (130 cm).

  1. Medicines or materials used in Chinese medicine

RMB 40 yuan

 

  1. Philatelic stamps

100 stamps

 

Observations

Articles that do not meet the requirements mentioned above will be returned to origin or confiscated in accordance with their internal laws.

 

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 6

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

0.5

$47.95

24

$294.10

48

$480.10

1

71.75

25

301.85

49

487.85

2

81.60

26

309.60

50

495.60

3

91.45

27

317.35

51

503.35

4

101.30

28

325.10

52

511.10

5

111.15

29

332.85

53

518.85

6

121.00

30

340.60

54

526.60

7

130.85

31

348.35

55

534.35

8

140.70

32

356.10

56

542.10

9

150.55

33

363.85

57

549.85

10

160.40

34

371.60

58

557.60

11

170.25

35

379.35

59

565.35

12

180.10

36

387.10

60

573.10

13

189.95

37

394.85

61

580.85

14

199.80

38

402.60

62

588.60

15

209.65

39

410.35

63

596.35

16

219.50

40

418.10

64

604.10

17

229.35

41

425.85

65

611.85

18

239.20

42

433.60

66

619.60

19

249.05

43

441.35

67

627.35

20

258.90

44

449.10

68

635.10

21

268.75

45

456.85

69

642.85

22

278.60

46

464.60

70

650.60

23

286.35

47

472.35

 

 

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 14

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

0.5

$29.95

24

$155.25

48

$290.85

1

34.50

25

160.90

49

296.50

2

39.35

26

166.55

50

302.15

3

44.20

27

172.20

51

307.80

4

49.05

28

177.85

52

313.45

5

53.90

29

183.50

53

319.10

6

58.75

30

189.15

54

324.75

7

63.60

31

194.80

55

330.40

8

68.45

32

200.45

56

336.05

9

73.30

33

206.10

57

341.70

10

78.15

34

211.75

58

347.35

11

83.40

35

217.40

59

353.00

12

88.65

36

223.05

60

358.65

13

93.90

37

228.70

61

364.30

14

99.15

38

234.35

62

369.95

15

104.40

39

240.00

63

375.60

16

110.05

40

245.65

64

381.25

17

115.70

41

251.30

65

386.90

18

121.35

42

256.95

66

392.55

19

127.00

43

262.60

 

 

20

132.65

44

268.25

 

 

21

138.30

45

273.90

 

 

22

143.95

46

279.55

 

 

23

149.60

47

285.20

 

 

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

Business correspondence and commercial papers/documents.

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.

 

Size Limits (221.42)

Maximum length: 60 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

 

Notes:  

  1. 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 China.
  2. Express Mail International With Guarantee service — which offers a date-certain, postage-refund guarantee — is available to China.

Country Code: CN

Areas Served: All

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 14

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

1

$27.75

23

$110.45

45

$190.75

2

32.00

24

114.10

46

194.40

3

36.25

25

117.75

47

198.05

4

40.50

26

121.40

48

201.70

5

44.75

27

125.05

49

205.35

6

48.40

28

128.70

50

209.00

7

52.05

29

132.35

51

212.65

8

55.70

30

136.00

52

216.30

9

59.35

31

139.65

53

219.95

10

63.00

32

143.30

54

223.60

11

66.65

33

146.95

55

227.25

12

70.30

34

150.60

56

230.90

13

73.95

35

154.25

57

234.55

14

77.60

36

157.90

58

238.20

15

81.25

37

161.55

59

241.85

16

84.90

38

165.20

60

245.50

17

88.55

39

168.85

61

249.15

18

92.20

40

172.50

62

252.80

19

95.85

41

176.15

63

256.45

20

99.50

42

179.80

64

260.10

21

103.15

43

183.45

65

263.75

22

106.80

44

187.10

66

267.40

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 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)

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

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$50

$2.30

 

 

100

3.40

Add $1.10 for each additional $100 or fraction of insurance coverage.

200

4.50

300

5.60

400

6.70

 

 

500

7.80

$1,222 max.

$16.60

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 42 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 3

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 3

 

Weight not over 11 lbs.

Each additional pound or fraction of a pound

$59.95

5.45

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)

NOT Available

 

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)

NOT Available

 

Return Receipt (340)

Fee: $2.30

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