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Country Conditions for Mailing — Russia

Russian Federation

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Chemical substance dangerous to human life, animals, and birds and designed to combat microbes, diseases, and plants.

Color copiers.

Currency of the Russian Federation; checks and other currencies for the Bank of External Trade and of the Bank for External Economic Affairs of the Russian Federation; securities payable to bearer; State bonds; and lottery tickets of the Russian Federation.

Explosives, pyrotechnic products, matches, pyrophoric alloys, combustible preparations.

Firearms of all kinds, ammunition, swords, cutlasses, bayonets, lances, and similar arms.

Honey, pollen, wax, and honeycombs.

Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry, manuscripts, and miscellaneous documents containing information that could be detrimental to State security, social order, public morals, property rights, including intellectual property and other interests of natural and legal persons.

Radioactive materials.

Transmitters and transceivers of any power, except Panasonic radiotelephones, models KX-T7980, KX-T9000, KT–T9050, and KX-T90890.

Undeveloped photosensitive products.

Restrictions  

Bank notes in circulation, securities of any kind payable to bearer, or foreign currency may be mailed only as insured Priority Mail International parcels. Russia will not accept liability in cases of loss or damage to such items if they are accepted.

Books, newspapers, magazines, and other printed matter are admitted provided they contain no articles and reproductions of a vulgar and erotic nature that might be detrimental to public policy and the economy and that might infringe human rights.

Medicaments and preparations with added vitamins are admitted with the authorization of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation.

Not more than 200 cigarettes, the cost of which does not exceed 100 USD, may be sent in a package.

Observations  

Articles or parts therefor imported for repair or replacement are exempt from customs duty if the sender’s written declaration is included in the postal item.

Articles prohibited as imports into Russia and falsely indicated or not indicated at all on the customs declaration are confiscated.

If prohibited articles are sent, one of the following measures is taken:

Inherited goods from abroad are admitted and are exempt from customs duties on the basis of certificates issued by consulates of the Russian Federation abroad on the basis of the law of inheritance and the composition of the legacy.

It is prohibited to import into Russia postal items from commercial companies intended for private individuals permanently resident in Russia with the exception of legacies as well as articles admitted for repairs or replacement. However, licensed parcels from private parcel companies that have entered into a contract with VO “Vnieshintorg” are admitted. All dispatch formalities must be complied with in accordance with the current regulations in the Russian Federation.

Items containing articles admitted as imports are delivered to addressees subject to payment of customs duties at the rate of 30% of the cost of the articles:

Items containing articles admitted as imports the cost of which is between 1,001 USD and 10,000 USD are delivered to addressees subject to payment of the customs duties at the rate of 50% of the cost of the articles.

Items not intended for the addressee’s personal use are understood to be items sent systematically in bulk even if they have different addresses and the regulation limit of the articles is complied with for each item separately. Such items are returned to the country of origin.

 

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

67

315.40

20

115.65

44

217.65

68

319.65

21

119.90

45

221.90

69

323.90

22

124.15

46

226.15

70

328.15

23

128.40

47

230.40

 

 

Weight Limit: 70 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, business papers, and documents.

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

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. Addressees are required to obtain import licenses/permits to receive most goods.
  2. 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 Russia.

Reciprocal Service Name: EMS

Country Code: RU

Areas Served: All except Chaibucha, Yamsk, Garmanda, Gizhiga, Rep de Tchetchnya, Tachtoyamsk, and Verchniyi paren.

 

 

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)

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

$5,000 max.

$57.30

 

 

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)

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)

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 and insured
Priority Mail International parcels only.