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Country Conditions for Mailing — Argentina

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Coins; banknotes; currency notes; securities payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles except in insured Priority Mail International.

Furs and skins of chinchillas and vicunas.

Radioactive materials.

Radio and television receivers, phonographs and combinations.

Ready-made clothes and fabrics unless they are typical family presents and have no commercial value.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Restrictions  

Bees, plants, seeds must be accompanied by a health certificate countersigned by the Argentine Consul.

Observations  

  1. Argentine customs legislation stipulates that in all cases the addressee must be present to authorize the opening, checking, and customs clearance of packages. To expedite the examination of such packages, the sender should write in a suitable place on the customs Declaration, the phrase “Peutetre Ouvert D’ Office” (May Be Opened Officially), followed by his signature.
  2. Each commercial shipment must be accompanied by a consular invoice in duplicate. These invoices must include a declaration signed by the seller or his representative reading: “I declare under oath that all the information given in this invoice is true and the prices indicated are those that actually have been paid (or will have to be paid). I also declare that no arrangements have been made that would make possible any alterations in these prices.” The following articles do not require consular invoices:
    1. Books, reviews, newspapers, printed papers and scientific and literary periodicals, on condition that no import duty is payable.
    2. New or used effects or articles imported for noncommercial purposes or not of a saleable nature or value, intended for personal use or consumption and which, by reason of their quantity or type, give no grounds for thinking that they are intended for sale, and which do not exceed the value above which import duty would have to be paid.
    3. Goods in transit for other countries.
    4. Samples without saleable value (unused).
    5. Brochures, posters, printed papers, diaries, almanacs, negatives, photographs, films and other miscellaneous publicity articles advertising foreign goods or concerns, which are marked to prohibit their free sale.
    6. Spare parts and accessories for supplying or repairing foreign ships or aircraft in Argentina, if these are considered indispensable for continuing the journey.
    7. Customs, properties and other belongings of visiting theatrical companies.
    8. Goods returned to Argentina after definitive or temporary export unless a return invoice was explicitly requested when authorization for temporary export was granted.
    9. Educational equipment or materials intended for schools or scientific research institutes, whether as purchases, gifts, loans or technical or financial aid, on condition that the Argentine Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Religion gives permission beforehand.
  3. Used linen and clothing must be accompanied by a certificate of disinfection issued by a competent authority in the country of origin and countersigned by an Argentine consular service. In areas without an Argentine consular service, a disinfection certificate issued by the competent authorities is sufficient. The wrapper must be marked “Disinfection Certificate Enclosed.”
  4.  

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 8

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

0.5

$66.50

24

$429.75

48

$711.75

1

82.50

25

442.50

49

721.50

2

101.25

26

455.25

50

731.25

3

120.00

27

468.00

51

741.00

4

138.75

28

480.75

52

750.75

5

157.50

29

493.50

53

760.50

6

176.25

30

506.25

54

770.25

7

195.00

31

519.00

55

780.00

8

213.75

32

531.75

56

789.75

9

232.50

33

544.50

57

799.50

10

251.25

34

557.25

58

809.25

11

264.00

35

570.00

59

819.00

12

276.75

36

582.75

60

828.75

13

289.50

37

595.50

61

838.50

14

302.25

38

608.25

62

848.25

15

315.00

39

621.00

63

858.00

16

327.75

40

633.75

64

867.75

17

340.50

41

643.50

65

877.50

18

353.25

42

653.25

66

887.25

19

366.00

43

663.00

67

897.00

20

378.75

44

672.75

68

906.75

21

391.50

45

682.50

69

916.50

22

404.25

46

692.25

70

926.25

23

417.00

47

702.00

 

 

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 $1,000 per shipment.

200

$1.00

300

2.00

400

3.00

500

4.00

600

5.00

700

6.00

 

 

800

7.00

$1,000 max.

$9.00

Value Limit (212.1)

The maximum value of a GXG shipment to Argentina is $1,000 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 9

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

0.5

$29.95

15

$107.65

30

$186.40

1

35.25

16

112.90

31

191.65

2

40.10

17

118.15

32

196.90

3

44.95

18

123.40

33

202.15

4

49.80

19

128.65

34

207.40

5

54.65

20

133.90

35

212.65

6

60.00

21

139.15

36

217.90

7

65.35

22

144.40

37

223.15

8

70.70

23

149.65

38

228.40

9

76.05

24

154.90

39

233.65

10

81.40

25

160.15

40

238.90

11

86.65

26

165.40

41

244.15

12

91.90

27

170.65

42

249.40

13

97.15

28

175.90

43

254.65

14

102.40

29

181.15

44

259.90

Weight Limit: 44 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 papers and documents.

No form required. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.

Merchandise samples, microfilm, microfiche, magnetic disks and tapes for computers, brochures with technical information on merchandise, and industrial plans and drawings.

PS Form 2976, Customs CN 22 and Sender’s Declaration.

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

 

Express Mail International (cont’d) 

Note:  

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 Argentina.

Reciprocal Service Name: Door to Door

Country Code: AR

Areas Served: All

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 9

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

1

$25.50

16

$77.85

31

$135.60

2

29.25

17

81.70

32

139.45

3

33.00

18

85.55

33

143.30

4

36.75

19

89.40

34

147.15

5

40.50

20

93.25

35

151.00

6

43.35

21

97.10

36

154.85

7

46.20

22

100.95

37

158.70

8

49.05

23

104.80

38

162.55

9

51.90

24

108.65

39

166.40

10

54.75

25

112.50

40

170.25

11

58.60

26

116.35

41

174.10

12

62.45

27

120.20

42

177.95

13

66.30

28

124.05

43

181.80

14

70.15

29

127.90

44

185.65

15

74.00

30

131.75

 

 

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 9

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

1.76

3

2.54

3.5

3.32

Large Envelopes (Flats)

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

1

$1.30

12

$8.86

44

$22.86

2

2.13

16

10.61

48

24.61

3

2.96

20

12.36

52

26.36

4

3.79

24

14.11

56

28.11

5

4.62

28

15.86

60

29.86

6

5.45

32

17.61

64

31.61

7

6.28

36

19.36

 

 

8

7.11

40

21.11

 

 

Packages (Small Packets)

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

1

$1.72

12

$9.14

44

$23.14

2

2.53

16

10.89

48

24.89

3

3.34

20

12.64

52

26.64

4

4.15

24

14.39

56

28.39

5

4.96

28

16.14

60

30.14

6

5.77

32

17.89

64

31.89

7

6.58

36

19.64

 

 

8

7.39

40

21.39

 

 

 

 

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 9

 

Weight not over 11 lbs.

Each additional pound or fraction of a pound

$46.20

4.20

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.