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Country Conditions for Mailing — Laos

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Coins; banknotes; currency notes (paper money); securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, and silver (manufactured or not); precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Perishable noninfectious biological substances.

Radioactive materials.

Restrictions  

Most merchandise requires special permission from the Laotian authorities for importation. Senders should be advised in their own interest to ascertain before mailing whether their goods are admissible.

Observations  

The following are the only post offices in operation:
Attapeu
Houeisai
Khammouane
Luangnamtha
Luangprabang
Oudomxay
Paksane
Paksé
Phonehong
Phongsaly
Samneua
Saravane
Savannakhet
Sayaboury
Sékong
Vientiane
Xiengkhouang

 

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 $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 6

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

0.5

$29.95

24

$157.95

48

$290.35

1

34.00

25

163.50

49

295.80

2

38.75

26

169.05

50

301.25

3

43.50

27

174.60

51

306.70

4

48.25

28

180.15

52

312.15

5

53.00

29

185.70

53

317.60

6

58.45

30

191.25

54

323.05

7

63.90

31

196.80

55

328.50

8

69.35

32

202.35

56

333.95

9

74.80

33

207.90

57

339.40

10

80.25

34

213.45

58

344.85

11

85.80

35

219.00

59

350.30

12

91.35

36

224.55

60

355.75

13

96.90

37

230.10

61

361.20

14

102.45

38

235.65

62

366.65

15

108.00

39

241.20

63

372.10

16

113.55

40

246.75

64

377.55

17

119.10

41

252.20

65

383.00

18

124.65

42

257.65

66

388.45

19

130.20

43

263.10

 

 

20

135.75

44

268.55

 

 

21

141.30

45

274.00

 

 

22

146.85

46

279.45

 

 

23

152.40

47

284.90

 

 

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 and Sender’s Declaration. 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 and Sender’s Declaration.

Merchandise and all articles subject to customs duty and with commercial value exceeding $40.

PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72, inside a PS Form 2976-E, Customs Declaration Envelope CP 91. Two copies of a commercial invoice must be included with each item.

 

Size Limits (221.42)

Maximum length: 36 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

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 Laos.

Reciprocal Service Name: EMS Laos Express

Country Code: LA

Areas Served:  

0100 Chanthaboury

0900 Phonsavanh

0112 Hatsayfong

0607 Phonxay

0500 Houeisai

0700 Sam Neua

1200 Khammouane

1400 Saravane

1300 Khanthaboury

1300 Savannakhet

0300 Luang Namtha

0800 Sayaboury

0600 Luang Prabang

0101 Sikhottabong

0400 Muang Xay

0103 Sisattanak

0602 Muong Nane

1200 Thakhek

0605 Muong Ngoy

1500 Thateng

0604 Nambak

0100 Vientiane

0114 Naxaythong

0116 Xaysetha

0120 Pakngum

0117 Xaythany

1100 Paksane

0900 Xieng Khouang

1600 Pakse

0601 Xieng Ngeun

1000 Phone Hong

 

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 6

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

1

$27.75

16

$105.25

31

$187.75

2

32.00

17

110.75

32

193.25

3

36.25

18

116.25

33

198.75

4

40.50

19

121.75

34

204.25

5

44.75

20

127.25

35

209.75

6

50.25

21

132.75

36

215.25

7

55.75

22

138.25

37

220.75

8

61.25

23

143.75

38

226.25

9

66.75

24

149.25

39

231.75

10

72.25

25

154.75

40

237.25

11

77.75

26

160.25

41

242.75

12

83.25

27

165.75

42

248.25

13

88.75

28

171.25

43

253.75

14

94.25

29

176.75

44

259.25

15

99.75

30

182.25

 

 

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 6

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 6

 

Weight not over 11 lbs.

Each additional pound or fraction of a pound

$59.40

5.40

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 only.