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Country Conditions for Mailing — Turkmenistan

 

 

Prohibitions (130)

ll foodstuffs if the time left until the “use-by” date is less than 70% (calculated from the date of manufacture).

Coins; bank notes; 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 are prohibited in all classes of mail, including Express Mail International shipments, that are mailed to Turkmenistan.

Foodstuffs that are manufactured using genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Perishable noninfectious biological substances.

Products or alcoholic beverages that contain more than 18% ethyl alcohol (finished products, polystyrene, “Tetrapak” packaging).

Radioactive materials.

Firearms and ammunition, explosives, combat weapons.

Printed materials, plates, negatives, developed films, photographs, movies, video recordings, magnetic computer information storage media, manuscripts, records and other sound recordings, drawings and other printed materials, and forms of plastic art politically or economically damaging to Turkmenistan.

Pornographic, vulgar, and erotic materials.

Soviet and foreign currency, government securities and Soviet lottery tickets, Soviet Vnieshposyltorg and Vniesheconombanque checks.

Eurocheck system forms and access cards.

Undeveloped movies and photographic films, photographic plates and paper.

Eggs, honey, pollen, wax, honeycomb.

High-frequency radio-electronic devices (transmitters and receivers) regardless of strength, high frequency ultrasound equipment, and generators for industrial, scientific, and medical use, and location detection devices used to measure transportation speed.

Copying/reproduction equipment (with the exception of typewriters).

Restrictions  

Hunting weapons require prior authority of the Ministry of the Interior.

Seeds, plants, root tubers, bulbs and other plant parts, fruits, legumes, and fresh vegetables are admitted as authorized by the State Quarantine Inspectorate Agroindustrial Committee. Seeds and plants must be accompanied by plant health certificates and import/export permits.

Medicines and vitamins are admitted as authorized by the Bureau for Registration of Medicines and Pharmaceuticals.

Canceled or uncanceled postage stamps are admitted within the framework of organized philatelic exchanges.

The following articles may be mailed provided the specific quantity is observed and the articles are for the personal use of the addressee:

 

Except for articles whose import is expressly prohibited, items not subject to the above limits will be admitted, without restrictions, provided that they are for the personal use of the addressee.

Observations  

  1. First-Class Mail International items must not contain any articles other than written personal messages, documents, receipts, invoices, statements, and personal photographs.
  2. Postal items containing admitted articles in the quantities specified are delivered to the addressee upon payment of customs duty. No duty is collected when the aggregate value of the contents does not exceed the equivalent of a retail price of 30 Russian roubles (approximately $18US).
  3. If prohibited articles are sent in postal items, one of the following three procedures is followed:
    1. Confiscation of the entire item.
    2. Confiscation of the prohibited articles, the rest of the contents delivered to the addressee.
    3. Return of the item to the country of origin.
  4. Return Receipts (Advice of Delivery) are initialed or signed by a postal official to indicate delivery. The addressee will not sign the receipt.
  5. All customs declaration forms must list the contents in English and include an interline translation in French, Russian, or a language used in the country. If additional space is necessary to list the contents, a second customs form should be used and the original form annotated to that effect.
  6. Books, newspapers, magazines, and other printed materials are admitted without restriction with the exception of printed materials that are referred to above under Prohibitions.
  7. Commercial shipments must be accompanied by the necessary invoices and permits.
  8.  

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)

Not Available 

 

 

Express Mail International (220) Price Group 6

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, commercial base, or commercial plus price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

 

Express Mail International  Flat Rate Envelope and Flat Rate Boxes

 

Insurance (222.8)

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 $1.50 for each $500 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $5,000 per shipment.

200

$0.85

500

2.35

1,000

3.85

1,500

5.35

2,000

6.85

$5,000 max.

$15.85

 

Articles Admitted

Required Customs
Form/Endorsement

Correspondence, business papers, and documents.

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-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 (221.52)

Maximum length: 36 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 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 Turkmenistan.

Reciprocal Service Name: EMS

Country Code: TM

Areas Served:  

Express Mail International is available only to the following location:
744000 Ashkhabad

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 6

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, commercial base, or commercial plus price.

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: The maximum weight is 4 pounds. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, commercial base, or commercial plus price.

Flat Rate Boxes — Medium and Large: The maximum weight is 20 pounds, or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the retail, commercial base, or commercial plus price.

 

Insurance (232.92)

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

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$50

$2.45

 

 

100

3.60

Add $1.15 for each additional $100 or fraction of insurance coverage.

200

4.75

300

5.90

400

7.05

 

 

500

8.20

$729 max.

$11.65

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 42 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 6

For the prices and maximum weights for letters, large envelopes (flats), packages (small packets), and postcards, see Notice 123, Price List.

 

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

 

Airmail M-bags (260) —

Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 6

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, commercial base, or commercial plus price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

 

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)

0.44

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

 

1.15

 

 

Bulk Quantities

Fee

First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

$6.70

Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

0.80

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 $1.50; Cards $1.00

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

NOT Available

 

International Reply Coupons (381)

Fee: $2.20

 

Registered Mail (330)

Fee: $11.75

Maximum Indemnity: $47.33

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: $4.55

Available for registered mail with a return receipt.

 

Endorsements: A remettre en main propre.

 

Return Receipt (340)

Fee: $2.35

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