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Country Conditions for Mailing — Kazakhstan

 

Prohibitions (130)

Coins, banknotes, credit notes or any securities payable to bearer, checks, precious metals (whether manufactured or not), precious stones, natural diamonds, jewels and other valuable articles, and foreign currency are prohibited. Kazakhstan will accept no liability for loss of or damage to such items.

Cultural artifacts.

Deer horns, hooves, and antlers.

Explosives and explosive or inflammable substances, pyrotechnic articles (fireworks, etc.).

Firearms and bladed weapons or articles of similar construction for civilian service, ammunition, special dual purpose (civilian and military) technical devices, and parts and accessories thereof.

Foreign currency.

Human organs and/or substances, and blood and blood parts.

Implements for fishing aquatic biological resources.

Live animals except bees, leeches, and silkworms.

Military weapons.

Narcotics, psychotropic substances, and precursors, including in drug form.

Natural precious stones, waste thereof, powder from precious stones, pearls, yellow amber.

Nuclear materials and equipment; radioactive materials, fuels and corrosive materials.

Originals and copies of military service records, identity cards, and passports.

Perishable foodstuffs.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Perishable noninfectious biological substances.

Plant protection products subject to the provisions of Annexes A and B to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants of May 22, 2001.

Plants of any kind and in any form, including seeds.

Poisons, toxic substances of animal origin.

Precious metals, alloys, minerals, concentrates, rubble and waste from precious metals.

Printed matter, plastic materials, stock footage, photographic material, audio and video material containing propaganda against the political regime and liable to threaten the integrity and security of the State or aimed at undermining its authority, materials that promote war, cruelty, violence and pornography, and materials that promote social, racial, national, religious, genetic or caste superiority.

Rare animal and vegetable products and endangered animals and plants.

Rare metals, raw materials, alloys, combinations and products.

Special technical publications on the covert reception of intelligence.

Sturgeon and salmon caviar.

Substances harmful to the ozone layer.

Tobacco products and smoking mixtures of all kinds.

Restrictions  

A certificate must accompany funeral urns containing ashes of the deceased from the licensed crematory or licensed mortuary stating that the ashes are those of the person named in the death certificate.

Animals and products of animal origin are subject to authorization from the veterinary control institutions of Kazakhstan.

Articles subject to customs duty may not be sent in ordinary or registered First-Class Mail International shipments, First-Class Package International Service shipments, Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes, or Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes.

Radio-electronic and high-frequency equipment requires authorization by the country’s Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Recording media (diskettes, video, and audio) require that information be supplied on the type of computer and operating system used for recording.

Works of art, antiques, and other valuable objects of art, history, science, or culture require authorization by the country’s Ministry of Public Health, Education and Culture.

Observations  

Postal items mailed to Kazakhstan by private individuals are exempt from the payment of customs duty provided that (a) they do not contain goods that are intended for commercial or manufacturing purposes; (b) their weight does not exceed 70 pounds; and (c) their value does not exceed U.S. $1,000.

 

 

Global Express Guaranteed (210) Price Group 4

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 70 lbs.

 

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.

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

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.

 

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

 

Priority Mail Express
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.

 

Priority Mail Express International  Flat Rate Envelopes and Flat Rate Boxes

Size Limits (221.52)

Maximum length: 36 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

Insurance (222.8)

Available for Priority Mail Express International merchandise shipments only

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$200

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.

500

$2.35

1,000

3.85

1,500

5.35

2,000

6.85

$5,000 max.

$15.85

Customs Forms Required (123)

Articles Admitted

Required Customs
Form/Endorsement

Correspondence, business papers, and documents.

PS Form 2976. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.

Merchandise samples without commercial value.

PS Form 2976-A inside PS Form 2976-E (envelope).

Merchandise and all articles subject to customs duty.

PS Form 2976-A inside PS Form 2976-E (envelope).

Note: For mailers completing PS Form 2976-B or other online USPS-produced combined shipping label and customs form, no additional customs form is required (see 222.5).

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 Priority Mail Express International shipments to Kazakhstan.

Reciprocal Service Name: EMS

Country Code: KZ

Areas Served: All

 

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.

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 42 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

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

$5,000 max.

$59.95

 

Customs Forms Required (123)

Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes:

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes:

PS Form 2976

Priority Mail International parcels:

PS Form 2976-A inside PS Form 2976-E (envelope)

 

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 6

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail price.

Weight Limit: 3.5 ozs. for letters and postcards;

4 lbs. for large envelopes (flats)

Size Limits  

Letters: See 241.212

Postcards: See 241.221

Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

 

 

First-Class Package International Service (250) Price Group 6

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 4 lbs.

Size Limits  

Packages (Small Packets): See 251.22 and 251.23.

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976

 

 

Airmail M-bags (260) —

Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 6

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail price.

Weight Limit: 44 lbs.

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976

 

Matter for the Blind or Other Physically Handicapped Persons (270)

Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes, or Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. Weight limit: 4 pounds.

Free when sent as Priority Mail International. Weight limit: 15 pounds.

Customs Form Required (123)

First-Class Mail International items, First-Class Package International Service items, Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes, and Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes:

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

Priority Mail International parcels:

PS Form 2976-A inside PS Form 2976-E (envelope)

 

 

Extra Services  

Certificate of Mailing (313)

 

Individual Pieces

Fee

Individual article (PS Form 3817)

$1.20

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)

 

1.20

 

 

Bulk Quantities

Fee

First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

$7.05

Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

0.85

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606

1.20

 

Registered Mail (330)

Fee: $12.95

Maximum Indemnity: $46.14

Available only for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards, First-Class Package
International Service, Priority Mail International
Flat Rate Envelopes, Priority Mail International
Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes, and matter for the
blind or other physically handicapped persons.

 

Return Receipt (340)

Fee: $3.50

Available for Registered Mail only.

 

Restricted Delivery (350)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

NOT Available

 

International Reply Coupons (381)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

International Business Reply Service (382)

Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.75; Cards $1.25