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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 Priority Mail Express 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 and First-Class Package International Service 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.
  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.
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Global Express Guaranteed (210)

Not Available 

 

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 and not subject to customs duty.

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 Turkmenistan.

Reciprocal Service Name: EMS

Country Code: TM

Areas Served:  

Priority Mail Express 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.

 

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

$729 max.

$11.65

 

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: 66 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