Belarus

Letter mail
Parcel
EMS
Prohibited articles list
Additional requests
 
Weight / size limit admitted:
üPostcard – maximum weight 20g.  maximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness – 5mm
üLetter – maxsimum weight 250gmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 5mm.
üSmall packets – maxsimum weight 2kgmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 50mm.
üM bag – maxsimum weight 30kg. maximum height - 80cmmaximum circumference -120cm.
 
Insured* letters admitted – yes;
Maximum insured value – 900 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – yes;
 
Payments for inbound items in case, when content is a goods:
ü Customs clearance fee - 5.88 BYN / $3.16;
ü Threshold level below which items are free of customs duties and other taxes - 44.77 BYN / $24.07;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound letter – 3;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – Russian, French, English;
 
Delivery charge for small packets exceeding 500 g – 0 SDR;
 
Period of retention for letters – 30 days;
 
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.belpost.by
 
*Insured Parcel–Type of Registered Parcel,  which is insured at cost declared by the sender. Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.

**SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 

 
***Custom declaration for letter post is required only in case, when content is a goods.
 
Weight / size limit admitted:
ü Max weight – 20 kg
ü Max size - 1,05m X 1,05m X 1,05m (or 2m length & greatest circumference);
 
Insured* parcels admitted – yes;
Maximum insured value - 900 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – yes;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound parcels – 2;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English, French, Russian, Belarussian;
 
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 5.88 BYN / $3.16;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - 44.77 BYN / $24.07;
 
 
To customers’ address:
ü Free – yes;
ü Paid service – yes;
 
 
Period of retention for parcels:
ü Min – 30 days;
ü Max – 60 days;
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.belpost.by
 
 
 
*Insured Parcel–Type of Registered Parcel,  which is insured at cost declared by the sender. Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.
 
**SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 

  

Weight / size limit admitted:
ü Max weight – 20 kg
ü Max size - 1,05m X 1,05m X 1,05m (or 2m length & greatest circumference);
 
 
Maximum insured value:
 for documents: 4000 GEL
 for merchandise: 10 000 GEL
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound EMS – 2;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 5.88 BYR / 2.1 SDR;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes:
For private customers - 50 BYR / 18 SDR;
For business customers - 50 BYR / 18 SDR;
 
How many attempts at delivery are made: 1
 
Period of retention for EMS items: 14 days;
 
Coverage: entire territory
 
Days of the week on which EMS items are delivered: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
 
EMS item delivery to P.O. Box: Yes
 
National holidays on which EMS items are not delivered: 1,7 January, 8 March, 1,6-9 May, 3 July, 7,8 November, 25 December
 
Web site address of postal administration – https://webservices.belpost.by/searchEn.aspx
 
 
*SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 
 
The amount of insurance paid by the customer should not exceed the actual value of the contents of the parcel
 

Definition of Terms

 

 

·        Prohibited items – items whose import into the country is prohibited.    

·        Items admitted conditionally – items whose importation into the country is allowed with the term if a document issued by the relevant authorities of the exporting country is presented.    

·        Items admitted without conditions – items whose import into the country is allowed.    

 

Detailed information on the HS codes and their titles can be found on the Revenue Service web-page (http://www.rs.ge/4509) or at the following address: http://www.foreign-trade.com/reference/hscode.htm

 

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The below information is based upon the official source of Belarus

 
Part I:
List of articles prohibited as imports (or in transit) or admitted conditionally
 
 
Section I
 
Live animals; animal products
 
Chapter 1
 
 
Live animals
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■ Prohibited articles
01.01-01.06
 
Live animals.
 
 
■ Articles admitted conditionally
01.06
0106.90
Bees, leeches, silkworms, parasites and destroyers of harmful insects. See Part II, § 1.
 
Chapter 2
 
 
Meat and edible meat offal
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■ Prohibited articles
02.01-02.05
 
Fresh or frozen, dried or smoked meat of bovines, mammals, poultry, birds, sheep and other animals.
02.07-02.08
 
 
02.10
 
 
 
 
■ Articles admitted conditionally
 
 
Other meat. See Part II, § 1.
 
Chapter 3
 
 
Fish and crustaceans, molluscs another aquatic invertebrates
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■ Prohibited articles
03.01-03.07
 
All kinds of fresh, frozen, salted or smoked molluscs, fish and crustaceans.
 
 
■ Articles admitted conditionally
 
 
All products of this kind. See Part II, § 1.
 
Chapter 4
 
 
Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
04.01-04.10
 
Milk and dairy produce, birds' eggs and poultry eggs, natural honey and other edible products of animal origin. See Part II, § 1.
 
Chapter 5
 
 
Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
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■ Prohibited articles
05.01-05.11
 
Perishable food products.
Section II
 
Vegetable products
 
Chapter 6
 
 
Live trees anotheplants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers anornamental foliage
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■ Prohibited articles
06.01-06.04
 
Treated plants from the species listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus, and parts and derivatives thereof (except for those cultivated in the open air or in greenhouses).
 
 
■ Articles admitted conditionally
 
 
Seeds and plants for agricultural, forest and decorative crops, plants and parts thereof. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 7
 
 
Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
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■ Prohibited articles
07.01-07.14
 
Perishable food products.
 
 
■ Articles admitted conditionally
 
 
Fresh and dried fruits and vegetables. See Part II, § 2.

 
 
Chapter 8
 
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Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
■ Prohibited articles
08.01-08.13
 
Perishable food products.
 
 
■ Articles admitted conditionally
 
 
Hazelnuts, fresh and dried fruits. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 9
 
 
Coffee, tea, maté and spices
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
09.01-09.10
 
Coffee, tea, maté and spices. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 10
 
 
Cereals
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
10.01-10.08
 
Cereals for consumption, fodder and technical crops, rye, wheat, barley, oats, maize, rice, cereal sorghum, buckwheat and other grasses. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 11
 
 
Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
11.01-11.09
 
Fine and coarse-milled flour, powdered dried legumes, granulated cereal, roasted and unroasted malt. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 12
 
 
Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
12.01-12.14
 
Soya beans, groundnuts, linseed, rapeseed, sunflower seeds, oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, hops, plants and parts thereof used in perfumery, pharmacy, etc. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 13
 
 
Lac; gums, resins anothevegetable saps and extracts
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
13.01
 
Natural unpurified lac, natural gums and resins, etc. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 14
 
 
Vegetable plaiting materialsvegetable products not elsewhere specified or included
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
14.01-14.04
 
Materials of vegetable origin used in basketry or the esparto industry for padding or the manufacture of brooms, brushes, etc. See Part II, § 2.
Section III
 
Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or
 
 
vegetable waxes
 
Chapter 15
 
 
Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
15.01-15.22
 
All products of the type listed in this chapter. See Part II, § 2.
Section IV
 
Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco
 
 
substitutes
 
Chapter 16
 
 
Preparations of meat, of fish oof crustaceans, molluscs oother aquatic invertebrates
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
16.01-16.05
 
The importation of these products is regulated. See Part II, § 2.

 
 
Chapter 17
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HS Code
 
Sugars and sugar confectionery
■ Articles admitted conditionally
17.01
1701.11
Raw sugar. See Part II, § 2.
 
1701.12
 
 
Chapter 18
 
 
Cocoa and cocoa preparations
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
18.01
1801.00
Raw cocoa beans and broken beans. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 19
 
 
Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
19.03
1903.00
Tapioca and tapioca substitutes. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 20
 
 
Preparations of vegetables, fruits, nuts or other parts of plants
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20.01-20.09
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 21
 
 
Miscellaneous edible preparations
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
21.02
2102.20
Inactive yeast; other inactive single-cell micro-organisms. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 22
 
 
Beverages, spirits anvinegar
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■ Prohibited articles
22.04-22.08
 
Wines and spirits.
 
Chapter 23
 
 
Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
23.02-23.08
 
Bran, grain screening and other residue from the screening, milling or other processing of cereals
or legumes; seed cakes and other solid residues obtained from the extraction of oil and vegetable oil;
vegetable matter, plant residues and waste. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 24
 
 
Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
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■ Prohibited articles
24.01-24.03
 
Tobacco and manufactured tobacco products.
Section V
 
Mineral products
 
Chapter 25
 
 
Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials; lime and cement
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■ Prohibited articles
25.01-25.30
 
Earth and stones.
 
Chapter 26
 
 
Ores, slag and ash
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26.01-26.21
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 27
 
 
Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineralwaxes
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■ Prohibited articles
27.01-27.15
 
Products containing explosive and toxic substances.
 
 
■ Articles admitted conditionally
27.03
2703.00
Peat and peat crumbs. See Part II, § 2.

 
 
 
Section VI                     Products of the chemical or allied industries
 
Chapter 28                    Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements oof isotopes
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28.43            2843.10-   Precious metals and their compounds.
2843.90
 
28.44            2844.10-   Nuclear and radioactive materials.
2844.50
 
 
Chapter 29                    Organic chemicals
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29.39            2939.11-
2939.99

Vegetable alkaloids, natural or reproduced by synthesis, and their salts and simple or complex ethers. Others.
■ Articles admitted conditionally

29.20-29.31                     Chemical products, equipment and technologies in peacetime which could be used to make chemical weaponsSee Part II, § 3.
 
 
Chapter 30                    Pharmaceutical products
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30.01-30.06                   Medicaments and vitamin preparations containing narcotics and psychotropic substances.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
30.02             3002.90    Pathogens transmissible to humans, animals and plants, genetically modified forms thereof, fragments of genetic materials; equipment that could be used to make bacteriological (biological) or toxic weapons; viruses of vegetable origin, microbial culturesSee Part II, § 3.
 
 
Chapter 31                    Fertilisers
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31.01            3101.00    Fertilizer of animal or vegetable originSee Part II, § 2.
 
 
Chapter 32                    Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks
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32.01-32.15                   Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 33                    Essential oils and resinoidsperfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
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33.01-32.07                   Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 34                    Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes; polishing or scourinpreparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, "dental waxes" andental preparations with a basis oplaster
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34.01-34.07                   Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 35                    Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
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35.01            3501.10    CaseinSee Part II, § 2.
 
 
Chapter 36                    Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations
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36.01-36.06                     Violent, toxic, flammable or explosive materials and other dangerous materials; all the substances listed in Chapter 36All substances listed in chapter 36.

 
 
Chapter 37
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Photographic or cinematographic products
■ Prohibited articles
37.01-37.04
 
Photographic and cinematographic films, undeveloped photographic plates, photographic paper.
 
Chapter 38
 
 
Miscellaneous chemical products
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■ Prohibited articles
38.01-38.25
 
Sources of radioactive rays. Nuclear materials, including waste.
Section VII
 
Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof
 
Chapter 39
 
 
Plastics and articles thereof
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
39.09-39.26
 
Dual-use goods and technologies; materials absorbed by electromagnetic waves; non-fluoro-polymer products, etc.
 
Chapter 40
 
 
Rubber and articles thereof
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40.01-40.17
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
Section VIII
 
Raw hides and skins, leather, furskins and articles thereof; saddlery and harness; travel
 
 
goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
 
Chapter 41
 
 
Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
41.01-41.13
 
Raw hides and skins of bovine (including buffalo) or equine animals, sheep or lambs, other raw hides.
41.15
4115.20
Waste and other scrap from natural skins or unusable pieces thereofSee Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 42
 
 
Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers;
articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
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42.01-42.06
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 43
 
 
Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof
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43.01-43.04
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
Section IX
 
Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of straw,
 
 
of esparto oootheplaiting materials; basketware anwickerwork
 
Chapter 44
 
 
Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
44.01-44.09
 
Fuel wood, sawn and rough-sawwood materials, wood veneers, lumber, etc. See Part II, § 2.
44.14-44.18
 
Wooden frames for pictures, photos, mirrors;  hogsheads, barrels, bins, boxes, baskets, drums and other articles of woodSee Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 45
 
 
Cork and articles of cork
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
45.01
 
Natural cork, raw or simply prepared, cork waste, etc. See Part II, § 2.

 
 
Chapter 46
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HS Code
 
Manufactures of strawof esparto oof other plaiting materials; basketware anwickerwork
■ Articles admitted conditionally
46.01
 
Braids and similar articles of braiding materials. See Part II, § 2.
Section X
 
Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard;
 
 
paper and paperboard and articles thereof
 
Chapter 47
 
 
Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard
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■ Prohibited articles
47.02-47.07
 
Waste from production and consumption which cannot be worked or used in the Republic of Belarus.
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
47.01
4701.00
Mechanical wood pulp. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 48
 
 
Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
48.08
 
Corrugated cardboard and paper (with or without adhesive coating).
48.19
 
Boxes, bags, sachets, pouches and other paper or cardboard packaging. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 49
 
 
Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts anplans
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■ Prohibited articles
49.01-49.11
 
Products of the printing and related industries containing information that may be harmful
to the political and economic interests of Belarus, to State security and to the health and morality of its citizens.
49.07
4907.00
Belarus rubles and instruments in Belarus rubles.
 
 
■ Articles admitted conditionally
49.05
4905.91
Articles relating to military map production. See Part II, § 3.
 
4905.99
 
49.07
4907.00
Foreign currency, payment documents in foreign currency, instruments in foreign currency. See Part II, § 5.
Section XI
 
Textiles and textile articles
 
Chapter 50
 
 
Silk
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■ Prohibited articles
50.01
5001.00
Silk-worm cocoons suitable for reeling.
 
Chapter 51
 
 
Wool, finor coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn anwoven fabric
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
51.01-51.03
 
Uncarded and uncombed wool and hair, wool waste. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 52
 
 
Cotton
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
52.01-52.03
 
Cotton fibre and cotton fibre waste. See Part II, § 2.
 
Chapter 53
 
 
Othevegetable textile fibres, papeyarn and woven fabrics of papeyarn
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
53.01-53.08
 
Raw or processed, but unspun, flax, jute fibre, hemp, sisal fibre, coir, abaca fibre and other textile fibres of vegetable origin. See Part II, § 2.

 
 
Chapter 54
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HS Code
 
Man-made filaments; strip and the like of man-made textile materials
54.01-54.08
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 55
 
 
Man-made staple fibres
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55.01-55.08
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 56
 
 
Wadding, felt and non-wovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof
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■ Prohibited articles
56.05
5605.00
Metallized yarn made with or made of gold thread.
 
Chapter 57
 
 
Carpets another textile floor coverings
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57.01-57.05
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 58
 
 
Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery
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■ Prohibited articles
58.08
5808.90
Ornamental trimming made with or made of gold thread.
58.09
5809.00
Woven fabric made with or made of gold thread.
 
Chapter 59
 
 
Impregnated, coated, covered or laminatetextile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use
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59.01-59.11
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 60
 
 
Knitted or crocheted fabrics
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60.01-60.06
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 61
 
 
Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
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61.01-61.17
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 62
 
 
Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
62.01-62.06
 
Uniforms, equipment and paraphernalia of military units and paramilitary organization of the Republic of Belarus. See Part II, § 3.
 
Chapter 63
 
 
Other made-up textile articles; sets; worn clothing anworn textile articles; rags
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63.01-63.10
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
Section XII
 
Footwear, headgear, umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-
 
 
crops anparts thereof; prepared feathers and articles made therewith; artificial flowers;
 
 
articles ohuman hair
 
Chapter 64
 
 
Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
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64.01-64.06
 
Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
Chapter 65
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HS Code
 
Headgear anparts thereof
■ Articles admitted conditionally
65.05-65.06
 
Headgear and paraphernalia of military units and paramilitary organizations of the Republic of Belarus. See Part II, § 3.
 
Chapter 66
 
 
Umbrellas, suumbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof
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66.01-66.03
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 67
 
 
Prepared feathers andown and articles madof feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair
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■ Articles admitted conditionally
67.01
 
Feathers and down from chickens, ducks, geese and other birds. See Part II, § 1.
Section XIII
 
Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; ceramic products;
 
 
glass anglassware
 
Chapter 68
 
 
Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
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68.01-68.15
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 69
 
 
Ceramic products
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69.01-69.14
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 70
 
 
Glass anglassware
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70.01-70.20
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
Section XIV
 
Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad
 
 
with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin
 
Chapter 71
 
 
Natural or cultured pearls, preciouor semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin
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■ Prohibited articles
71.18
 
Old coins made of precious metals sent by private individuals.
Section XV
 
Base metals and articles obase metal
 
Chapter 72
 
 
Iron and steel
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72.01-72.29
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 73
 
 
Articles of iron and steel
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73.03-73.06
 
High pressure tubes for nuclear reactors.
73.09-73.10
 
Chemical tanks for exposure time and storage lifeSee Part II, § 3.
 
Chapter 74
 
 
Copper and articles thereof
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74.01-74.19
 
Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
Chapter 75
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Nickel and articles thereof
75.01-75.08
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 76
 
 
Aluminium and articles thereof
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76.01-76.16
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 77
 
 
(Reserved fopossible future use in thharmonized system)
 
Chapter 78
 
 
Lead and articles thereof
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78.01-78.06
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 79
 
 
Zinc and articles thereof
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79.01-79.07
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 80
 
 
Tin and articles thereof
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80.01-80.07
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 81
 
 
Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof
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■ Prohibited articles
81.13
8113.00
Scrap and waste from ferrous and non-ferrous metals for technical use, including semi-finished products and supplies sent to the Republic of Belarus by private individuals.
 
 
■ Articles admitted conditionally
81.09
8109.90
Zirconium tubes. See Part II, § 3.
 
Chapter 82
 
 
Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
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82.01-82.15
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 83
 
 
Miscellaneous articles obase metal
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83.01-83.11
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
Section XVI
 
Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders
 
 
and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and
 
 
accessories of such articles
 
Chapter 84
 
 
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
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84.01
 
Products containing sources of radioactive radiation; nuclear materials, including waste.
 
 
■ Articles admitted conditionally
84.01-84.05
 
Nuclear reactors, equipment, special non-nuclear  materials and related technologies associated with the nuclear fuel cycle and the production of nuclear materials that can be used to make nuclearweapons; zirconium tubes. See Part II, § 3.
84.11-84.12
 
Motors. See Part II, § 3.

 
 
Chapter 85                    Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers; television image and sound recorders and reproducers andparts and accessories of such articles
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85.01-85.48                   See chapter 84.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
85.03            8503.00    Motor stators; frequency converters.
 
85.17-85.29                     Military radiophonic transmitting equipment, cryptographic equipment (labour and services), including cryptographic techniques and special technical publications on the receipt of secret information (cryptographic equipment and special technical devices). See Part II, § 3.
 
 
Section XVII                  Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment
 
Chapter 86                    Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings anparts thereof; mechanical (includingelectro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds
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86.01-86.09                   Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 87                    Vehicles, other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, anparts and accessories thereof
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87.01-87.16                   Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 88                    Aircraft, spacecraft anparts thereof
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88.02                               Equipment, material and technology used to make rocket weapons and other resources for the manufacture of nuclear, chemical, bacteriological (biological) and toxicweapons; launch vehicles and space rockets.
 
88.04                             Parachutes. See Part II, § 3.
 
 
Chapter 89                    Ships, boats and floating structures
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89.01-89.08                   Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section XVIII                 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks anwatches; musical instruments; parts and accessories thereof
 
 
Chapter 90
 
 
Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
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90.05
 
Shooting glasses, binoculars and other military optical instruments and parts thereof.
90.13
 
 
90.30
 
Equipment for measuring or detecting ionizing radiation. See Part II, § 3.
90.31
9031.80
Optical monitoring equipment.
90.33
9033.00
Optical mirrors (reflectors).
 
Chapter 91
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Clocks anwatches anparts thereof
■ Prohibited articles
91.01-91.14
 
Any chronometer with a case and wristband of precious metal.

 
 
Chapter 92                    Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles
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92.01-92.09                   Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section XIX                   Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
 
Chapter 93                    Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
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93.01-93.07                     All arms and ammunition, and parts and accessories thereof. Special equipment or devices intended to cause physical injury or paralysis. Imitations of firearms using blank cartridges. Aerosol containers containing irritant gas, nerve gas or noxious gas.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
Products for military use, including arms for use in competitions, powder, explosives and fireworks. See Part II, § 3.
 
 
Section XX                    Miscellaneous manufactured articles
 
Chapter 94                    Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings not elsewhere specified or included;illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
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94.01-94.06                   Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 95                    Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
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95.01-95.08                   Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 96                    Miscellaneous manufactured articles
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96.01-96.18                   Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section XXI                   Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
 
Chapter 97                    Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
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97.04            9704.00    Postage stamps, fiscal stamps, cancelled prepayment forms, including First Day cancellations.
See Part II, § 4.
 
97.05             9705.00    Collections of insects carrying transmissible plant diseases; plants infected with pathogens; herbaria and seed collectionsSee Part II, § 2.
 
97.06            9706.00    Historical and cultural items. See Part II, § 4.

 
 
Part II:
Conditions of admission of articles imported or in transit
 
 
1. Live animals and animal products
 
1.1 The following are admitted to the post in parcels and small, uninsured packets: bees, leeches, silkworms, parasites and destroyers of noxious insects intended for research and exchange between officially recognized institutions (subject to presentation of an authorization issued by the competent authorities).
 
1.2 The importation into the territory of the Republic of Belarus of meat and meat products of cattle, goats, pigs, sheep and poultry, and of milk, dairy products and natural honey, etc. ispermitted, in accordance with the Veterinary and Sanitary Regulations issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus and set out in Decree No. 22
of 31 July 2002.
 
To be admitted for importation into the Republic of Belarus, meat and meat products must:
 
–   come from healthy animals;
 
–   be slaughtered, processed and packaged in establishments holding an export licence issued by the exporting country's
State Veterinary Inspectorate;
 
–   be approved for human consumption;
 
–   be marked (veterinary stamp) with the details of the exporting producer;
 
–   come from farms and administrative territories officially free of animal diseases for the previous 12 months (in certain cases for up to three years);
 
–   be accompanied by microbiological, chemical, toxicological and radiological specifications, in accordance with the veterinary and sanitary regulations and requirements in force in the Republic of Belarus;
 
–   be contained in sturdy packaging, in accordance with hygiene requirements.
 
To be admitted for importation into Belarus, raw materials such as hides and skins, horns and hooves, intestines, fur skins and artificial fur, sheepskins and Astrakhan furs, wool, silk, horsehair and the feathers and down of goats, hens, ducks, geese and other birds, must:
 
–   come from healthy animals (poultry and birds), raised on farms officially free from infectious animal diseases;
 
–   be processed and packaged in establishments holding an export licence issued by the exporting country's State Veterinary
Inspectorate;
 
–   be fully inspected (particularly raw materials such as hides, fur skins and artificial fur, sheepskins and Astrakhan furs);
 
–   be sorted and clearly labelled, in accordance with the standards in force in the exporting country;
 
–   come from farms and administrative territories officially free of animal diseases for the previous 12 months (in certain cases for up to three years);
 
–   be preserved using methods that comply with international requirements and guarantee the health security of the products being exported;
 
–   be contained in sturdy packaging, in accordance with hygiene requirements.
 
To be admitted for importation, milk and dairy products and the eggs of poultry and birds intended for human consumption must:
 
–   come from healthy animals and poultry, raised on farms and administrative territories officially free from infectious animal, poultry and bird diseases;
 
–   be processed and packaged in establishments holding an export licence issued by the exporting country's State Veterinary
Inspectorate;
 
–   be approved for human consumption by the exporting country's competent authorities;
 
–   be accompanied by microbiological, chemical, toxicological and radiological specifications, in accordance with the veterinary and sanitary regulations and requirements in force in the Republic of Belarus;
 
–   be contained in sturdy packaging, labelled in accordance with the exporting country's health and hygiene requirements. Fodder and fodder supplements intended for animal feeding are admitted as imports on condition that:
–   they come from companies holding an export licence issued by the exporting country's State Veterinary Inspectorate;
 
–   they come from raw materials originating from administrative territories officially declared free of infectious animal and bird diseases;

 
 
–   the raw materials used to produce them have been inspected by the State Veterinary Inspectorate;
 
–   they do not contain salmonella, botulinum toxins or anaerobic microflora; the total bacterial seeding must not exceed
500,000 microbial cells per gramme;
 
–   they are contained in sturdy packaging, in accordance with hygiene requirements. Honey and other apicultural products are admitted as imports on condition that:
–   they come from premises (apiaries, laboratories) and administrative territories that are free of agricultural and domestic animal diseases;
 
–   they have been treated to guarantee the absence of viable pathogen flora;
 
–   they have been approved for human consumption and sale to the public by the exporting country's competent authorities;
 
–   they are accompanied by microbiological, chemical, toxicological and radiological specifications, in compliance with the veterinary and sanitary regulations and requirements in force in the Republic of Belarus;
 
–   they are contained in sturdy packaging, in accordance with hygiene requirements.
 
The importation of honey and other apicultural products is prohibited in the following cases:
 
–   where such products have been treated with chemical substances, by ionizing irradiation and by ultraviolet rays;
 
–   where the organoleptic composition has been changed, or the packaging has been damaged or opened;
 
–   where such products contain natural or synthetic oestrogens, hormones, antibiotics, pesticides or other medicinal substances.
 
An international veterinary certificate, written in the exporting country's language and in Belarusian or Russian and signed by the exporting country's Health Inspectorate, must certify that the above regulations have been fully implemented.
 
For all matters concerning import licences, please contact the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus at the following address:
 
Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Kirov Street 15
220030 MINSK–30
BELARUS
Tel.: +375 17 227 37 51
Fax: +375 17 227 42 96
 
 
2. Plants and vegetable products
 
Seeds and plants for agricultural, forest and decorative crops, plants and parts thereof. Fresh and dried fruits and vegetables; hazelnuts.
Coffee, tea, maté and spices.
 
Cereal (for consumption), fodder and technical crops, copra, malt, medicinal and vegetable plants and other vegetal and animal products.
 
Microbial cultures, bacteria, viruses, nematodes and tics; insects carrying transmissible plant diseases;
Collections of insects carrying transmissible plant diseases; plants infected with pathogens; herbaria and seed collections; Certain industrial woods and goods, packing materials made of plant matter, which may carry parasites and plant diseases;
weeds, monoliths and earth samples.
 
Plants and vegetable products pertaining to the above-mentioned categories and indicated in Part I are subject to inspection by the State Inspectorate responsible for plant production, quarantine and protection, and all imports must be stamped "Authorized for importation into the territory of the Republic of Belarus" by the State Quarantine Inspectorate. The latter's stamp is not required forwooden bottoms, cardboard and wooden boxes and the packaging of other goods not listed above.
 
Vegetable feeds (fodder cereals, soybean seeds, soybeans, etc.) originating from animal disease-free administrative territories are admitted for importation into the Republic of Belarus on condition that they are not toxic for animals, do not contain raw materials and have not been genetically modified.
 
An international veterinary certificate, signed by the Health Inspectorate of the exporting country or administrative territory (country, state, province, etc.), must certify the above conditions have been fully met. »The importation of grains and seeds is subject to presentation of a certificate of quality issued by the competent control body in the exporting country certifying that the levels of heavy metals, mycotoxins and pesticides and the total beta activity do not exceed the prescribed values.

 
 
For all matters concerning import licences, please contact the General State Inspectorate responsible for seed production, quarantine and plant protection at the following address:
 
Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Krasnozviozdnaia Street 8
220034 MINSK–34
BELARUS
Tel.: +375 17 288 24 57
 
 
3. Specific goods (labour and services) subject to import and export regulations
 
In accordance with Decision No. 133 of 4 February 2003 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, import and export regulations shall apply in respect of the following goods (labour and services):
 
–   list of nuclear materials, equipment, special non-nuclear materials and technologies associated with the nuclear fuel cycle and the production of nuclear materials that can be used to create nuclear weapons;
 
–   list of chemical products, equipment and technologies intended for peaceful purposes, but which could also be used to create chemical weapons;
 
–   list of pathogens transmissible to humans, animals and plants and their genetically modified forms; fragments of genetic materials and equipment that could be used to create biological and toxin weapons;
 
–   list of equipment, materials and technologies used for the production of rocket weapons and other nuclear, chemical, biological and toxin weapons;
 
–   list of "dual-use" goods and technologies;
 
–   list of goods intended for military purposes;
 
–   list of cryptographic equipment (labour and services), including cryptographic techniques and special technical publications on the receipt of secret information (encoding/decoding equipment).
 
Importation of the above-mentioned goods (labour and services) is subject to presentation of a licence or permit issued by the State Military-Industrial Committee and of any other documents stipulated in the international agreements and legislation of the Republic of Belarus.
 
The State Military-Industrial Committee should be contacted for further information on the identification of goods. The identification of goods (labour and services) is carried out by:
–   the Defence Ministry (for articles intended for military purposes);
 
–   the State Security Committee (for cryptographic equipment and technical publications);
 
–   the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus or other State bodies (if specific technical or scientific expertise is required to identify specific goods (labour and services)).
 
 
4. Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
 
Stamps may be dispatched only as part of a prescribed philatelic exchange.
 
The importation of collections of insects, of plants infected with pathogens, and of herbaria and seed collections is subject
to presentation of an authorization issued by the State Veterinary Inspectorate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the
Republic of Belarus.
 
The transmission of cultural treasures across the borders of the Republic of Belarus is governed by Decision No. 557 of 21 April
2000 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.
 
The requirements do not concern cultural treasures officially dispatched to the territory of the Republic of Belarus on a temporary basis, provided that such articles are accompanied by a certificate stating their value.
 
Historical and cultural treasures may be imported into the territory of the Republic of Belarus subject to presentation of a written authorization issued by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus.
 
 
5. Bank notes and payment documents
Foreign currency in cash, as well as payment documents and instruments in foreign currency, may be sent to Belarus by post – in insured letters only – provided that the amount in foreign currencydoes not exceed that set by the National Bank (based on the official rate of exchange on the day when the insured letter is accepted by the post office in the country of origin).

 
 
Part III:
Special provisions, Customs and other
 
 
Articles sent by international parcel post are exempt from customs duty, provided that they are intended for:
 
–   the official use of diplomatic missions and consulates;
 
–   humanitarian aid – through direct donations made for the sole purpose of the fundraising effort in question. Articles not intended for commercial purposes are subject to customs duty:
–   if they are sent in international postal parcels with a customs value equivalent to a maximum of 100 EUR (120 EUR for items whose contents cannot be split up), addressed over the course of one month to a single addressee (natural person);
 
–   if they are imported into the Republic of Belarus with a customs value equivalent to a maximum of 10 EUR (12 EUR for items whose contents cannot be split up) by a means other than the international postal service to an addressee (natural person) residing in the Republic of Belarus.
 
Articles not intended for commercial purposes sent to the Republic of Belarus in international postal items over the course of one month to the address of a single addressee are exempt from customs duties and other fees:
 
–   if the customs value exceeds the equivalent of 100 EUR (120 EUR for items whose contents cannot be split up) but is less than 1,000 EUR (1,200 EUR for items whose contents cannot be split up), based on a single customs rate of 30%, but at least 2 EUR per kilogramme;
 
–   if the customs value exceeds the equivalent of 1,000 EUR (1,200 EUR for items whose contents cannot be split up), based on a single customs rate of 50%, but at least 4 EUR per kilogramme.
 
Articles not intended for commercial purposes sent to the Republic of Belarus in international postal items are subject to customs duty and other fees, in accordance with the single rates indicated in the table below:
 
Description of articles
Single customs rate
 
As a percentage of the customs value
or in EUR
Construction materials:
 
varnishes and paints; all types of mastics and sealants; cement; fire-proof cement; building and construction sealants; prefabricated panels and tiles made of polyvinylchloride (PVC); polystyrene; plastic and wooden baseboards; laminated parquet boards; prefabricated panels and wooden and fiberglass tiles; materials used to
manufacture casement windows (including glass, wood, plastic and aluminium); wall coverings (wallpaper and textiles); cardboard; plaster; ceramic tiles
30%
at least 2 EUR per kilogramme
Gas cookers and stoves
30%
but at least 25 EUR per article
Fireplaces for domestic use
30%
but at least 10 EUR per article
Kitchen fixtures
30%
but at least 10 EUR per article
Vacuum cleaners
30%
but at least 15 EUR per article
Microwave ovens
30%
but at least 15 EUR per article
Stoves, electric cookers
30%
but at least 30 EUR per article
Plumbing fixtures:
 
bath tubs, showers, washbasins, bidets, toilet bowls, toilet seats and lids, toilet tanks and similar fixtures
30%
but at least 1 EUR per article
Fridge-freezers (with separate doors} for domestic use
30%
but at least 50 EUR per article
Refrigerators for domestic use
30%
but at least 40 EUR per article
Upright freezers for domestic use with a capacity of up to 250 litres
30%
but at least 40 EUR per article

 
 
Description of articles
Single customs rate
 
As a percentage of the customs value
or in EUR
Upright freezers for domestic use with a capacity of more than 250 litres but less than
900 litres
30%
but at least 80 EUR per article
Dishwashers for domestic use
30%
but at least 150 EUR per article
Automatic washing machines for domestic use
30%
but at least 50 EUR per article
Automatic washing machines for domestic
use with a capacity of more than 6 kg but less than 10 kg (of dry laundry)
30%
but at least 60 EUR per article
Automatic washing machines for domestic use with a capacity of more than 10 kg but less than 15 kg (of dry laundry)
30%
but at least 110 EUR per article
Sewing machines for domestic use
30%
but at least 40 EUR per article
Video recorders or players for domestic use
30%
but at least 35 EUR per article
Colour liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors, according to the (diagonal) size of the screen:
 
15 inches (38.1 cm)
 
17 inches (43.2 cm)
 
More than 19 inches (48.3 cm)
 
 
 
30%
 
30%
 
30%
 
 
but at least 50 EUR per article but at least 80 EUR per article but at least 110 EUR per article
LCD televisions, including home cinema systems, according to the (diagonal) size of the screen
 
Up to 42 cm
More than 42 cm but less than 52 cm More than 52 cm but less than 72 cm More than 72 cm
 
 
 
 
30%
 
30%
 
30%
 
30%
 
 
 
but at least 30 EUR per article but at least 30 EUR per article but at least 60 EUR per article but at least 110 EUR per article
LCD televisions, including home cinema systems, according to the (diagonal) size of the screen
 
Up to 43 inches (109.2 cm)
 
More than 43 inches (109.2 cm)
 
 
 
 
30%
 
30%
 
 
 
but at least 500 EUR per article but at least 1,000 EUR per article
 
 
 
  • Postal items which are  liable to customs declaration should include the following information:

 

- full last name, first name, patronymic and address of the addressee;

- provide the addressee's telephone number, if possible;

- complete all fields on CN 22/CN 23 customs declarations;

- provide a full and detailed description of the item's contents, along with the value of each article, specifying the currency used.

 

 

  • Goods may be imported duty-free if the total value of goods sent within a calendar month in international postal items to the address of one recipient does not exceed an amount equivalent to 200 EUR and if the total weight does not exceed 31 kg. In addition, the value of goods sent in one international postal item may not exceed an amount equivalent to 22 EUR and the weight may not exceed 10 kg.