Bulgaria

Letter mail
Parcel
EMS
Prohibited articles list

  

The  limits of  weight/size for the Letter Mail     
            
  • PostCard: maximum weight 20g.  maximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness – 5mm.
  • Letter: maxsimum weight 250gmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 5mm.
  • Small package: maxsimum weight 2kgmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 50mm.
  • M Bag: maxsimum weight 30kg. maximum height - 80cmmaximum circumference -120cm.
 
Requered quantity of Customs declarations (CN23): 2
 
If it’s possible to send insured* Letter Post: Yes (Except for the mail which contains money, coins, banking tickets, other values)
 
Maximum insurance coverage: 765 SDR**
 
*Insured Letter mail Type of Registered letter, Small package 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.
 
**SDRMonetary 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 website
 Please note:  The maximum insured value is 10000 GEL,  If at the moment  of dispatch the insuredvalue of the item in SDR exceeds 10000 GEL it must be insured for 10000 GEL or under. 
 

  

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 - 765 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;
 
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 6 BGN/$4.1; 4 BGN/$2.72;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - 90 BGN/ $61.22; 1) C-C 45 EUR (90 BGN); 2) B-C 15 EUR (30 BGN);
 
 
To customers’ address:
ü Free – no;
ü Paid service – no;
 
 
Period of retention for parcels:
ü Min – 20 days;
ü Max – 30 days;
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.bgpost.bg
 
 
 
*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 - 
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes:
For private customers - 88 BGN / 36.5 SDR;
For business customers - 29.33 BGN / 12.18 SDR;
 
How many attempts at delivery are made: 3
 
Period of retention for EMS items: 
 
Coverage: entire territory
 
Days of the week on which EMS items are delivered: 1/2/3/4/5/6
 
EMS item delivery to P.O. Box: Yes
 
National holidays on which EMS items are not delivered: 1 January, 3,4 March, 26-29 April, 1,6,24 May, 6-8,22,23 September, 24-26 December
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.bgpost.bg
 
 
*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

 

For easy search for a desired item, you can use the “ctrl+F” combination. A search field will appear in the right upper corner where you can write the title of the item. Pressing the “Enter” button will highlight the search word provided by you throughout the text in a different color.

 

The below information is based upon the official source of Bulgaria  

 

Articles prohibited as imports

 
It is prohibited to insert the following articles in international postal items:
 
–         narcotics, psychotropic substances (1211.30, 1211.90, 1302.11, 2939.11, 2939.91), anaesthetics, toxic materials;
 
–         arms (93.01-93.07) and ammunition (93.06), explosive, flammable or other hazardous materials (36.01-36.06);
 
–         obscene or immoral articles;
 
–          articles which, by their nature or their packing, may expose officials to danger, or soil or damage other items or postal equipment;
 
–         religious materials connected with prohibited or unregistered sects or organizations.
 
In addition, postal items, including insured items, containing coins (7118.10, 7118.90), bank notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers' cheques (49.07), platinum(7110.11, 7110.19), gold (71.08) or sliver (71.06), whether manufactured or not, precious stones (71.02, 71.03), jewels (71.13) or other valuable articles are not accepted in the Republic of Bulgaria.