Central African Republic

Letter mail
Parcel
EMS
Prohibited articles list
 
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 – 339 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – no;
 
Payments for inbound items in case, when content is a goods:
ü Customs clearance fee - $3.8;
ü Threshold level below which items are free of customs duties and other taxes - $13;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound letter – 2;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – French;
 
Delivery charge for small packets exceeding 500 g – 1.36 SDR;
 
Period of retention for letters – 15 days;
 
 
Web site address of postal administration – 
 
*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 - 130 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – no;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound parcels – 2;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – French;
 
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - $3.8;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - $13;
 
 
To customers’ address:
ü Free – no;
ü Paid service – no;
 
 
Period of retention for parcels:
ü Min – 15 days;
ü Max – 1 month;
 
Web site address of postal administration 
 
 
 
*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 
 
The  limits of  weight/size for the dispatched EMS: EMS items shall be admitted up to a maximum weight of 20 kilograms.
In addition, EMS items shall not normally exceed 1.05 meters for any one dimension or three meters for the sum of the length
and the greatest circumference measured in a direction other than length.
 
Coverage territories: Entire territory, except for: Bambari; Berberati; Bossembele; Bouar; Mbaiki; Sibut

EMS delivery week days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  
Requered quantity of Customs declarations: 3
 
Quantity of  attempts made for the purpose of EMS item delivery: attempts
 
An undeliverable EMS item is held back for a period of days: days
 
EMS item delivery to P.O. Box: No

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 Central African Republic 

 
Part I:
List of articles prohibited as imports (or in transit) or admitted conditionally
 
 
Section I
 
Live animals; animal products
 
Chapter 1
 
 
Live animals
Heading
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■ Prohibited articles
01.01-01.06
 
All live animals (except with authorization).
 
Chapter 2
 
 
Meat and edible meat offal
Heading
HS Code
 
02.01-02.10
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 3
 
 
Fish and crustaceans, molluscs another aquatic invertebrates
Heading
HS Code
 
03.01-03.07
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 4
 
 
Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
Heading
HS Code
 
04.01-04.10
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 5
 
 
Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
Heading
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05.01-05.11
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
Section II
 
Vegetable products
 
Chapter 6
 
 
Live trees anotheplants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers anornamental foliage
Heading
HS Code
 
06.01-06.04
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 7
 
 
Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
Heading
HS Code
 
07.01-07.14
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 8
 
 
Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
Heading
HS Code
 
08.01-08.14
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 9
 
 
Coffee, tea, maté and spices
Heading
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09.01-09.10
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 10
 
 
Cereals
Heading
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10.01-10.08
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 11
 
 
Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
Heading
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11.01-11.09
 
Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
Chapter 12                     Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
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12.01-12.14                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 13                     Lac; gums, resins anothevegetable saps and extracts
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13.01-13.02                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 14                     Vegetable plaiting materialsvegetable products not elsewhere specified or included
Heading             HS Code
14.01-14.04                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
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
Heading             HS Code
15.01-15.22                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
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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16.01-16.05                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 17                     Sugars and sugar confectionery
Heading             HS Code
17.01-17.04                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 18                     Cocoa and cocoa preparations
Heading             HS Code
18.01-18.06                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 19                     Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products
Heading             HS Code
19.01-19.05                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 20                     Preparations of vegetables, fruits, nuts or other parts of plants
Heading             HS Code
20.01-20.09                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 21                     Miscellaneous edible preparations
Heading             HS Code
21.01-21.06                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 22                     Beverages, spirits anvinegar
Heading             HS Code         ■ Prohibited articles
22.08            2208.90      Absinthe and similar products.

 
 
Chapter 23
Heading
 
 
 
HS Code
 
Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder
23.01-23.09
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 24
 
 
Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Heading
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■ Prohibited articles
24.01-24.03
 
Tobacco admitted subject to certain conditions.
Section V
 
Mineral products
 
Chapter 25
 
 
Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials; lime and cement
Heading
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25.01-25.30
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 26
 
 
Ores, slag and ash
Heading
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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
Heading
HS Code
■ Prohibited articles
27.10
 
Petrol.
27.11
2711.13
Butane.
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
Heading
HS code
■ Prohibited articles
28.34
 
Nitrites and nitrates.
28.44-28.45
 
Samples for medical or scientific use containing radioactive elements. Radioactive materials.
 
Chapter 29
 
 
Organic chemicals
Heading
HS code
■ Prohibited articles
29.03
 
Aerosol products.
29.38-29.39
 
Anaesthetic, noxious or toxic substances or substances with other characteristics liable to cause serious problems or sickness in case of leakage.
 
Chapter 30
 
 
Pharmaceutical products
Heading
HS code
■ Articles admitted conditionally
30.03-30.04
 
Drugs and medicaments, other than samples of poisons, of toxic substances or of prescription drugs and medicaments, packaged and sent in accordance with the prevailing requirements.
30.06
3006.60
Contraceptive preparations.
 
Chapter 31
 
 
Fertilisers
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31.01-31.05
 
Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
Chapter 32
 
 
Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks
Heading
HS code
■ Prohibited articles
32.03-32.04
 
Organic peroxides, such as dyes for hair or textiles.
32.08-32.10
 
Combustible paints and paint strippers.
 
Chapter 33
 
 
Essential oils and resinoidsperfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
Heading
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33.01-33.07
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 34
 
 
Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificialwaxes, prepared waxes; polishing or scourinpreparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, "dental waxes" andental preparations with a basis oplaster
Heading
HS code
■ Prohibited articles
34.02
 
Cleaning preparations.
 
Chapter 35
 
 
Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
Heading
HS code
■ Prohibited articles
35.06
 
Adhesives.
 
Chapter 36
 
 
Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations
Heading
HS code
■ Prohibited articles
36.03
3603.00
Detonators.
36.04
 
Fireworks, rockets and firecrackers.
36.05
3605.00
Matches of all kinds.
36.06
 
Combustible preparations.
 
Chapter 37
 
 
Photographic or cinematographic products
Heading
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■ Prohibited articles
37.06
 
Pornographic films.
 
Chapter 38
 
 
Miscellaneous chemical products
Heading
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38.01-38.25
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
Section VII
 
Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof
 
Chapter 39
 
 
Plastics and articles thereof
Heading
HS Code
 
39.01-39.26
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 40
 
 
Rubber and articles thereof
Heading
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■ Prohibited articles
40.14
4014.10
Condoms.
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
Heading
HS Code
 
41.01-41.15
 
Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
Chapter 42                     Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers;
articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
Heading             HS Code
42.01-42.06                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 43                     Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof
Heading             HS Code
43.01-43.04                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section IX                      Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of strawof esparto oootheplaiting materials; basketware andwickerwork
 
Chapter 44                     Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
Heading             HS Code
44.01-44.21                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 45                     Cork and articles of cork
Heading             HS Code
45.01-45.04                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 46                     Manufactures of strawof esparto oof other plaiting materials; basketware anwickerwork
Heading             HS Code
46.01-46.02                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
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
Heading             HS Code
47.01-47.07                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 48                     Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
Heading             HS Code
48.01-48.23                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 49                     Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts anplans
Heading             HS code          ■ Prohibited articles
49.01-49.02                    Books and publications of a pornographic nature.
 
49.11            4911.99      Printed matter relating to foreign lotteries.
 
 
Section XI                      Textiles and textile articles
 
Chapter 50                     Silk
Heading             HS Code
50.01-50.07                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 51                     Wool, finor coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn anwoven fabric
Heading             HS Code
51.01-51.13                    Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
Chapter 52
Heading
 
 
 
HS Code
 
Cotton
52.01-52.12
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 53
 
 
Othevegetable textile fibres, papeyarn and woven fabrics of papeyarn
Heading
HS Code
 
53.01-53.11
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 54
 
 
Man-made filaments; strip and the like of man-made textile materials
Heading
HS Code
 
54.01-54.08
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 55
 
 
Man-made staple fibres
Heading
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55.01-55.16
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 56
 
 
Wadding, felt and non-wovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof
Heading
HS Code
 
56.01-56.09
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 57
 
 
Carpets another textile floor coverings
Heading
HS Code
 
57.01-57.05
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 58
 
 
Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery
Heading
HS Code
 
58.01-58.11
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 59
 
 
Impregnated, coated, covered or laminatetextile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use
Heading
HS Code
 
59.01-59.11
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 60
 
 
Knitted or crocheted fabrics
Heading
HS Code
 
60.01-60.06
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 61
 
 
Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
Heading
HS Code
 
61.01-61.17
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 62
 
 
Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
Heading
HS Code
 
62.01-62.17
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 63
 
 
Other made-up textile articles; sets; worn clothing anworn textile articles; rags
Heading
HS Code
 
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
Heading
HS Code
 
64.01-64.06
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 65
 
 
Headgear anparts thereof
Heading
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65.01-65.07
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 66
 
 
Umbrellas, suumbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof
Heading
HS Code
 
66.01-66.03
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 67
 
 
Prepared feathers andown and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers;
articles ohuman hair
Heading
HS Code
 
67.01-67.04
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
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
Heading
HS Code
 
68.01-68.15
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 69
 
 
Ceramic products
Heading
HS Code
 
69.01-69.14
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 70
 
 
Glass anglassware
Heading
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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, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals cladwith precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin
Heading
HS code
■ Prohibited articles
71.02
 
Unworked diamonds.
Section XV
 
Base metals and articles obase metal
 
Chapter 72
 
 
Iron and steel
Heading
HS Code
 
72.01-72.29
 
Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
Chapter 73
Heading
 
 
 
HS Code
 
Articles of iron and steel
73.01-73.26
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 74
 
 
Copper and articles thereof
Heading
HS Code
 
74.01-74.19
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 75
 
 
Nickel and articles thereof
Heading
HS Code
 
75.01-75.08
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 76
Heading
 
 
HS code
 
Aluminium and articles thereof
■ Prohibited articles
76.06-76.07
 
Aluminium plates.
 
Chapter 77
 
 
(Reserved fopossible future use in thharmonized system)
 
Chapter 78
 
 
Lead and articles thereof
Heading
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78.01-78.06
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 79
 
 
Zinc and articles thereof
Heading
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79.01-79.07
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 80
 
 
Tin and articles thereof
Heading
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80.01-80.07
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 81
 
 
Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof
Heading
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81.01-81.13
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 82
 
 
Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
Heading
HS Code
 
82.01-82.15
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 83
 
 
Miscellaneous articles obase metal
Heading
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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
Heading
 
 
HS code
 
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
■ Prohibited articles
84.24
 
Fire extinguishers containing compressed gas.

 
 
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
Heading             HS code          ■ Prohibited articles
85.05                               Heavily magnetized articles.
 
 
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
Heading             HS Code
86.01-86.09                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 87                     Vehicles, other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, anparts and accessories thereof
Heading             HS Code
87.01-87.16                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 88                     Aircraft, spacecraft anparts thereof
Heading             HS Code
88.01-88.05                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 89                     Ships, boats and floating structures
Heading             HS Code
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
Heading             HS code          ■ Prohibited articles
90.25-90.26                    Measuring instruments containing mercury.
 
 
Chapter 91                     Clocks anwatches anparts thereof
Heading             HS Code
91.01-91.14                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 92                     Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles
Heading             HS Code
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
Heading             HS code          ■ Prohibited articles
93.01-93.05                    Firearms and handguns.
 
93.06                               Munitions of all kinds.
 
93.07            9307.00      Hand weapons with blades.

 
 
 
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
Heading             HS Code
94.01-94.06                    Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 95                     Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
Heading             HS code          ■ Prohibited articles
95.03-95.04                    Toys containing batteries. Slot machines.
 
 
Chapter 96                     Miscellaneous manufactured articles
Heading             HS code          ■ Prohibited articles
96.13                               Lighters containing butane.
 
 
Section XXI                   Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
 
Chapter 97                     Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
Heading             HS Code
97.01-97.06                    Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
Part II:
Conditions of admission of articles imported or in transit
 
 
The Central African Republic has not published a Part II.

 
 
Part III:
Special provisions, Customs and other
 
 
Miscellaneous Customs provisions
 
Importation of letters, packets and parcels bearing offensive messages or threats on the outside is prohibited. EMS items containing bank notes are also prohibited.