Greece

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 – 4000 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – yes;
 
Payments for inbound items in case, when content is a goods:
ü Customs clearance fee - 15 euro;
ü Threshold level below which items are free of customs duties and other taxes - 45 euro;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound letter – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – French, English, Greek;
 
Delivery charge for small packets exceeding 500 g – 0 SDR;
 
Period of retention for letters – 15 days;
 
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.elta.gr
 
*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 - 4000 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – yes;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound parcels – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – French, English, Greek;
 
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 15 euro;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - 45 euro;
 
 
To customers’ address:
ü Free – yes;
ü Paid service – yes;
 
 
Period of retention for parcels:
ü Min – 20 days;
ü Max – 20 days;
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.elta.gr
 
 
 
*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 – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 14.76 EUR;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes:
For private customers - 22 EUR;
For business customers - 45 EUR;
 
How many attempts at delivery are made: 2
 
Period of retention for EMS items: 15 days;
 
Coverage: entire territory
 
Days of the week on which EMS items are delivered: 1/2/3/4/5
 
EMS item delivery to P.O. Box: Yes
 
National holidays on which EMS items are not delivered: 1,6 January, 11,25 March, 26-29 April, 1 May, 15 August, 28 October, 25,26 December
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.elta-courier.gr
 
 
*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 Greece 

 
 
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         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
01.01-06                        All live animals, except bees, leeches, silkworms.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
Bees, leeches, silkworms. Parasites and live destroyers of insects for pest control.
 
 
Chapter 2                      Meat and edible meat offal
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
02.01-10                        All meats. All offal.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
All meats. All offal.
 
 
Chapter 3                      Fish and crustaceans, molluscs another aquatic invertebrates
03.01-07                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 4                      Dairy produc e; birds ' e ggs; na tural hone y; e dible produc ts of a nimal origin,  not elsewhere specified or included
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
04.01-10                        Tins of condensed milk if they bear a label indicating the instructions for use in Greek.
 
 
Chapter 5                      Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
05.01-11                        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           ■ Prohibited articles
06.01-04                        Fresh plants and parts of plants, roots, cuttings, vine shoots, grapes by virtue of the law on phylloxera.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
See Part II.
 
 
Chapter 7                      Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
07.01-14                        See chapter 6.
 
 
Chapter 8                      Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
08.01-14                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 9                      Coffee, tea, maté and spices
09.01-10                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 10                    Cereals
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
10.01-08                        All cereals.

 
 
Chapter 11                    Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
11.01-09                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 12                    Oil seeds and oleaginous fr uits; miscellaneous grains, seeds a nd fruit; industria l or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
12.01-14   1211.90       Hashish.
 
 
Chapter 13                    Lac; gums, resins anothevegetable saps and extracts
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
13.01                             Hashish.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
13.02                             Narcotics.
 
 
Chapter 14                    Vegetable plaiting materialsvegetable products not elsewhere specified or included
14.01-04                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section III                     Animal or vegetable fats a nd oils a nd the ir c leavage produc ts; pre pared e dible fa ts; a nimal or vegetable waxes
 
Chapter 15                    (Sole chapter)
15.01-22                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section IV                     Prepared foodstuffs; bev  erages,  spirits and v  inegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
 
Chapter 16                    Preparations of meat, of fish oof crustaceans, molluscs oother aquatic invertebrates
16.01-05                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 17                    Sugars and sugar confectionery
17.01-04                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 18                    Cocoa and cocoa preparations
18.01-06                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 19                    Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products
19.01-05                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 20                    Preparations of vegetables, fruits, nuts or other parts of plants
20.01-09                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 21                    Miscellaneous edible preparations
21.01-06                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 22                    Beverages, spirits anvinegar
22.01-09                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 23                    Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder
23.01-05                        Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
Chapter 24                    Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
24.01-03   2401.10       Leaf tobacco.
 
 
Section V                      Mineral products
 
Chapter 25                    Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials; lime and cement
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
25.01-30   2501.00       Salt.
 
 
Chapter 26                    Ores, slag and ash
26.01-21                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 27                    Mineral fuels, mineral  oils and products of their distillati  on; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles

27.01-16        2709.00
2710.00

Petroleum oil, heavy oils, residues of petroleum oil and other mineral oils.

 
 
Section VI                     Products of the chemical or allied industries
 
Chapte28                    Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements oof isotopes
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
28.01-53   2844.10       Radioactive materials.
 
 
Chapter 29                    Organic chemicals
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
29.01-42   2939.11       Consignments of opium, morphine, cocaine and other narcotics.
 
Chapter 30                    Pharmaceutical products
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
30.01-06   3002.10       Unnamed medicines that are not clearly marked with the name and dose of active substances, as well as the manufacturer's name and address.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
Certain pharmaceutical specialities by special permit.
 
 
Chapter 31                    Fertilisers
31.01-05                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 32                    Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and the ir de rivatives; dyes, pigme nts a nd othe r c olouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks
32.01-15                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 33                    Essential oils and resinoidsperfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
33.01-07                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 34                    Soap, o rganic su rface-active ag ents, washing preparations, lu bricating preparations, artificial waxes, p repared w axes; p olishing o r  scouring  preparations, can dles an d similar articles, modelling pastes, "dental waxes" andental preparations with a basis oplaster
34.01-07                        Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
Chapter 35                    Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
35.01-07                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapte36                    Explosives;   pyrotechnic   products; ma  tches; py  rophoric a  lloys; c  ertain c  ombustible preparations
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles

36.01-06    3602.00
 
3605.00

The transport of live metal caps and cartridges for portable firearms, non-explosive parts of artillery fuses.
 
Matches

 
Chapter 37                    Photographic or cinematographic products
37.01-07                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 38                    Miscellaneous chemical products
38.01-25                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section VII                    Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof
 
Chapter 39                    Plastics and articles thereof
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally

39.01-26   3917.29
3917.32

The import of raw celluloid, cinematographic films and celluloid articles is permitted provided they are packaged in strong, well-sealed wooden or metal boxes. Such items must be labelled "Celluloid".

 
Chapter 40                    Rubber and articles thereof
40.01-17                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section VIII                   Raw  hides and skins, leather, furskins    and articles thereof; saddl   ery and harness; trav  el 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
41.01-15                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 42                    Articles of leather;    saddlery and harness; trav  el goods,  handbags and sim ilar containers;
articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
42.01-06                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 43                    Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof
43.01-04                        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
44.01-21                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 45                    Cork and articles of cork
45.01-04                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 46                    Manufactures of strawof esparto oof other plaiting materials; basketware anwickerwork
46.01-02                        Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
 
 
Section X
 
Pulp of w ood or of othe r fibrous cellulose material; w aste 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
47.01-07
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 48
 
 
Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
48.01-23
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapte49
 
 
Printed books, newspapers, pictureand other products of the printing indus try; manuscripts, typescripts anplans
Heading
HS Code
■ Prohibited articles
49.01-11
 
Seditious articles, newspapers, periodicals, books and printed matter of all kinds, circulation of which is prohibited in Greece.
 
49.07
 
4907.00
 
Banknotes.
Section XI
 
Textiles and textile articles
 
Chapter 50
 
 
Silk
50.01-07
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 51
 
 
Wool, finor coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn anwoven fabric
51.01-13
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 52
 
 
Cotton
52.01-12
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 53
 
 
Othevegetable textile fibres, papeyarn and woven fabrics of papeyarn
53.01-11
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 54
 
 
Man-made filaments
54.01-08
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 55
 
 
Man-made staple fibres
55.01-16
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 56
 
 
Wadding, felt and non-wovens; s pecial y arns; tw ine, c ordage, rope s a nd c ables a nd a rticles thereof
56.01-09
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 57
 
 
Carpets another textile floor coverings
57.01-05
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapter 58
 
 
Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery
58.01-11
 
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
Chapte59
 
 
Impregnated, coated, c overed or la minated t extile fab rics; textile articles o f a kin d su itable fo r industrial use
59.01-11
 
Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
Chapter 60                    Knitted or crocheted fabrics
60.01-06                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 61                    Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
61.01-17                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 62                    Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
62.01-17                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 63                    Other made-up textile articles; sets; worn clothing anworn textile articles; rags
63.01-10                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section XII                    Footwear, headgear, umbr  ellas, sun umbrellas, w   alking-sticks,  seat-sticks, w hips, riding- crops an d p arts th ereof; p repared feath ers an d articles mad eth erewith; artificial flo wers; articles ohuman hair
 
Chapter 64                    Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
64.01-06                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 65                    Headgear anparts thereof
65.01-07                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 66                    Umbrellas, suumbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof
66.01-03                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 67                    Prepared feathers andown and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair
67.01-04                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section XIII                   Articles of s tone, pla ster, c ement, a sbestos, mic a or  similar materialsceramic products;
glass anglassware
 
Chapter 68                    Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
68.01-15                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 69                    Ceramic products
69.01-14                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 70                    Glass anglassware
70.01-20                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section XIV                   Natural or cultured pe arls, pre cious or semi-p recious sto nes, p recious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin
 
Chapter 71
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
71.01-18   7118.10       Coins.

 
 
 
Section XV                    Base metals and articles obase metal
 
Chapter 72                    Iron and steel
72.01-29                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 73                    Articles of iron and steel
73.01-26                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 74                    Copper and articles thereof
74.01-19                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 75                    Nickel and articles thereof
75.01-08                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 76                    Aluminium and articles thereof
76.01-16                        Articles admitted without conditions.
Chapter 77                    (Reserved fopossible future use in thharmonized system) Chapter 78                    Lead and articles thereof
78.01-06                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 79                    Zinc and articles thereof
79.01-07                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 80                    Tin and articles thereof
80.01-07                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 81                    Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof
81.01-13                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 82                    Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
82.01-15                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 83                    Miscellaneous articles obase metal
83.01-11                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section XVI                   Machinery and mechani cal appliances; electrical equipm ent; parts thereof;  sound recorders and reproducers, television ima ge a nd s ound re corders a ndre producers, a nd pa rts a nd accessories of such articles
 
Chapter 84                    Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
84.01-87                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapte85                    Electrical ma chinery a nd e quipment a nd pa rts the reof; s ound  recorders  and  reproducers; television image and sound    recorders and reproducers and   parts and accessories of such articles
85.01-48                        Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
 
Section XVII                  Vehicles, aircraft vessels and associated transport equipment
 
Chapter 86                    Railway o r tramw ay lo comotives, ro lling-stock an d p arts th ereof; railw ay or tramway track fixtures an d fittin gs an d p arts th ereof; mech anical (including  electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds
86.01-09                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 87                    Vehicles, other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, anparts and accessories thereof
87.01-16                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 88                    Aircraft, spacecraft anparts thereof
88.01-05                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 89                    Ships, boats and floating structures
89.01-08                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section XVIII                 Optical, photographic, ci nematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks and w atches; musical instruments; parts and accessories thereof
 
Chapter 90                    Optical, photographic, cine matographic, measuring,  checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
90.01-33                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 91                    Clocks anwatches anparts thereof
91.01-14                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 92                    Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles
92.01-09                        Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
 
Section XIX                   Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
 
Chapter 93                    (Sole chapter)
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
93.01-07                          Weapons of all kinds. Firearms, pistols or revolvers, daggers, swords and any other objects containing swords, daggers, thrusting weapons or rifles – the transport of livemetal caps and cartridges for portable firearms, non-explosive parts of artillery fuses.
 
■ Articles admitted conditionally
See Part II
 
 
Section XX                    Miscellaneous manufactured articles
 
Chapter 94                    Furniture, bedding, mattr esses, mattress supports, cushions a  nd similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings not elsew here specifi ed or included; illumi nated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
94.01-06                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 95                    Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
95.01-08   9504.30       Playing cards, fireworks.
 
 
Chapter 96                    Miscellaneous manufactured articles
96.01-18                        Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section XXI                   Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
 
Chapter 97                    Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
97.01-06                        Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
Part II:
Conditions of admission of articles imported or in transit
 
 

2.1  Animals ananimal products
 
2.1.3  Meat, skinswool, etc
 
 
 
2.2  Plants anplant products

 
 
Fresh meat, pork, sausages, dried sausages, untreated skins, wools, horns, hooves, bones and other parts, scraps or waste of cattle or sheep, as well as unprocessed horsehair from foreign ports, if these articles are accompanied by a certificate of origin issued by the competent authorities and stating that the place of origin of these items is not contaminated with threadworm.
 
These must be accompanied by a certificate issued by the municipality or other competent authority at the place of origin, listing the species and their weight and stating that these products originate from a country where there is no phylloxera. This certificate must be countersigned by the Greek Consulate of the country in which the goods were bought or by the Greek Consulate in the port of exportation.

 
2.5 Tobacco                Leaf tobacco for cigar manufacture. Under Customs law, this product may not be imported except by businesses in the tobacco industry, subject to a special permit issuedby the Ministry of Finance and provided that the necessary formalities are complied with.
 
2.7 Narcotics               Consignments of opium, morphine, cocaine and other narcotics sent for medical or scientific purposes as postal parcels, provided that these items are accompanied by aspecial permit from the Greek Finance Ministry.

 
2.8  Pharmaceutical products
 
2.9  Chemical matches
 
 
 
2.13  Television receivers

Certain pharmaceutical specialities, under special permit.
 
 
The  following  articles  on  which  the  Greek  State  has  a  monopoly:  salt,  playing  cards,  matches, fireworks, petroleum, saccharine, cigarette paper as well as thin paper which could be used for making cigarettes. The importation of cigarette paper is permitted only to tobacco manufacturers, under permit from the Greek Finance Ministry.
 
Television receivers are subject to a special permit issued by the appropriate Ministries.

 
2.15 War material       The import by post of sporting guns intended for trade is permitted provided that the importer of such guns requests and authorization issued either by the Minister ofPublic Security or by the gendarmerie or police duly authorized by the Minister of Public Security.

 
 
Part III:
Special provisions, Customs and other
 
 

3.1  Drawing up of customs declarations
 
3.2  Need to insert invoices
 
 
3.3  Need to attest to the origin of goods
 
 
3.4  Miscellaneous customs provisions
 
3.5  Provisions on infringements

Customs declarations must be written in Greek or French and give a detailed description of the contents.
 
 
It is absolutely necessary for senders to insert a copy of the commercial invoices in parcels. Failure to do so will cause delay in delivery of the parcel, make customs clearance difficult and might evenbe detrimental to the lawful owners.
 
Certificates of origin or import permits, if required, must be attached to the dispatch notes.
 
The certificates of origin must be supplied by the sender, the import permits by either the sender or the addressee.
 
Items originating in the European Union are not checked by Customs, while those from other countries are exempt from duty when their value does not exceed 35 EUR.
 
Customs clearance is carried out on the basis of the contents, in conjunction with the customs declaration. False declaration of the contents does not result in seizure of the items, but in certain cases, customs authorities reserve the right to confiscate such items.

 
 
The following articles are also prohibited to be inserted in thpostal destined to Greece:
 
-      Coins and banknotes.
 
-      Valuable items in ordinary and registered items.
 
-      Passports which have been issued by Greek Authorities.
 
-      Lotteries
 
-      Items which infringe copyright rights, such as imitations of signed clothes, valuable watches, bags or other leather articles, music or video CD’s as well as any article which is result of plagiarism.
 
 
The following articles are conditionally admitted (the addressee should obtain an import permission from the competent Authorities).
-      CITES articles (Concerns articles of the wild fauna an flora, such as live animals, hunting trophies, skin of animals or leather from snakes, crocodiles, etc., furs from wild animals, bons,nails and horns as well as plants such as palms, poppies, manoglia, lilly, etc).
 
-      Rough diamonds.
 
-      Weapons, hunting guns, mechanisms for explosives, etc.
 
-      Medicines, nutrition’s supplements and cosmetics.
 
-      Security devices, parts, gears or components of them.
 
-      Electrical equipment, such as units for house usage, portable tools, illumination devices, cables, wire, etc.
 
-      Electric sockets, jacks, plags, etc.
 
-      Telecommunication’s and Radio equipment.
 
-      In vitro diagnostic medical technology equipment.
 
-      Gas units or devices and their security and regulation components.
 
-      Plastic pipes or parts of them.
 
-      Toys, non bearing the indication CE (Certified).