Hungary

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 - from 1500HUF to 10000HUF;
ü Threshold level below which items are free of customs duties and other taxes - 86000 HUF / $30;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound letter – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English, Hungarian;
 
Delivery charge for small packets exceeding 500 g – 0 SDR;
 
Period of retention for letters – 15 days;
 
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.posta.hu
 
*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, Hungarian;
 
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - from 1500HUF to 10000HUF;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - 86000 HUF / $30;
 
 
To customers’ address:
ü Free – yes;
ü Paid service – yes;
 
 
Period of retention for parcels:
ü Min – 15 days;
ü Max – 
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.posta.hu
 
 
 
*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 - 1100 HUF / 3500 HUF;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes:
For private customers - 14000 HUF;
For business customers - 7000 HUF;
 
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: 1/2/3/4/5/6
 
EMS item delivery to P.O. Box: Yes
 
National holidays on which EMS items are not delivered: 1,2 January, 15 March, 19,22 April, 1 May, 10 June, 19,20 August, 23 October, 1 November, 24-27 December
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.posta.hu/tracking
 
 
*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 Hungary 

 
 
1  Articles prohibited as imports or in transit
 
 
Animporosecuritieoinsurancpolicieisubject to authorizatioby thcurrencauthorityThimporonational monetarinstrumentiprohibited. Foreign monetarinstrumentsmust be offered for sale to the currencauthorities.
 
The import of narcoticand radioactive materialiprohibited.
The import of earth, peat, natural fertilizers, composts, stemand leaveof potatoes, tomatoeand aubergineiprohibited. Prespublicationsprintematterillustrationanarticleprejudicialtgenerahumavalueanhumarightsanthose
liable to stir up animosittowards the Republiof Hungaror another countror against anpeople, nationality, race or creed, are prohibited aimports.
 
Copied audio ovideo cassetteor discs, including CDswhich infringe copyright manot be imported.
 
Instrumentliable to buseaoffensivweapon(knuckle-dusters, flicknivescosheanthlike)othethathose which forpart of a commercial exchange, manot be imported.
 
 
2  Articles admitted conditionally as imports
 
 
Arms, ammunition, gagunand alargunmaonlbe importewith the authorization of the competent police force.
 
For thimporonarcotidruglisteischedules I to IV of thSingle Conventioon Narcotic Drugsignein NeYoron
3March 1961 (including medical and other samples), a certificate signed bthMinistrof Public Health irequired.
 
Medicaments used in human medicine (including antibiotics)serumsvaccine products antreatmentconsistinobacterial anviral agentsawell acosmetiproductbearinclaimofcurativeffectsmay only bimportewith thpermissioof thMinistrof Public Health. An exceptioimadfobiologicamaterialsentauthorizehospitalanclinics fothe purpose ofscientifiresearch and experimentor for presentation and registration, and for medicamentsent as a gift.
 
Animals, productof animal origin and articleliable to carrcattle diseaseare subject to veterinarhealth restrictions. Vegetableand productovegetable origin are subject tophytosanitarrestrictions.
Agriculturaprotectioproductnolistein th"Lisof Permitted Agricultural Protection Productsmaonlbimportewith the permission of the competent bodof thMinistrof Agriculture.
 
Thimporopharmaceuticaannutritivproductuseiveterinary medicinanoproductuseithdestructioof animalsawelaocolonieobacterianviruses thacauscattlediseases, requirepriopermissiofrothMinistry of Agriculture.
 
Authorization from thcompetenbody othMinistry of CulturanEducatiois required fothimporocinematographic filmsfor the imporof radio transmitting apparatus and combinedtransmitting and receiving apparatusauthorization from the FrequencManagement Bureau of thTechnicaTelecommunications Directorate is required.
 
 
3  Articles admitted conditionally in transit
 
 
For transit of firearmnot intended for militarpurposes, authorization is required from the competent police force.
 
Transioanimalsproductoanimaorigianarticleliable to carrcattldiseasewilonlbauthorizefollowing a favourablveterinarexamination.
 
Transioproductcoverebplanprotectiorestrictionionlauthorizefollowing a phytosanitarexaminationeven where the iteiaccompanied by a valid phytosanitarcertificatefrom the countrfrowhich iwasent.
 
 
4  Articles exempted from customs duty
 
Gift items:
 
a   Medicamentaddressed to privatpersonsin theioriginapackinanpackeby thpharmaceuticacompanor pharmacyantherapeutitreatmentprescribeby a competenattendingphysicianthquantitowhicidetermined by the latter.
 
b   Itemaddressed to the Hungarian Red Cross.

c   Giftsent bforeign charitable organizationfor Hungarian charitable organizations.
 
d   Packagecontaininmedicamentsnutritivprovisionanclothinsenwithourecompense fochurcheanreligions recognized blaw, for free distribution amongst the Hungarianpopulation.
 
e   Buildinmaterialsinstallationancoverinandecoratiomaterialsenwithourecompense fothe renovatioor restoration of monumentclassified asuch bthe issue of acertificate by the NationaMonumentOffice.
 
The productand articlelisted under 1 and 2 are prohibited in gift items.
 
 
Special provisions, Customs and other
 
 

3.1  Drawing up of customs declarations
 
3.3  Need to attest to the origin of goods
 
3.5  Provisions on infringements

customdeclaration must be attached to each postal item.
 
 
 
A certificatoorigiinogenerallrequired. Howeverthe Customauthoritiemaask foonin certain cases.
 
Depending on thvalue of the article, a crime obreach of Customregulationicommitteby anyone attempting to conceal from Customs control an article subject to Customduty omaking afalsdeclaratioothessentianaturof tharticlwith respect to CustomprovisionsThe offending article or product mabe seized.