Latvia

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 – 1000 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – yes;
 
Payments for inbound items in case, when content is a goods:
ü Customs clearance fee - 
ü Threshold level below which items are free of customs duties and other taxes - 22 euro;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound letter – 2;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – Latvian, English, French, Russian;
 
Delivery charge for small packets exceeding 500 g 
 
Period of retention for letters – 
 
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.pasts.lv
 
*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 - 1000 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – yes;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound parcels – 2;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – French, English, Latvian, Russian;
 
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - 22 euro
 
 
To customers’ address:
ü Free – no;
ü Paid service – yes;
 
 
Period of retention for parcels:
ü Min – 30 days;
ü Max – 
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.pasts.lv
 
 
 
*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 – 4;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 20 EUR;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes:
For private customers - 22 EUR;
For business customers - 22 EUR;
 
How many attempts at delivery are made: 2
 
Period of retention for EMS items: 30 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: No
 
National holidays on which EMS items are not delivered: 1 January, 19-22 April, 1,4-6 May, 22-24 June, 18 November, 24-26,31 December
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.expresspasts.lv/en/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

 

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The below information is based upon the official source of Latvia

 
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 and leeches.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
See Part II, § 2.1.
 
 
Chapter 2                       Meat and edible meat offal
Heading        HS Code              ■ Articles admitted conditionally
02.01–10                         See Part II, § 2.1.
 
 
Chapter 3                       Fish and crustaceans, molluscs another aquatic invertebrates
Heading        HS Code              ■ Articles admitted conditionally
03.01–07                         See Part II, § 2.1.
 
 
Chapter 4                       Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
Heading        HS Code              ■ Articles admitted conditionally
04.01–10                         See Part II, § 2.1.
 
 
Chapter 5                       Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
Heading        HS Code              ■ Articles admitted conditionally
05.01–11                         See Part II, § 2.1.
 
 
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                          Hyacinth bulbs, carnation and chrysanthemum seedlings and cuttings, seeds of leguminous plants and seeds in quarantine.
 
 
Chapter 7                       Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
07.01-14                         Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
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
10.01-08                         Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
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                         Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 13                     Lac; gums, resins anothevegetable saps and extracts
13.01-02                         Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 14                     Vegetable plaiting materialsvegetable products not elsewhere specified or included
14.01-04                         Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section III                      Animal or v egetable fa ts a nd oils a nd the ir c leavage produc ts; pre pared e dible fa ts; animal or vegetable waxes
 
Chapter 15                     (Sole chapter)
15.01-22                         Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section IV                      Prepared foodstuffs; bev  erages, spirit s  and  vinegar; 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
24.01-03                         Articles admitted without conditions.

 
 
 
Section V                       Mineral products
 
Chapter 25                     Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials; lime and cement
25.01-30                         Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 26                     Ores, slag and ash
26.01-21                         Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 27                     Mineral fuels, mineral o ils and products of their distillati  on; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
27.01-16                         Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section VI                      Products of the chemical or allied industries
 
Chapte28                     Inorganic c hemicals; orga nic or inorga  nic  compounds of pre  cious me tals, of ra  re-earth metals, of radioactive elements oof isotopes
Heading        HS Code              ■ Prohibited articles
28.01-53  2844.10          Radioactive substances and radioactive materials.
 
Chapter 29                     Organic chemicals
Heading        HS Code              ■ Prohibited articles
29.01-42  2939.11          Narcotics and psychotropic substances.
 
Chapter 30                     Pharmaceutical products
30.01-06                         See Part II, § 2.8.
 
 
Chapter 31                     Fertilizers
31.01-05                         Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 32                     Tanning or dy eing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring 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, w ashing preparations, lu bricating preparations, artificial waxes,  prepared w axes; p olishing o r sco uring  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 produc  ts; ma  tches; py  rophoric a  lloys; c  ertain c  ombustible preparations
Heading        HS Code              ■ Prohibited articles
36.01–06 3602.00          Explosives and combustible materials.
 
 
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
39.01-26                         Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
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 w ood; 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; 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
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 industry; manuscripts, typescripts anplans
Heading        HS Code              ■ Prohibited articles
49.01–11                         Publications harmful to young people. Works contrary to public order. Obscene or immoral articles.
 
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, fe lt a nd non-w ovens; s pecial y arns; tw ine, c ordage, rope s and cables and articles 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, coatedcovered or la minatetextile fabrics; textile articles o f a kind suitable for 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 feath ers an d d own an d articles mad  e of fe athers or of dow  n; a rtificial flow ers;
articles ohuman 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)
Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
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 mechanical 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 machinery and equipmenand pa rts the reof; s ound re corders a nd re producers; television image and sound r  ecorders 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 o r tramway track fixtures an d fittin gs an d p arts th ereof; mech anical (including e lectro-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
87.01-12                         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 watches; 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                         Any kind of arms, their components and ammunition.
 
 
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 specified 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
95.01-08                         Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Chapter 96                     Miscellaneous manufactured articles
96.01-18                         Articles admitted without conditions.
 
 
Section XXI                   Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
 
Chapter 97                     (Sole chapter)
97.01-06                         Articles admitted without conditions.

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

2.1  Animals ananimal products
 
2.2  Plants anplant products
 
2.8  Pharmaceutical products

Animal products (with the exception of canned food) may be sent if a veterinary service certificate is enclosed. Raw animal products are prohibited.
 
Products of flora are allowed to be sent in when enclosing phytosanitary certificate.
 
 
Private indidua ls: may receive pharmaceutical products intended only for personal use by a clearly identifiable sender who, according to the legislation of the dispatching country, has rights to distribute pharmaceutical products. Maximum allowed amount of medicines in one mail item is equivalent to 12 months usage. Private individuals confirm necessity to use prescribed medicines by presenting prescription  approved  by  a  pharmacy  that  has  provided  pharmaceutical  products,  or  by  other document issued by attending person.
 
Businesses: Pharmaceutical products may be sent to a manufacturer of pharmaceutical products, a medical wholesaler or an accredited representative of the foreign producer of medicines in Latvia. Items addressed to such businesses must be accompanied by a quality certificate issued by the producer of the medicine and documents containing the following information:
 
–   release date of medicine;
–   name, presentation and certificate of guarantee of the medicine;
–   serial number and quantity of each medicine;
–   information on the medicine supplier (sender) (name and address);
–   information on the medicine manufacturer;
–   country of origin of the medicine;
–   intended recipient of the medicine (name and address);
–   selling price of the medicine to be paid by recipient;
–   registration number of the medicine (from the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal
Products).

 
 
Part III:
Special provisions, Customs and other
 
 
NB                                    In accordance with the national legislation, Latvia Post does not accept ordinary, registered or insured mail and parcels containing coins, bank notes, securities payable to bearer, cheques and travellers’ cheques. Latvia Post will bear no liability in cases of loss or damage to such items.