Rwanda

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 – no;
Maximum insured value – 
 
On-line tracking provided – yes;
 
Payments for inbound items in case, when content is a goods:
ü Customs clearance fee - 2000 local currency / $4;
ü Threshold level below which items are free of customs duties and other taxes - 5000 local currency / $100;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound letter – 3;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English, French;
 
Delivery charge for small packets exceeding 500 g – 0.5 SDR**;
 
Period of retention for letters – 30 days;
 
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.i-posita.rw
 
*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 – no;
Maximum insured value -
 
On-line tracking provided – yes;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound parcels – 3;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – French, English;
 
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 2000 local currency / $4;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - 5000 local currency / $100;
 
 
To customers’ address:
ü Free – no;
ü Paid service – no;
 
 
Period of retention for parcels:
ü Min – 1 month;
ü Max – 2 months;
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.i-posita.rw
 
 
 
*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.

 

 
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 – 3;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee -  
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes:
For private customers -  
For business customers -  
 
How many attempts at delivery are made: 2
 
Period of retention for EMS items: 7 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: 1,2 January, 1 February, 7,19,22  April, 1 May, 4 June, 1,4 July, 2,11,12,15 August, 25,26 December
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.i-posita.rw
 
 
*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 Rwanda

 
Conditions of admission of articles imported and exported or in transit
 
 
Prohibited articles
 
a   Articlewhich, by their nature or their packing, may represent a danger to officialor dirtor damage correspondence.
 
b   Articleliable to customdutunlessent asmalpacketor printepapersThsamapplies to insureletterand boxeand sampleof goodcontaining articleliable to customduty,excepwhen the countrof destination admitsuch items.
 
c   Samplesent in bulso as to avoid collection of exit duties.
 
d   Opiummorphinecocainanothenarcoticsunless thdispatcimadfomedicaoscientifipurposeithe form of an insured bofor countrieadmitting theon that condition.
 
e   Articleprohibited froadmission to or circulation in Rwanda.
 
f    Articleprohibited froadmission to or circulation in other countries.
 
g   Livanimalsexcepbeesleechessilkwormsparasites andestroyers oharmfuinsects intendefor thcontroosuch insectand exchanged between officiallrecognized institutions.
 
h   Explosivecombustiblohazardoumaterials. Howeverthe followinarnoregardeahazardousbiologicamateri- als sucas perishablbiologicamaterials consistinolivpathogenicmicro-organisms olivpathogeniviruseawell aperishable biological materialwhich do not contain live pathogenimicro-organismor live pathogeniviruses.
 
i     Obscenoimmoraarticleoarticlebearinon thoutsiddefamatorinscriptionoinscriptioncontrartpublic order or morals.
 
j     Anarticlesowhicthaddressidhabeedivideiwholoiparintseveraboxeintendefosuccessivaddresses.
 
k   Articlewhich relate in anway to so-called "snowball" operations.
 
l    Articleof correspondence, except those of a scientifinature, mainlconcerning magic.
 
 
It is also prohibited to:
 
a   inserletterseveiopenonotethamaservacurrenanpersonacorrespondencintparcelsbusiness papersprintepapersimpressionfor thusof thblind,sampleogoodssmalpacketsso-calle"phonopost" items, insured boxesent at reduced rateby the Post and postal parcels;
 
b   affix to postaitemsenareducerateor to theienvelopeswrapperopackagingindicationswritinomarkin the nature of current and personal correspondence or able to serve assuch;
 
c   inserintitems othethainsureor registereletters securities payable to beareoaamounexceedin50 Rwandese francs (RWF) or coins; the latter are, however, excluded froinsuredletters;
 
d   insert into letters, even registered letters, ointo otheitems entrusted to the Post, othethan insured boxes and parcels, articlemade of gold or silver, jewelor other precioumaterials;
 
e   inserinto letterscorrespondencenotes odocuments addressed to persons othethan the addressee opersonliving with the addressee;
 
f    senitemin a completely transparenenvelopoiaenvelopwitaopepaneoiaenvelopwith a transpar- enpanewhicgives off reflections iartificialighawelas itemsienvelopewith a transparenpaneundewhich the addresiwritten in pencil or indelible pencil;
 
g   senlotterticketsprepaymenformanpostagstampswhethecancelleonotin reduced-ratitemshowever, cancelled postage stampincluded in businespaperare admitted assuch.