El Salvador

Letter mail
Parcel
EMS
Prohibited articles list
Additional requests
 
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 - 
ü Threshold level below which items are free of customs duties and other taxes - 
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound letter – 2;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – French, English, Spanish;
 
Delivery charge for small packets exceeding 500 g 
 
Period of retention for letters – 30 days;
 
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.correos.gob.sv
 
*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.

 

**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 – 2;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – French, English, Spanish;
 
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - 
 
 
To customers’ address:
ü Free – yes;
ü Paid service – no;
 
 
Period of retention for parcels:
ü Min – 30 days;
ü Max – 60 days;
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.correos.gob.sv
 
 
 
*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 – 2;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 2.5 USD / 1.66 SDR;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes:
For private customers - 500 USD;
For business customers - 50 USD;
 
How many attempts at delivery are made: 1
 
Period of retention for EMS items: 7 days;
 
Coverage: entire territory
 
Days of the week on which EMS items are delivered: 1/2/3/4/5/6
 
EMS item delivery to P.O. Box: Yes
 
National holidays on which EMS items are not delivered: 1,6,13-16,20-23,25,28 January, 2,4,6,9,10,13,14,20 February, 6,7,13,18,19,31 March, 18,19,20,25,29 April, 1,3,10,15,28,30,31 May, 1,13,15-17,24,25,29 June, 20,22,23,25,26,31 July, 4-7,10,11,15,16,18,24,25,30 August, 8,14,15,21,29,30 September, 4,7,9,12,24,26-28 October, 2,4,11,13,18,20,21,25,26,28,30 November, 3,4,6,8,12,13,15,16,18-21,24-29,31 December
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.correos.gob.sv
 
 
*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 El Salvador 

 

 

Items containing articles or products equipped with lithium batteries are not allowed to import.

 

Wherever possible,  provide a fixed or mobile telephone number for the addressee of all trackable items (small packets, registered items, EMS items and parcels).