According to the UPU's rules, and regulations of some nationally customs laws in particular an Article 18 of the UPU Convention about items that are not admitted in any country, subjects that are forbidden for a sending:*
extremist printed and audiovisual materials
all types of weapons, ammunition and parts thereof
powder, explosive, flammable and other dangerous substances
specialized technical means for secretly obtaining of information
poisonous wastes and substances that are not precursors of narcotic and psychotropic drugs
ozone-depleting substances that are covered by Annexes A and B of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants of 22 May 2001
medicines, food additives, vitamins
narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors, including in the form of medicines
animals and plants in any form, as well as plant seeds
ready-made fishing nodal networks, as well as electronic systems and devices
alcoholic products, ethyl alcohol
all kinds of tobacco products and smoking mixtures
precious stones and metals in any form
coins, banknotes, credit cards and monetary documents in any form
counterfeit and pirated products
goods of indecent character
other items whose import or turnover is prohibited in the country of destination
When sending goods in international postal items, it is necessary to issue a customs declaration in which it is necessary to indicate the list of enclosures in the parcel.
According to the requirements of the customs authorities, when filling out the customs declaration, it is necessary to indicate a detailed, accurate and complete description of all the goods that are enclosed into the parcel.
In the absence of detailed information on the goods that are sent or if the information is inconsistent with the actual, the time that is spent on customs procedures for such items is significantly increased because of the need for a detailed customs inspection and processing of documents on its results.
The customs duties and taxes are not payable on condition that the total value of goods which are sending in international mail to one recipient does not exceed the maximum amount for duty-free importation, which is established by the current legislation of the country of destination.