Prohibitions and restrictions established for the contents of international postal items

1.     General Provisions

 

1.1. Postage of items that appear to be not complying with the terms and requirements of Universal Postal Convention and Regulation is prohibited. It is prohibited to send postal items aiming at supporting fraudulent acts or avoiding payment of the due sums to their full amount. 

1.2. All countries or the operators appointed by them are entitled to establish additional prohibitions and restrictions in connection with the content of the postal items entering their countries, with the exception of those given herein below. Relevantly, when sending a postal item to a specific country, together with the below listed restrictions and prohibitions, the requirements established by the specific countries are applied as well. (Please find the link according to the countries of prohibited items)

 

 

2.     Restrictions for All Categories of Postal Items

 

2.1. The below listed items cannot be placed into any category of postal itmes:

2.1.1. Narcotic and phychotropic substances, the illegal substances prohibited as per the definition of the International Committee for Drug Control or by another country of destination;  

2.1.2. Items bearing rude or immoral nature;

2.1.3. Counterfeit and pirate articles;

2.1.4. Other articles bringing in and distribution which into the country of destination is prohibited;

2.1.5. The articles that with their nature or packaging may endanger the post office employees or the community, cause contamination or damage to other postal items, post office equipment or the property belonging to a third party.    

2.1.6. Documents containing current or personal correspondence sent by the persons who do not appear as senders, addressees of the postal item or persons living with them.

 

 

3.     Dangerous Goods

 

3.1. Sending dangerous goods with any category of postal itmes is prohibited.

3.2. Dangerous goods include:

3.2.1. Inert explosive device and ammunition, including inert missiles and shells and other similar articles as well as dummies or such devices and articles;

3.2.2. Radioactive substances;

3.2.3. Substances containing infection;

3.2.4. Lythium batteries ლითიუმის ელემენტები და ლითიუმის ბატარიები (both presented individually and those placed in equipment);

3.2.5. Other articles and substances that are assigned the status of dangerous goods according to the legislation in effet or may be assigned the status in future.

 

 

4.     Live Animals

 

4.1. Sending live animals with any category of postal itmes is prohibited.

4.2. As an exception, the following animals can be sent in postal items containing written correspondence (except ensured written correspondence):

4.2.1. Bees, leeches and silkworms;

4.2.2. Parasites and insects exterminating vermins that are meant for research of the mentioned insects, provided that such a postal item is exchanged between officially recognized institutions;   

4.2.3. Drosophila family flies that are meant for biomedical research provided that such a postal item is exchanged between officially recognized institutions.

4.3. As an exception, the following can be placed into postal items:

4.3.1. Live animals postage of which is allowed postal regulations of the relevant countries and/or internal legislation of the parties concerned.

 

 

5.     Sending Correspondence in a Parcel

 

5.1. The following articles cannot be shipped in a postage parcel:

5.1.1. Correspondence (except for archive documentation), that is exchanged between the persons who do not appear to be the senders, addresses of the parcel or persons living with them.

 

 

6.     Coins, Banknotes and Other Prescious Items

 

6.1. It is prohibited to send coins, banknotes or any securities to be paid to the person presenting it, travel cheques, platinum, gold, silver (both in the raw form and as items made of them), prescious stones, jewellery and other prescious articles:

6.1.1. In the form of written correspondence, without insuring it;

6.1.2. In the form of a parcel, without insuring it.

 

 

7.     Printed Editions and Items for Sightless People

 

7.1. Printed editions and items sent to sightless people should not be accompanied by annotations and should not contain any document containing any current or personal correspondence.

7.2. Should not contain any post stamp, ანაზღაურების ბლანკს, whether cancelled or not, as well as any document containing any monetary value except in cases when a postal item contains a card, an envelope or a package in its contents with the sender’s or his/her representative’s address printed on it whose return cost has been prepaid.

 

 

8.     Disposal of Prohibited Items

 

8.1. Postal items containing the articles provided in paragraphs 2.1.1; 2.1.2; and 3.2 are not subject to special shipment, delivery immediately to the addressee or return to the sender in any case whatsoever. In case if articles provided in paragraph 2.1.1 were found in the postal items in the course of transit shipment thereof, their disposal will take place in accordance with the country legislation. In the event if articles defined in paragraph 3.2 were identified during the the relevant designated operator will be entitled to take it out of the postal item and destroy it. The designated operator is also entitled to send the remaining part of the postal item to the address of destination and attach a note on destruction of a prohibited item in it. 

 

 

 

Detailed information concerning the articles prohibited and conditionally permitted for bringing in to Georgia can be obtained on the Revenue Service web-page (http://rs.ge/Default.aspx?sec_id=4999&lang=1 )

 

 

 

Please also ensure to take the below information into consideration:

 

 

1. Veterinary control does not cover the contents of postal items entering Georgia whose value does not exceed 500 GEL and whose amount/volume/weight does not exceed:

 

 

  

 

 

 

Goods

EU Countries, USA, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Norway

Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukrain, Russian Federation

 

 

 

Other countries

Meat products and

dairy products

 

10 kg

 

5 kg

 

0

Baby milk power, baby food and special foods for special medical purposes 

 

Within reasonable amounts

Within reasonable amounts

Within reasonable amounts

 

Fish and fish products (fish and crustaceans, mollusks, other sea invertebrates and their products except caviar/roe)

 

 

 

 

10 kg

5 kg (in case if 1 fish was caught as a result of a fishing process – the weight is indefinite)

 

 

 

 

5 kg

Red and black caviar

0,2 kg

0,2 kg

0

Other products of animal origin

 

10 kg

 

5 kg

 

2 kg

Fodder of animal origin

 

5 kg

 

5 kg

 

0

 

NOTE: Veterinary control does not cover the contents of postal items entering Georgia in the form of a sample or/and for exhibition purposes, in small amounts, being not intended for human consumption.

 

 

2. It is allowed to bring in in a postal item into Georgia without a phitosanitary certificate or/and permission for import

 

The following amounts of the below listed plants, vegetable products and other materials subjected to phytosanitary control whose value is up to 500 GEL:  

 

a) plants up to 5 pieces, including arborial plants and shrubs; 

b) up to 3 kg of citruce fuits;

c) up to 5 kg of fresh fruit and vegetables or both of them;  

d) up to 20 pieces of cut flowers or twigs or both of them, or one bunch or wreath made of cut flowers, twigs or flowers and twigs at the same time; 

e) up to 5 pieces of pot plants;

f) up to 2 kg of flower bulbs or tubers or both of them;

g) 5 packs of seed material, each in the amount of 5 grams;

h) up to 30 kg of dried products of vegetable origin.  

 

3. It is prohibited to bring in in a postal item without a phitosanitary certificate or/and permission for import:

The following goods:

 

a) the following plants that are hosts for bacterial Erwiniamylovora and their dust: ყვავალ (Amelanchier Med.), Japanese quince (Chaenomele Lindl.), small-leaved cotoneaster (Cotoneaste Ehrh.),   hawthorn (Crataegus  L.), quinces (Cydonia Mill.), biwa (Eriobotrya Lindl), apples (Malus Mill.), medlar (Mespilus L.), pyracantha (Pyracantha Roem.), pears (Pyrus L.), chequer (Sorbus L.), ია ვიდსონის (Photinia davidiana (Dcne.);

b) potatos to be used for food and as seeds;

c) cut flowers and pot plants: chrysanthemum (Dendranthema

(DC.)  DesMoul), carnation (Dianthus L.) orchides (Orchidacea);

d)  citrus plants (Citrus L.) and their hybrids: კიან

 (Fortunella Swingle), სამყურა იმო (Poncirus Raf.) and grapevine (Vitis L.).

 

4. phitosanitary certificate / phitosanitary certificate  of reexportation is not required for exporting goods from georgia through postal items. Meanwhile, when exporting goods from Georgia through a postal item, the requirements established by the country of destination for the goods imported to this country should be taken into account as well.