- Parcels may be sent to Belarus by Sea or by Air from the USA. You must obtain an Export Permit from the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada to ship a package to Belarus from Canada. For Sea transportation parcels leave offices of Meest Corporation Inc. daily. By air, shipments are sent once or twice per week (depending on the location).
- Parcels can be delivered to all towns in Belarus. Only one attempt will be made to deliver a parcel to the recipient’s address. If the recipient is not available to receive, a message will be left with contact telephone numbers and the address of the post office where the parcel may be picked up.
- Delivery time is calculated from the date the parcel is dispatched from one of Meest’s warehouses. Online parcel tracking also commences from this date.
- Minimum weight is 5 kg (11 lbs) per parcel with a maximum weight of 10 kg (22 lbs) per parcel.
- Maximum customs value without additional import duty- 22 Euros
- The cost of your package can be affected by the amount of space that it occupies on an aircraft, rather than the actual weight. Therefore, the volumetric (or dimensional) weight must be calculated. Please, use this formula to determine the volumetric weight of your parcel: length X width X height (in cm)/5000 = Kilograms. This formula only applies to AIR shipments.
- Delivery Charge must be paid for each package.
- Parcels must be securely packaged, preferably in a cardboard box, with name and address of both the sender and the recipient - must be written on 2 (two) sides of a parcel. Meest Corporation does not cover damages to the contents of the parcels, please notify our agents if you have any fragile items in the parcels and they will assist you in packaging them securely.
- A separate CN 23 customs declaration must be completed for each parcel and must be signed by the sender. Use this form to enter description of goods, their quantity, and total value of the contents of the parcel. When filling out the declaration you may not use general wording such as “clothing”, “used items”, “humanitarian aid”, “souvenirs”, “hardware”, “food products”, etc. Please write the full actual contents of the parcel, including specific items. You must place a number in the “Quantity” column next to the name of each item in the declaration, for example: jackets - 2, pants - 3, etc.
- It is very important to fill out the CN 23 customs declaration correctly. Properly completed customs declaration facilitates clearance through customs. If items in the package are not listed in this customs declaration, parcels will be taken for additional inspection and assessed with customs duties.
- If import duties are imposed on the package Belarus Customs will forward it to the post office where the recipient will have to pay the duty before collecting the parcel. Meest Corporation does not have information or influence on the amount of duties imposed by Belarusian Customs.
- Food: Parcels may contain a small number of food products. Food items must be factory packaged, dry products only, such as candy, coffee, tea, and pasta. Canned food and alcohol should not be mailed – they will be confiscated by customs.
- Each parcel is automatically insured for $60 US. If you, as the sender, waive any additional insurance, you will need to put your signature in the column “For sender: sign here to waive additional insurance and accept $60 limited liability”. The maximum amount of additional insurance for parcels mailed to Belarus is $300 US. If opting for additional insurance, you will need to indicate the additional insurance amount in the “Insurance” column. Insurance is available for larger amounts depending on the parcel contents; customers will need to coordinate larger amounts of insurance with Meest Corporation – head office.
- Please note: parcels insured for over $500 US may be opened by Meest’s employees or agents, in the presence of the sender, to determine whether the contents of the parcel correspond to the insured amount.
ITEMS PROHIBITED FROM SHIPPING TO BELARUS:
- Firearms and ammunition, sharp weapons and other items specifically designed for attack and defense (brass knuckles, stilettos, cans with liquid nerve agent, etc.);
- Explosive, flammable and other dangerous substances, military equipment, unless otherwise provided by legislation; narcotics, psychotropic substances, their analogues and precursors, scheduled by the Ministry of Health’s Committee as controlled substances under current law, or radioactive substances;
- Alcoholic beverages, drugs and tobacco products;
- Items of obscene or immoral content;
- Firearms permits, employment records, military IDs, passports, and other identification documents;
- Goods which export violates intellectual property laws;
- Items classified as national, historic, or cultural heritage according to Belarusian laws;
- Seeds and planting materials; food products of animal origin including canned products, live animals, except bees, leeches, silkworm caterpillars;
- Perishable food products (fresh fruits and vegetables);
- Jewelry, bank notes and precious metals;
- Motorcycle frames, engines, chassis, etc., which are described as vehicle parts (disassembled vehicles);
- Sport nutrition and nutritional supplements.