Air shipments – 3-4 weeks
Sea shipments – 7-10 weeks
Articles for personal use and non-commercial goods with a total value of less than EUR45 (approximately $50 US) mailed internationally from one shipper to a single recipient in the same dispatch (in the same shipment) may be shipped duty-free. If the value of the contents is greater, the parcel will automatically be assessed by customs duties. Therefore, we recommend sending no more than 2 parcels per recipient at any one time and to address parcels to various recipients (even if the recipients live in the same apartment this is considered as different addressees).
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.
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 US limited liability”. The maximum amount of additional insurance for parcels mailed to Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia is $800 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 employees or agents in the field, with the sender present, to determine whether the contents of the parcel correspond to the insured amount.
ITEMS PROHIBITED FROM SHIPPING INTERNATIONALLY
Customs offices have the authority to inspect and seize the following goods:
1) Firearms and ammunition, sharp weapons and other items specifically designed for attack and defense (brass knuckles, stilettos, cans with liquid nerve agent, etc.);
2) 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;
3) Alcoholic beverages, drugs, and tobacco products;
4) Items of obscene or immoral content;
5) Firearms permits, employment records, military IDs, passports, and other identification documents;
6) Goods which export violates intellectual property laws;
7) Items classified as national, historic, or cultural heritage according to the local laws;
8) Seeds and planting materials; food products of animal origin including canned products, live animals, except bees, leeches, silkworm caterpillars;
9) Perishable food products (fresh fruits and vegetables);
10) Jewelry, bank notes, and precious metals;
11) Motorcycle frames, engines, chassis, etc., which are described as vehicle parts (disassembled vehicles);
12) Sport nutrition and nutritional supplements.