Meest Corporation Inc. delivers parcels by Sea or by Air in Kazakhstan to the nearest to the recipient post office.
- Delivery times to Kazakhstan are: by Sea - 8-10 weeks; by Air - 4-5 weeks;
- 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.
- Parcels are accepted for delivery only to addresses of individuals, from one sender to one recipient with a total weight of up to 20 kg (44 lbs).
- 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.
- Articles for personal use and non-commercial goods whose total value is less than $1,000 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, your parcel will be automatically assessed customs duties.
- Parcels must be securely packaged, preferably in a cardboard box, with name and address of both the sender and the recipient 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.
- The minimum weight of a parcel sent to Kazakhstan by Sea or by Air is 5 kg (11 lbs). The maximum weight of one parcel to KAZAKHSTAN is 20 kg (44 lbs).
- The final price for mailing parcels to these regions will consist of the price for the full weight of the parcel and the cost of local delivery. Both prices vary depending on the region where the parcel is delivered to and from and the shipping method (by Sea or by Air). For detailed information on the rates for delivering parcels to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, please contact one of our agents at your nearest location or the Meest Corporation – head office.
- 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 essential 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 customs duties.
- Important! The dimensions of your parcels must not exceed – 60 cm х 40 cm х 115 cm (23” x 15” x 45”); for additional security, your parcels will be placed into bags. However, if your parcel exceeds the allowable dimensions, they will not be properly packed into a bag, nor will they be mailed.
- 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 Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, and Uzbekistan 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 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 TO CENTRAL ASIA:
- Firearms and ammunition, sharp weapons and other items specifically designed for attack and defense (brass knuckles, stilettos, cans with liquid nerve agent, etc.);
- Religious literature;
- Household and cosmetic sprays;
- 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 the local 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).