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Rules for International Shipping to Russia

Posted on Thu, Jun 12, 2014

Interested in shipping items to the Russian Federation? Before you decide what you can send and how to send it, there are some very interesting things you may want to know about shipping items to Russia.

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Russia's laws on shipping vary from the familiar to the quite odd. Before you send something that may be illegal, you should get yourself familiar with some of the stranger shipping rules. Some Prohibited Items:
1.    Human organs, tissue, or blood.
2.    Alcoholic products, ethyl alcohol, and beer.
3.    Precious stones, natural diamonds. Jewelry is an exception.
4.    Fishing equipment of any kind, electronic fishing equipment, rods and nets, fishing wire.
5.    Radioactive Materials
6.    Plants and plant seeds.
7.    Extremist, terrorist, or pornographic materials including magazines, drawings, and audio.
8.    Ozone destroying materials or substances.For more information about prohibited items, click here.


Customs Regulations:Russia has some weight and value limitations on items that can pass through customs. Here are some of the things that may cause your package to not be accepted by customs.
•    1000 Euro (EUR) or 31 Kilograms (68 lbs.)
•    If the item exceeds 1000 EUR or 31 Kilograms, a 30% customs tax is required.
•    The taxes are paid at a post office in case of overage.
•    There is no maximum value or weight of an item, but a tax of no less than 4 EUR per Kilogram must be paid on Items exceeding the limit.
Russian Fun Facts:
•    Russia and Japan have not signed a peace treaty to end hostilities from WWII.
•    Russia covers 1/7th of the world's land mass and is larger than Pluto.
•    Russia has nine different time zones from boarder to boarder. This is more than any in other country in the world!
•    Russian churches are beautiful and ornate, typically having domed tops unlike the pointed steeples in the U.S. or Europe. 41% of Russians belong to the Russian Orthodox Church.
For more information on shipping your items to Russia, please contact us. We would love to help you on your way to shipping internationally! Visit us for information on the other countries we ship to! We have listed some of the countries below.

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

 Andorra

 Angola

Anguilla

 Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

 Australia

 Austria

Azerbaijan
Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

 Barbados

Baruba

Belarus

 Belize

 Belgium

 Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

 Bolivia |

Botswana

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Brazil

Brittish Virgin Islands

 Brunei

Bulgaria

 Burkina Faso

Burundi
Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Chile

 China

 Colombia

Congo

Cook Island

Costa Rica

Croatia

Curaco

 Cyprus

Czech Republic
  Denmark

 Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic
East Timor

Ecuador

 Egypt

 El Salvador

Eritrea

 Estonia

 Ethiopia

Faeroe Islands
 Fijii

Finland

  France

French Guinana

French Polynesia
 Gabon

 Germany

 Georgia

Ghana

Gibraltar

 Greece

Greenland

 Grenada

Guam

Guatemala

 Guinea

 Guyana
 Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

 Hungary  
Iceland

 India

 Indonesia

  Iraq

 Ireland

 Israel

 Italy  

Ivory Coast
Jamaica

Japan

Jordan
Kazakhstan

  Kenya

 Kuwait

 Kyrgyzstan
Laos

 Latvia

 Lebanon

 Lesotho

 Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

 Lithuania

 Luxembourg
Macao

 Macedonia

Madagascar

  Malawi

Malaysia

 Maldives

  Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Martinique

 Mauritania

 Mauritius

Mexico

 Micronesia

Moldova

 Monaco

  Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

  Morocco

 Mozambique

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles

New Caledonia

 New Zealand

 Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway
Oman
 Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papa New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Phillipines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico
Qatar

 Romania

 Russia

Saba

Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)

Samoa

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

 Slovak Republic

   Slovenia

  South Africa

South Korea

  Spain

  Sri Lanka

St. Barthelemy

St. Eustatius

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Maarten

St. Vincent

 Suriname

 Swaziland

Sweden

 Switzerland

  Syria
Taiwan

Tanzania

 Thailand

Tonga

Tongo

 Trinidad and Tobago

 Tunisia  

Turkey

Turks and Caicos Islands
Uganda

 Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

 United Kingdom  

United States of America

U.S. Virgin Islands

 Uruguay

 Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City
Venezuela

 Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna
Yemen
Zambia

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