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(Country code: RU)

Canada Post has temporarily suspended acceptance of non-document shipments via Priority™ Worldwide destined for the Russian Federation.

Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   03   20   NO   $75
Xpresspost™ – International   103   20   NO   $1000
International Parcel™ (Surface)   403   20   NO   $1000
Small Packet™ (Air)   03   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   03   2   NO   N/A

Letter-post™   YES   YES   NO
Money Orders™    NO   —   —

Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.

Import Restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting:

  • animal products
  • bees, leeches and silk-worms accompanied by a veterinary certificate
  • carpets
  • cosmetics and toiletries
  • cereals
  • dairy products
  • birds eggs
  • encrypting and encoding devices used for coding (encryption)
  • food and beverages
  • fruit
  • high-frequency apparatus
  • honey
  • medical apparatus and equipment
  • medicines
  • pesticides
  • precious metals
  • products of animal origin
  • Psychotropic substances
  • stamps
  • seeds and plants
  • toys.

Personal use items

Items are admitted for the exclusive personal use of the addressee, subject to the payment of customs duty and subject to items not exceeding the quantities shown:

  • audio recordings (10)
  • clothing  –  coats, jackets, etc. (3 of each kind)
  • computer tapes and discs (15)
  • electronic music equipment (1 of each kind)
  • fabric (10 metres)
  • personal computers and peripheral equipment (1)
  • photographic and video equipment (1 of each kind)
  • radio and video machines (1 of each kind)
  • video recordings (5)
  • wine and vodka (1 litre).

Primarily religious works

  • Bible, Koran, Tora, etc. (2 of each kind)
  • crucifixes, icons, etc. (2 of each kind).

Prohibited Items

In addition to items considered non-mailable matter, the following are prohibited:

  • air rifles
  • alcohol products, ethyl alcohol and beer
  • any weapons or ammunition or parts thereof, or articles similar in construction to weapons for civilian service
  • articles which, by their nature or their packing, may expose officials or the general public to danger, or soil or damage other items, postal equipment or third party property
  • artwork, commercial
  • bb guns
  • bio products
  • birth, death, wedding certificates
  • canned food
  • checks, blank stock
  • chemical
  • color photocsopies
  • compact disc
  • counterfeit or pirated articles
  • credit card / credit card blanks
  • cultural artifacts
  • devices for smoking opium or hashism
  • digital video disc
  • documents having the character of current and personal correspondence exchanged between persons other than the sender and the addressee or persons living with them
  • drugs, prescription and non-prescription including narcotics, psychotropic substance & their precursors
  • dyes and accessories for photocopiers
  • eggs, raw
  • electronic and high-frequency machines
  • electric fishing systems and equipment consisting of electric signal generators with connected conductors and accumulators (batteries), employed together to fish biological aquatic resources using electric current
  • equipment for fishing/catching aqueous biological resources, as well as mesh fishing nets.
  • fish and other aquatic invertebrates
  • film, commercial
  • film, undeveloped
  • fresh vegetables
  • food supplements/additives including perishable foodstuff
  • gas pistols
  • graphite products
  • honey and honeycomb
  • hazardous wastes
  • human organs and/or substances, blood and blood parts
  • infringing and piracy items
  • inorganic/organic chemicals
  • jewellery
  • knives
  • knotted fishing nets made from synthetic monofilaments or other polyamides, with a filament diameter less than 0.5 mm and mesh size less than 100 mm (length of mesh at one side less than 50 mm)
  • liquor
  • live animals, with the exception of bees, leeches and silk worms that are accompanied by a veterinary certificate
  • materials advocating nazi attributes or symbols
  • materials containing information that may cause damage to political or economic interests of the Russian Federation
  • medical supplies
  • mineral products
  • mobile phones
  • monetary instruments of the Russian Federation or foreign currencies
  • money of the Russian Federation and foreign currency
  • newspapers related to the “snowball process”
  • obscene or immoral articles
  • ozone breaking substances
  • passports (old and new)
  • pathogenic or potentially pathogenic organisms
  • perishable foodstuffs
  • plant protection products subject to the provisions of Annexes A and B to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants of 22 May 2001
  • plants of any kind and in any form, or seeds
  • poisonous substances other than precursosrs of narcotics and psychotropic substances
  • powder (all substance in powder form)
  • precious stones of any kind or natural diamonds, except for jewellery
  • printed or audiovisual materials which: propagate extremist or terrorist activities or publicly justify terrorism, are of a pornographic nature, are manufactured or distributed in violation of the legal requirements on elections and referenda in member countries of the Eurasian Economic Community Customs Union, are intended to spread propaganda containing Nazi ideas or symbols, or ideas or symbols that might be confused with those of Nazi ideology, contain other information that could be prejudicial to the political and economic interests of the Russian Federation, to public safety, or to the health and morality of its citizens
  • substances harmful to the ozone layer
  • special technical publications on the convert reception of intelligence
  • telecom, navigation
  • tobacco, tobacco products or smoking mixtures of any kind
  • toy/model/imitation guns
  • weapons, hunting, including ammunition and parts thereof
  • wireless equipment
  • wireless and related electronic devices
  • Wines of foreign origin.

In addition, it is prohibited to send the following articles for personal use (sent to the address of private individuals or sent by private individuals for needs that are not related to company activities):

  • special technical publications on the covert reception of intelligence
  • devices designed for information eavesdropping
  • human organs and/or substances, and blood and blood parts
  • radioactive materials
  • cultural artefacts
  • scrap and waste from ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • non-manufactured precious metals, precious metal scrap and waste, ores and concentrated precious metal products, and primary products containing precious metals
  • mineral substances (non-manufactured natural stones)
  • information about the Earth's interior.

Documentation Required

Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.

Commercial goods mailed to the Russian Federation must include an invoice. Inherited goods require a certificate, endorsed by a consul, which confirms the right of inheritance.

To guarantee on-time delivery of parcels and small packets, Customers must ensure CN 22 and CN 23 Customs Declarations/Shipping label are fully and accurately completed.