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BOLIVIA
(Country code: BO)

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   06   30   NO   $1000
International Parcel™ (Air)   207   30   NO   $100
International Parcel™ (Surface)   407   30   NO   $100
Small Packet™ (Air)   07   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   07   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE French, Spanish

SERVICE AVAILABILITY Registered Mail™ VALUABLES ACCEPTED
Letter-post™   YES   YES   NO
SERVICE AVAILABILITY FEE CODE CURRENCY
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:

  • alcoholic spirits
  • pharamaceuticals
  • plants and seeds.

All articles containing photographs or unexposed film are liable to customs duty.

No compensation will be paid for damage to articles containing:

  • beverages
  • fragile items
  • liquids or substances that liquefy easily
  • perishable items
  • fruits and nuts
  • plants and plant products
  • pharmaceutical products
  • spirits
  • used clothing and rags
  • vegetables and roots
  • vinegar
  • textiles and textile products.

Prohibited Items

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

  • absinth and its oils etc.
  • agricultural chemicals and products (pesticides and veterinary medicines) which are not registered with SENASAG (Bolivia's National Agricultural Health and Food Safety Service)
  • alcohol and other products distilled from sugar cane, except rum
  • any substance for the manufacture of illegal drugs including cocaine or coca products.
  • brandy
  • cigarettes or cigarette papers
  • coins and bank notes
  • currency resemblances
  • daggers
  • feeding bottles with rubber or glass tubes
  • fish including; livers, roes, crustaceans, mollusks and other aquatic vertebrates.
  • fiscal stamps and securities
  • gaming devices
  • glassware
  • goods which are dangerous for the environment, health, animals, human beings
  • jewellery and valuable items
  • knuckle-dusters of any metal
  • log and timber products from Liberia
  • lottery tickets and advertising
  • live animals
  • meat of; bovine animals, swine, sheep or goats, horses, asses, mules, hinnies, poultry, pig meat or fat,
  • opium
  • organic chemicals, organic/inorganic compounds
  • pharmaceutical products and medicines whose composition is not registered with the Ministry of Health and Sport
  • powder
  • publications or other items of an immoral nature
  • razors
  • roulette wheels
  • second-hand clothing, including accessories, footwear, household linen (bed, bathroom, table and kitchen linen), blankets, mats and rugs
  • tobacco products
  • trademarks on goods, unless imported by authorised agents
  • travellers cheques
  • stones, platinum and gold
  • vegetable products
  • weapons of war and ammunition.

Documentation Required

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

Invoice and import permit

  • goods exceeding a value of $100US must include an invoice
  • goods exceeding a value of $500US require an import permit.

Used clothing and personal belongings

Used clothing and personal belongings must include a Certificate of Disinfection issued by a competent Canadian authority and endorsed by the Bolivian consular service.

The following documents may be required:

1. Certificate of Origin

2. Commercial Invoice

3. Customs Import Declaration

4. Customs Transit Document

5. Import License

All plants and meat products imported require a sanitary or phytosanitary certificate from the Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria e Inocuidad (National Service of Health).

Any transmission devices for radio and television must be authorized by the Telecommunications Office.

Pharmaceutical and medicinal products must be approved under the World Health Organization guidelines and registered within the Vice Ministry of Health. Sender should ascertain from the addressee whether the medicine they desire to send will be allowed admittance into the country.