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BHUTAN
(Country code: BT)

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   07   .5   NO   $100
International Parcel™ (Air)   206   30   YES   $1000
International Parcel™ (Surface)   406   30   YES   $1000
Small Packet™ (Air)   06   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   06   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE English

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:

  • bees
  • cards, playing
  • cigarette lighters
  • coffee seeds and trees
  • confectionery
  • films
  • fountain pens and parts thereof
  • gemstones, precious or synthetic
  • insect specimens
  • insecticides and parasite killers
  • liqueurs
  • pencils, lead and propelling
  • perfume
  • plants and plant products
  • radio apparatus
  • rubber
  • saccharine
  • silkworms
  • spectacles and sunglasses
  • sugar cane
  • tobacco products
  • watches and watch-parts.

An import permit is required for all commercial goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Bhutan admits gifts to the value of $20CDN without an import licence, but customs duty is payable. Books and magazines are duty-free.

Prohibited Items

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

  • advertising
  • airline tickets blank or issue
  • alcohol
  • animal products and skins
  • annual reports
  • antiques
  • appliances
  • artwork, commercial / fine
  • asbestos
  • ATM cards
  • ball bearings
  • bank note resemblances included in the design of any article
  • batteries
  • beans
  • binders
  • blank forms
  • blueprints
  • books
  • brochures
  • buttons
  • cakes
  • calendars
  • camera
  • carpets
  • catalogs / magazines / manuscripts
  • chemicals
  • chips
  • coinage resemblances, Indian currency
  • collectible, book
  • compact disc
  • computer hardware
  • computer printouts
  • Contact lenses
  • Cosmetics
  • cotton, untreated
  • credit card blanks
  • dangerous goods
  • digital video / diskettes
  • drawings
  • electrical equipment
  • energy drinks
  • eyewear, glasses
  • firearms, including imitation firearms and toys resembling firearms
  • flowers, fresh
  • furs
  • furniture
  • gambling devices
  • gift shipment
  • goods insufficiently marked as to origin.
  • ivory
  • jewellery
  • journals
  • juice
  • knives
  • lab equipment
  • labels (cloth/paper)
  • leather goods
  • lottery tickets
  • maps
  • marine parts
  • medical equipment / supplies
  • metals, non-precious
  • mineral products
  • minerals
  • money orders
  • musical instruments
  • negatives
  • newspapers
  • office equipment / supplies
  • paints,
  • parts, aircraft / auto / machine
  • parts, electronic
  • passports
  • patterns, paper
  • perishables
  • pornography
  • plants / seeds / soil
  • playing cards
  • potpourri
  • precious metals and stones
  • press kits
  • quinine, pink-coloured
  • samples
  • satellite / satellite parts
  • seeds
  • shaving brushes, Japanese
  • shoes
  • silk and art objects made of silk
  • slides
  • smart cards
  • software
  • sports equipment
  • stocks, non-negotiable
  • tableware
  • tapes, audio
  • tapes, computer
  • tapes, video
  • technical drawings
  • telephones
  • textiles
  • tickets, event
  • tiles
  • tires
  • tobacco, raw
  • toiletries
  • tools
  • toys
  • trademarks, Indian, false or imitation
  • vase
  • waffles
  • wig
  • wireless equipment
  • wood.

Documentation Required

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

Commercial goods mailed to Bhutan must include an invoice in duplicate and a Certificate of Origin. The customs declaration must either state that these are included or give a reason why not.

All items sent to a private individual in Bhutan from a business unit abroad and all commercial items should be accompanied by relevant invoice.

Bhutan admits gifts up to the value of $20 without an import license, however, customs duties are still applicable. Books and magazines are duty free.

The following documents may be required for import:

1. Certificate of Origin

2. Customs Import Declaration Form

3. Invoice

4. Import License

5. Insurance Policy