(Country code: GU)
Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.
* see Canada Post Prices for more information.
** No coverage is available on food items.
Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting:
- alcoholic beverages
- animals and animal products
- boxes that formerly contained prohibited or hazardous goods
- coffee and tea
- controlled substances such as narcotics, hallucinogenic, stimulant or depressant drugs
- dairy products
- food for human or animal consumption*
- fruits, nuts and citrus peels
- game and hunting trophies
- meat and fish, including their by products
- pharmaceutical products**
- plants and seeds
- soil and organic fertilizers
- textile and clothing
- tobacco and tobacco products
- vegetable and other plant products
- wheat and gluten products
USA admits duty-free unsolicited genuine personal gifts not exceeding $100US in value (excluding tobacco products and alcohol-based perfume).
The importation of alcohol is governed by both Federal and state laws. In general, the Federal Government allows a reasonable amount of alcohol to be imported in a household goods shipment. If Customs feel the amount is excessive, Customs will require the importer to hire a licensed alcohol importer to file a commercial entry. Domestic importers should check with state regulations before importing, as state laws vary.
* All commercial shipments of food to the United States must be preceded by a Prior Notice of shipment. This includes mail items containing food for human or animal consumption, dietary supplements, vitamins and food additives or colour. Articles of food which have been non-commercially prepared by an individual in his own residence and sent to another individual as a non-commercial gift are exempt from the requirement for a Prior Notice. More information on the Prior Notice can be obtained from the USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
** See Documentation Required below.
In addition to items considered non-mailable matter by the Canada Post Corporation Act & Regulations (refer to the Canada Postal Guide under "Non-mailable Matter"), the following are prohibited:
- alcoholic beverages above 5% alcohol content
- all animals (live or deceased)
- blank tapes and CDís from Iran
- by-products derived from swine
- chain letters
- charcoal briquettes
- cuban cigars
- counterfeit items
- drugs; illegal and prescription
- feathers or skins of any bird
- flavoured cigarettes
- graphite products
- ground cork
- haitain animal hide drums
- lottery tickets or related advertising
- prison-made goods
- products made from dog and cat fur
- reprints of U.S. copyrighted work
- straw, grasses or other plant material used for packing
Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.
In addition, senders should provide a Certificate of Origin, whenever possible.
A Certificate of Disinfection is required for shipments containing used clothing.
Pharmaceutical products require:
- photocopy of the doctor's prescription
- photocopy of a document proving the addressee's Canadian citizenship, e.g. birth certificate with photo I.D, passport
- letter from a doctor if drug is not FDA approved or if it does not require a prescription in Canada (available over the counter).