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HUNGARY
(Country code: HU)

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   03   30   NO   $1000
Xpresspost™ – International   102   30   YES   $1000
International Parcel™ (Surface)   402   30   YES   $1000
Tracked Packet - International   02   2   NO   $100
Small Packet™ (Air)   02   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   02   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE French, Hungarian

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:

  • arms, ammunition, gas guns and alarm guns
  • animals and animal products
  • agricultural protection products
  • cinematographic films
  • medicine and pharmaceutical products
  • vegetables and products of vegetable origin
  • textiles and related products

Automobile spare parts

Gifts of automobile spare parts (one of each kind) are admitted for the use of an individual person, subject to 60% customs duty assessed on the domestic retail value.

Medicines and medical products

Medicines and medical products are admitted for the use of an individual person, to the quantities shown on the prescription or medical certificate.

Medical products and vaccines sent to authorized institutes do not require the permission of the Ministry of Public Health. Items sent to the Hungarian Red Cross, to schools and to medical institutes or other establishments for teaching, science or research, are exempt from customs duties only if these establishments become the owners of the items.

Gifts

Personal duty-free gifts to a value of $12 are admitted. Above $12, the rate of customs duty increases proportionately to 60% as the value increases to $200. Values are the domestic retail price. The table shows the maximum permitted value of each item in a postal article. Gifts that exceed these values are deemed as commercial items. Any item exceeding $200 must be the only item.

If the postal article has a value of:

  • $20
  • $40
  • $100
  • $200
  • $400.

Then, no one item may exceed:

  • $4
  • $8
  • $20
  • $40
  • $200.

Prohibited Items

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

  • credit card blanks
  • cash and cash equivalents
  • counterfeit materials
  • food and beverages harmful to health
  • food and perishable items
  • graphite products
  • natural fertilizers
  • narcotics and illegal drugs
  • monetary instruments
  • publications embarrassing to the interests of the Hungarian Republic or contrary to public order of morality
  • roots, stems and leaves of potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant
  • weapons (knuckle-dusters, flick knives, coshes, etc).

Documentation Required

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

For Priority Worldwide or Xpresspost-International services, the addressee’s address and phone number must appear on the item, otherwise the guarantee is void.

In addition, all commercial items or merchandise mailed to Hungary must include an invoice on an original letterhead with date, reference number, original signature and stamp. The invoice must clearly describe the contents and itemize each by number of units, value, country of origin and terms of trade. It should also include the type of currency and the reason for export.

The following list shows other documentary requirements:

  • jewellery, and other items with gold, silver or platinum in their make up  –  Hallmark of the Institute of Control and Authentication of Precious Metals
  • red pepper and pimento  –  Examination certificate issued by the National Agriculture Substances Quality Control Institute
  • mineral waters, animal products, plants and vegetable substances, veterinary medicaments  –  Written authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food
  • non – Hungarian films  –  Written authority of the Ministry of Culture
  • radio transmitters or transmitter – receivers  –  Written authority of the Ministry of Communications and Posts.

Customs Procedure:

All shipments made into Hungary from non-EU countries must be cleared through Customs. For shipments where clearance is required, Hungarian Customs Authority may require 25% VAT for all shipments, with a value of more than 22 Euro. Mail items containing commercial goods from outside the EU customs area with a value of less than 22 Euros, or between private persons with a value of less than 45 Euro are duty free. Items above these limits in value must have duties paid. All items containing dutiable goods are subject to a customs service fee.