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MAURITIUS
(Country code: MU)

Including
RODRIGUEZ ISLAND

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   07   30   NO   $1000
Xpresspost™ – International   110   20   NO   $300
International Parcel™ (Surface)   410   20   NO   $300
Small Packet™ (Air)   10   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   10   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE English, French

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

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

Import Restrictions

An import permit is required for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting:

  • alcohol and spirits
  • animals and animal products
  • apiary products
  • ceramic goods
  • crash (motorcycle) helmets
  • glass and glassware
  • plants and plant products
  • pharmaceutical products
  • paper and paperboard products
  • meat and meat products
  • raw hides and skins
  • tobacco
  • wood and wood products.

Prohibited Items

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

  • artificial sweetners
  • bakery and pastry equipment
  • batteries
  • bank notes, currency notes, or securities
  • confectionery in the form of cigarettes
  • clocks and watches, parts
  • drugs, non-prescription
  • electric water heaters
  • fruit (oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, grapefruit)
  • footwear
  • gold
  • items contrary to the social or moral order of the State
  • ivory and tortoise shells
  • infant formula
  • indecent, immoral or seditious articles
  • live animals
  • musical instruments
  • metals and mineral products
  • milk (fresh, liquid)
  • maize
  • nutrient supplements
  • newspapers, printed books, and brochures
  • oils (sunflower, coconut, soyabean)
  • public transport vehicles
  • petroleum oils
  • plastic feeding bottles, teats and soothers
  • rice
  • second hand motor vehicles parts
  • ships, boats and floating structures
  • salted fish
  • soil
  • sugarcane plants
  • spices
  • toy guns
  • vegetables (onions, potatoes, garlic, beans).
  • toy motorcycle helmets.

Documentation Required

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

In addition, commercial goods mailed to Mauritius require an invoice showing the value of the goods in Canadian dollars. Commercial goods require a Certificate of Origin.

Senders should also include the addresse's telephone number (if available), in addition to the complete delivery address on the Customs Declaration.

The following documents may be required for import:

1. Invoice indicating the FOB and or/CIF value of goods

2. Bill of Entry

3. Insurance Certificate

4. Certificate of Inspection

5. Certificate of Origin

6. Other documents (eg. Health, agriculture, and veterinary services).

The following is a list of permits/certificates required on controlled items:

Asbestos Free Certificate

Ministry of Agriculture Landing Permit

Agriculture Marketing Board Permit

Ministry of Agriculture Phytosanitary Certificate

Fisheries Authority

Food and Drugs Permit

Ministry of Agriculture Certificate/Human Hair

Import Permit

Mercury Free Certificate

Ministry of Agriculture Permit

Ministry of Health Authority

Mauritius Standards Bureau Approval

Mauritius Standards Bureau Certificate

Phytosanitary Certificate

Police Permit

Tea Board Approval

Tobacco Board Approval

CFC Free Certificate

Dangerous Chemical Control Board

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection is responsible for the control of products that require import permits. A commercial invoice is required to support customs declaration for an item being sent from a company to company or an individual.