There are four types of international shipments: parcel, parcel, small package and a bag of "M". Determine which of them is suitable in a particular case. Parcel sent printed editions, manuscripts, letters, photos, etc. the Parcel is suitable for items of cultural-household purpose (clothes, books, documents) and may have a declared value.
Small package suitable for small objects or samples of commercial products. This kind of administration is only used for international shipping, however, you must verify whether the country to which this kind of departure. Small packet can be plain or customized.
Bag "M" is used to send publications (correspondence) to the same destination with one sender. The bag is simple and with a declared value.
Make sure that sent items or goods are not prohibited items list. The full list can be viewed on the website email or read a post. Common to all types of shipments is the prohibition of leaflets calling for terrorist or extremist activities and propaganda of Nazi symbols, pictures and other pornographic materials, explosives, sharp objects, weapons, drugs, etc.
Note that sending international parcels will require the design of additional supporting documentation, filling out a customs Declaration. Basic set – is the form of the Accompanying address and Customs Declaration No. 23.
On the form Accompanying ' fill in the data about the sender and the recipient, if necessary, specify the value of the parcel, and can give guidance on what to do with the shipment, if the recipient is behind it is not.
Customs Declaration No. 23 to be completed for parcels and small packages of commercial content (goods or samples of goods). In the Declaration give a full description of nested goods separately, the same number of items, weight, cost, currency, code the country of origin and the existence of the license or certificate.
Attach the filled document Declaration on the outside of the parcel or package or invest in a clear self-adhesive package. The document should be filled in the language adopted in the recipient country, the universal languages – French and English.
Additional supporting documents are the enclosure list and return receipt requested, mainly organizations or enterprises.
For sending parcels abroad doesn't have to come in the mail, currently there are firms that will do that for an additional fee. The sender only need to print necessary forms and documents, which are on the company website, fill them out and call the courier on the house.
There are special computer programs that allow you to make the necessary data about the shipment, print the forms, sign and include in the mail.