Guide to Sending Parcels to Russia

By leaps and bounds, Russia covers more of the world's landmass - one-eighth - than any other country. And from that springs a long list of impressive facts.
Russia boasts:

  • Spanning 11 time zones from Europe to the Pacific Ocean
  • Bordering 18 different countries
  • An abundance of mineral resources, oil, and natural gas
  • A long history of notable artistic, sporting, and scientific achievements

Like its other large claims, Russia is becoming an e-commerce heavyweight. In the first 6 months of 2019 that market grew by 26%! And with 65% of its population internet users (95 million people), mother Russia's future is bullish.

Information for this page was taken from various Russian government websites including the Federal Customs Service for Russia.

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Easy Tracking Information

Shipments through Secureship come with full, easy to read tracking information to Russia

Full tracking information for parcels to Russia is available with Secureship
Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Aug 6, 2020
8:49 am
Omsk, OS, RU
Delivered
Aug 5, 2020
7:18 am
Novosibirsk, NO, RU
In transit
Aug 4, 2020
9:03 pm
Saint Petersburg, SA, RU
International Clearance
Aug 4, 2020
8:14 am
Moscow, MO, RU
In transit
Aug 4, 2020
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Aug 3, 2020
4:30 pm
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Russia before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Russia

Documents Only

Shipments of documents to Russia should include the receiver's taxpayer personal identification number. If it is not included, Russian customs will likely hold the shipment until the number is supplied by the receiver.

If a shipment weighs more than 30 kg, it is considered as a non-document shipment. It will require a commercial invoice.

Typical shipments of non-commercial documents, i.e. they involve no monetary exchange, include:

  • Architectural plans
  • Bids
  • Blueprints for bid invitations
  • Diplomas
  • Tickets for stage performances, concerts and football (soccer) matches
  • Newspapers
  • Visa applications

Certain categories of documents have restrictions as shown in the table below.

Document Type Restriction
Airline tickets Must be validated.
Annual Reports For shareholders or inter-company use only.
Brochures For inter-company use only.
Cheques Only if personalised.
Event tickets (shows, sporting matches) If the source is a printing company or being shipped to the event's organiser, they are not considered documents.
Greeting cards and invitations Must be personalised to be documents.
Manuals (technical) The number shipped must be appropriate for the situation.
Newsletters For inter-company use only; if shipped from a publisher, they are non-documents.
Traveller's cheques Only if personalised.

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_RU

Shipping Gifts to Russia

Shipping Gifts

There are no tax or duty exemptions on gifts shipped to Russia from Canada.

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

There are no tax or duty exemptions on gifts sent to Russia from Canada.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

A business in Canada cannot send a gift to a business in Russia. All shipments will incur duties and taxes. This includes a gift sent to an individual care of a business address.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

No information about shipments from a business in Canada to an individual in Russia is available at this time.

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_RU

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Ivan Pavlov
390 000
Ryazan Region
Ryazan
Str. Pavlova
Russia

Phone: +7 (4912) 25-40-72
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 3 Aug 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

No information regarding multiple gifts in one shipment is available at this time.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Ivan Pavlov
390 000
Ryazan Region
Ryazan
Str. Pavlova
Russia

Phone: +7 (4912) 25-40-72
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 3 Aug 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Shipping personal effects/belongings to Russia

Shipping Personal Effects

If you move to Russia from Canada with a work permit, shipping your personal effects will be exempt from duties and taxes. Your personal effects must be:

  • Used goods
  • for your use only

Your personal effects may include items such as archival documents and culturally valuable artefacts.

Moving Temporarily

No information regarding moving temporarily to Russia is available at this time.

Moving Permanently

If you are moving permanently to Russia, the personal effects you may bring with you include:

  • Clothing, footwear, headwear, umbrellas, jewellery, and personal hygiene items
  • Baby strollers and baby seats
  • Equipment and accessories for sports
  • Portable medical devices and consumables in the amount necessary for personal use
  • No more than 2 mobile phones, smartphones or other similar devices
  • Portable musical instruments
  • Portable personal computers and tablets, and game consoles
  • Portable equipment for recording sound and video (1 unit of each)
Personal Effects Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate "Personal Effects" on the Commercial Invoice (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • Complete the customs declaration of goods for personal use (passenger customs declaration (PDD))
  • Any above listed items

Sources:
http://eng.customs.ru/document/text/166514
http://eng.customs.ru/document/text/166510
https://www.tks.ru/nat2019/0150000001#01

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Ivan Pavlov
390 000
Ryazan Region
Ryazan
Str. Pavlova
Russia

Phone: +7 (4912) 25-40-72
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 3 Aug 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Russia

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Due to political reasons, Russia has banned the importation of almost all Canadian food products.

Do Not Ship

  • Meat and meat products
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Fish and fish products
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Salt

Sources:
https://www.export.gov/article?id=Russia-Prohibited-Restricted-Imports
https://apps.fas.usda.gov/newgainapi/api/report/downloadreportbyfilename?filename=Russia%20Extended%20Food%20Import%20Ban%20through%20End%202020_Moscow_Russian%20Federation_7-1-2019.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Ivan Pavlov
390 000
Ryazan Region
Ryazan
Str. Pavlova
Russia

Phone: +7 (4912) 25-40-72
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 3 Aug 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Russia

Samples

Commercial samples are sent to encourage orders for products. Commercial samples may be shipped from Canada to Russia duty and tax free for a period of up to 2 years.

At this time we have little information about further details, however, as a best practice it is best to deface, perforate, or indelibly mark your samples. This will reduce the chances of them incurring duties and taxes.

NOTE:
Medical and biological samples must be accompanied by the appropriate import certificates.

Commercial Sample Checklist
  • The items are declared as "Commercial Sample" on the commercial invoice (see sample)
  • The item shipped has tearing, perforation, slashing, defacing, or has permanent marking clearing indicating the item as "commercial sample"
  • Stay in Russia for no longer than 2 years

Sources:
https://import-export.societegenerale.fr/en/country/russia/regulations-customs
https://www.russia-briefing.com/news/customs-procedures-import-goods-russia.html/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Ivan Pavlov
390 000
Ryazan Region
Ryazan
Str. Pavlova
Russia

Phone: +7 (4912) 25-40-72
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 3 Aug 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Russia

Advertising Material

No information is available regarding shipping advertising material to Russia from Canada.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Ivan Pavlov
390 000
Ryazan Region
Ryazan
Str. Pavlova
Russia

Phone: +7 (4912) 25-40-72
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 3 Aug 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Have your goods warranty repaired in Russia

Repairs

Equipment and goods may be sent to Russia as temporary imports so that repair and maintenance procedures may be performed. This does not include overhauls or modernisations.

Temporary imports are exempt from duties and taxes.

Items Under Warranty

No GST will be charged for equipment and items under warranty that are repaired in Russia and returned to Canada.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

GST will be charged if an item is sent to Russia for repairs and is no longer under warranty. GST will be applied to the value of the repair work plus any parts added for the repair, and on any duties charged.

Sending Product for Repair to Russia

Equipment for repair can be sent to Russia and are exempt from duties and taxes. The importer is responsible for paying duties and taxes. Be sure to state clearly on the invoice: Goods for Repair.

Returning Repaired Product to Russia

If a piece of equipment has been repaired in Canada under warranty, no duties or taxes will be incurred.

Repair Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice must clearly state 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks section; include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Russia or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • Any above listed items

Sources:
http://www.eurasiancommission.org/ru/act/tam_sotr/dep_tamoj_zak/SiteAssets/Customs%20Code%20of%20the%20EAEU.pdf
https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/sor-91-31/page-1.html#h-934277

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Ivan Pavlov
390 000
Ryazan Region
Ryazan
Str. Pavlova
Russia

Phone: +7 (4912) 25-40-72
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 3 Aug 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Russia

Temporary Imports

Goods may be temporarily imported into Russia without payment of duties and taxes for a period of up to 2 years, though certain items must abide by different timelines.

Goods that are allowed this exemption include:

Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

In order to import your goods duty and tax free into Russia, you can pick from 1 of the 2 Temporary Import Methods listed below.

Each option has its pros and cons. Regardless, each of the following methods requires you to complete a commercial invoice. More details are shown below.


Option # Temporary Import Method Risk of paying Duties and taxes
1 Commercial Invoice only Very Low
2 Commercial Invoice
+
ATA Carnet
Very Low


1. Complete a Commercial Invoice Only


This is the simplest and quickest option. See example.

NOTE: You should be aware that shipping using this method doesn't guarantee that your items will be imported duty and tax free. Not all brokers will clear goods as temporary imports (i.e. UPS, Fedex, DHL), nor is it a guarantee that customs won't charge any duties and taxes.


2. CI + an ATA Carnet


This option is great for items that frequently travel in and out of the country. It's also great because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide making the application process a one-time thing.

In addition to declaring your commercial invoice as a temporary import, you can get an ATA Carnet for the items that are of temporary nature.

ATA Carnets are beyond the scope of this article. You can however, contact your local chamber of commerce and they will be able to guide you along. You can also find more information here: http://www.chamber.ca/carnet/


In addition to choosing option 1 or 2, the following conditions must also be met in order to qualify for a duty and VAT free exemption:

  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than 2 years in Russia, except for sporting equipment used for competitions, training, or demonstrations, which may only stay for 1 year

Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

NOTE: If you are a member of a Canadian mass media organisation, be aware of the rules of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia regarding temporary importation of equipment. Click here and here for more information.

Sources:
http://eng.customs.ru/folder/87061
http://eng.customs.ru/folder/87062
http://www.eurasiancommission.org/ru/act/tam_sotr/dep_tamoj_zak/SiteAssets/Customs%20Code%20of%20the%20EAEU.pdf
https://www.pwc.ru/ru/business-membership/doing-business-and-investing-in-russia.pdf
https://www.mid.ru/en/rules_of_accreditation
http://eng.customs.ru/folder/86997

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Ivan Pavlov
390 000
Ryazan Region
Ryazan
Str. Pavlova
Russia

Phone: +7 (4912) 25-40-72
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 3 Aug 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge



Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Russia

Permanent/Sold Goods

Goods imported into Russia will incur customs duties up to a rate of 20% of the customs value.

VAT will also be payable and will be either 20% or 10% depending on the nature of the goods.

If you regularly sell goods to Russia, we recommend that you consult a Russain customs broker for details.

Sources:
http://taxsummaries.pwc.com/ID/Russian-Federation-Corporate-Other-taxes
https://assets.kpmg/content/dam/kpmg/ru/pdf/2019/07/ru-en-doing-business-in-russia-2019.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Ivan Pavlov
390 000
Ryazan Region
Ryazan
Str. Pavlova
Russia

Phone: +7 (4912) 25-40-72
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 3 Aug 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel’s destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels - These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Russia. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Russia, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See temporary import section
Packaging List Infrequently required Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good.
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form is required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package
Personal Effects - PDD Infrequently required

Required when shipping Personal Belonging.
Complete the Personal Effects - PDD form if you are shipping personal effects to Russia.

Form PDD

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Prohibited goods are those that may not enter Russia while restricted goods may enter if they are less than a defined quantity or abide by other criteria.

Prohibited Goods

  • Media information in printed, audio-visual or other formats
  • Weapons and their parts, ammunition
  • Ozone-destroying products and substances
  • Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
  • Toxic and poisonous materials and chemicals
  • Herbicides and pesticides
  • Unpolished precious metals
  • Devices designed for spying or obtaining information secretly.

Restricted Goods


  • Sturgeon caviar
  • Live or frozen fish and crustaceans
  • Alcoholic beverages, including beer
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Natural diamonds, (i.e. not fake, synthetic or simulated)
  • Medical equipment
  • Equipment used in photographic laboratories
  • Machine-operated games of chance requiring coins, tokens, etc.

Sources:
http://www.eurasiancommission.org/en/act/trade/catr/nontariff/Pages/ediny_perechen.aspx
http://eng.customs.ru/folder/87086
https://www.tks.ru/nat2019/0120000001
http://eng.customs.ru/document/text/166513

Duty & Taxes

Import duties and taxes in Russia are calculated based on the CIF value of the shipment (the total of the customs value, insurance, and freight).

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

VAT charges are calculated on the customs value of the goods, generally at a rate of 20%, though some goods will be eligible for a 10% rate.

Certain goods, such as medical products and goods for diplomatic personnel and equipment not available in Russia, will be exempt from VAT charges.


Thresholds

Russia has a customs threshold of RUB 5,000 (about $105 CDN). This is called the de minimis value, and means that a shipment below this value will not incur duties and taxes.

Medicines for humans imported for the use of an individual will be exempt from import tax up to the value of $10,000 USD (about $13,000 CDN). (A prescription may be required to prove the individual requires the medication.)

Currency Russian rouble (RUB)
Duty Exemption
(De minimis Value)
RUB 5000 (about $105 CDN)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 20%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
RUB 5000 (about $105 CDN)
Tax Calculation Method CIF


Duties on Imports


  • Candy20%
    Not less than €0.25 (about 40¢ CDN) per kg
  • Chocolate5%
  • Spirits and Wines20%
  • Tobacco30%
    Not less than €3 (about $4.50 CDN) per 1000 pieces
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video Games & Consoles20%
  • Computers & Laptops10%
  • Tablets10%
  • Mobiles5%
  • Cameras15%
  • Accessories for Electronics10%
  • Coats20%
    Not less than €2 (about $3 CDN) per 1 kg
  • Beauty Products & Cosmetics15%
  • Jewellery20%
  • Shirts & Pants20%
    Not less than €2 (about $3 CDN) per 1 kg
  • Home Appliances15%
  • Toys15%
  • Sports Equipment15%

Sources:
https://www.russia-briefing.com/news/customs-procedures-import-goods-russia.html/
http://www.russian-customs-tariff.com/
http://www.eurasiancommission.org/ru/act/trade/catr/ett/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.pwc.ru/ru/business-membership/doing-business-and-investing-in-russia.pdf
https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/fa304fbf-en/index.html?itemId=/content/component/fa304fbf-en

Russia Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Television
  • Jewelry in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Questions about Shipping to Russia



Can I ship to Russia?

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