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Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days1
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Fully tracked to delivery point
  • Signature on delivery
  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50

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  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

1 Delivery aim to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Luxembourg is 3-4 working days

International Tracked & Signed cannot be sent to PO Boxes or Pack Stations, because a signature cannot be captured. This restriction does not apply when items are sent to Africa or the Middle East

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E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
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Parcel
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*L+D+W must be under 90cm
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Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days1
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Fully tracked to delivery point
  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50

Options

  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

1 Delivery aim to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Luxembourg is 3-4 working days

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Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
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Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 8.65
Online from £ 8.45

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 10.10
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Tubes and Rolls
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The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
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An affordable service for everyday international mail
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  • Worldwide delivery aim: 6-7 working days
  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
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e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
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Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 3.25
Online from £ 3.05

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 5.80
Online from £ 5.50

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
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For heavier parcels that don't need to arrive in a hurry
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  • Western Europe in up to 2 weeks
  • Eastern Europe in up to 5 weeks
  • North America in up to 6 weeks
  • South America, Africa and Asia in up to 8 weeks
  • Australia in up to 12 weeks
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Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
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Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
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Tubes and Rolls
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Customs and Brexit

On 24 December 2020, the UK and the EU reached an agreement on how to trade (the Trade and Cooperation Agreement). It entered into force on 1 January 2021. As a result of the agreement, the UK is no longer part of the EU’s single market and customs union and new rules apply. 

From 1 January, the UK has extended the rules which applied to non-EU postal items before. Similarly, the EU now treats postal items from the UK as it did non-EU items before. This means there may be changes to how you send and receive items from abroad.

For more information on how sending and receiving items to the EU may be impacted from 1 January, please click here

You are responsible for checking postal restrictions and prohibitions for your destination.

There are rules about what Royal Mail will carry and each country has their own restrictions which may differ, so it’s important to check both.

Check the status of deliveries around the world on our International Incident Bulletin

Can I send it to Belgium?

There are some restrictions on what you can post to Belgium. Check our handy guide:

Here is an indication of prohibited items for mailing to Belgium. For further information, or further clarification please refer to the Belgium Post website

Please also refer to the Universal Postal Union - full prohibitions and restrictions list

You must not send any item addressed to a country in which the item is unlawful or prohibited. When an item is restricted you must comply with the restriction. Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country, and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary. The information below is provided in good faith, but Royal Mail is not responsible for it, and it should be viewed as a guide only. Specific restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for clarification please contact the destination country's trade, postal, and customs authorities as appropriate. Business customers are strongly recommended to do this.

Please remember that Royal Mail also prohibits and restricts certain categories of items. For more information read our guidelines on international prohibited goods and international restricted goods

Prohibited items

  • Live animals; animal products
  • All live animals, with the exception of bees, leeches and silkworms (Postal ban).
  • Meat and edible meat offal
  • Bird carcasses. See Restrictions Meat and edible meat offal entry for exceptions
  • Products of the chemical or allied industries
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • Radioactive materials (Postal ban).
  • Organic chemicals
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks
  • Colouring matter (Postal ban).
  • Vacuum-sealed paint tins (Postal ban).
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations
  • Materials considered as inflammable or dangerous: Propellent powders. Explosives. Detonators. Mercury fulminate capsules. Rockets, fuses. Matches. Combustible materials (Postal ban).
  • Photographic or cinematographic products
  • Indecent photos and films.
  • Pulp; of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material waste and scrap of paper or paperboard; paper and paperboard and articles thereof
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
  • Newspapers using the "chain principle" or any other similar procedure.
  • Indecent publications.
  • Bank notes; bearer bonds.
  • Printed matter relating entirely or partly to foreign lotteries or lotteries not authorised in Belgium.
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
  • Armour-piercing, incendiary or explosive ammunition;
  • Dumdum ammunition for pistols and revolvers;
  • Projectiles for such ammunition

Restricted items

  • Live animals; animal products
  • Live animals
  • Bees, leeches and silkworms; importation is subject to veterinary inspection.

Imports of bees, leeches and silkworms must be examined at an inspection post immediately after their arrival on Community territory. They can be released for use only after presentation to Customs of a veterinary inspection certificate signed by an inspection post expert.

  • Meat and edible meat offal

Foodstuffs of animal origin are subject to health authority inspection.
Imports of foodstuffs of animal origin intended for human consumption must be examined at an inspection post immediately after their arrival on Community territory.
 

These regulations are not applicable to:
i products which are the subject of a special permit from the Ministry of Public Health;
ii products imported to a private address, in quantities not exceeding one kilogramme (gross weight); this exemption applies to the importation of meat and meat-based products if the goods originate from one of the countries on the list at annex 5 of the Belgian entry of the UPU list of prohibited items and subject to the conditions set out therein.
 

The importation of pre-packed foodstuffs is subject to compliance with labelling regulations.
This section applies to pre-packed foodstuffs only. "Pre-packed foodstuffs" is interpreted as meaning the article for sale, intended for presentation to the end consumer as it is, comprising a foodstuff and the packaging in which it was made up prior to being put on sale, whether this packaging covers it wholly or partly, but in such a way that the contents cannot be changed without the packaging being opened or changed.
 

Such goods are generally classed in chapters 2 to 4, 7 to 11 or 15 to 22 of the combined system, but their classification does not constitute a limiting criterion.
Compulsory label indications must be affixed to the external packaging.
These indications must state:
– the sales description;
– the minimum shelf-life or, in the case of extremely perishable foodstuffs, the "sell-by" date;
– the name or corporate name and
 

Several hundred animal and vegetable species, as well as articles obtained from them, are subject to protective measures.

In the EEC, certain endangered species of wild fauna and fauna are subject to application of the Washington Convention which covers several hundred different species. These regulations provide in particular that, on importation of these animals or plants, the required permit or certificate must be presented to Customs.

The importation of game is subject to compliance with hunting legislation.
As a general rule, the release of dead game for use is authorised only during the period from the opening of the hunting season for the game until the tenth day after it closes. Because hunting legislation comes under regional jurisdiction, hunting season opening and closing dates may vary from one region to another.

In the Flemish region, outside this period, the importation of deep-frozen big game, as well as of deep-frozen hares, partridges and pheasants, is nevertheless authorised, provided there is no reimportation of game originating from the Flemish region which was previously exported.
In Wallonia, the importation of slaughtered game, whether deep-frozen or not, is authorised all year round, provided there is no reimportation of game originating from Wallonia.

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

Foodstuffs of animal origin are subject to health authority inspection. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above
The importation of pre-packed foodstuffs is subject to compliance with labelling regulations. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above

  • Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included

Milk, eggs, honey and other foodstuffs are subject to health authority inspection. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above
The importation of pre-packed foodstuffs is subject to compliance with labelling regulations. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above

  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included

Importation is subject to veterinary inspection. Imports must be examined at an inspection post immediately after their arrival on Community territory. They can be released for use only after presentation to Customs of a veterinary inspection certificate signed by an inspection post expert.

  • Vegetable products
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage

Some vegetable products are subject to phytosanitary (plant health) inspection.
Numerous plants or plant products are subject to phytosanitary inspection. Their importation is subject to the consent of Belgian Ministry of Agriculture officials.
The regulations are complex and the administrative instructions, available from Belgian customs offices, should be consulted.

  • Poplar plants and cuttings, as well as vine shoots, are subject to seed and seedling health inspection.

The importation of certain types of seeds and seedlings is subject to inspection by the Belgian National Agricultural and Horticultural Marketing Office (ONDAH). In practice, importation is authorised only on presentation to Belgian Customs of an inspection certificate showing that these products have been checked, admitted and fully identified by an ONDAH official.
The above-mentioned regulations are not applicable to seeds and seedlings intended for trials, scientific experiments or selection work, provided that authorisation from the Belgian Ministry of Agriculture is presented.

  • Cut flowers and fresh foliage

The importation of certain fruit and vegetable, live plant, cut-flower and hop products is subject to quality control. Consequently, such imports are only permitted on production to Customs of a certificate of equivalence issued by the competent foreign authority or by the National Agricultural and Horticultural Marketing Office (ONDAH).
 

These regulations do not apply to:

i the importation of such products in quantities not exceeding 3 kg net per species;
ii the importation of hops and lupulin in packs of 1 kg net maximum, nor to the importation of hop extract in packs of 300 g net maximum, provided that the packaging of these products bears their designation, weight and end use and that they satisfy one of the following conditions:
(a) that they are presented in small parcels intended for sale to individuals for their private use;
(b) that they are intended for scientific and technical experiments;
(c) that they are intended for trade fairs, under the exemption conditions applicable;
iii to products imported under cover of 136 F declarations;
iv to products imported under cover of 302 declarations, for the requirements of foreign armed forces stationed in Belgium.

Several hundred animal and vegetable species, as well as articles obtained from them, are subject to protective measures. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers

Potatoes are subject to phytosanitary (plant health) inspection. Young potato plants are subject to seed and seedling legislation. See Vegetable products entries above.

The importation of pre-packed foodstuffs is subject to compliance with labelling regulations.
See Meat and edible meat offal entry above

Some fresh vegetables are subject to quality inspection. See Vegetable products, Cut flowers and fresh foliage entry above.

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

Some fresh fruits are subject to quality inspection. See Vegetable products, Cut flowers and fresh foliage entry above.
Apples and pears are subject to phytosanitary inspection at certain times of the year. See Vegetable products entries above.
The importation of pre-packed foodstuffs is subject to compliance with labelling regulations. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above

  • Coffee, tea, mate and spices

The importation of pre-packed foodstuffs is subject to compliance with labelling regulations. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above

  • Cereals

The importation of pre-packed foodstuffs is subject to compliance with labelling regulations. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above

  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten

The importation of pre-packed foodstuffs is subject to compliance with labelling regulations. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder

The importation of seeds is subject to quality inspection; moreover, certain seeds are subject to
phytosanitary inspection. See Vegetable products entries above.

  • Hop cones are subject to quality inspection. See Vegetable products, Cut flowers and fresh foliage entry above.
  • Indian berry

The importation of Indian berry in quantities of less that 50 kg is forbidden, except in the case of products sold and delivered to a pharmacist and accompanied by a bill from the seller.
The above measures apply not only to Indian berry proper, but also to parts and powders of this fruit, as well as to products containing them.

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
  • Hop juices and extracts are subject to quality inspection. See Vegetable products, Cut flowers and fresh foliage entry above.
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes

The importation of pre-packed foodstuffs is subject to compliance with labelling regulations. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
Foodstuffs of animal origin are subject to health authority inspection. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above.

  • Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates

The importation of pre-packed foodstuffs is subject to compliance with labelling regulations. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
Foodstuffs of animal origin are subject to health authority inspection. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above.

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products

The importation of pre-packed foodstuffs is subject to compliance with labelling regulations. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above.

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruits, nuts or other parts of plants

The importation of pre-packed foodstuffs is subject to compliance with labelling regulations. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above.

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations

The importation of pre-packed foodstuffs is subject to compliance with labelling regulations. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
Foodstuffs of animal origin are subject to health authority inspection. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above.

  • Products of the chemical or allied industries

General note #

These substances can play a part in the manufacture of certain drugs.
All imports must be the subject of appropriate documentation. In particular, commercial documents such as invoices, manifests, customs documents, transport and other dispatch documents must contain sufficient information for definite identification of:
– the designation of the substance as given in Part I;
– the quantity and weight of the substance and, where this consists of a blend, the quantity and weight of the blend, as well as the quantity and weight or the percentage of the substance(s) contained in the blend;
– the names and addresses of the exporter, importer, distributor and ultimate addressee.

Where operators label classified substances for importation with the type of product or its commercial name, the labelling must show the name of these substances as given in Part I.

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes.
  • Hydrogen chloride or hydrochloric acid. See General note # above
  • Sulphuric acid. See General note # above
  • Potassium permanganate. See General note # above
  • Organic chemicals

The importation of narcotics is subject to authorisation from the Ministry of Public Health.

  • Toluene. See General note # above
  • Diethyl ether. See General note # above
  • Acetone. See General note # above
  • Methylethylketone (MEK or butanone). See General note # above
  • Phenyl-1-propanone-2 (phenylacetone). See General note # above
  • Acetic anhydride. See General note # above
  • Phenylacetic acid. See General note # above
  • Anthranilic acid. See General note # above
  • N-acetylanthranilic acid (2-acetamide benzoic acid). See General note # above
  • methylenedioxyphenylpropane-2-one, isafrole (cis+trans), peperonal, safrole. See General note # above
  • Piperidine. See General note # above
  • Ephedrine, ergometrine, ergotamine, lysergic acid. Pseudoephedrine. See General note # above
  • Pharmaceutical products

Authorised only for pharmaceutical agencies (pharmacies) as addressees, and not for private individuals.

  • Raw hides and skins, leather, furskins and articles thereof; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)

General note *
Several hundred animal and vegetable species, as well as articles obtained from them, are subject to protective measures. In the EEC, certain endangered species of wild fauna and fauna are subject to application of the Washington Convention which covers several hundred different species. These regulations provide in particular that, on importation of these animals or plants, the required permit or certificate must be presented to Customs.

  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather. See General note * above.
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut) See General note * above.
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof. See General note * above.
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
  • Certain woods are subject to health authority inspection. See Vegetable products, Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage entry above.
  • Pulp; of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material waste and scrap of paper or paperboard; paper and paperboard and articles thereof
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
  • Bank notes; bearer bonds.

These articles are prohibited in ordinary parcels and must be sent in insured parcels.

  • Textiles and Textile articles

General Note **
Some textile products are the subject of economic measures. Irrespective of their origin or provenance, the release for use of certain textile products is subject to the production of written proof of their origin.

  1. For certain goods, a certificate of origin (annex 7) must be issued in the country of origin of the goods.
  2. For other textiles, Customs requires the presentation of a declaration by the exporter or supplier, affixed to the invoice or some other commercial document relating to the textiles, stating that the goods originate from the country where the declaration was prepared.

The list of codes designating these textile products is 27 pages long. It can be consulted at all Belgian customs offices.

Exceptions

Certificates or declarations of origin are not required:

i for goods accompanied by EUR 1 or EUR 2 documents, by a declaration of origin from the exporter on the invoice within the framework of relations with EFTA countries, by Form A certificates of origin or APR documents, providing that a preferential tariff has been granted;
ii for goods accompanied by A.TR 1 or A.TR 3 documents bearing in the "Comments" box the indication "Turkish origin" authenticated by the signature and seal of the appropriate authority, providing that a preferential tariff has been granted;
iii for hand-made products accompanied by the certificate required for application of tariff quotas;
iv for craft products accompanied by a certificate, this exemption does not apply to imports from Brazil, Hong Kong and Macao;
v for non-commercial imports for which, in accordance with the provisions governing preferential systems, none of the documents referred to in i and ii is required;
vi for products exempt from import licence requirements;
vii for goods reimported wholly or partly free of charge under the "return of goods" system;
viii for goods reimported under the "passive improvement" system for compensatory products which are regarded as products of Community origin.

  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric. See General Note ** above
  • Cotton. See General Note ** above
  • Other vegetable textile fibres, paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn. See General Note ** above.
  • Man-made filaments; strip and the like of man-made textile materials. See General Note ** above
  • Man-made staple fibres. See General Note ** above
  • Wadding, felt and non-wovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof

Importation of so-called "Japanese" nets for trapping birds is subject to the authorisation of the Royal Institute of Natural Sciences of Belgium.

  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings.See General note ** above
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery. See General Note ** above
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use. See General Note ** above
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics. See General Note ** above`
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted. See General Note ** above
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted. See General Note ** above
  • Other made-up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags. See General Note ** above
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof

Importation of weapons is subject to public security inspection.

Defensive firearms and weapons of war may only be imported by the following individuals or legal entities:

i arms manufacturers, arms traders and gunsmiths, dealers and collectors who produce a licence issued by the Governor of the Belgian province where they exercise their activity or by the Minister of Justice;
ii as regards defensive firearms: persons holding a licence to possess a defensive firearm issued by the Belgian Police Superintendent (Commissaire de police) or by the Chief of Police (Commandant de gendarmerie) of the place where the acquirer is domiciled or, where appropriate, of the province in which the acquirer is domiciled; if the acquirer is not domiciled in Belgium, this licence must be issued by the Minister of Justice or his delegate. Holders of hunting permits or equivalent documents are allowed to import semi-automatic rifles designed for hunting and featuring a fixed, non- transformable magazine or cartridge chamber with a capacity of two cartridges at most;
iii as regards weapons of war: persons holding a licence to possess such a weapon (see annex 9), issued by the Governor of the Belgian province or by the Minister of Justice or his delegate, if the persons are not domiciled in Belgium; such a licence may not have been issued more than three months before importation;
iv persons previously authorised to possess a weapon in Belgium and who on their return to Belgium produce a Belgian firearm registration certificate permitting the possession of such a weapon, or an authorization conforming to the model annexed to these instructions; in the latter case, the lower part of the authorization shall have been duly completed and signed by the vendor or grantor, or by the customs officials who previously allowed the importation of the weapon.

The above provisions also apply to the importation of spare parts subject to official testing by the Weapons Testing Authority in Liege, as well as to accessories which, mounted on firearms, modify the category to which the weapon is supposed to belong.

The following are considered as spare parts subject to official testing:
– the frame;
– the barrel;
– revolver cylinders;
– pistol breeches and slides;
– safety catches and locks;
– the hammer.

The following are considered as accessories which, when mounted on a firearm, change the category to which the weapon is assigned:
– sliding, folding or easily removable grips (defensive weapons);
– hand-held grips instead of shoulder butts (defensive weapons);
– combination shot-guns less than 60 cm long (defensive weapons);
– parts for rifles designed to make a weapon suitable for firing pistol or revolver ammunition (defensive weapons);
– mechanisms which convert an automatic weapon into a semi-automatic weapon (defensive weapons);
– mechanisms which convert a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic weapon (weapons of war);
– parts making it possible to fire military-calibre cartridges (weapons of war);
– silencers or mufflers (prohibited weapons).

  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof

Toys must satisfy labelling conditions. Before importation, importers or distributors must have the following printed on their toys:
– either their name; or the name of their company; or their brand name;
– their address in the EC;
– the mark "EC".

However, for small toys or toys made up of small components, this information may be put on the packaging, a label or notice.

In such cases, the importer has an obligation to draw consumers' attention to the expediency of keeping this information.

Moreover, this information may be shortened, provided the abbreviation permits identification of the importer. It must be affixed visibly, legibly and indelibly.

  • Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
  • Stuffed birds; empty eggs.

Importation of the following is prohibited, dead wild birds (even stuffed) native to the Benelux countries, their eggs (even blown eggs and egg shells)

For more information about posting an item to Belgium please refer to the Belgium Post website

Clear addressing - general guidelines

When sending an international item, always include the destination country name:

  • on the last line of the address
  • in capital letters
  • in English.

For further details please check the UPU website

Read our top tips for sending mail overseas

We recommend that you include the addressee's mobile telephone number on parcels in case we need to contact them about their delivery.

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