Postage to the Czech Republic

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International Tracked & Signed

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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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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 £ 8.75
Online from £ 8.55

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 10.50
Online from £ 10.20

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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International Standard

An affordable service for everyday international mail
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 6-7 working days
  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 1.70
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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 *
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International Economy

For heavier parcels that don't need to arrive in a hurry
Max 2kg

Features

  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
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Delivery aims

  • 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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Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 3.00
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Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 4.85
Online from £ 4.85

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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Customs and Brexit - Czech Republic

From 1 January 2021, the UK is no longer part of the EU’s single market and customs union and new rules apply. The UK extended the rules which only applied to non-EU postal items before, to include items received from the EU. 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.

As of 1 July 2021, items imported to the EU with a value of €22 or less became liable for VAT.

For more information on how to send goods to EU countries more effectively 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 the Czech Republic?

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

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

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 visit royalmail.com/prohibitedgoods

Prohibited items

Prohibited products are not permitted in the mail under any circumstances.

  • All live animals, except bees, leeches, silkworms, parasites and destroyers of noxious insects intended for the control of those insects and exchanged officially recognised institutions, flies of the family
  • Drosophilidae for biomedical research exchanged between officially recognised institutions.
  • Meat and edible meat offal
  • Meat, meat of poultry.
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • Chicory roots (Cichorium intybus sativum).

Restrictions

Here is an indication of restricted items for mailing to Czech Republic. For further information, or further clarification please refer to the Czech Republic Post website Opens in new window

Please refer also to the Universal Postal Union - full prohibitions and restrictions list - PDF 7MB Opens in new window

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 above 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 visit royalmail.com/prohibitedgoods

Restricted items

• Live animals

General Notes

Import of animals (live or dead) for commercial purposes is allowed on the basis of:
Providing a veterinary certificate from the exporting country and the veterinary authorisation /CVED/ from the National Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic (Státní veterinární správa České republiky) issued by BIP (Border Inspection Post).

For importation of food and products of animal origin for commercial purposes the customs authorities requires the Certificate of Quality issued by the National Veterinary Administration of country of exportation. If this authorisation is missing, the National Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic (Státní veterinární správa České republiky) on the base of the addressee/consignee ´s demand must do it.

Import of products of animal origin for personal consumption

Product of animal origin (meat and meat product, milk and milk products, products of fishery, eggs determined for consumption and eggs products, bee products, snails and frogs) can be imported to the territory of the Czech Republic from the third countries through assigned border crossing points without veterinary checks of border inspection posts in non-business traffic, in case

– they were exposed to thermal treatment in air/proved packaging at the value for 3,00 or more, if their amount does not exceed 1 kg*;

– they are posted in small packets (by mail, mail order service, by rail in form of express parcel etc.) to natural persons, if their amount does not exceed 1 kg* and originate from the third country, which is not forbidden to import from.

The List of countries the import of which is forbidden from is on web site: www.svscr.cz Opens in new window

From Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland the import of articles up to 5 kg for person/item is allowed.

The importation of raw meat and raw animal products for non-commercial purposes is prohibited. When importing for commercial or non-commercial purposes, it is necessary to submit to Customs CITES forms - CITES export permit and CITES import permit issued by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic (Ministerstvo životního prostředí) or must be presented the CITES export permit and notification about the importation.

Information about CITES is possible to obtain on the web site: www.env.cz Opens in new window
• Bees, leeches, silkworms, parasites and destroyers of noxious insects intended for the control of those insects and exchanged officially recognised institutions, flies of the family Drosophilidae for biomedical research exchanged between officially recognised institutions. See General notes Live animals; animal products entry above
• Meat and edible meat offal
• Meat, meat of poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen. See General notes Live animals; animal products entry above
• Meat of rabbits, frogs, pigeons, quails, whales, sharks (dogfish), reindeer and others. See General notes Live animals; animal products entry above
• Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
• Ornamental fish, freshwater and sea.
• Livers and roes.
• Other fish meat (ground). Herring fillets.
• Cod. Surimi.
• Flours of fish fit for human consumption. Fish liver, fillets, dried, salted or smoked fish.
• Shrimps and prawns, except live, fresh or chilled.
• Crabs, except live, fresh or chilled.
• Other, including flour of crustaceans fit for human consumption.
• Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus), except live, fresh or chilled.
• Oysters, except live, fresh or chilled. Frozen pectens, except live, fresh or chilled. Cuttle fish. Squids.
• Octopoda. Snails, other than sea snails.
• Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
• Milk, cream.
• Baby's milk, regardless of shape and weight of packing.
• Whey.
• Butter.
• Cheese and quark.
• "Glarus" cheese (mixed with herbs). Other cheeses.
• Eggs for hatching.
• Egg products, previously processed products, except products for food industry.
• Natural honey.
• Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
• Hair.
• Bristles of animals, hair.
• Horsehair.
• Unworked feathers or parts of feathers.
• Feathers of birds. Other. See Live animals General Notes above.
• Ivory. See Live animals General Notes above.
• Vegetable products
General Notes
• Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
For commercial importation, it is necessary to submit to Customs:

– a phytosanitary certificate;
 
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed species.
 
When importing for commercial or non-commercial purposes, it is necessary to submit to Customs CITES forms - CITES export permit and CITES import permit issued by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic (Ministerstvo životního prostředí) or must be presented the CITES export permit and notification about the import.
 
Import of vegetable goods of non-business nature
Consignments containing small amounts of plants and vegetable products, must not be accompanied by phytosanitary permissions issued in country of origin and these consignments are not subject to phytosanitary control when are imported to the Community, if it refers to:
 
– fresh fruits and vegetables, other than tubers, in amount not exceeding 2 kg per person,
– cut flowers and cuttings forming bunch of flowers, in amount 1 piece per person ,
– christmas trees (coniferous trees without roots) in amount 1 piece per person,
– wreaths of fresh vegetal and cuttings of coniferous trees in amount 1 piece per person,
– pot planes in amount 3 pieces per person,
– bulbs, tubers and undeground parts of decorative vegetal in amount 1 kg per person,
– seeds in original unbroken small-consumption packagings, other than seed of potato, beans, common sunflower, lucerne and tomato, in amount 5 pieces per person (total amount, not refering to each particular category of seed).
– tea, dried medicinal plants, dried fruits and nuts, spices and mixtures of spices in original unbroken small-consumption packagings, other than seed of potato, beans, common sunflower, lucerne and tomato, in amount 5 pieces per person.
 
Small amount of vegetables and vegetable products is represented by plants and vegetable products, which

• are imported from the third countries to the Community,
• are intended for personal use,
• are not intended for business purposes (goods of non-business nature),
• are not intended for scientific, research or cultivating purposes.
 
Additional information can be obtained on website www.mze.cz Opens in new window
 
It is recommended to check with the Ministry of Agriculture (Ministerstvo zemědělství) whether a phytosanitary certificate is to be submitted to Customs for a particular type of imported goods www.mze.cz Opens in new window
• Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
• Cultivated grape-vine. Cuttings and roots. See General Notes Live Trees and other plants above
• Vine cuttings and young vines. Other.
• Seedlings of raspberry bushes and American peach trees. Live seedlings of chestnut trees, except seeds and rosaceous host plants. See General Notes Live Trees and other plants above
• Forest trees. Cuttings, roots and young plants. See General Notes Live Trees and other plants above
• Cuttings, roots and seedlings of oak trees, except acorns. See General Notes Live Trees and other plants above
• Poplar seedlings. See General Notes Live Trees and other plants above
• Young hop plants. See General Notes Live Trees and other plants above
• Young tobacco plants. See General Notes Live Trees and other plants above
• Tubers, onions, radishes and other live plants, including their roots, grafts; mycelium.
• Orchids, hyacinths, narcissus, tulips. Other.
• Cultivated grape-vine. Young pineapple, vegetable and strawberry plants. Forest trees. Grafts, roots
• Cut flowers, flower buds intended for floral arrangements or for decoration. See General Notes Live Trees and other plants above
• Orchids. Flowers. Other
• Foliage, branches and other parts of plants, as well as grasses, mosses and lichens intended for floral arrangements or for decoration. See General Notes Live Trees and other plants above
• Mosses and lichens (only fresh and dried). See General Notes Live Trees and other plants above
• Other (fresh only). See General Notes Live Trees and other plants above
• Christmas trees (Abies nordmanniana, Abies procera Rehd.). Other conifers and parts thereof. See General Notes Live Trees and other plants above
• Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
General Notes
For commercial importation, it is necessary to submit to Customs:
– a phytosanitary certificate;
For importation of products of vegetable origin for commercial purposes the customs authorities requires the Certificate of Quality issued by the National Veterinary Administration of country of exportation. If this authorisation is missing, the National Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic (Státní veterinární správa České republiky) on the base of the addressee/consignee ´s demand must do it.
 
When importing for commercial or non-commercial purposes, it is necessary to submit to Customs CITES forms - CITES export permit and CITES import permit issued by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic (Ministerstvo životního prostředí) or must be presented the CITES export permit and notification about the import..
 
Non-commercial importation:
– is permitted in established limits and category of merchandise in accordance with national regulations: See General Notes Live Trees and other plants above.
• Potatoes, fresh or chilled.
• Tomatoes, fresh or chilled. Onions, garlic and leeks.
• Cauliflowers and headed broccoli. Carrots, horseradish and celery.
• Leguminous vegetables, shelled or unshelled, fresh or chilled. Vegetables (uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water), frozen.
• Onions.
• Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons See General Notes Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers above for all items listed in this section
• Dessicated coconuts. Brazil nuts in shell. Various nuts.
• Almonds, in shell.
• Almonds, shelled.
• Other fresh nuts. Hazelnuts or filberts, shelled. Pistachios.
• Bananas.
• Dates, figs, avocados, mangos and other fruit, fresh or dried.
• Citrus fruit, fresh or dried.
• Grapes, fresh or dried.
• Melons, papaws (papaya).
• Apples, pears and quinces.
• Cherries, Morello cherries.
• Fresh strawberries.
• Fruits and nuts, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water, frozen, whether or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter. Strawberries, Raspberries. Other.
• Fruits and nuts, provisionally preserved.
• Dried fruit.
• Peel of citrus fruit or melons.
• Coffee, tea, maté and spices See General Notes Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers above for all items listed in this section
• Coffee roasted, not decaffeinated and decaffeinated.
• Green tea (not fermented).
• Black tea (fermented).
• Various spices.
• Cereals see General Notes Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers above for all items listed in this section. For importation of products of vegetable origin for commercial purposes the customs authorities does not require the Certificate of Quality.
• Various flours.
• Buckwheat, millet and other cereals.
• Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten see General Notes Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers above for all items listed in this section. For importation of products of vegetable origin for commercial purposes the customs authorities does not require the Certificate of Quality.
• Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder see General Notes Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers above for all items listed in this section. For importation of products of vegetable origin for commercial purposes the customs authorities requires the Certificate of Quality.
For non-commercial importation:
– a phytosanitary certificate is not required for packaged products intended for home use;
– a CITES permit is required for CITES-listed species.
• Ground-nuts.
• Linseed, sunflower seeds, cannabis seeds and other oil seeds.
• Flours and meals of oleaginous fruits.
• Clover seed.
• Hops.
• Plants, parts of plants (including seeds and fruits) used in perfumery and pharmacy.
• Locust beans, seaweed and other algae, and other sea grasses.
• Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts see General Notes Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers above for all items listed in this section. For importation of products of vegetable origin for commercial purposes the customs authorities requires the Certificate of Quality.

The commercial and non-commercial importation of narcotics and psychotropic substances is permitted only with the authorisation of the Ministry of Health (Ministerstvo zdravotnictví).
• Opium.
• Vegetable saps and extracts. Other.
• Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included
• Parts of plants, plant products. see General Notes Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers above for all items listed in this section. For importation of products of vegetable origin for commercial purposes the customs authorities requires the Certificate of Quality.
 
The commercial and non-commercial importation of narcotics and psychotropic substances is permitted only with the authorisation of the Ministry of Health (Ministerstvo zdravotnictví).
• Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes

General Notes
For the importation of animal fats and their cleavage products, prepared edible fats and animal waxes, Customs requires presentation of:
 – authorisation from the National Veterinary Administration of country of origin;
– the veterinary authorisation /CVED/ from the National Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic (Státní veterinární správa České republiky)
 
For products of vegetable origin, oils, it is necessary to submit to Customs:
– a phytosanitary certificate;

When importing for commercial or non-commercial purposes, it is necessary to submit to Customs CITES forms - CITES export permit and CITES import permit issued by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic (Ministerstvo životního prostředí) or must be presented the CITES export permit and notification about the import.
 
For importation of products of vegetable origin for commercial purposes the customs authorities requires the Certificate of Quality issued by the National Veterinary Administration of country of exportation. If this authorisation is missing, the National Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic (Státní veterinární správa České republiky) on the base of the addressee/consignee ´s demand must do it.
• Animal fats and oils.
• Fats and oils, and their fractions, of fish and sea mammals.
• Fat from ewe's wool. Other.
• Soya-bean oil. Other.
• Ground-nut oil. Other.
• Olive oil. Other.
• Various oils. Other.
• Various oils. Other.
• Margarine. Other
• Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, boiled, oxidized, dehydrated, sulphurized, blown, polymerized by heat in vacuum or in inert gas or otherwise chemically modified.
• Spermaceti. Other.
• Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates, except extracts and juices of meat, fish or crustaceans. See General Notes Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes above for all items listed in this section.

When importing for commercial or non-commercial purposes, it is necessary to submit to Customs CITES forms - CITES export permit and CITES import permit issued by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic (Ministerstvo životního prostředí) or must be presented the CITES export permit and notification about the import.

Without CITES permit the caviar imported by post is permitted only up to 250 g per person.
• Caviar.
• Molluscs.
• Sugars and sugar confectionery
General Notes
For importation of products of vegetable origin for commercial purposes the customs authorities requires the Certificate of Quality issued by the National Veterinary Administration of country of exportation. If this authorisation is missing, the National Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic (Státní veterinární správa České republiky) on the base of the addressee/consignee ´s demand must do it.
• Raw sugar.
• Sugar. Other.
• Other sugars.
• Molasses. Sugar confectionery not containing cocoa.
• Cocoa and cocoa preparations. See General Notes Sugars and sugar confectionery above. This does not apply to goods and products containing CITES-listed products, in which case a CITES permit issued by the Ministry of the Environment must be presented.
• Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products
General Notes
Commercial importation requires:
– a veterinary certificate (for milk);
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed species.

For non-commercial importation, the veterinary or phytosanitary certificate is not required for packaged food indicating place of production. This does not apply to consignments containing CITES-listed products, in which case a CITES forms - CITES export permit and CITES import permit issued by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic (Ministerstvo životního prostředí) or must be presented the CITES export permit and notification about the import.

For importation of products of vegetable origin for commercial purposes the customs authorities requires the Certificate of Quality issued by the National Veterinary Administration of country of exportation. If this authorisation is missing, the National Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic (Státní veterinární správa České republiky) on the base of the addressee/consignee ´s demand must do it.
• Pasta containing meat and eggs. Other.
• Prepared foods made from cereals or cereal products.
• Pastry.
• Preparations of vegetables, fruits, nuts or other parts of plants. See General Notes Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products for all items in this section.
• Vegetables, fruit and nuts and other edible parts of plants, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid.
• Tomatoes prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid.
• Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar.
• Fruits, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved.
• Miscellaneous edible preparations See General Notes Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products for all items in this section.
• Various food preparations.
• Extracts, essences and concentrates of coffee, tea or maté.
• Yeasts.
• Beverages, spirits and vinegar.
General Notes
Commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a certificate from a national testing centre.
 
For non-commercial importation, 1 Ltr of spirits and 2 Ltrs of wine per person are generally admitted.
• Mineral water without sugar.
• Ethyl alcohol. Spirits with an alcohol content of less than 80%.
• Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder
General Notes
Commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.
 
For the non-commercial importation of food intended for animals, Customs requires a phytosanitary or veterinary certificate. A certificate is not required for goods contained in packing ready for use.
 
For importing residues and wastes from the food industry, it is necessary to submit authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment.
• Flours and meals of meat.
• Flours and meals of meat and aquatic invertebrates.
• Maize and wheat bran.
• Wheat bran. Other.
• Residues of starch manufacture.
• Other waste and residues of sugar manufacture.
• Oil-cake.
• Other waste
• Vegetable waste.
• Chestnuts and acorns. Food prepared for animal feeding. Other
• Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
General Notes
Commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a phytosanitary certificate;
– a certificate from a national testing centre.
 
For importing tobacco refuse, it is necessary to submit to Customs import authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment.
• Unmanufactured tobacco. Tobacco refuse.
• Cigars and cigarillos.
• Other tobacco products.
• Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials; lime and cement
General Notes
Commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit from CITES-listed products.
 
For importing waste, it is necessary to submit to Customs import authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment.
 
Non-commercial importation is permitted only for packaged products ready to use, with an indication of the contents by the producer. Edible salt is admitted only in the producer's original packing.
• Salt, table salt, salt prepared from sea water.
• Kaolin.
• Magnesite.
• Cements.
• Asbestos.
• Ores, slag and ash
General Notes
For importing waste and residues, Customs require import authorisation from the Czech Republic Ministry of the Environment.

Slag (granulated) from the manufacture of iron or steel.

Ash and residues containing metal or metal compounds.
• Other slag and ash.
• Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
• Anthracite. Bituminous coal. Other coal.
• Lignite, Peat, Coke, Pitch, Gasoline (petrol) Mineral oils, Natural gas, Electrical energy.
Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes. For all products in this section, commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Health;

For importing radioactive isotopes, it is necessary to submit to Customs authorisation from the Ministry of Health.

For importing waste, it is necessary to submit to Customs authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment of Czech Republic.

  • Biochemical products or their compounds intended for agricultural use are subject to phytosanitary control.
  • Hydrogen, rare gases and other non-metals, Phosphorus, Arseni, Hydrochloric acid, Sulphuric acid, Hydrofluoric acid, Other inorganic acids, Halides and sulphides. Phosphorous chloride, Phosphorous sulphide, Solid sodium hydroxide, Zinc oxide, Tungsten oxide and hydroxide, Ammonium or sodium fluoride, Other fluorides, Other chlorides, Sodium sulphides, Lead and mercury sulphates, Nitrites, nitrates, Hypophosphites, phosphites and phosphates, Barium carbonate, Sodium cyanide, Potassium permanganate, Salt of selenium telluric acid, Precious metals, Other Precious metals (gold compounds), Other compounds; amalgams, Radioactive elements, Artificial radioactive isotopes, Heavy water (deuterium oxide), Phosphides, Calcium carbides, Hydrides, nitrides, azides, silicides and borides, Other inorganic compounds.
  • Organic chemicals
    The following applies for all products in this section:-
    For importing waste, it is necessary to submit to Customs authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment of Czech Republic.

For the importation of medicaments containing narcotics and psychotropic substances for personal use is necessary to submit the licence from the Ministry of the Economy of Czech Republic

  • Benzene. Toluene. Carbon tetrachloride. Ethylene dichloride. Methylchloroform. Chloroethylene. Trichloroethylene. Perchloroethylene. Fluorinated, brominated or iodinated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons. Halogenated derivatives. Sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of hydrocarbons, whether or not halogenated. Methyl alcohol. Methylpentane. Halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of acyclic alcohols. Derivatives of phenol-alcohols. Ethers. Other ethers and their derivatives. Epoxides, epoxyalcohols, epoxyphenols and epoxyethers. Halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives. Ketones and quinones. Acetone. Methylethylketone. Phenylacetone.
  • Monocarboxylic acids. Acetic anhydride. Phenylacetic acid and its esters. Carboxylic acids. Salts and esters of tartaric acid. Phosphoric esters and their salts, including lactophosphates. Esters of other inorganic acids. Amine-function compounds. Aniline and its salts. Alpha-naphthylamine, beta-naphthylamine. Triethanolamine and its salts. Anisidines, dianisidines. Amino-aldehydes, amino-ketones. Anthranilic acid. Amino-alcohol-phenols. Quaternary ammonium salts and hydroxides. Carboxyamide-function compounds. Acyclic amides and their derivatives. Betaacetamidobenzoic acid. Nitrile-function compounds. Acrylonitrile.Diazo-, azo- or azoxy-compounds. Organic derivatives of hydrazine or of hydroxylamine. Organo-sulphur compounds. Otherorgano-inorganic compounds. Heterocyclic compounds with oxygen hetero-atom(s) only. Other lactones. Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only. Barbituric acid and its derivatives; salts thereof. Epsiloncaprolactam. Other lactams. Diazepines.Other. Nucleicacids and their salts.Provitamins and vitamins. Hormones. Glycosides. Vegetable alkaloids. Alkaloids of opium and their derivatives. Ephedrine and its salts. Pseudoephedrine and its salts. Raw cocaine.
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Glands and other organs for organo-therapeutic uses, dried, whether or not powdered; extracts thereof.

For non-commercial importation, only medicaments not containing narcotics or psychotropic substances may be imported for personal use. Medicaments containing narcotics and psychotropic substances for personal use are permitted on the base of the authorisation of the Ministry of Health of Czech Republic or on the base of the confirmation of the attending physician that the importer is user of this drug.

  • Fertilisers
  • Animal or vegetable fertilisers.
  • Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous.

Pest-destroying products for agricultural use

For the commercial importation of chemical products such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc, Customs requires:

Biochemical preparations or compounds intended for agricultural use are subject to phytosanitary control.

  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks
  • Colouring matter of vegetable or animal origin used in the food industry.
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations

Commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for glands and extracts of organs listed in CITES.

For non-commercial importation by post, the following amounts are set by international agreement:
- 50 g of perfume;
- 0.25 l of eau de toilette.

  • Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes; polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster. See Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations entry above.

• Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
For all products in this section commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for products of organs listed by CITES.

For importing products made up of veterinary or animal material, it is necessary to submit to Customs a veterinary or phytosanitary certificate.

  • Albumins and gelatin used in the food industry.
  • Dextrins and other modified starches used in the food industry.
  • Enzymes used in the food industry.
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations
  • Propellant powders and explosives, matches; pyrotechnic articles; pyrophoric alloys; combustible materials.

For commercial importation, the following is required:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a declaration of conformity of producer or importer

Non-commercial importation of products is prohibited excluding the matches and capsules for children pistols which can be posted in non-air-items.

  • Photographic or cinematographic products

Commercial importation requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

  • Miscellaneous chemical products
  • Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides.

Commercial importation requires:
– for plastic products using in building industry and which could be using in contact with the foodstuffs and packaging a certificate from a national testing centre.

Products containing substances harmful to the Earth's ozone layer requires the authorisation of Ministry of the Environment of Czech Republic.

For importing waste, it is necessary to submit to Customs authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment of Czech Republic.

  • Plastics and articles thereof. For all products in this section see Miscellaneous chemical products entry above
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride.
  • Waste, parings and scrap of plastics.
  • Various plastic products.
  • Products of regenerated cellulose.
  • Rubber and articles thereof. For all products in this section see Miscellaneous chemical products entry above
  • Waste, parings and scrap of rubber (other than hard rubber).
  • Used pneumatic tyres.
  • Hard rubber (ebonite) and its products.
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather.

For all animal products in this section:
– authorisation from the National Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic;
– a phytosanitary or veterinary certificate;
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

For importing waste, it is necessary to submit to Customs authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment.
• Raw, salted, dried or otherwise preserved animal skins.
• Other leather.
• Other waste of leather.
• Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
For all products in this section commercial and non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.
For all products in this section commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a declaration of conformity for the school bags, inspans and furniture and the protective working means or a certificate from a national testing centre
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products. Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

  • Articles made of leather.
  • Articles of apparel and accessories of leather.
  • Other articles of leather.
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof. See Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut) entry above for the products in this section.
  • Furskins, including heads, tails, paws and other pieces or cuttings suitable for furriers' use.
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal

For all products in this section commercial importation requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre for furniture;
– a phytosanitary certificate;
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

  • Various types of wood and articles of wood.
  • Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared.
  • Coniferous wood.
  • Wooden frames for paintings, photographs, mirrors or similar objects.
  • Packing cases, boxes and similar packings of wood.
  • Various articles of wood (sculptures, caskets, boxes)
  • Cork and articles of cork

For all products in this section commercial importation requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork

For all products in this section commercial importation requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard

For all products in this section commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a certificate from a national testing centre for furniture;

For importing waste, it is required to submit to Customs authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment.

  • Lignin.
  • Craft paper or paperboard.
  • Other paper made mainly of bleached chemical pulp (used newspapers, magazines, brochures, advertising folders).
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

For all products in this section commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a certificate from a national testing centre for school things, material for packaging destined for foodstuffs;

  • Braille paper, in rolls or sheets. Other Braille paper, paperboard, in rolls or sheets.
  • Other paper.
  • Toilet paper and similar paper.
  • Various business forms with interleaved carbon sets
  • Rolls of paper for calculating machines and typewriters.
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans

For all products in this section commercial importation requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre for school things

  • Textiles and textile articles

For all products in this section commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a veterinary certificate where applicable.
– a proof of the article’s origin

  • Silk
  • Silk-worm cocoons suitable for reeling.
  • Raw silk.
  • Silk waste (yarn waste).
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric

For all products in this sub section in addition to what is set out in the Textiles and textile articles entry above, commercial importation requires:
– a declaration of conformity for the worsted or a certificate from a national testing centre;
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

  • Cotton

For all products in this sub section in addition to what is set out in the Textiles and textile articles entry above,commercial importation requires:
– a declaration of conformity for the sharps non-made up and made up for retail sale or a certificate from a national testing centre.

The importation of cotton, wool and uncarded wool requires a phytosanitary certificate.

For importing waste, it is required to submit to Customs authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment.

  • Other vegetable textile fibres, paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn

For all products in this sub section in addition to what is set out in the Textiles and textile articles entry above, commercial importation requires:
– a phytosanitary certificate;
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

  • Flax waste.
  • Man-made filaments

For all products in this sub section in addition to what is set out in the Textiles and textile articles entry above, commercial importation requires:
– a declaration of conformity for or a certificate from a national testing centre;
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

  • Synthetic filaments.
  • Artificial filaments.
  • Man-made staple fibres

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

For all products in this sub section in addition to what is set out in the Textiles and textile articles entry above, commercial importation requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre;
– a CITES permit for products containing CITES-listed fibres if they are in combination with the genuine grains.

For importing waste, it is required to submit to Customs authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for products containing CITES-listed fibres if they are in combination with the genuine grains.

  • Other synthetic silk filament tow.
  • Waste of man-made fibres.
  • Wadding, felt and non-wovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof

For all products in this sub section in addition to what is set out in the Textiles and textile articles entry above, commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for products containing CITES-listed fibres.

  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings, including "Kelem", "Schumacks", "Karamanie" and other similar hand-woven rugs.

Commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a declaration of conformity /excluding the bath side rug, set, textile foot-scraper and home hand made carpets from residual textile/ or a certificate from a national testing centre;
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery

Commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use

Commercial importation requires:
– a declaration of conformity for the fire hoses or a certificate from a national testing centre.

  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics

Commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for products containing human or animal hair listed in CITES.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for products containing human or animal hair listed in CITES.

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • Long johns, men's or boys' underpants, pyjamas, dressing gowns, T-shirts, pullovers, etc.
  • Track suits.

In accordance with legal regulations, used products cannot be imported.
Commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a declaration of conformity for the top clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted for children up to size 110 cm or a certificate from a national testing centre;
- a declaration of conformity for body linen knitted or crocheted including for children and babies or a certificate from a national testing centre;
- a declaration of conformity for outwear T-shirts, undershirt and other shirt knitted or crocheted or a certificate from a national testing centre;
- a declaration of conformity for pullover knitted or crocheted, sweaters, or similar products for children up to the size 164 or a certificate from a national testing centre;
- a declaration of conformity for suckling babies wearing, clothing accessories and their parts knitted or crocheted or a certificate from a national testing centre;
- a declaration of conformity for training suit, ski-wear, swim suits and other wear for leisure time and sport, knitted or crocheted and other than knitted or crocheted up to the size the 164 or a certificate from a national testing centre;
- a declaration of conformity for tights, knee-sock, pantyhose, socks, elastic panties-stockings and other similar products, knitted or crocheted or a certificate from a national testing centre;
- a 6111 gloves knitted or crocheted for children up 3 years or a certificate from a national testing centre;
– a CITES permit for products containing human or animal hair listed in CITES.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for products containing human or animal hair listed in CITES.

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

In accordance with legal regulations, used products cannot be imported.

  • Men's or boys' overcoats and similar articles.
  • Men's or boys' cotton trousers (including denim jeans).
  • Cotton skirts.
  • Cotton trousers and shorts.
  • Men's or boys' wool shirts.
  • Cotton shirts.

Commercial importation requires:
- a declaration of conformity for other outwear for children made of woven fabric up to the size 110 or a certificate from a national testing centre;
- a declaration of conformity for men, boys and girls chemises made of woven fabric or a certificate from a national testing centre;
- a declaration of conformity for men and boys undershirts and T-shirts, long and short pants, night shirts, pyjamas, bathrobe, housecoat and similar products made of woven fabric or a certificate from a national testing centre;
- a declaration of conformity for ladies and girls undershirts, combinations, petticoats, panties, night-dresses, pyjamas, deshabille, bathrobe, dressing-gown and similar products made of woven fabric or a certificate from a national testing centre;
- a declaration of conformity for suckling babies wearing and accessories made from textile materials excluding knitted or crocheted including baby woven napkins or a certificate from a national testing centre;
- a declaration of conformity for corsets, bras, suspenders, pads and similar products and their parts or a certificate from a national testing centre;
- a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for handkerchiefs, scarf, wraps, gloves and other accessories and their parts for children up 3 years old excluding knitted or crocheted;
- a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for children caps (with dimensions max. 100 x 150 cm);
- a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for bedclothes, made of flat textiles excluding of quilted covering and sets, bath towels;
– a CITES permit for products containing human or animal hair listed in CITES. Non-commercial importation requires:
a CITES permit for products containing human or animal hair listed in CITES.

  • Other made-up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags

Commercial importation requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre;
– a CITES permit for products containing human or animal hair listed in CITES.

For importing waste, it is required to submit to Customs authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for products containing human or animal hair listed in CITES.

  • Used clothing and other used textile articles.
  • Worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags; scrap twine, cordage, rope and cables.

In accordance with legal regulations, used products cannot be imported.
Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
Commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

  • Headgear and parts thereof

Commercial importation requires:
– a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for children caps up to 3 years old;
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.
In accordance with legal regulations, used products cannot be imported.

  • Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof. See below
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair. See * below

* Commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials

Commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for combined products listed in CITES.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for combined products listed in CITES.

  • Ceramic products

Commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for kitchenware and table ware, other kitchen and household utensils, from those only the porcelain and tableware contacted with the mouth or foodstuffs;
– a CITES permit for combined products listed in CITES.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for combined products listed in CITES.

  • Ceramic building bricks.
  • Ceramic paving bricks.
  • Glass and glassware. See Ceramic products entry above.

- a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for packaging sort of glass, from those only glass bottle for beverages and bottles destined for foodstuffs, glass for canning;
- a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for the insets for thermos bottles and others vacuum vessels, from this cited only those contacting with the mouth or foodstuffs;
- a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for beverages glass, other than ceramic glass, table and kitchen glass and household glass, toilet and office glass products, glass decoration products and similar products, from those only that one contacting with the mouth or foodstuffs;

  • Glass waste (glass scrap), Window glass (float glass)
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin
  • Articles of jewellery and parts thereof.

Commercial importation and non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for CITES-listed products.

  • Iron and steel.

Commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre.
For importing waste, it is required to submit to Customs authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment.

  • Articles of iron and steel
  • Railway and tramway track construction material.
  • Other tubes and pipes.
  • Other, welded, of non-circular cross-section.

Commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

  • Copper and articles thereof

Commercial importation requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre;
– a CITES permit for combined products listed in CITES.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for combined products listed in CITES.

  • Copper waste.
  • Nickel and articles thereof, See Copper and articles thereof entry above.
  • Nickel waste.
  • Aluminium and articles thereof

Commercial importation requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre;
– a CITES permit for combined products listed in CITES.

For importing waste, it is required to submit to Customs authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for combined products listed in CITES.

  • Aluminium waste.
  • Lead and articles thereof

Commercial importation requires:
For importing waste, requires an authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment to be submitted to Customs.

  • Lead waste.
  • Zinc and articles thereof. See Lead and articles thereof entry above
  • Zinc waste.
  • Tin and articles thereof. See Lead and articles thereof entry above.
  • Tin waste.
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof. See Lead and articles thereof entry above.
  • Tungsten (wolfram) waste, Molybdenum waste, Tantalum waste, Magnesium waste, Cobalt waste, Bismuth waste; unwrought bismuth; powder, Unwrought cadmium; waste; powder, Titanium waste, Zirconium waste, Antimony waste, Manganese waste, Beryllium waste, Chromium waste, Germanium waste, Vanadium waste, Other unwrought; waste; powders, Gallium; indium, thallium, Cermets waste.
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal

Commercial importation requires:
– a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for the steel-plated door or strengthened wardrobe, dividers and doors from simple metals;
- a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for metal lock for bottles, crown corks;

– a CITES permit for combined products listed in CITES.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for combined products listed in CITES. 60 a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for other hand smith´s, plumber tools and other electrotechnic equipment, from those only benzine, warming, sparking and soldering lamps;
- a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for knives, excluding knives form for machines, scissors and their blades, from those only that one contacting the foodstuffs;
- a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre spoons, forks, ladle, dessert cutlery, knives for fish, knives for butter, sugar-nippers and similar kitchen and dinner set, from those only that contacting the foodstuffs;

– a CITES permit for combined products listed in CITES. Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for combined products listed in CITES.

  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal

Commercial importation requires:
– a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for cylinder building lock and hanging lock cylinder;
- a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for cylinder furniture lock
- a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for hinge, clip, ironwork and similar products from simple metals destined for cars, doors, windows and furniture, etc., from those only furniture hinge, withdrawable mechanism of the furniture´s drawers, furniture small metal wheels;

In accordance with legal regulations, used products cannot be imported.

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

Commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy;
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

Machinery, mechanical appliances and installations for protecting plants are subject to phytosanitary control.

  • Internal combustion, propulsion, piston, rotary, diesel engines.
  • Air-conditioning machines, Refrigerators, freezers, Laboratory machinery or equipment for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change in temperature.
  • Machinery and apparatus for filtering liquids.
  • Household scales and personal weighing machines.
  • Agricultural or horticultural appliances.
  • Automatic typewriters and word-processing machines, Calculating machines and data recording machines, Automatic data processing machines, inc parts and accessories.
  • Input or output units for printing works.
  • Other machinery.
  • Parts of electronic calculating machines.
  • Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions not specified or included elsewhere.
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers; television image and sound recorders and reproducers and parts and accessories of such articles

Commercial importation requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy form military materials;
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

For importing telecommunications installations, whether or not combined, it is required to submit to Customs authorisation from the Telecommunications Office.

For importing waste (used batteries and column batteries), it is required to submit to Customs authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment.

In accordance with legal regulations, the non-commercial importation of used products is prohibited.

  • Primary cells and primary batteries.
  • Telephone apparatus.
  • Radars, detectors.
  • Reception apparatus for radio broadcasting.
  • Electric sound or visual signalling apparatus.
  • Other apparatus.
  • Vehicles, other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof

For importing vehicles (tractors, road tractors, motor vehicles for more than 10 persons, including driver, eg minibus), it is necessary to submit to Customs:
– a certification from the Ministry of Transport (Ministerstvo dopravy) as an approved importer.

A natural or legal person that is not an approved importer must submit:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

For importing motor vehicles (eg minibus, motor vehicles for transporting persons, fire-fighting vehicles, crane lorries, concrete-mixer lorries, motorcycles and mopeds), a natural or legal person not having certification from the Ministry of Transport as an approved importer, or the agreement of an approved importer, is required to submit:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

An approved importer having certification from the Ministry of Transport is also authorised to import spare parts for these vehicles.

A natural or legal person not having certification from the Ministry of Transport as an approved importer, or the agreement of an approved importer, is required to submit:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

For motor vehicles adapted for the transport of goods or fitted with lifting or handling equipment, and small tractors and work trucks used in warehouses, dock areas, etc, a certificate from the National Office of Standards and Testing of the Czech Republic must be issued, in accordance with the Law on National Testing, for certification, and the importer is required to submit to border Customs a certificate from a corresponding National testing centre (Státní zkušebna).

The importation of tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles and their spare parts (for the defence and security of the State) requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy.

The importation of bicycles, non-motorized tricycles, invalid carriages or motorised or mechanically propelled vehicles requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

Customs also requires a certificate for the importation of spare parts for bicycles.

The importation of baby carriages, trailers, caravans, camper vans, etc, requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

The importation of other trailers for the transport of goods requires:
– certification from the Ministry of Transport (Ministerstvo dopravy) regarding approved importers.

A natural or legal person not having the certification of the Ministry of Transport as an approved importer, or the agreement of an approved importer, is required to submit:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

  • Signalling equipment of all kinds
  • Vehicles specially designed for travelling on snow; golf cars and similar vehicles.
  • Vehicles of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1000 cc. New and used.
  • Caravan vehicles. Other. Used.
  • Vehicles of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3000 cc. New and used.
  • Vehicles of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1500 cc, but not exceeding 2500 cc. New and used.
  • Vehicles of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2500 cc. Other. Used.
  • Special purpose motor vehicles (cranes, fire fighting vehicles, etc).
  • Parts and accessories of motor vehicles.
  • Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, whether or not fitted with weapons.
  • Aircraft, spacecraft and parts thereof

Commercial importation requires

For importing airplanes, spacecraft and parts thereof, a certificate from the National Aeronautics Office must be presented.

The importation of airplanes, helicopters and spare parts thereof requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy.

The importation of civilian aircraft requires:
– a certificate from the National Aeronautics Office.

The importation of parachutes, paragliders, aircraft launching gear and spare parts thereof for civilian use requires:
– a certificate from the National Aeronautics Office.

The importation of these same articles for military use requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy.

  • Airplanes, helicopters and parts thereof.
  • Aircraft launching gear and parts thereof.
  • Ships, boats and floating structures

Commercial importation requires

The importation of boats (ships, yachts, small watercraft, etc) requires:

– a certificate from a national testing office.

The importation of launches, other than those with outboard motors, requires:
– certification from a national navigation body.

The importation of boats intended for the transport of refuse requires:
– authorisation from the Ministry of the Environment.

  • Other vessels, including military vessels.
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

Importation of instruments and apparatus, according to their use

1 The importation of optical fibres, optical fibre cables, special technologies and their products is subject to the particular system in each country.

2 The importation of spectacles, goggles or the like, lenses, contact lenses:
– for medical use requires a certificate from a national testing centre;
– for cameras requires a licence from the Ministry of the Economy.

3 The importation of filters:
– for use in civilian aircraft requires a certificate from the National Aeronautics Office;
– for military use requires a licence from the Ministry of the Economy.

4a The importation of frames and mountings for spectacles, goggles or the like:
– in plastic or in precious metal requires a certificate from a national testing centre;
– manufactured with CITES-listed products requires a CITES permit.

4b The importation of spectacles, goggles or the like as a medical aid or as protective eyewear at work requires a certificate from a national testing centre.

5 The importation of field glasses, telescopes and apparatus intended for military use requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy or these articles are subject to a particular system.

6 The importation of photographic cameras, except cinematographic cameras not subject to certification (see list of obligatory products) requires the presentation of a certificate. A certificate is also required, based on the use made of these cameras.

7 The importation of bulbs requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

8 The importation of film requires a certificate, also based on use.

9a The importation of microscopes for military use requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy.

9b The importation of microscopes for medical use requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

10 The importation of balances and other drawing equipment requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

11 The importation of special apparatus as well as of products and apparatus relating to special technologies is subject to the particular system in each country.

12 The importation of micrometres, measuring instruments, callipers and the like, depending on their use, requires:
– for use in schools: a certificate from a national testing centre;
– for surgical appliances: a certificate from a national testing centre;
– for ultra-violet apparatus and transmitters: authorisation from nuclear control authorities, depending on use; for products of special technologies: a licence from the Ministry of the Economy.

13 The importation of medical and dental instruments and apparatus requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

14 The importation of other instruments and apparatus requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

15 The importation of massage apparatus for cosmetic and medical purposes requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

16 The importation of breathing masks and gas masks requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

17 The importation of orthopaedic instruments requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

18 The importation of measuring apparatus of all kinds requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre for approval of the type of measuring, issued by the National Office of Standards and Testing of the Czech Republic (Státní zkušební ústav)

19 The importation of measuring apparatus used in aeronautics requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of the Economy.

20 The importation of apparatus for chemical laboratories and electrical apparatus requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

21 The importation of spectrometers, exposure meters and all measuring apparatus requires:
– a certificate from the National Office of Standards and Testing.

22 The importation of measuring apparatus intended for motor vehicles imported by a natural or legal person requires:
– a certificate from the Ministry of Transport, Post and Telecommunications as an approved importer or an agreement between the importer and the approved importer.

23 The importation of apparatus not elsewhere specified or included requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

24 The importation of apparatus for aeronautical transport requires:
– a certificate from the National Aeronautics Office.

25 The importation of apparatus for naval transport requires:
– a certificate from the National Navigation Office.

  • Frames and mountings for spectacles, goggles or the like, and parts thereof.
  • Projectors, their parts and accessories, Telescopes.
  • Other devices, appliances and instruments, and their parts and accessories.
  • Direction finding compasses.
  • Surveying (including photogrammetrical surveying), hydrographic, oceanographic, hydrological,
  • Meteorological or geophysical instruments and appliances, and their parts and accessories.
  • Other breathing appliances and gas masks.
  • Instruments, apparatus and models designed for demonstrational purposes (education, exhibitions).
  • Liquid meters.
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof

Commercial importation requires

1 The importation of watches and parts thereof requires:
– a declaration of conformity or a certificate from a national testing centre.
2 The importation of household alarm clocks and electrically operated clocks requires:
– a declaration of conformity or a certificate from a national testing centre.
3 The importation of watchcases, wrist watches and parts thereof, manufactured with CITES-listed products, requires:
– a CITES permit.
• Other clocks and watches.
• Other watch straps, watch bands and watch bracelets.
• Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles
Commercial importation requires:

The musical instruments the sound of which is produced, or must be amplified, electrically are subject to certification.

  • Pianos; harpsichords and other keyboard stringed instruments.
  • Other string musical instruments.
  • Organs, harmoniums and similar instruments.
  • Keyboard instruments other than accordions; organs.
  • Parts and accessories of musical instruments.
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof

The commercial importation of arms and ammunition for the defence and security of the State requires:
– a licence from the Ministry of Interior.

The importation of arms for other purposes requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

Non-commercial importation requires:

The importer must present to Customs a firearms permit issued by the office representing Czech Republic in the exporting country or by a corresponding police unit in the importing country.

The importation of historical firearms is not restricted.

The importation of arms and parts thereof, manufactured with CITES-listed products, requires:
– a CITES permit.

The importation of ammunition by collectors is permitted only in smaller packing.

  • Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings

Commercial importation requires:
For the importation of seats used for aircraft, Customs requires:
– a certificate from the National Aeronautics Office.

For the importation of seats for motor vehicles, the natural or legal person without authorisation from the Ministry of Transport as an approved importer, or without the agreement of an approved importer, must present:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

The importation of products and parts thereof listed in CITES requires:
– a CITES permit.

If these products are manufactured with other certified materials, Customs requires:
– a certificate from a national testing centre.

Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for products containing human or animal hair listed in CITES.

In accordance with legal regulations, used upholstered furniture cannot be imported.

  • • Medical, surgical and dental furniture.
  • • Lamps and lighting fittings.
  • • Other electric lamps and lighting fittings.
  • • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof

Commercial importation requires:

If the goods are manufactured with other certified materials, Customs requires:
– a mark of the conformity “CE” by the toys and a declaration of conformity for the other products if the technical standards are determined, sports articles destined for open air games (including the tents)

The importation of products and parts thereof listed in CITES requires:
– a CITES permit.

  • Dolls, accessories, clothing. Other.
  • Articles and accessories for billiards.
  • Playing cards.
  • Roundabouts; travelling circuses and travelling menageries.
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles
  • Worked ivory, tortoise shell, horn, antlers, coral, mother-of-pearl and other animal material.

Commercial importation requires:
- a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for markers, felt marking pens and patented pencils, from those only product having character of school things;
- a declaration of conformity or certificate from a national testing centre for set of writing utensil, handpiece for pens, pencils and similar products and their parts, ball-point pen refill, etc.

The importation of products and parts thereof listed in CITES requires:
– a CITES permit.
Non-commercial importation requires:
– a CITES permit for products containing human or animal hair listed in CITES.

  • Buttons, Smoking pipes, Combs and the like.
  • Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques

In accordance with legal regulations, used products cannot be imported.

The importation of antiques and cultural goods from third countries is not restricted. The importation of products and parts thereof listed in CITES requires:
– a CITES permit.

  • Collections and collectors' pieces of zoological, botanical, mineralogical, anatomical, historical, archaeological, palaeontological, ethnographic or numismatic interest.

Clear addressing - general guidelines

General guidelines from the Universal Postal Union on address guidelines. On outward international items, the name of the country of destination must always be printed:

  • On the last line of address
  • In capital letters
  • Preferably in the language of the dispatching country or in an internationally recognized language

For further clarification please refer to the UPU website Opens in new window

For many countries it is advisable to include the addressees mobile telephone number on parcels to assist in delivery.

Specific Czech Post address guidelines

Please refer to the list below and for further clarification, please refer to the recommended addressing guidelines on the Czech Post website Opens in new window

  • Use Roman letters when writing an address on your item.
  • Use clear, legible and sufficiently large letters without corrections. The minimum size of typed or printed letters is 0.25cm.
  • Do not use red ink or luminescent pens. Such addresses are not machine readable and your item might be delayed.
  • If you are addressing your item by hand, please use uppercase letters for the addressee's name.
  • Do not underline the postcode and name of post office in domestic addresses.
  • In international addresses, use uppercase letters for the post office and country of destination: do not underline them.

Specific Czech Post packaging guidelines

For further information please refer to the packing advice page on the Czech Post website Opens in new window

  • Please ensure that the package is sufficiently secure to prevent any breaking into the item without leaving evident traces on the outer side of the package.
  • Use an outer as well as inner package adequate to the nature and weight of the things within your item, manner and duration of relocation of the item and the manner of its handling during transmission and delivery.
  • Please ensure that the package is sufficiently. (Solid to provide efficient protection to the things within your item against potential damage due to contact (friction, pressure, collision) with other items. Sufficient to protect the things within your item from damaging should the item fall freely from a height of 120cm and sufficient to protect the things within your item from damage due to weather effects.
  • Please ensure that multiple items do not touch each other or the outer package.
  • Use a package that is easy and safe to handle.
  • You can send an item unpacked but only if it is sufficiently solid and the selected service expressly permits so. This is under the condition that there is no risk that the item could split during normal handling.
  • When re-using a package, remove all traces (such as labels) of any previous delivery or other services provided through us from the outer side of the package.

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