Country Conditions for Mailing — Cuba

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce administer sanctions that restrict the mailing of items to certain destinations and recipients, including a broad embargo on items to and from Cuba. Many shipments to Cuba also require the filing of information with the U.S. Census Bureau. Before mailing any items to Cuba, mailers should refer to IMM 510, 520, and 530, and they should also refer to Publication 699, Special Requirements for Shipping Internationally, which is available at http://about.usps.com/publications/pub699.pdf.

In addition, before mailing gift and humanitarian donations to Cuba, mailers must abide by the rules in 15 CFR § 740.12, or with the rules for consumer communications devices, computers, and software in 15 CFR § 740.19, which can be accessed at www.ecfr.gov. Items containing goods may be confiscated upon entering Cuba or returned to sender.

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Coins; banknotes; currency notes; securities payable to bearer; manufactured and unmanufactured platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles.

Musical letters or cards that play a sound recording when opened.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Perishable noninfectious biological substances.

Radioactive materials.

Restrictions  

The maximum value of any mailed item sent to Cuba must not exceed $200 in value or else it will be subject to confiscation by Cuban General Customs.

Observations  

Items not eligible for import into Cuba may be confiscated upon entering Cuba or returned to sender.

 

 

Global Express Guaranteed (210)

Not Available 

Priority Mail Express
International (
220) Price Group 9

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 22 lbs.

 

Priority Mail Express International — Flat Rate Envelopes

 

Size Limits (221.42)

Maximum length: 59 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

 

Insurance (222.7)

Note: Additional Priority Mail Express International merchandise insurance is not available to this country. Priority Mail Express International shipments containing merchandise are insured against loss, damage, or missing contents up to $200 at no additional charge. Document reconstruction insurance coverage is provided, at no additional cost, to a maximum of $100 per shipment. See 222.62.

 

 

Customs Forms Required (123)

Articles Admitted

Required Customs
Form/Endorsement

Correspondence and business papers.

PS Form 2976-B placed inside PS Form 2976-E (plastic envelope).

Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.

Merchandise samples without commercial value.

PS Form 2976-B placed inside PS Form 2976-E (plastic envelope).

Merchandise and all articles subject to customs duty.

PS Form 2976-B placed inside PS Form 2976-E (plastic envelope).

Note: For mailers completing PS Form 2976-B or an online combined shipping label and customs form that electronically transmits customs-related data, no additional customs form is required because customs information is incorporated into the form that the mailer must complete.

Note:  

Coins; banknotes; currency notes, including paper money; securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler‘s checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; watches; and other valuable articles are prohibited in Priority Mail Express International shipments to Cuba.

Reciprocal Service Name: EMS — Cuba Post

Country Code: CU

Areas Served: All

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 9

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 22 lbs.

 

Priority Mail International — Flat Rate

Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes: The maximum weight is 4 pounds. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Flat Rate Boxes — Medium and Large: The maximum weight is 20 pounds, or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 59 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

 

Insurance (232.91)

NOT Available

 

Customs Forms Required (123)

All Priority Mail International items:

PS Form 2976-A inside PS Form 2976-E (envelope)

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 9

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail price.

Weight Limit: 3.5 ozs. for letters and postcards;

4 lbs. for large envelopes (flats)

Size Limits  

Letters: See 241.212

Postcards: See 241.221

Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

 

 

First-Class Package International Service (250) Price Group 9

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 4 lbs.

Size Limits  

Packages (Small Packets): See 251.22 and 251.23.

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976

 

 

Airmail M-bags (260) —

Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 9

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976

 

Free Matter for the Blind (270)

Free when sent as First-Class Mail International (documents only), First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes, or Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes.
Weight limit: 4 pounds.

Free when sent as Priority Mail International items. Weight limit: 15 pounds.

Customs Form Required (123)

First-Class Mail International items or First-Class Package International Service items:

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

Priority Mail International items (including Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes):

PS Form 2976-A inside PS Form 2976-E (envelope)

 

 

Extra Services  

Certificate of Mailing (310)

 

Individual Pieces — Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price:

Individual article (PS Form 3817).

Firm mailing books (PS Form 3665), per article listed (minimum 3).

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3817 or PS Form 3665 (per page).

Bulk Quantities — Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price:

First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof).

Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof).

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606.

 

Registered Mail (330)

 

Fee: Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price.

Maximum Indemnity: $42.27

Available only for First-Class Mail International (including postcards), First-Class Package International Service, and Free Matter for the Blind sent as First-Class Mail International or as First-Class Package International Service.

 

Return Receipt (340)

 

Fee: Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price.

Available for Registered Mail only.

 

Restricted Delivery (350)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

NOT Available

 

International Reply Coupons (381)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

International Business Reply Service (382)

Fee: Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price:

Envelopes up to 2 ounces.

Cards.