Tobacco and tobacco products are not accepted in domestic and international postal items

On the basis of Article 226a of the Customs Act and in connection with Article 19 of the Excise and Tax Warehouses in domestic and international postal items Act, tobacco and tobacco products (cigarettes, chopped tobacco, etc.) are not accepted.

According to the regulations of the Postal Services Act, in case of doubt about the placing of prohibited articles and substances in postal items upon their acceptance, the postal operator requires from the sender to consent to conduct an inspection of items. Upon refusal of the sender, the shipment is not accepted.

When there is plenty basis that the accepted postal item contains prohibited articles or substances, the postal operator hold the item and after consultation with the examiner, the postal operator requires from the sender or the recipient to have written consent to open the item. In case of refusal or absence of answer, the examiner notify the operator responsible for the delivery of the item, and the postal operator shall notify the relevant competent government authorities to ordering subsequent actions.