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6107 Time Limit for Import Clearance for Mail Articles Delivered from Overseas (FAQ)



 When the content, price, etc. of a mail article is unclear and when the article requires permits or approval from the competent authorities under the provisions of the Import Control Ordinance, the Plant Protection Law or the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law, etc., a post card entitled "Notice of Customs Clearance for International Mail" shall be sent from the overseas mail Customs sub-branch. When customs clearance is not carried out within one month from the date on the Notice, the article shall be sent back to the sender under the provision of the International Mail Provisions. When you wish to have the article kept at the post office for more than a month due to procedures other than those required for import clearance, please provide the reason for delay in procedures in the section of the recipient's comment on the replay postcard. The postal article can be stored at the post office up to two months. Please note that the article shall be sent back to the sender after the storage limit is reached, when there is no notice of delay in the procedures.

(Article 66, 97 of the International Mail Provisions)



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