AFGHANISTAN  (AF)

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Recipient is responsible for duties and taxes that are assessed by the country.

PRICE GROUP: 6

P.O. BOX ADDRESSES:
Accepted: Only with valid telephone, fax or mobile numbers (with accurate city dialing code) on the Air Waybill (Shipping Label). Delays should be expected if shipment has to be sent to P.O. address for collection and delivery.

DIMENSION NOTE:
Maximum Size: Total length and girth not to exceed 108 inches.
Individual dimensions not to exceed:
    Length - 46 Inches
    Width - 35 Inches
    Height - 46 Inches
Minimum Size: An envelope or package must be large enough to completely contain the Global Express Guaranteed Air Waybill (Shipping Label), postage, endorsement, and any applicable markings. The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and 9.5 inches long.

WEIGHT NOTE:
Total Not To Exceed 70 Lbs

VALUE LIMITS:
$2499.00

GIFT SHIPMENTS:
Acceptable: Duties/Taxes will be assessed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Afghanistan Investment Support Agency Telecommunication equipment addressed to Military requres approval, Exemption Letter and Import License from Ministry of Telecommunications for clearance.
Any security related commodities (i.e, Body Amour, Face Shields, Helmets and etc.) addressed to an individual or a company outside the Military Base will require a Permit Letter from the Ministry of Interior.
A processing fee of $38 US may be appliable for commerical dutiable shipments requiring any kind of ministry approvals.
Air Waybill (Shipping Label) and Commercial Invoice should include a valid telephone number.
An originial invoice and exemption letter from US Embassy or International Security Assistance Force in Kabul is required from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for any duty free clearance. The Commercial Invoice should include the model/serial number of the item being imported and should match with the item shipped, or shipment will be confiscated by Customs.
Return to shipper/origin requires a letter to be submitted to the (Ministry or department that regulates the commodity being returned) stating the reason why the shipment needs to be returned for non-regulated personal items. Once approved by the Ministry, the processing fees 2000 AFN ($37 US) plus transportation charges must be paid before shipment can be returned. Return of shipment is done by Kabul Customs only, using their appointed carrier or transportation company.
Shipments are only detained in customs for a maximum of 3 months from the date of arrival in Kabul Customs. Un-cleared shipments will be destroyed, abandoned or confiscated and will be subjected to fines and penalties.
Shipments that are incorrectly declared will not be accepted and will be confiscated and/or destroyed.
Customs will assess duty value upon arrival of shipment into Kabul.
Non-Prescription drugs with value exceeding $100 US will require Afghanistan Ministry of Health approval, recipient will be responsible for approval.
Recipients may be requested to provide an Import Registration License for all inbound commercial and company named shipments before the shipment can be cleared.
Shipments with undeclared values or miss declared quantities risk delays and/or confiscation.
Temporary import shipments must have prior approval from the Afghanistan Customs or Customs Duty/Taxes will apply.
Electronic commodities determined to be radio frequency devices or sub-assemblies capable of sending, receiving or interfering with radio signals. Expect delays as recipient/importer needs to seek approval upon arrival of shipment.
Radio equipment for commercial purposes must not be accepted if the recipient does not have a AISA (Afghanistan Investment Support Agency) license and/or approval from Ministry of Telecommunications in Afghanistan.
Recipient/Importer must have License from Ministry of Telecommunications and and be registered with Afghanistan Investment Support Agency for importation of Telecommunication equipment operators equipment(i.e. any hardware relataed to internet, wireless walky-talky, cellular operators equipment) for commercial use.

COUNTRY SPECIFIC PROHIBITION
In addition to the standard GXG prohibited items, plus:
    Coins, collectible
    Communistic material
    Vitamins, herbs
    Knives
    Ice, Blue
    Mineral products
    Paints, non-haz
    Stamps
    Stamps, collectible
    Viagra
    Precious Metals
Items offensive to Muslim culture

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:
Jan 13-2014; Feb 15-2014; Mar 21-2014; Apr 28-2014; May 01-2014; Jun 28-2014; Jul 09-2014, 28-2014, 29-2014; Aug 19-2014; Sep 09-2014; Oct 04-2014; Nov 13-2014 and U.S. Holidays

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Use the matrix below to determine if a commercial invoice (PS Form 6182) is required and to determine document and non-document status for transit time calculation. If a commodity is not listed or if there is a doubt, complete a commercial invoice for the shipment.
    Advertising (Shipment is considered a document)
    Airline Ticket Issue (Shipment is considered a document) (555,811)
    All Non-Documents and Non-Prohibited Items (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Annual Reports (Shipment is considered a document)
    Appliances (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Artwork, Commercial (Prohibited Item)
    Artwork, Fine (Prohibited Item)
    Bio Products, Non-Hazardous (Prohibited Item)
    Blueprints (Shipment is considered a document)
    Books (Shipment is considered a document) (12,171)
    Brochures (Shipment is considered a document)
    Business Cards (Shipment is considered a document)
    Camera (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Checks Cashier (Shipment is considered a document)
    Checks, Business (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Checks, Payroll (Shipment is considered a document)
    Checks, Travellers (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (701)
    Chemicals, Non-Hazardous (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Compact Disc (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Computer Printouts (Shipment is considered a document)
    Cosmetics, Non-Hazardous (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Credit Cards (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Digital Video Disc (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (244)
    Documents (Shipment is considered a document)
    Drawings (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Drugs, Prescription (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Film, Commercial (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (171)
    Food, Nonperishable (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Greeting Cards (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Invitations (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Invoices (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (94)
    Journals (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Leather Goods (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Liquor, Non-Hazardous (Prohibited Item)
    Magazines (Shipment is considered a document) (12,171)
    Manuals (Shipment is considered a document)
    Manuscripts (Shipment is considered a document)
    Medical Equipment (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Medical Supplies (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (118)
    Money Orders (Shipment is considered a document)
    Musical Instruments (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Newspapers (Shipment is considered a document)
    Office Supplies (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Parts, Aircraft (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (118)
    Parts, Computer (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (118)
    Parts, Electronic (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (118)
    Parts, Machine (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (118)
    Personal Effects (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Photographs (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (171)
    Slides (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Software (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Sports Equipment (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Tapes, Audio (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Tapes, Video (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (118)
    Textiles, Finished (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Textiles, Unfinished (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Toys (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Wireless Equipment (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (180,270,920)


CITIES SERVED Days
Doc
Days
Non-Doc
Bagram Airbase 03   03
Camp Albert 02   02
Camp Bastion 03   03
Camp Blackhorse 07   07
Camp Blackjack 02   02
Camp Bulldog 02   02
Camp Civilian 02   02
Camp Cunningham 02   02
Camp Dubs 07   07
Camp Eggers 07   07
Camp Invicta 07   07
Camp Julien 07   07
Camp Kaia 07   07
Camp Leatherneck 02   02
Camp Marmal 08   08
Camp Morehead 07   07
Camp Phoenix 05   05
Camp Souter 07   07
Camp Span 05   05
Camp Stone 09   09
Camp Warehouse 07   07
Fob Fenty 07   07
Fob Shank 06   06
Herat City 09   09
Isaf Camp 07   07
Jalalabad Airbase 07   07
Kabul 05   05
Kandahar Airbase 03   03
Mazaar I Sharif 08   08
Mazaar-I-Sharif 08   08
Shindand Airbase 08   08

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