- Meest Corporation Inc. sends parcels by Sea and Air to any destination in Ukraine (except Crimea). Parcels sent by Sea freight ship daily; Air shipments are sent once or twice a week depending on the location.
- Delivery terms are calculated from the date containers are dispatched.
- Parcels are accepted for delivery only to addresses of individuals, with a total weight of up to 50 kg (110 lbs) from one sender to one recipient in one dispatch (in the same shipment).
- The cost of your package can be affected by the amount of space that it occupies on an aircraft, rather than the actual weight. Therefore, the volumetric (or dimensional) weight must be calculated. Please use this formula to determine the volumetric weight of your parcel: length X width X height (in cm)/5000 = Kilograms. This formula only applies to AIR shipments.
- Articles for personal use and non-commercial goods valued at less than EUR150 (approximately $160 US or $200 Canadian) from one shipper to one recipient in one dispatch (in the same shipment) may be shipped Duty-Free. If the value of the contents of a package exceeds this limit, such package will automatically be assessed with Customs duties.
- Delivery terms:
- Sea shipments – 5-6 weeks
- Air shipments – 7-14 day
- The above delivery terms are valid only for shipments from Meest’s head office in Canada and the Eastern States of the USA. Sea shipments from the western States of the USA and the western Canadian provinces will take additional 3-4 weeks of transit time; for Air shipments please allow additional 5-7 days.
- The minimum weight of a parcel for delivery to Ukraine by Sea or by Air is 5 kg (11 lbs) with a maximum weight of 30 kg (66 lbs).
- Meest Corporation Inc. delivers parcels directly to the hands of recipients in Ukraine. The total price for sending a parcel consists of the cost of the shipping and the delivery charge. Shipping and delivery prices vary depending on the parcel’s destination, shipping method (by Sea or by Air) and origin. For further information, please contact one of our agents or Meest Corporation – head office
- Parcels must be securely packaged, preferably in a cardboard box, with name and address of both the sender and the recipient - must be written on 2 (two) sides of a parcel. Meest Corporation does not cover damages to the contents of the parcels, please notify our agents if you have any fragile items in the parcels and they will assist you in packaging them securely.
- A separate CN 23 customs declaration must be completed for each parcel and must be signed by the sender. Use this form to enter description of goods, their quantity, and total value of the contents of the parcel. When filling out the declaration you may not use general wording such as “clothing”, “used items”, “humanitarian aid”, “souvenirs”, “hardware”, “food products”, etc. Please write the full actual contents of the parcel, including specific items. You must place a number in the “Quantity” column next to the name of each item in the declaration, for example: jackets - 2, pants - 3, etc. Before mailing auto parts, electronics, household appliances, furniture, etc. contact Meest Corporation – Head Office for additional detailed information. If mailing books you must indicate their related subject, such as, religious, children’s books, textbooks, etc. in the declaration.
- Each parcel is automatically insured for $60 US. If you, as the sender, waive any additional insurance, you will need to put your signature in the column “For sender: sign here to waive additional insurance and accept $60 limited liability”. The maximum amount of additional insurance for parcels to Ukraine is $800 US. Under these terms, if opting for additional insurance, you will need to indicate the additional insurance amount in the “Insurance” column. Insurance is available for larger amounts depending on the parcel contents; customers will need to coordinate larger amounts of insurance with Meest Corporation – head office.
- Please note: parcels insured for over $500 US may be opened by Meest’s employees or agents, in the presence of the sender, to determine whether the contents of the parcel correspond to the insured amount.
- IMPORTANT: All parcels must be addressed to actual recipients residing at the indicated addresses. All packages addressed to fictitious recipients or addresses will be confiscated by Ukrainian Customs.
- Meest Corporation has no influence on the decisions made by Ukrainian Customs nor is responsible for these decisions.
ITEMS PROHIBITED FROM SHIPPING TO UKRAINE:
- Firearms and ammunition, sharp weapons and other items specifically designed for attack and defense (brass knuckles, stilettos, cans with liquid nerve agent, etc.);
- Explosive, flammable and other dangerous substances, military equipment, unless otherwise provided by legislation; narcotics, psychotropic substances, their analogues and precursors, scheduled by the Ministry of Health’s Committee as controlled substances under current law, or radioactive substances;
- Alcoholic beverages, drugs, and tobacco products;
- Items of obscene or immoral content;
- Firearms permits, employment records, military IDs, passports, and other identification documents;
- Goods which export violates intellectual property laws;
- Items classified as national, historic, or cultural heritage according to the Ukrainian laws;
- Seeds and planting materials; food products of animal origin including canned products, live animals, except bees, leeches, silkworm caterpillars;
- Perishable food products (fresh fruits and vegetables);
- Jewelry, bank notes, and precious metals;
- Motorcycle frames, engines, chassis, etc., which are described as vehicle parts (disassembled vehicles).