Uzbekistan Import Restrictions
In order to enter Uzbekistan, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Uzbekistan government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Uzbekistan, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Uzbekistan.
Senders should determine import restrictions from Uzbekistan authorities before posting:
|Animal products||Fruit||Radar equipment – transmitters and receivers|
|Alcoholic beverages||Grain samples||Silkworms|
|Arms and military equipment||Isopropanol||Seeds|
|Animal skins||Laser disc||Soil samples|
|Bunker oil sample (for anlysis)||Leeches||Stone – mineral samples for analysis|
|Chemicals, non hazardous||Medicines||Subs, cont’g sodium/ calc. cyclamate|
|Coffee and samples||Medical samples||Tea|
|Compact disc||Military equipment||Tobacco|
|Cotton and cotton seed||Narcotics||Vegetables|
|Dairy products||Oil products||Weapons, hunting|
|Drugs: prescription and non-prescription||Poisons||Weapons and parts of weapons|
|Fabric and fabric samples||Plants and plant products|
|Foodstuffs||Precious metals, pearls, jewellery and stones|
Personal use items
Uzbekistan admits items for the exclusive personal use of the addressee, subject to the payment of customs duty andsubject to certain items not exceeding the quantities shown.
|Coffee||2 kg||Beer||2 L|
|Tea||3 kg||Alcoholic products||2 L|
|Animal and vegetable oils||10 kg||Tobacco products||10 packets|
|Sturgeon caviar||0.5 kg||Perfumery||2 units of each type|
|Caviar substitutes||1 kg||Leather products||1 unit of each type, up to 3 units|
|Sugar||10 kg||Jewellery made of precious metals/stones||5 articles: max weight 30 grams|
|Sugar confectionary||5 kg||Imitation Jewellery||Up to 0.5 grams|
|Chocolate in bars or clocks||5 kg||Sound/video recording devices||1 unit of each type. Up to 3 units|
|Preparations; wheat, fruit, vegetables etc||5 kg||Clocks and watches||Two units|
Other restrictions may apply. Please contact Uzbekistan authorities for more information.
EDN’s and export permits are required for:
- Kangaroo skins
- Crocodile skins
- Emu oil
- Fish oil
- Bunker oil
- Petroleum bases products
- Tobacco and tobacco products
- Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.
Special documentation requirements
Commercial goods must include an invoice.
Inherited goods require a certificate, endorsed by a consul, which confirms the right of inheritance.
The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.
The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.
In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Uzbekistan prohibits:
- Arms and ammunition
- Animals and animal products
- Bullion and currency
- Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
- Eggs, raw
- Electronic and high-frequency machines
- Films, negatives, audio/visual recordings undermining the state or social order
- Honey and honeycomb
- Items containing powder
- Military equipment
- Money orders
- Press publications, manuscripts- offensive by nature
- Postage stamps
- Precious metals and stones
- Strong poisons
Ordinary and registered Letters:
Uzbekistan does not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to customs duty.