Shipping from Canada to Russia

Meest Corporation Inc. delivers parcels to Russia by sea and by air to the nearest post office or to the address of the recipient.

For customers who live in the Canada and U.S. and wish to send parcels to Russia:

  • Articles for personal use and non-commercial goods valued at less than EUR 200 from one shipper to one recipient may be shipped Duty-Free. If the value of the contents of a package exceeds this limit, such a package will automatically be assessed with Customs duties.
  • The minimum weight for parcel delivery to Russia by sea and by air is 5 kg (11lbs) with a maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) for post office delivery or 30 kg (66lbs) for courier delivery
  • Every parcel is insured with the company for $60 US. The maximum amount of additional insurance for parcels is $800 US;
  • The parcel is stored at the post office only for 14 days from the moment of delivery, 5 days are free of charge, and from 6th day – at a charge and the recipient is responsible for this payment at the Russian Post rate.
  • If your region does not have a Meest Corporation Inc. representative, please call 1-800-361-7345 or send us an e-mail to

Rates and delivery time

Delivery rates and estimated time for packages shipped to Russian Federation:


Delivery to Post offices



< 1 kg

30 $

< 2 kg

40 $

< 5 kg

Please contact local Meest Representative

  • The prices for delivery are the same for all territory of Russian Federation
  • Small packages and letters are delivered by AIR.
  • Prices are in Canadian dollars for customers in Canada, in the United States – in US dollars.
  • The dimensions of the package should not exceed 90 cm (36") (length + height + width)

PARCELS – 5kg (11lb) AND UP

Delivery to Post Office
Sender’s region Sea Parcels Air Parcels
Price/kg Delivery fee Estimated Delivery Time Price/kg Delivery fee Estimated Delivery Time
Toronto and GTA $4.95 $20.00 8-10  weeks $7.95 $20.00 3-4 weeks
Ontario (rest), Quebec, Manitoba $5.95 $20.00 9-11 weeks $8.45 $20.00 4-5 weeks
Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia $6.45 $20.00 9-11 weeks $8.95 $20.00 4-5 weeks
Chicago area (in US $) $4.38 $20.00 8-10 weeks $6.36 $20.00 3-4 weeks

Delivery by Courier
Sender’s region Sea Parcels Air Parcels
Price/kg Delivery fee Estimated Delivery Time Price/kg Delivery fee Estimated Delivery Time
Toronto and GTA $5.95 $30.00 6-8 weeks $9.45 $30.00 2-3 weeks
Ontario (rest), Quebec, Manitoba $6.95 $30.00 7-9 weeks $10.45 $30.00 3-4 weeks
Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia $7.45 $30.00 7-9 weeks $10.95 $30.00 3-4 weeks
Chicago area (in US $) $5.05 $25.00 6-8 weeks $8.12 $25.00 2-3 weeks
Other cities and states of the USA; other provinces of Canada

Please call toll-free at 1-800-361-7345

Packaging, Weight and Volume

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.

The maximum size of parcel: either side cannot exceed 1.05 m (41"), weight of parcel may be less than 5 kg, but the cost of shipping is as for 5 kg.

The cost of your package can be affected by the amount of space that it occupies on an aircraft, rather than the actual weight.

To determine the cost of shipping, the greater of the actual weight or dimensional weight is utilized.

The following are formulas for the dimensional weight in lbs. and kg*

* This formula only applies to AIR shipments

Customs Declaration

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.

  • 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 Russian Federation Customs.
  • Meest Corporation has no influence on the decisions made by Russian Federation Customs nor is responsible for these decisions.

Parcel insurance

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 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.

Prohibited items

Please be aware that Russian Post does not inform Meest Corporation of its decision(s) and further actions may be taken against the shipper and/or recipient in the event of a shipment containing prohibited items.

Meest Corporation Inc. will not ship the following prohibited items to Russian Federation:

Prohibited Items for Air Freight

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Credit or Debit Cards
  • Passports
  • Jewelry & Watches
  • Money
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Perishable Foodstuffs
  • Ammunition & Guns
  • Batteries
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Airbags for Cars
  • Camping Stoves
  • Christmas Crackers
  • Cleaners & Solvents
  • Compressed Air & Gas Cylinders
  • Diesel, Fuel & Gasoline
  • Dry Ice
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Hair Curlers
  • Helium
  • Infectious Substances
  • Insecticides
  • Life Jackets
  • Liquid Bleach & Chlorine
  • Magnets
  • Nail Varnish
  • Paint & Turpentine
  • Pepper Spray
  • Perfume & Aftershave
  • Radioactive Material
  • Safety Matches
  • Seat Belts
  • Thermometers
  • Replica Firearms / Guns
  • Animals & Animal Products
  • Body Parts
  • Bullion
  • Knives & Weapons
  • Lab & Medical Samples.

Prohibited Items for Sea Freight

  • 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;
  • Gyro scooters
  • 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
  • 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);
  • Information on print, audiovisual and other media containing calls for extremist and terrorist activities or public justification of terrorism; Materials of pornographic content transported with the purpose of marketing; Propaganda materials, printed or distributed in violation of the requirements of the legislation of the countries of the customs union on elections and referendums; Materials aimed at propaganda of Nazi attributes and symbols; Materials containing any other information that may harm the political or economic interests of the republic, its state security, health and morals of citizens;
  • Special technical equipment used for secret information collecting;

Shipping of prohibited items may result in:

а) Seizure (confiscation) of prohibited items and delivery of the parcel to the recipient;

b) Refusal of entry into the Russian Federation and return of the entire parcel to the sender;

c) Removal (confiscation) of prohibited items and return of the parcel to the sender.

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