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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements


The following items are prohibited from importation, meaning they won't be allowed to enter the destination country, territory or region.

To check which items are considered dangerous and prohibited for sending from Australia, download our dangerous goods guide (1.2MB).

  • Animals and animal products
  • Arms and ammunition and parts
  • Abortion-procurement items
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Cheques, cashier
  • Cigarette paper
  • Deeds
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Explosives
  • Essences for artificial wines and brandies
  • Firearms and parts
  • Foreign products bearing Bosnia-Herzegovina trademarks or imitated trade marks
  • Furs
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery
  • Mineral fuels
  • Military uniforms of other states
  • Machine games, toys
  • Organic chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Plants, fruits, nuts, grains, seeds and fruit
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Whistles, spoons and food containers having a lead content over 10%
  • Wines and must containing sulphuric acid
  • Yeast

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Express.

Import restrictions

If an item is subject to import restrictions, it means that provisions must be met before it will be released from customs in the destination country, territory or region.

We recommend you confirm import restrictions with local authorities before posting:

  • Anti-parasite products for agricultural use
  • Animals and animal products
  • Books, brochures, printed matter
  • Coffee and coffee samples
  • Communications equipment
  • Compact Disc
  • Computer software, components and parts
  • Cosmetics and toilet paper
  • Diplomatic mail
  • Diskettes
  • Drugs; prescription and poisons
  • Electronic equipment
  • Foodstuffs
  • Fruit
  • Firearms
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Jewellery
  • Lithographic copies of plans or maps
  • Machinery parts
  • Meat and poultry products
  • Medicines and patent medicines
  • Military equipment
  • Measuring instruments
  • Musical instruments
  • Narcotics
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals, jewellery
  • Plants and plant products
  • Parts, machine and electric
  • Plants and plant products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Phones/modems
  • Printed publications
  • Radar equipment
  • Reproduction equipment needed to pursue a private trade
  • Rubber articles
  • Serums and vaccines
  • Seeds
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Televisions and television equipment
  • Tobacco
  • Utensils
  • War material
  • Wireless sets

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes


Bosnia-Herzegovina may accept watch cases or housings (mounted or unmounted) of complete watches made of precious metals after analysis of the metal content. Bosnia-Herzegovina does not accept articles containing incomplete watch cases or parts.

Personal-use items

Postal items addressed to individuals may contain personal travel articles, articles for personal and family use (medicines, medical instruments, teaching and leisure material) and articles for the use of their household in quantities not intended for resale. Personal items not exceeding $US30 are exempt from customs duty.

Legacy and contract items

Items inherited abroad and articles provided for in contracts concluded between States may be freely imported in accordance with such contracts.

Professional tools of trade

Natural persons of Bosnia-Herzegovina nationality exercising a profession may import articles for use in that profession subject to special conditions.

Okay to send? Send responsibly.

As the sender, it's your responsibility to make sure your items don't break any laws or rules – both within Australia and in the destination country.

Restrictions and conditions can change at short notice so the information on this page should be used as a guide only. For the latest information, you should check the UPU prohibitions & restrictions (PDF 7.2MB) or contact the destination country's customs, postal trade or government authority.

It's also your responsibility to check if the destination country imposes any duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees on the item you're sending. If you're unsure, please contact the consulate office of the destination country.

Special documentation

In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.

Senders must provide proof of the addressee’s entitlement on the customs form C231; otherwise, the addressee must provide the proof before delivery. Customs authorities inspect all non-letter items.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English.