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Mali

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements

Prohibitions

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).

  • Live animals
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Tobacco

Ordinary Letters

Mali does not accept ordinary letters containing articles subject to customs duty.

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:

Mali requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Mali authorities before posting:

  • Animal and animal products
  • Personal items
  • Pearls
  • Precious metals
  • Tobacco
  • War materials
  • Weapons

Generally, Mali admits items of low value free of import duty and taxes but may subject them to a lump sum levy.

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.

Commercial goods require an invoice and a Certificate of Origin.

Delivery locations & exclusions

Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.

  • International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels delivers to all destinations
    International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box however does deliver to a Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • Air Mail and Sea Mail destinations for Parcels
    The Air Mail and Sea Mail services for Parcels are available only to full-service post offices.
  • International Registered Post
    Mali pays compensation only in case of loss, total theft or total destruction of the article.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the La Poste de Mali website.

Make sure it's safe to send

Some items are considered dangerous and unsuitable for sending from Australia, even if they’re not prohibited by the destination country.

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