Conditions for sending lithium batteries by international mail
[Conditions for sending lithium batteries by international mail (Overview)]
All of the following conditions must be met.
(1) Batteries must be installed in or built-in to the equipment. (2) The capacity of the lithium battery or watt-hour rated value, etc. must be within certain limitations. (3) The quantity of lithium batteries must be within the prescribed limitation (4 units in the case of electric cell,
2 units in case of assembled battery).
(4) The mail must be addressed to countries/regions without restrictions on importing lithium batteries.
Button type lithium batteries installed in equipment (*1) do not fall under the category of dangerous goods by
air. So equipment in which button type lithium batteries are installed (*2) can be sent by either airmail or surface mail.
*1: Button type battery refers to a round-shape battery with a diameter *2: Examples of articles for which lithium batteries are used
that is larger than its height (also referred to as a coin type battery or
• Rice cooker• Desktop computers, etc.
* Button type lithium batteries are used for watches and data storage for backup memory.
Conditions for sending (details) (1) Batteries must be
installed in or built-in to the equipment.
The installment or built-in state of batteries in the equipment must comply with the following conditions. If the batteries are properly installed in commercially-available electronic equipment, they are usually compliant with the conditions mentioned here.
• Batteries must be installed in equipment protected from damage or shorts.
• Batteries must be installed in equipment for which effective measures have been taken to prevent accidental activation of the battery.
• Assembled-type lithium batteries must be manufactured using appropriate materials with sufficient strength for their packing capabilities and intended use, and packed in a designed container with a sturdy exterior. However, this requirement does not apply in cases where the equivalent level of protection is provided by the equipment of the built-in batteries.
• Batteries must be packed in compliance with Part 2 of the Packing Standard 967 (Lithium ion electric cell and lithium ion assembled battery) or Part 2 of the Packing Standard 970 (Lithium metal electric cell and lithium metal assembled battery) stipulated by the latest ICAO technical guidelines.
× cannot be sent.
○ can be sent.
Lithium battery by itself
Lithium batteries are
installed or built- in to the
You cannot send the following lithium batteries if
they are not installed in the equipment even if the
* Lithium batteries are installed in the
other conditions are met.
Lithium batteries are packed together
and the batteries and equipment
are not separated.
- Lithium battery by itself
instead of being installed in the equipment.
- Batteries enclosed with the equipment instead of being installed in the equipment (known as being packed together).
Conditions for sending (details) (2) Conditions related to the capacity of lithium
battery or watt-hour rated value, etc. must be met.
Conditions, such as internal capacity and watt-hour rated value provided according to the type and structure of the lithium
battery must be complied with.
Batteries used for equipment generally distributed in society (mobile phones, digital cameras, video cameras, laptop computers, etc.)
are usually compliant with these conditions.
Standard for lithium batteries that can be sent by international mail
Classification of battery
Standard for batteries that can be sent by international mail
Watt/ hour rated value
Electric cell (cell)
Lithium alloy battery
Electric cell (cell)
20 watt-hour or less
①100 watt-hour or less
② Watt-hour rated value must be indicated on
the exterior container
(Other criteria related to the batteries)- They must be of a type for which it has been verified that they satisfy the requirements of tests provided by Part 3 Section 38, subparagraph 38.3 of the "United Nations Manual of Tests and Criteria." - They are not identified as defective for safety reasons by the manufacturer. - They must not be damaged. - There must have no possibility of causing hazardous heat, fire or shorts.
- The weight of the batteries must not be more than 5 kilograms.
Conditions for sending (details) (3) The quantity of lithium batteries must be
within the following quantity range
You can mail up to 4 lithium electric cells or up to 2 lithium assembled batteries in one mail item using
[Examples in which sending is permitted]
Up to 4 lithium electric cells or up to 2 lithium assembled batteries
(Example of installation of lithium batteries)
1 mobile phone and 1 video camera
○ 4 digital cameras
Digital camera installed with one electric cell
Mobile phone installed with one assembled
[Examples in which sending is not permitted]
5 or more lithium electric cells or 3 or more lithium assembled batteries
2 mobile phones and 1 video camera
5 digital cameras
Video camera installed with one assembled
Conditions for sending (details) (4) Mail must be addressed to countries/ regions
without restrictions on importing lithium batteries
Countries/ regions where service is available
Countries/ regions where lithium batteries are handled
Airmail, SAL, EMS
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Antilles and Aruba
Anguilla, Ascension Island
(Netherlands), Argentina, Armenia, Ascension Island, Australia, Austria, AzerbaijanBahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda Islands, Bhutan, Bolivia,
Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi
Bermuda Islands, Botswana, Brunei
Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central Africa, Chad, Chile, China, Cambodia, Canada,
Colombia, Comoros Islands, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech
Cayman Islands, China,
Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic,East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia
Falkland Islands, Fiji, Finland, France （Include Corsica, Andorra and Mayotte）, French Guiana,
Falkland Islands, Fiji
French PolynesiaGabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala,
Guadeloupe, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana
Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary
Ivory Coast, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Iran, Iraq, Israel
Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan
Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
Macao, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of), Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall
Macao, Malaysia, Mauritius
Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar
Namibia, Nauru, Nepal Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria,
Nicaragua, North Korea,
North Korea, Norway, the Northern Territories (Kuril Islands)
the Northern Territories (Kuril Islands)
Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands,
Philippines, Pitcairn Islands,
Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda
St. Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe,
St. Helena, Saint Lucia,
Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands,
Singapore, Slovenia, South
South Africa (Republic of), South Korea, Spain, St. pierre and Miquelon, Suriname, Swaziland,
Africa (Republic of), South
Sweden, Switzerland, Syria
Korea, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden
Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Togo, Trinidad
Taiwan, Tristan da Cunha,
and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Turkey, Tuvalu, Turks and Caicos IslandsTonga
United Arab Emirates, UK, USA and US overseas territories (Guam, Midway Atoll, Northern
Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Saipan, Samoa, Virgin Islands, Wake Island), Ukraine, Uruguay,
Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam
Wallis and Futuna Islands
*Mail items may be returned etc., even from the above-mentioned countries/regions, due to the latest stipulation of laws
and regulations of the applicable countries/regions.
Furthermore, in addition to countries/regions which do not handle SAL and EMS, certain electric appliances cannot be sent
to some countries/regions. Please check the conditions of the addressed country/ region.
Post offices where service is available
Accepted at post offices nationwide.
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