International Economy Letters

The Economy Service is ideal for non-urgent items that need to be delivered economically. Items are sometimes delivered to destinations by surface mail.


Basic Product Information
Destination Countries


Country information

Delivery Time

Estimated delivery times based on surveys:

  • Nordic countries 7–14 working days.
  • Rest of Europe 8–16 working days.
  • Rest of the world: large cities from 12 working days; other destinations – no estimate available.

The estimates do not include the time required for possible Customs clearance.

Maximum Weight

2 kg.

Maximum Dimensions

250 mm x 353 mm x 30 mm.
Larger items are to be sent as Maxi Letters or Parcels.

Minimum Dimensions

90 mm x 140 mm.

Indications and Codes

A green Economy-sticker or the word “Economy” is to be written or printed onto the envelope.


As of February 1, you may submit Second Class letters to yellow letterboxes in addition to postal outlets.

Letters containing goods sent to EU countries do not require a separate Customs declaration.

The green Customs label CN 22 must be used for mailings to destinations outside the EU and also to the special regions outside the EU excise and value-added tax area. If the item’s value exceeds EUR 300, please complete the required number of the larger Customs declarations CN 23 in a language understood in the destination country.


Delivered to the addressee on a standard delivery round; no signature required.


Pricing based on weight.

Payment Methods


Delivery Terms

Delivery Terms

Compensation grounds for mail items


If an item cannot be delivered, a notification of arrival will be left with the addressee. The item will be kept at a post office, Poste Restante or P.O. Box for a period ranging from two weeks to two months, depending on the country.
Undelivered items will be returned to the sender. The reason for failure of delivery will be noted on the item.

Restrictions as to Content

Always send cash, securities, valuables and other means of payment, as well as gemstones, jewellery and precious metals as Insured Items.
We recommend sending items of particular value as a Parcel or Registered Letter.

Other Specifications

The postal service will not pay compensation for lost, damaged or delayed items.

Sending Instructions