Is it legal?
In most countries there is no violation of customs regulations when you receive the medicines at your home address.
- Persons are allowed to receive medicines for personal use only in most countries.
- Mifepristone and Misoprostol are on the list of essential medicines of the WHO. They are not narcotics (like morphine or cocaine) or pleasure drugs (like ecstasy) or contraband or controlled substance.
- Misoprostol is registered in most countries and can also be used to prevent stomach ulcers.
- Mifepristone is not registered in all countries but this should not be a problem because the medicines are for personal use only. Mifepristone can also be used as a morning-after pill, for the cure of depression, to treat breast cancer etc.
- The possession of small quantities of Mifepristone or Misoprostol for personal use only is allowed in most countries.
Customs regulations in most countries around the world allow for people to have medicines for personal use sent to them. It is not permitted to receive large quantities of medicines by mail for commercial use without an import and distribution license.
Customs clearance is your responsibility: When a shipment reaches your country there is a possibility that your package may be subject to import duties. In that case you will be contacted by the courier company because import duties have to be paid before delivery of the package. If you do not pay the import duty, which varies in each country, the package will be destroyed. As you are intending to use the medication for personal use only and not re-sell it, this should be a rare occurrence. In addition, please note that once the goods have been dispatched by the courier company, ownership of the goods passes to you.
You are considered the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods. Please find the customs regulations of your country at:
USP (Information is in English only), contact the customs in your country or see List of Globally identified Websites of Medicines Regulatory Authorities .