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Prohibited and restricted items in international

Most logistics companies have a list of items considered restricted or prohibited to ship. While restricted products can still be shipped under certain conditions, prohibited items will simply be refused for shipping by courier companies. At the same time, different restrictions may apply to individuals and companies when shipping internationally. Get advice from our experts and be informed of the current international restrictions when shipping goods domestically and abroad.

  • Animal skin / Fur / Animal organs and parts / Ivory and ivory products Goods with a particularly high value (e.g. artworks, antiques, precious stones, gold and silver)
  • Precious Metal and Stones
  • Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Goods / Fireworks ( including Hazardous or combustible materials including asbestos and ammunitions)
  • Industrial Diamonds / Carbons ( Value over US$ 10,000.00)
  • Fluids - Adhesives / Paint
  • Firearms / Swords / Knives / Weapons ( including parts of paintball guns, pellet guns, air riffles)
  • Live animals
  • Money / Keys / Transferable securities / Payment
  • Negotiable items
  • Gold and Silvery Jewelry (Value over US$ 100 including watches)
  • Perishable goods
  • Plants and seeds
  • Pornographic material
  • Tobacco and tobacco products / Drugs / Medications / Alcohol It is forbidden to ship any type of tobacco between individuals in most countries. By deciding to post cigarettes, individuals are doing it at their own risk.
  • Lithium batteries both individuals and companies are allowed to send items containing batteries by post or courier. It is advised to keep the batteries inside the devices without being fully charged. Single cell batteries NO more than 2 cells ≤20Wh , Multi cell batteries NO more than 4 cells, ≤100Wh
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Alcoholic Beverages Shipping between individuals isn’t allowed in most countries; therefore, when opting to send alcohol through the post or by courier, individuals do it at their own risk. Call us for more information.
  • Fragile items Businesses shipping fragile items usually have pre-agreed terms with courier companies and are therefore allowed to ship them. Individuals: Fragile items can easily get damaged during transport and, therefore, shouldn’t be shipped by individuals. By deciding to ship fragile items, individuals are doing it at their own risk.
  • Human remains

Certain restricted items allowed to be shipped. If shipper has pre approvals from authorities for shipping by courier, under certain terms and conditions. Please contact us for more details.

Restricted items in courier services

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Watches
  • Cigarettes and tobacco products
  • Medical cannabis
  • Perfumes
  • Food
  • Fragile items
  • Articles of high/unusual value
  • Biological substances, Category B and exempt human or animal specimens
  • Dangerous goods
  • Firearms and weapons (including inert and replica explosive weapons)
  • Objects with sentimental value
  • Flowers or other plants
  • Seeds
  • Items that can damage other parcels during the transport
  • Prescription drugs

Prohibited items in courier services

  • Ammunition
  • Fireworks
  • Hazardous waste
  • Bank bills, notes or currency (other than coins)
  • Bullion
  • Loose precious and semi-precious stones
  • Human remains
  • Live animals
  • Animal parts and trophies
  • Narcotics
  • Illegal objects
  • Pornography
  • Gold
  • Fur

What happens if someone discovers prohibited or restricted items in my parcel?

During collection, if the driver notices that your package contains prohibited or restricted items, they will most probably refuse to proceed with the pickup. If prohibited or restricted items are found inside your package during scanning at the logistics provider’s hub or during customs procedures, one of three things may happen:

  • The restricted or prohibited items may be removed from the package and the remaining goods delivered normally;
  • The package may be ceased or destroyed;
  • The package may be returned.

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