Prohibited and forbidden items list from the US

Prohibited and limited items

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Shipping Aerosols


Consumer spray items like deodorant, or hairspray

  • Hair Spray
  • Shaving Cream
  • Deodorant
Must be shipped via DHL or UPS. Limit is 500 mL per bottle, and max weight per package of 30 kg. Area restrictions may apply. The Dangerous Goods Fee is $95.
Shipping Agriculture


Items grown on farms or in gardens or items used when cultivating soil; planting; raising, and harvesting plants, crops, fruits and vegetables.

  • Seeds
  • Hay
  • Corn
  • Soybeans
  • Soil
  • Grain
  • Feed
  • Mowers
  • Tractors
Shipping Alcohol


Alcohol, beer and wine is prohibited to ship on all carriers

  • Alcohol beverages
Shipping Animals


Animals or parts of animals

  • Live animals
  • Dead animals
  • Animal parts
  • Animal tissue
  • Animal furs
  • Animal skin
  • Live fish
  • Fungi
Shipping Arts

Art and Antiquities

Works of art, collectible objects, antiques of high value or considerable age.

  • Artwork, Collectibles, etc...
  • Figurines
  • Paintings or Sculptures
  • Memorabilia
Shipping Biohazards


Biological substances that may contain contagions or other hazardous substances.

  • Bodily fluids
  • Cell cultures
  • Lab reagents
  • Medical specimens
  • Tissue samples
  • Tear gas
  • Human remains
Shipping CBD

Cannabidiol ( CBD )

Cannabidiol, CBD oil, CBD capsules and other CBD products. A derivative product of the marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa L). Whether or not containing THC.

  • CBD Oil
Shipping Cell Phone

Cell Phone

Mobile phones , smartphones, portable telephone that use wireless cellular technology to send and receive phone signals and other data.

  • Cell Phone
Must be packed in special packaging such as a rigid container.
Shipping Chemicals


Raw chemicals but also some adhesives, pastes, sealants, cosmetics like peroxide, precursors for chemical weapons, etc... Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet from the manufacturer to determine if the product can ship.

  • Dry ice
  • Adhesives
  • Sealants
  • Precursors to chemical weapons
  • Peroxide
  • Crazy glue adhesive
  • Disinfectants
Shipping Corrosives


Acids or bases that can react and cause the corroding or eating away of a substance. Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet from the manufacturer to determine if the product is corrosive or not.

  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Sulfuric Acid
  • Lye
  • Some cleaners
  • Cosmetic derma-peel
  • Battery fluid
  • Dyes
  • Iodine
Shipping Counterfeit


Items not produced by the original manufacturer in violation of copyright and trademark laws.

  • Knock-offs
  • Pirated Goods
  • Imitation products
Shipping Drug Contrband

Drug Contraband

Drug-related items are restricted or banned by US law.

  • Narcotics
  • Illegal drugs
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Drug devices
  • CBD
  • Marijuana
Shipping E-Juice


Drug-related items restricted or banned by US law

  • E-Liquid
  • E-Juice
Shipping ECCN Regulated

ECCN Regulated

Items requiring an ECCN (Export Control Classification Number) Items requiring an export license from the Department of Commerce, and dual-use items found on the Commerce Control List (CCL) often relating to navigation and avionics, computer parts, telecommunication devices, etc.

  • Large microprocessors
  • Aircraft parts
  • Aerospace parts
  • Antennas
Shipping Electric Bikes

Electric Bikes over 100Wh

A personal transporter, electric scooter, or battery-powered bicycle composed of two wheels held in a frame, one behind the other, is powered by a lithium battery.

  • Electric bikes
  • E-Scooters
  • Electric skateboards
Shipping engines


Internal combustion engines, gas powered engines, like the kind used in a motor vehicle or other machine.

  • Internal combustion engine
Shipping Explosives


Items susceptible to explosion or combustion

  • Class 1 dangerous goods
  • Flares
  • Gun powder
  • Matches
  • Fireworks
  • Flashbangs
  • Smoke grenades
  • Ammunition/cartridges
  • Detonators
  • Fuses
  • Primers
  • Air bag inflators
Shipping Fertilizer

Fertilizers and Pesticides

Chemical or organic products designed for use as fertilizer or pesticides Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet from the manufacturer to determine if the product can indeed be shipped.

  • Fertilizers
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticide
  • Rodenticides
  • Sodium Nitrates
  • Ammonium Sulphate
  • Organic nitrogenous fertilizers
Shipping Cosmetics

Flammable Cosmetics

Cosmetics, hair products, toiletries, and beauty supplies such as makeup and face cream.

  • Flammable Hair Spray
  • Flammable Shaving Cream
  • Flammable Deodorant
  • Hand Sanitizer
Shipping Firearms


Items related to guns or other devices designed to inflict damage by launching one or more projectiles at a high speed

  • Air guns
  • Ammunition
  • Gunpowder
  • Paintball guns and balls
  • Magazines
  • Scopes/sights
  • Stun guns
  • Tasers
  • Gun parts
  • Replica firearms
  • Firearm related products
  • Gunsmithing equipment
  • Reloading devices
  • Imitation firearms
Shipping Flammable-Combustibles


Items are capable of being easily ignited and of burning quickly. Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet(MSDS) from the manufacturer to determine if the product is indeed flammable or combustible.

  • Fuel
  • Matches
  • Lighters
  • Cellulose nitrate film
  • Resins
Shipping Gambling


Devices used in gambling or game of chance activities

  • Gambling devices
  • Poker chips
  • Slot machines
  • Roulette wheels
  • Tokens
Shipping Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Material & Dangerous Goods

Any item or agent (biological, chemical, radiological, and/or physical), which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment. Any item classed as Dangerous Goods. Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet from the manufacturer to determine if the product can indeed ship.

  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Antifreeze
  • Chemical Strippers
  • Chlorine Bleach
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Anything regulated by DOT as hazardous
  • Fertilizer
Shipping Hoverboards


A self-balancing scooter (also self-balancing board) is a self-balancing personal transporter consisting of two motorized wheels connected to a pair of articulated pads on which the rider places their feet.

  • Hoverboards
Shipping Human Remains

Human Remains

Bodies and / or ashes

  • Ashes
Shipping Ivory


A hard, creamy-white substance composing the main part of the tusks of an elephant, walrus, or narwhal, often (especially formerly) used to make ornaments and other articles. Tusk, Horns or Teeth from Elephants, Hippopotamus, Sperm Whales, Killer Whales, Narwhals, Wart Hog, and Elk

  • Powdered ivory
  • Jewelry
  • Statues
  • Boxes
  • Raw ivory
Shipping Jewelry


Personal ornaments, such as necklaces, rings, or bracelets, that are typically made from or contain jewels and precious metal

  • Jewelry with a value greater than $5,000
Shipping Lead Acid Batteries

Lead Acid Batteries

Batteries that utilize lead and acid cores, such as car batteries.

  • Spillable - Auto Batteries
Shipping Liquids


A substance having a consistency like that of water or oil.

  • All liquids
Shipping Lithium Batteries

Lithium Batteries (Packed)

Lithium Ion, Lithium Polymer and Lithium Metal batteries

  • Lithium batteries packed with equipment (such as power tools)
  • Batteries contained inside a device (such as laptops or cell phones)
Shipping Loose Lithium Batteries

Loose Lithium Batteries

Lithium ion, lithium polymer, lithium metal batteries and lithium power banks not installed in devices are prohibited to ship

  • Lithium batteries not packed with equipment
  • Lithium power banks
  • Loose or spare lithium batteries
  • Lithium coin cell batteries
  • Battery packs
Shipping loose Precious Stones

Loose Precious Stones

Loose polished or unpolished minerals or stones of high value. Usually used in jewelry or ornaments.

  • Loose diamonds
  • Loose gems
  • Loose rubys
  • Loose sapphires
  • Loose emeralds
Shipping Means of Payment

Means of Payment

Items used as currency or for payment

  • Currency
  • Coins
  • Stamps
  • Gold bullion
  • Money instruments
  • Cash
  • Credit cards
  • Gambling devices
  • Lottery tickets
  • Blank checks
  • Tokens
  • Bonds
  • Gift cards
Shipping Medical Devices

Medical Devices

Items used for aiding in the diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment of medical conditions. Medical/Dental equipment and supplies

  • Prescription devices
  • Dental equipment
  • Veterinary equipment
Shipping Perfume / Cologne

Perfume - Cologne

Perfumes, colognes, and fragrant or aromatic liquids are typically made from essential oils or extracts of flowers and spices and used to impart a pleasant smell.

  • Perfume/Cologne
  • Body spray
  • Essential oils
Limit is 500 mL per bottle, and max weight per package of 30 kg. The Dangerous Goods Fee is $95
Shipping Perishable Food

Perishable Food

Food and foodstuffs with a limited shelf life or requiring refrigeration/freezing to avoid spoilage.

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Sausage
  • Caviar
Shipping Plants


A young tree, vine, shrub, or herb planted or suitable for planting. Dead or Dried Plants

  • Flowers
  • Seeds
  • Soil
  • Roots
  • Grass
  • Hay
  • Logs
  • Pine cones
  • Fungus
  • Raw wood/lumber
Shipping Poison


A substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed.

  • Class 6.1 and 6.2 items
  • Nicotine
  • Rat poison
  • Toxic materials
Shipping Political


Printed, audio, or visual material relating to the government or the public affairs of a country.

  • Books
  • Pamphlets
  • Audio recordings
  • Video recordings
Shipping Pornography

Shipping Pornography

Printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Videos
  • Pictures
Shipping Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs

A pharmaceutical drug that legally requires a medical prescription from a doctor to be dispensed

  • Prescription drugs
  • Viagra
  • Steroids
Shipping Pressurized Canisters

Pressurized Canisters

Products packaged in containers using pressurized gas. Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet from the manufacturer to determine if the product can indeed be shipped.

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Compressed gas
  • Gas cartridges
  • Helium
  • Propane
  • Car shock absorbers
Shipping Radioactive Material

Radioactive Material

Items emitting or relating to the emission of ionizing radiation or particles Items will be marked with a radioactive placard.

  • Radioactive material
  • Medical isotopes
  • Density gauges
Shipping Soil


Soil or soil enhancing products.

  • Dirt
  • Mud
  • Peat
  • Sand
  • Clay
Shipping Stamps


US Postage Stamps. For collectible stamps please see Art and Antiques.

  • Uncancelled/unused US postage stamps
Shipping Tactical Equipment

Tactical Equipment

Military or Law Enforcement equipment and weaponry.

  • Body armor
  • Gas masks
  • Hand cuffs
  • Lock pickers
  • Night vision / Infrared goggles
  • Rifle scopes
  • Military and law enforcement items
  • Thermal imaging
  • Any item regulated by CBP, ITAR, or the US Departments of Commerce, State or Treasury
  • Kevlar
Shipping Tactical Knives

Tactical Knives

Knives that are intended for use as weapons

  • Butterfly knives
  • Switchblades
  • Concealable blades
  • Daggers
  • Push knives
  • Ballistic knives
  • Bayonets
  • Stabbing weapons
  • Bayo knife
Shipping Tobacco and Nicotine Products

Tobacco and Nicotine Products

Any product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them Nicotine in any form

  • Tobacco
  • Nicotine products
  • Cigars and cigarettes
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Tobacco wrapping papers
  • Nicotine patches
  • Liquid nicotine
Shipping Auto Parts

Auto Parts

Used, aftermarket, or second-hand item that is a component of an automobile or motorcycle.

  • License plates
Shipping Weapons


A weapon, arm, or amament is any device used with intent to inflict damage or harm to living creatures, structures, or systems.

  • Crossbows
  • Clubs / Billy Clubs
  • Pepper Spray
  • Firearms and Firearm Parts
  • Knives and stabbing weapons
  • Tasers
Shipping Drone.


All drones, and drone parts.

  • Drones
  • Drone parts.

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