Prohibited Items

Prohibited and Restricted Items

Laws differ from country to country. The items listed below cannot be shipped or their shipping method and quantity are subject to restrictions. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and restrictions are constantly changing. We do our best to update this page when our suppliers inform us of changes, but it is your responsibility to verify that the items you purchase comply with all government and carrier restrictions.

For your convenience, we provide examples in each item category. Simply click or press the icons. Remember that prohibited items cannot be shipped. Restricted item options are limited in quantity or type of product. These items may require special forms or additional charges. Please direct questions regarding an item to info@expertshipping.ca.before proceeding with the purchase.

Liquid to vaporize


Liquid used in e-cigarette devices and vaporing devices

Examples

Liquid to vaporize
Delivered from the United States, nicotine level must be 0 mg. Prohibited in our warehouse in Austria.

Spray liquor
Delivery from USA, nicotine content must be 0 mg. Prohibited in our warehouse in Austria

Liquids to be sprayed

Liquids

Substance with a consistency similar to water or oil.



Examples
All liquids No delivery by USPS

Liquids 

Timbres

American postage stamps

Examples

Unstamped or unused American postage stamps

It is possible that this item cannot be delivered to your country

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Stamps

Mobile phone


Mobile phones, smart phones, cell phones that use mobile and cellular communication technologies to send and receive signals and other data.


Examples

> Mobile phone - Must be packed in a special packaging such as a rigid container for example. Please make a special request for this action to be performed. The maximum weight per package is 5 kg. If there are more than two cell phones, no delivery possible with USPS, Airmail or Aramex.

Phone

Art and antiques

Art and collectibles, antiques, of great value or considerable age.

Examples

Collectors' pieces, works of art, etc.- Limited to a value not exceeding 5000 USD

Figurines - Limited to a value not exceeding 5000 USD

Paintings and Sculptures - Limited to a value not exceeding 5000 USD

Memorabilia - Limited to a value not exceeding 5000 USD

Art and antiques

Lithium batteries (packaged with the product)


Lithium-ion batteries, lithium polymer and lithium metal


Examples
Examples
Lithium batteries packed with the device (power tools for example) or more than 2 devices with integrated lithium batteries

(phones or laptops for example)

- Airmail not available for this item.

Lithium batteries
(packaged with the product)

Alcohol


No carrier can deliver alcohol, beer or wine



Examples


Alcoholic beverages - It is possible that this article cannot be delivered to your country

Alcohol

Jewelry


Personal adornments such as necklaces, rings, or bracelets, made of or containing jewelry or precious metal


Examples

Jewelry with a value exceeding 5000 USD

Jewelry with a value exceeding 5000 USD

- It is possible that this item can not be delivered to your country

Jewelry

Examples of items that cannot be shipped include:

Seeds
Hay
Corn

Soybeans
Soil
Grain
Cereal
Feed
Mowers
Tractors

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Agriculture

Animals


Animals or animal parts

Examples of items that cannot be shipped :

Live animals

Dead animals
Animal parts
Animal cell tissue
Animal fur
Animal skin

Animals

Biohazardous items


Biological materials that may contain contagious or hazardous substances
Examples of items that cannot be shipped :
> Body fluids
Cell cultures
Laboratory reagents
Medical specimens
Tissue samples
Tear gas
Human remains

Biohazardous items

CBD


Cannabidiol, CBD oil, CBD capsules and other CBD-based products. Product derived from the marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa L). With or without THC content.
Examples of items that cannot be shipped :

Cannabidiol, CBD oil

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CBD

Chemicals


Raw chemicals as well as glues, adhesives, coatings, cosmetic products such as peroxides, chemical weapons precursors, etc ... Refer to the supplier's data sheet to ensure that this product can actually be shipped.
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Carbon dioxide
Adhesives
Coatings
Chemical Weapons Precursors
Peroxide
Cyanoacrylate adhesives
Disinfectants



Chemical products

Corrosive


Acids or bases that can react and corrode or eat away at a substance. Consult the manufacturer's Material Safety Data Sheet to determine if the product is corrosive or not.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

Hydrochloric acid
Sulfuric acid
Sodium hydroxide
Sodium hydroxide
Some cleansers
Cosmetic dermo-peeler
Battery fluid
Tints
Iodine

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Corrosive

Counterfeit


Articles not produced by the original manufacturer in violation of copyright and trademark laws
Examples of articles that cannot be shipped :
Counterfeit goods
Pirated goods
Imitation products

Counterfeiting

Contraband drugs


Drug or drug-related items that U.S. law restricts or prohibits
Examples of items that cannot be shipped :
Narcotics
Illegal drugs
Drug or drug paraphernalia
Drug or drug accessories
CBD
Marijuana

Contraband drugs

Engines


Internal combustion engine, gas engines, such as those used in motor vehicles and other machinesExamples of items that cannot be shipped :
Internal combustion engine

Engines

Explosives


Articles with explosion or combustion hazards
Examples of items that cannot be shipped :
Class 1 dangerous goods
Rockets
Fire powder
Matches
Fireworks
Fireworks
Smoke grenades
Ammunition or cartridges
Detonators
Fuses
Primers
Bag air inflators

Explosifs

Fertilizers and pesticides


Chemical or organic products designed for use as fertilizer or pesticides. Refer to the manufacturer's safety data sheet to determine if the product can indeed be accepted.
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Fertilizers
Fungicides
Herbicides
Insecticide
Rodenticides
Sodium nitrates
Ammonium sulphate
Organic nitrogenous fertilizers

Fertilizers and pesticides

Firearms


Articles relating to firearms or any other device for launching high speed projectile (s) with the aim of harming
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Airguns
Ammunition
Powder cannon
Paintball guns and balls
Magazines
Scopes / Sights
Stun guns
Taser guns
Parts of firearms
Replicas of 'Firearms
Firearms Accessories
Gunsmith Equipment
Reloading Devices
Fake Weapons


Firearms

Fuels and flammable products


Items that can ignite easily or burn quickly . Refer to the supplier's MSDS to determine if it is a flammable product or not.
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Combustible
Matches
Lighters
Cellulose nitrate film
Resins

Fuels and flammable products


Accessories for games of chance or betting
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Devices intended for gambling Poker chips
Slot machines
Casino roulette wheels
Chips

Gambling

Dangerous goods and goods


Any article or agent (biological, chemical, radiological and / or physical) likely to harm humans, animals or the environment. Any item classified as dangerous goods. Refer to the manufacturer's Material Safety Data Sheet to determine if the product can actually be shipped.
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Fire extinguishers
Antifreeze
Chemical strippers
Bleach
Unblockers
Anything the US Department of Transportation (DOT) considers dangerous

Dangerous goods and hazardous materials

Flying skateboards


The self-balancing scooter (or board) is a personal transporter made up of two motorized wheels connected to a pair of articulated skates on which the user puts his feet.
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Flying skateboards

Flying skateboards

Human remains


Bodies and/or ashes
Examples of items that cannot be shipped :
Ashes

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Human Remains

Ivory


Creamy white hard substance, forming the main part of the tusks of an elephant, walrus or narwhal, often (especially in the past) used for making ornaments and other articles. Tusks, horns or teeth of elephants, hippos, sperm whales, killer whales, narwhals, warthogs, and elk.
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Powdered ivory
Jewellery
Statues
Cans
Raw ivory

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Ivory

Lead-acid batteries


Lead-acid batteries and acid, such as car batteries.
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Leaky automotive batteries

Lead-acid batteries

Portable lithium batteries
Replacement or bulk lithium batteries
Lithium button cells

Lithium batteries in bulk

Loose gemstones


Stones and minerals of great value, polite or not. Typically used in goldsmithing and ornamentation.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Loose diamonds
Loose gemstones
Loose rubies
Bulk sapphires
Bulk emeralds


Gemstones in bulk

Means of payment

Items used as currency or for exchange monetary
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Currencies
Coins
Stamps
Gold bar
Monetary instruments
Currency
Credit cards
Gambling devices
Lottery tickets
Checks
Tokens
Corporate bonds
Gift Cards

Means of payment


Articles used for diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of medical conditions. Medical and dental equipment and supplies
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Prescription devices
Dental equipment
Veterinary equipment

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Medical devices

Governed by the AFKT

 

Items requiring an AFCCN (export control classification number). Items requiring an export permit from the Department of Commerce and dual-use items on the Department of Commerce Control List (CCL). Often related to avionics and navigational products, computer parts, telecommunication equipment, etc...
Examples of items that cannot be shipped :
Large-sized microprocessors (such as those used for satellite companies and space agencies)
Aircraft parts
Aeronautical parts

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Governed by the AFKT

Electric bicycles over 100Wh (watt-hour)

 

Electric bicycles over 100Wh (watt-hour) Personal transporter, electric scooter or motor-assisted bicycle, powered by a lithium battery, consisting of two wheels held in a frame and placed one behind the other.
Examples of items that cannot be shipped :
Electric bicycles, E-Scooters, etc...

Electric bicycles over 100Wh (watt-hour)


A substance that can cause illness or death to a living organism that is subjected to or absorbs it. Examples of items that cannot be shipped are:
Articles of class 6.1 and 6.2
Nicotine
Rat death
Toxic substances

Poison


Printed, audio or visual documentation related to a country's government or public affairs.
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Books
Booklets
Brochures
Audio recordings
Video recordings

Policy


Visual or printed material that contains explicit descriptions or displays of sexual organs or activities.
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Books
Magazines
Videos
Pictures

Pornography

Prescription drugs Prescription drugs.Examples of items that cannot be shipped : Prescription drugs Viagra Steroids

Prescription drugs

Articles emitting or relating to articles emitting radiation or ionizing particles. Must be marked as radioactive.
Examples of articles that cannot be shipped :
Radioactive material
Medical isotopes
Density gauges

Radioactive material

Soil or soil improvement products
Examples of items that cannot be shipped :
Soil
Mud
Mud
Mud
Sand
Clay

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Earth

Examples of items that cannot be shipped include: Armor Gas masks Cuffs Crochettes Infrared night vision goggles Sighting glasses Military and law enforcement items Thermal imaging Any item regulated by CBP, ITAR, or the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, or Treasury. U. Kevlar

Tactical equipment

Tactical knives

Knives intended for use as a weapon
Examples of items that cannot be shipped:
Balisong
Stop knives
Retracting blades
Daggers
Attack knives
Ballistic knives
Bayonetts
Weapons intended to administer blows
Combat knives

Tactical knives

Any product prepared from processed tobacco leaves. Nicotine in any form.
Examples of items that cannot be shipped :
Tobacco
Nicotine products
Cigars and cigarettes
Cigarettes and cigarettes
Cigarette chewables
Tobacco wrappers
Nicotine patches
Liquid nicotine

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Tobacco and nicotine products

Boîtes pressurisées Produits empaquetés dans un contenant utilisant du gaz pressurisé. Se référer à la fiche signalitique du fournisseur pour s‘assurer que ce produit peut effectivement être expédié. Exemples d’articles qui ne peuvent pas être expédiés : Extincteurs Gaz comprimé Cartouches de gaz Hélium Propane Amortisseurs de voiture

Pressurized boxes

WeaponsA weapon or armament is any device used for the purpose of causing damage or harm to living creatures, structures or organisms. Examples of items that cannot be shipped are:
Arbalites
Clubs
Pepper gas
Guns and parts for guns
Guns and parts for guns
Knives and weapons designed to deliver blows
Taser guns
Arbalites
Matraques

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Weapons

Aliments périssables Aliments et denrées périssables (date de péremption limitée ou produit nécessitant une réfrigération ou congélation pour sa conservation). Exemples d’articles qui ne peuvent pas être expédiés : Fruits Légumes Viande Saucisses Caviar

Perishable food

Plantes Plantes vivantes : jeune arbre, vigne, arbuste, herbes en pousse ou prêtes à être plantées. Plantes mortes ou séchées. Exemples d’articles qui ne peuvent pas être expédiés : Fleurs Semences Terre Racines Herbe Foin Bûches Pommes de pin Champignons Bois brut et bois d'oeuvre

Plants

Countries banning alcohol

The countries in blue on the map prohibit the import of alcoholic beverages.

Algeria
Greece
Malte
Slovenia
Slovaquie
Afghanistan
Gambie
Luxembourg
Nigeria
Bangladesh
 
Guam
Sweden
Groenland
Nepal
Somalie
American Samoa
Brunei
Koweït
Pakistan
U.A.
 
 
Canada
Lettonie
Qatar
Vietnam
Belarus
Iraq
Oman
Turquie
Cap-Vert
Libéria
 
Roumanie
Yemen
Chypre
Libye
Russie
Estonie
Lituanie
Arabie Saoudite
 
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