Prohibited & Restricted Items

View a list of common prohibited and restricted items when shipping internationally with Passport. Learn which items cannot be shipped as well as details on certain restrictions.

Prohibited Items — Cannot be shipped under any circumstances. If received, items might be returned and applicable charges may apply.
Restricted Items — Can be shipped under specific circumstances. Reach out to us at compliance@passportshipping.com to verify shipping options.

For more information about import restrictions, check out our blog on Prohibited & Restricted Items in International Shipping.

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Vitamins & Supplements
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Food & Beverage
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Consumer Products
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Animal Products
Animal Products
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Agricultural Products
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Medical & Biological
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Electronics
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Automotive & Mechanical
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Smoking & Controlled Substances
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Chemicals & Hazardous Materials
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Weapons
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Aerosol Products
Cosmetics
Hair Products
Nail Polish
Nail Polish Remover
Perfume
Sunscreen
Hand Sanitizer
DHEA
Emodin
Ephedra Herb
HGH
Supplements
Yohimbe Bark
Alcohol / Intoxicating Beverages
Food
Fresh Fruit
Infant Formula
Perishable Items
Blades / Knives
Diving Equipment
Electrically Powered Apparatus (Wheelchairs, Lawnmowers, Etc.)
Instruments
Manufactured Items (Ex. Thermometers)
Precious Stones
Religious Material
Toys
Citronella Candles
Animals
Dairy Products
Insects
Meat Products
Pet Food / Pet Supplements
Agricultural Supplies
Fertilizers / Pesticides / Herbicides
Plants
Wood / Wooden Items
Bacteria
Barometers / Manometers / Sphygmomanometers
Breathing Apparatus
Cryogenics
Dental Supplies
Diagnostic Specimens
Medical & Biological Samples
Medical Devices / Medical Supplies
Medicaments / Pharmaceuticals
Vaccines
Battery Chargers / Power Banks
Car Batteries (Or Any Wet Cell Battery)
Class 8 Corrosives
Dry Cell Batteries
Electrical Equipment
Lithium Batteries (Packaged Separately from Device)
Lithium Batteries Packaged or Installed within Device
Automobile Parts
Grease
Machinery Parts
CBD / THC / Hemp / Hemp Seed
Drugs & Paraphernalia / Controlled Substances
E-Cigarettes / Vapes & Accessories
Lighters
Tobacco / Smoking Tobacco Products
Chemicals
Cleaning Fluids
Corrosives (Liquid and Solid)
Cylinders
Dry Ice (Carbon Dioxide Solid)
Explosives & Flammable Materials (Liquid and Solid)
Fireworks / Sparklers
Laboratory Equipment
Nonflammable items with an Absolute Pressure Exceeding 40 PSI at 70°F or 104 PSI at 130°F
Oxidizers / Organic Peroxides
Paint / Paint Removers / Varnish Removers
Poisons / Irritants / Infectious Substances
Radioactive Substances
Solvents
Sulfur / Sulphuric Acid
Toxic Substances
Compressed Gases
Firearms
Military Ordnance / Ammunition / Shells
Pepper Spray
Swords
Weapons
Items Valued Over $2500
Counterfeit & Pirated Items
Currency
Liquids / Liquefiable Substances & Powders
Magnets / Magnetized Material
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Details
Considered dangerous goods. Compliance team needs to review Safety Data Sheet.
Blog article with more information about prohibited and restricted countries for cosmetics.
Check for aerosol containers, as they are considered dangerous goods. Compliance team needs to review Safety Data Sheet for aerosols and hair dye.
Considered dangerous goods. Can ship anywhere as an excepted quantity (30ml per inner package) as a DDP shipment. Compliance team needs to review Safety Data Sheet.
Can ship anywhere as an excepted quantity (30ml per inner package) as a DDP shipment. For CA and MX, up to 5L can be shipped as an excepted quantity. Shipments to CA and MX must include a limited quantity mark and orientation arrows.
Review ingredients and market regulations for product category determination. Compliance team needs to review Safety Data Sheet.
Considered dangerous goods. Compliance team needs to review Safety Data Sheet.
Supply cannot exceed more than 3-months to Canada and Australia.
Shaving blades and kitchen knives are generally permitted. Knives used as weapons and swords are prohibited.
India requires a Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) stamp.
Includes processed items like jerky or canned meat. Consumer packaged goods with chicken, turkey, beef or pork are generally permitted. The country of origin must be US.
Wooden accessories packaged with an item are generally permitted. Mexico requires an import license for any wood products.
May have lithium-ion battery in product.
Lithium-ion based portable battery banks and mobile chargers are considered dangerous goods.
Highly restricted product, must not contain liquid. May have lithium-ion battery. Compliance team needs to review Safety Data Sheet.
Empty lighters are permitted.
Includes cigarettes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco.
Considered a dangerous good. Compliance team needs to review Safety Data Sheet.
Includes compressed gases, ethylene, lighter fluid, fuel, gasoline, liquefied gas, natural gas, petroleum oil/gases, propane, refrigerant gases, and matches.
Includes ethyl alcohol/ethanol and mineral oil.
Includes imitations and replicas.
Shipments over $2500 require a formal US export declaration.