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Restricted and Prohibited Items
The following items may be shipped into the United States on a contractual basis only:

  • Alcoholic beverages* 
  • Dangerous goods 
  • Diagnostic specimens 
  • Perishables 
  • Personal effects 
  • Plants 
  • Seeds 
  • Tobacco
     
The following items may be shipped by UPS but are restricted to specific quantities, size and/or value:

  • Airline Tickets
  • Ammunition
  • Artwork
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Furs
  • Jewelry
  • Knives
  • Loose Gemstones
  • Loose Pearls
  • Magnets
  • Precious Metals

Service is limited and is subject to certain restrictions. Contact your UPS international account executive or call the UPS International Customer Service Center for further details.

The following articles are prohibited by UPS:

  • Animal products, nondomesticated 
  • Cash
  • Corpses
  • Firearms
  • Furs
  • Human Remains
  • Industrial Diamonds
  • Ivory
  • Letters of Credit Shipments
  • Live Animals
  • Pornographic Materials
  • Precious Stones
  • Postage Stamps
      
It is the shipper´s responsibility to comply with current government regulations or laws applicable in each country. Shipments are subject to inspection and possible delay by customs officials or representatives of other government agencies. Certain countries have additional prohibited articles. For additional information, call the UPS International Customer Service Center.

*Alcoholic beverage shipments are accepted for transportation only on a contractual basis. Please contact your UPS international account executive.


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