Login SettingsProfileAccount SummaryBillingAdministrationAddress BookMobile SolutionsMaintain Your UPS Account
Create a ShipmentView HistoryVoid ShipmentCreate a ReturnShip Using a Batch FileCreate an ImportShip Marketplace OrdersCalculate Time and CostSchedule a PickupUse International ToolsOrder SuppliesOpen a UPS AccountSet PreferencesService Guide
Track ShipmentsAccess UPS My ChoiceLearn About Quantum ViewAdministrationQuantum View ManageQuantum View NotifyQuantum View DataAccess Flex Global ViewIntegrate Tracking APIsVoid a ShipmentBrokerage and Compliance
Critical FreightAir FreightUPS CrossBorder ConnectLTL and TruckloadOcean Freight
Getting StartedShippingTrackingReceiving Your ShipmentBilling and PaymentTechnology SupportFile a Claim
Explore UPS PortfolioIndustry FocusSmall BusinessInternational Trade
Verify for Import
Restricted and Prohibited Items
The following items may be shipped into the United States on a contractual basis only:

  • Alcoholic beverages*
  • Animal Products, non-domesticated (e.g. mother of pearl inlay, snakeskin watchband)
  • Articles of Unusual Value
  • Biological Substances, Category B and Exempt Human or Animal Specimens
  • Dangerous goods
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Firearms and Weapons
  • Furs
  • Gold or Other Precious Metals
  • Live Animals (e.g. fish, insects, and reptiles)
  • Jewelry
  • Perishables
  • Personal effects
  • Plants
  • Seeds
  • Tobacco

The following items may be shipped by UPS but are restricted to specific quantities, size and/or value:

  • Dangerous Goods
  • Magnets

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:

  • Ammunition
  • Bank Bills, notes or currency (other than coin)
  • Corpses, cremated or disinterred remains
  • Fireworks
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Industrial Diamonds
  • Ivory
  • Letters of Credit Shipments
  • Loose Precious Stones
  • Marijuana, including marijuana intended for medicinal use
  • Pornographic Materials
  • 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.

Check Country Regulations
Find country-specific details on prohibited and restricted commodities.


View Examples
We Love Logistics

Other UPS Sites:
facebook Twitter YouTube Google+ LinkedIn