Export Prohibited Articles

Prohibited Items

We do not ship the following items:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal skins (non-domesticated)
  • Articles of exceptional value (e.g. works of art, antiques, precious stones, gold and silver)
  • Dangerous goods/hazardous materials
  • Firearms
  • Furs
  • Ivory and ivory products
  • Live animals
  • Money and negotiable items
  • Perishable goods
  • Personal effects (except to the U.S.)
  • Plants
  • Pornographic materials
  • Seeds
  • Stamps of unusual value
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Unaccompanied baggage

Certain countries have additional items that are either prohibited or have restrictions for shipment. It is the shipper's responsibility to comply with current government regulations or laws applicable in each country. Shippers are also advised to refer to each country´s Export Prohibited Articles list.

UPS reserves the right to refuse or suspend transportation of any package which does not provide detailed contact information for shipper and receiver and of goods that, in our opinion, are not practicable for transportation or are not adequately described, classified or packed and labelled in a manner suitable for transportation and accompanied by necessary documentation.

UPS will not transport any goods that are prohibited by law or regulation of any federal, state or local government in the origin or destination countries, or that may breach any applicable export, import or other laws or endanger the safety of our employees, agents and subcontractors or the means of transportation or, that in our opinion, soil, taint or otherwise damage other goods or equipment or that are economically or operationally impractical to transport.

Shipping prohibited articles on a contractual basis with UPS:

Certain items we list as prohibited will be accepted by UPS on a contractual basis for shippers with regular volume and the ability to comply with all applicable regulations.

Not all commodities can be shipped to all countries or territories.

For more information, please contact your local UPS office.

UPS does not agree to carry any prohibited articles. Without prejudice to any other provision in these terms or the UPS Terms and Conditions of Carriage, if it comes to the attention of UPS that a package contains any prohibited article, you must pay to UPS an additional minimum administration fee of 130 EUR in addition to any other applicable charges. Payment by you of such fee does not in any way limit or exclude your liability to UPS resulting from the breach of the UPS Terms and Conditions of Carriage nor does it mean that UPS accepts any liability, or waives any rights, in respect of such prohibited articles.

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