List of Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items

  • All commodities valued over US$20,000 without approval
  • One-of-a-kind/irreplaceable articles such as artwork valued over US$500,000 each
  • Flammables with a flash point of 140 degrees Fahrenheit or less
  • Auto parts with fluids in them
  • Fine art
  • Fine jewelry
  • Furs
  • Pornography/obscene material
  • Precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum in the form of bullion, coins or ingots
  • Watches valued over US$1000
  • Weapons and weapons accessories
  • Bullion and money of every description such as (but without prejudice to the generality of this clause) cash, bank notes, coins, currency notes or currency of any kind
  • Stamps (postage or revenue); vouchers; tokens; tickets of any kind; and credit, debit or cash cards
  • Time-sensitive or critical written materials or documents including, but not limited to, bids and contract proposals
  • Contraband including, but not limited to, illicit drugs and counterfeit goods
  • Livestock, bloodstock and living animals
  • Human remains
  • Division 1.1 Explosives (e.g., mines and nitroglycerine)
  • Division 1.2 Explosives (e.g., rockets and warheads)
  • Division 1.3 Explosives (e.g., smoke signals, projectiles and commercial fireworks)
  • Division 1.5 Explosives (e.g., blasting agents)
  • Division 1.6 Explosives
  • Division 2.3 Toxic Gas
  • Division 6.2 Infectious Substances
  • Class 7 Radioactive Material including White I, Yellow II, Yellow III and fissile material

Restricted Items

  • Class 3 Flammable Liquids
  • Division 1.4 Explosives (e.g., airbags, small arms ammunition and model rocket motors)
  • Division 2.2 Non-Flammable, Non-Toxic Gas
  • Division 4.1 Flammable Solids
  • Any transaction involving International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or other commodities subject to import licenses
  • Artwork, archeological artifacts and antiquities
  • Biological agents, etiological agents, and hosts and vectors of human disease
  • Class 8 Corrosives
  • Class 9 Miscellaneous (e.g., self-inflating life rafts, lithium batteries and dry ice)
  • Division 2.1 Flammable Gas
  • Division 4.2 Spontaneously Combustible Flammable Solids
  • Division 4.3 Dangerous When Wet Flammable Solids
  • Division 5.1 Oxidizers
  • Division 5.2 Organic Peroxides
  • Division 6.1 Toxic Substances (solid or liquid)
  • Flowers
  • Fresh foodstuffs
  • Gems, cut or uncut
  • Hazardous materials/dangerous goods and radioactive materials
  • Household goods and personal effects
  • Lithium ion and lithium metal batteries
  • Medical Devices – must verify that the accepting warehouse complies with state requirements/ licensing/permits for distribution of medical devices
  • Microchips, computer chips, microprocessors, central processing units (CPUs) and mobile telephones
  • One-of-a-kind/irreplaceable articles such as artwork valued between US$250,000 and US$500,000 each and other single items valued at US$250,000 and higher
  • Other perishables
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum in the form of scrap, dust, sulfides, residue, industrial preparations such as silver powder and silver termination paste, and jewelry
  • Project cargo
  • Retail tobacco products
  • Tranquilizing guns and ammunition
  • Transportation moves for and on behalf of the U.S. government/Department of Defense contract products or other governmental agencies, wherever located, that require specific licensing in advance of any move