Prohibited /Restricted Items

Prohibited/restricted items will be put on hold in Miami and will not be sent until we receive further instructions from you and all appropriate paper-work has been filed and fees paid. Please note that shipping hazardous materials correctly is an expensive proposition. If in doubt, please contact us before ordering such items.


The following is a list of prohibited/restricted items:

  • Human remains, including ashes
  • Animals dead or alive (fish, birds, insects and animal     skins)
  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Bodily fluids and tissues (saliva, blood… etc)
  • Firearms and parts, ammunition, explosives and weapons of any kind
  • Fireworks
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible material (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Illegal goods
  • Bullion (of any precious metal)
  • Negotiable instruments in Bearer form (this is cash like)
  • Items which could be used as weapons
  • Insects/Larva /Pupae etc
  • Ivory
  • Jewelry, precious metals and stones (diamonds etc)
  • Military equipment and apparel (camouflage)
  • Narcotics (illegal)
  • Perishable items (Food, plants, etc)
  • Plants/seeds
  • Pornography (videos, DVDs, magazines, adult toys)
  • Currency (cash/money orders/stamps)
  • Honey
  • Camouflage Clothes
  • Alcohol (Any item with alcohol ingredients)
  • Wet-Cell Batteries
  • Lighters & Matches
  • Swords
  • Dangerous Goods (Aerosols, perfumes, pressurized cans, flammable liquids… etc)

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 delays by Customs officials or representative of other government agencies. Certain countries have additional items that are either prohibited or have restrictions for shipments. For more information you are required to verify with the relevant government agencies in your country.