Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items

The following commodities are not accepted by ShipGlobal under any circumstances. This is a result of a policy decision, following the full consideration of Operational, Legal and Risk Management implications.

  • Live animals (including but not limited to mammals, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, insects, larvae and pupae)
  • Hunting (animal) trophies, animal parts such as ivory and sharks fin, animal remains or ashes, animal by-products
  • Human remains or ashes
  • Bullion (of any precious metal)
  • Cash (legal tender – bank notes, currency notes, coins) and travelers cheques
  • Loose precious and semi-precious stones (cut or uncut, polished or unpolished)
  • Complete original and imitation firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives/explosive devices
  • Illegal goods, such as counterfeit goods and narcotics

Property, the carriage of which is prohibited by any law, regulation or statute of any federal, state or local government of any country to or through which the shipment may be carried.

If you are in any doubt as to the acceptability of your goods, please contact your ShipGlobal representative prior to shipping.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Are Prohibited Items?
  • Certain items cannot be received, stored, shipped, imported and/or exported due to regulatory, hazard, safety or other reasons. Transactions involving these commodities are strictly prohibited, regardless of origin or destination.

    Please note: Prohibited items are forbidden to be exported from the origin country or territory or imported to the destination country or territory.

  • What are Restricted Items?
  • Certain items have regulatory, hazard, safety or other considerations and require approval from Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management and Legal departments prior to handling. Transactions involving these commodities are restricted, regardless of origin or destination.

    Please note: Restricted items may require special permits or licenses prior to their sale, export from or import to your specified country or territory.

To check the country specific regulations for prohibited items, select country from the dropdown menu


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