List Of Prohibited Items

List of Prohibited Items

Live Animals
Hunting (Animal) Trophies
Animal Parts such as Ivory and Sharks Fin
Animal remains, or Animal-by-Products and derived products not intended for human consumption, prohibited for movement by the CITES Convention and/or local law.
Human remains or ashes
Bullion (of any precious metal)
Cash (current legal tender)
Loose precious and semi-precious stones
Complete firearms, ammunition, explosives / explosive devices
Illegal goods, such as counterfeit goods and narcotics
2) Restricted Items
These items are not entirely banned, but they can be shipped with a few restrictions. They might have a limitation on quantities, packaging or other restrictions. Additionally, they would require an exclusive license or permit for export to the destination of your choice.

Here are the restricted items you must know about:

Class 3 Flammable Liquids
Explosives (e.g., airbags, small arms ammunition, and model rocket motors)
Non-Flammable, Non-Toxic Gas
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)
Flammable Gas
Spontaneously Combustible Flammable Solids
Dangerous When Wet Flammable Solids
Organic Peroxides
Toxic Substances (solid or liquid)
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-kinds/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
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
3) Dangerous Goods
These are products that require utmost care and attention when being shipped. If not dealt with care, they can be hazardous to the handler. DHL is an expert in carrying dangerous goods. Dangerous goods regulations are looked after by the International Air Transport Association(IATA) and ADR.

Here is a list of dangerous goods

Any aerosols, including hairspray and deodorants
Airbag inflators and modules or seat-belt pretensioners
Alcoholic beverages containing > 24% alcohol by volume
Batteries classified as dangerous such as wet spillable/non-spillable lead-acid/alkaline batteries
Batteries/cells including lithium-ion/polymer/metal – alone and in or with electronic devices
Carbon dioxide, solid (Dry Ice)
Corrosives such as acids, corrosive paint, and dyes, rust removers
Environmental waste including used engine oil and used or damaged batteries
Explosives or ammunition such as fireworks, flares, and sparklers
Flammable liquids such as acetone, lighter fluid, solvent-based paints
Flammable solids including magnesium and potassium
Gases including flammable, non-flammable, compressed and toxic gases such as fire extinguishers and scuba tanks
Infectious and/or biological substances expected to contain pathogens or other agents such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, prions
Matches, lighters or lighter refills including cigarette lighters containing petrol and butane lighters
Oxidizing materials or organic peroxides such as disinfectants and hair dyes
Pesticides, toxic herbicides, and insecticides or poisons toxic substances