List of Prohibited Items
According to International Laws, certain items are not eligible for shipping. Please check the list below if you are unsure of your item. All packages are subject to customs inspection and clearance. To avoid shipment confiscation, we recommend you to avoid shipping the items given below.
CATEGORYItems that are prohibited to ship via MyUniversalShop.com
AerosolsAll aerosols are prohibited (Hair Spray, Deodorant, etc.)
Antiques Antiques
Any Other Shipment Prohibited by lawThe transportation, exportation or importation of which is prohibited by any law, statute or regulation, any commodity which has a UN number (IATA) can’t be moved on a courier network.
Artwork Any collectible painting, Sculpture or other work of Art Antiques
Batteries and Lithium BatteriesDamaged or defective batteries are prohibited.
Loose lithium metal batteries are prohibited. Lithium metal batteries are generally non-rechargeable and contain metallic lithium. Examples may include non-rechargeable batteries used in calculators and watches. Lithium metal batteries contained within items are not permitted.
Loose lithium ion batteries are prohibited. - Lithium ion batteries do not contain metallic lithium and are rechargeable. These include power banks, USB chargers etc.
These items are not permitted, Small electronic items, including mobile phones, cameras, electronic items containing lithium ion batteries are not permitted.
CorrosivesAluminum chloride, Caustic soda, Corrosive cleaning fluid, Corrosive rust remover/preventative, Corrosive paint remover, Acid (Hydrochloric acid, Nitric acid, Sulphuric acid, etc.) Substances which can cause severe damage by chemical action to living tissue, other freight, or the means of transport. All corrosive substances are prohibited.
Counterfeit Goods Fake/Counterfeit goods are not allowed to be shipped out to other countries
DrugsCocaine, Cannabis Resin, LSD and Narcotics, Morphine and Opium, Psychotropic substances, Prescription drugs sent for medical or scientific purposes
ElectronicsLaser (as Laser Hair Removals or Laser Pens), Walkie Talkie, Second Hand Electronics
ExplosivesAmmunition, Firearms (including parts), Blasting caps, Christmas cracker snaps, Party poppers, Theatrical flares, Fireworks (Skyrockets, Sparklers, Crackers), Flares, Fuses, Ignites, Nitro-glycerine, Any chemical compound, mixture or device capable of producing an explosive pyrotechnic effect, with substantial instantaneous release of heat and gas. All explosives are prohibited. Toy Weapons, Paint Ball Guns and BB guns, Antique weapons, Knives and Swords, Fake grenades, Items that could be used as weapons, etc.
Flammable liquidsAlcohol, Perfume, Acetone, Benzene, Kerosene, Motor fuels, Battery fluid, Gasoline, Lighter fuel, Cleaning compounds (Bleach, Disinfectants, Laundry detergents, Oven cleaners, etc.), Nail Polish, Paint thinners and removers, Petroleum, Adhesive products (Glue, Silicone, etc.) Turpentine, Solvents, Liquids, mixtures of liquids, or liquids containing solids in solution or suspension which give off a flammable vapor, etc.
Flammable solidsCalcium carbide, Cellulose nitrate products, matches (any type including safety), Metallic magnesium, Nitro-cellulose based film, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium, Charcoal, Flint lighters, Hydride, Zinc powder, Zirconium hydride, Substances liable to spontaneous combustion. Substances which in contact with water, emit flammable gases. Solid materials which are liable to cause fire by friction, absorption of water, spontaneous chemical changes, or retained heat from manufacturing or processing, or which can be readily ignited and burn vigorously.
Fragile GlasswareCeramics, Lighting (fluorescent tubes, neon lighting, x-ray tubes, light bulbs, etc.) Musical instruments, Plaster items (fibred clay)
GamblingLottery Tickets, Gambling Devices
Gases compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressureAll flammable compressed gases are prohibited (Blowlamps, Butane, Cigarette lighters), Ethane, Gas cylinders (Camping gas cylinders full or empty) Ammonia products, Hydrogen, Methane, Propane, etc. Permanent gases, which cannot be liquefied at ambient temperatures; liquefied gases, which can become liquid under pressure at ambient temperatures; dissolved gases, which are dissolved under pressure in a solvent.
Government Issued DocumentsIncluding but not limited to Permanent Residence cards, Green Cards, Work Permits, Passports, Driver’s Licenses, Health Cards, Correspondence from respective countries tax authority (e.g., Revenue Canada, Internal Revenue Service, HM Revenue and Customs)
MineralsFossils, Jewellery, Jewels, Stones or stoneware, Marble or any stone derivative
MiscellaneousAsbestos, Dry ice (solid carbon dioxide), Magnetized material, Toner (Photocopier), etc.
Negotiable CurrencyBullion, Money, Fake/Dummy/Collectable Cash, Payment Cards, Travellers Cheques, Passports, IDs, Stamps
Oxidizing SubstancesDye, Bromates, Chlorates, Components of fiberglass repair kits, Nitrates, Perchlorates, Permanganates, Peroxides, Fertilizers, Weed killers, Insecticides, etc. Though not necessarily combustible themselves, these substances may cause or contribute to combustion of other substances. They may also be liable to explosive decomposition, react dangerously with other substances, and be injurious to health. All oxidizing substances and organic peroxides are prohibited.
PackagingBadly Packaged. Wet or leaking Parcels, Parcels emitting odour of any kind
PerishablesFoodstuffs, Perishable Food Articles, Beverages requiring refrigeration or other environmental control
PlantsPlants and Plant material, seeds
PornographyFoul or disgusting Material, Pornography and/or obscene Material, Any unsolicited Indecent Item or representation of any kind
Radioactive materialFissile material (Uranium 235, etc.) Radioactive waste material, Thorium or Uranium ores, etc. All material and samples that are classified as radioactive as in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions are prohibited.
RemainsHuman and animal remains, Ashes
Sharp Tools/WeaponsScissors, Knives, Needles and Cartridges, Guns and Gun Accessories
Tobacco ProductsCigarettes, Cigars, Electronic Cigarettes, Tobacco, E-Cigarette concentrates, etc.
Toxic and infectious substancesArsenic, Beryllium, Cyanide, Fluorine, Hydrogen Solenoid, Mercury, Mercury salts, Mustard gas, Nitrobenzene, Nitrogen dioxide, Pesticides, Poisons Rat poison, Ebola, Foot and mouth disease, Environmental, clinical and medical waste. Substances liable to cause death or injury if swallowed or inhaled, or by skin contact. All toxic substances are prohibited.
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