Prohibited Items

For security reasons, the following items cannot be exported by way of sea and airfreight.

Liquids and Chemicals Paint and paintstrippers
  Radioactive materials, acids,
corrosives, alkalis
  Fire lighters, lighter fuel,
paints, thinners
Flammable liquids and gels


  Flammable liquids and solids   Explosives, ammunition, detonators
and related equipment
Fireworks and gunpowder Printer cartridges
  Fireworks and pyrotechnics   Ink or printer cartridges
(Airfreight only)
  •   Creams or containers containing liquids (Airfreight only).
  •   Oxidisers such as bleaching powders.
  •   Organic peroxides.
  •   Tear gas devices or any gas cylinders.
  •   Infectious substances such as live virus materials.
  •   Wet-cell car batteries.
  •   Magnetrons Instruments containing mercury.
  •   Instruments containing magnets.
  •   Non-safety matches.
  •   Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkiller.
  •   Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper.
  •   Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel.
  •   Smoke canisters and smoke cartridges.

The following items are restricted for some countries. Please check our Customs Information section to find out more about your destination.


  •   Food items, cooked and raw
  •   Plant products, seeds, nuts and agricultural items
  •   Animal products, dairy, egg and meat
  •   Used sporting, fishing and camping equipment