Prohibited or Restricted Commodities US Origin

 Unacceptable Items

The following items are unacceptable for export by OPAS and if received will be returned to the return address printed on the shipping label:

  • Currency (includes paper money or coins, in circulation or collectable)
  • Securities (checks, stock certificates, etc.)
  • Any item that requires refrigerated storage (including perishable foodstuffs)
  • Any item which conflicts with the law
  • Firearms and ammunition parts or accessories
  • Swords and bayonets, whether replica or antique
  • All lighters containing lighter fluid or gas, or those that ignite by an electrical arc
  • Any item that emits a focused light or laser beam, such as a “laser pointer” or range finder, regardless of use or purpose.
  • All night-vision and low-light cameras or optical equipment.
  • Unprocessed animal products
  • Furs
  • Human Remains
  • Industrial Diamonds
  • Ivory
  • Live Animals
  • Live Plants
  • Seeds (for planting)
  • Postage Stamps
  • Bullion
  • Controlled substances or narcotics.
  • Personal Effects
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by OPAS.


 Restricted Items

Restricted items are depending on the country and the carrier. Please contact your local authorities in advance to avoid customs issues.

  • Prescription medication
  • Lithium batteries that are NOT pre-installed in the item they are meant to power
  • Fine artwork, antiques, gemstones, precious metals, and other high-value items
  • Hazardous materials (Including items that contain alcohol, such as hand sanitizers, nail enamels, perfumes,fragrance mists and Aerosol.)
  • Pornographic Materials
  • Knives (restrictions vary country to country based on type of knife and purpose of use.)
  • E-Cigarette Devices, Non-Nicotine Cartridges, Nicotine Cartridges, Nicotine Cartridges, Smoke Juice, Liquid Nicotine, Liquid Vape with Nicotine


Prohibited or Restricted Commoditites shipping from the U.S. to these countries