All countries prohibit or restrict the types of products that may be imported. This resource is here to help you shop smarter by helping you to avoid buying items that are prohibited and to alert you to items that are generally restricted. Save money by familiarizing yourself with these types of products before you begin your USA shopping.
Generally Prohibited & Restricted Items
This list is sampling of common items that are restricted, cannot be shipped or, depending on your destination country, may either require an import license, additional documentation and/or cause problems and delays during the customs review of your shipment. If your package contains a restricted item, our Compliance team must review your shipment when it arrives at our facilities. This process may add up to 72 hours before your item is available to ship.
Alcohol & Coffee
Prohibited in some countries and quantities restricted in others.
Animals & Agricultural
Living animals, fish or plants; seeds, soil, and other agricultural
Nail polish, paints (non water-
based), oils, lighters and matches.
Currency, Stamps & Coins
Cash, checks, money orders, bank
drafts, bearer bonds, collectible stamps and coins.
Food - Perishable
Perishable foods of any type are prohibited. Chocolates are restricted in some countries.
Furs, Skins, Animal Parts
Furs, skins, tusks, other animal parts are prohibited in most countries.
Gambling & Lottery
Gambling, lottery and games of chance items including tickets, games and devices.
Any and all governmental (whether
real or costume) ids, uniforms and
Chemicals, explosives, fuels and
Prescription & veterinary medications prohibited. Non-prescription medications are restricted.
Perfumes & Colognes
Prohibited in some countries but
allowed in others.
Political & Pornography
Prohibited in all Muslim countries and restricted in most other countries.
No pressurized cans of any type like hairspray, shaving cream and bug spray.
Night-vision goggles, lock-pickers, optical scopes, laser sites, body armor and any ITAR regulated item.
Vitamins, some sports drinks, supplements are restricted in most countries.
Weaponry & Parts
Guns, gun replicas, gun components & parts, paintball guns & paintballs, stun-guns, ammunition, gunpowder, any ITAR regulated items.
MyUS.com will not ship to persons and/or entities identified on: (1) the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Persons
List, Entity List
of proliferation concern, or Unverified List
; (2) the U.S. State Department Debarred Parties
List; or (3) the List of Specially Designated Nationals
maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control. MyUS.com also will not ship to any person or entity that is directly or indirectly involved in the financing, commission or support of terrorist activities or in the development or production of nuclear, chemical, biological weapons or in missile technology programs as specified in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. part 744).
View the full MyUS.com compliance policy here