Items Prohibited for Export

Perishable Items
Prescription drugs

Know before you shop. Due to US export regulations and carrier restrictions, international shoppers are not able to export certain items. Before you buy items from the USA, please be sure they are not on this “Do Not Ship” list:

  • Prescription medications, including dental & veterinary
  • Prescription medical devices
  • Medical devices not FDA-approved
  • Prohormones, Human Growth Hormones, stem cell treatments, steroids or synthetic versions
  • The following items that are not labeled in English, or without FDA-approved labeling requirements:
    • Non-prescription medications
    • Dietary supplements
    • Cosmetics
    • Food
  • Any food, supplement, drug or cosmetic that has been issued a Consumer Safety Advisory Warning
  • Perishable products of any kind
  • Lab reagents, biologics, cultures, medical specimens
  • Poisonous substances
  • Toxic substances, including inhalation hazards
  • Infectious substances
  • Explosives, fireworks, gun powder, flares or matches
  • Gasoline, diesel or other fuels
  • Lighters containing fuel
  • Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
  • Radioactive elements or products
  • Oxidizing agents
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Firearms, guns & accessories, including replicas
  • Ammunition, magazines & bayonets
  • Stun guns & tasers
  • Tear gas, mace & pepper spray
  • Gas masks & gas mask filters
  • Law enforcement striking weapons, including saps, batons & billy clubs
  • Handcuffs of any material, including plastic zip tie restraints & straitjackets
  • Body armor, helmets or personal protection articles with kevlar or ballistic ratings
  • Military/tactical/police shields
  • Government, police or military uniforms or IDs
  • Military training equipment
  • Thermal imaging, InfraRed or other night vision devices
  • Rifle scopes, laser pointing & aiming devices for firearms
  • Defense articles controlled under the US Munitions List as defined under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
  • Any dual-use or commercial article controlled under the Commerce Control List (CCL) as defined under the Export Administration Regulations, where the control status requires a Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) approved export license
  • Counterfeit products
  • Contraband or illegal substances
  • Lottery tickets
  • Gambling devices & accessories
  • Lock picking devices
  • Rough diamonds
  • Live or dead animals or insects
  • Human remains
  • Coral
  • Brazilian rosewood
  • Skin or leather of snakes, alligators, crocodiles, stingrays, and other reptiles or amphibians
  • Skin, fur or leather of wolves, bears, elephants, rhinos and certain deer and foxes
  • Sturgeon or Beluga caviar
  • Agricultural products, including certain seeds, live or dead plants, unfinished or untreated wood & soil
  • Items containing animal products controlled under the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, or requiring a permit under CITES
  • Any unidentifiable material, substance or chemical
  • Self-propelled vehicles
  • Damaged batteries

View the complete MyUS Prohibited & Restricted Item Guide

This information contained on this website is only exemplary and is not a substitute for consulting with the export regulations of the United States and the import regulations into the destination country. As stated in the Terms and Conditions, as the importer of record into the destination country, you are responsible for ensuring that any and all items that you export from the United States using the services provided by comply with all laws and regulations of the United States and the destination country. For additional information about U.S. export regulations, please see the links to Export Regulatory Authorities included in our Prohibited & Restricted Item Guide.

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