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Prohibited Items: What You CAN'T Ship Internationally from the United States

Probably our most popular question that we get here at MyUS is about which items are prohibited to ship internationally.

With customs regulations changing every day, we always recommend that customers inquire directly with their local office on particular items. Not only are the regulations changing every day but sometimes it is up to the customs official that is on-duty at the time your package arrives to their office.

MyUS has put together guidelines for each country so be sure to go there to see specific import/exporting rules for your country. However, there are also general guidelines as to what is and isn't permitted to ship no matter which country you live.

Below is a list of the items that are typically prohibited or have certain restrictions.
• Alcohol and Coffee
• Animals and Agriculture
• Combustible/Flammable Items
• Currency, Stamps and Coins
• Perishable Foods
• Furs, Skins and Animal Parts
• Gambling and Lottery Items
• Government IDs and Uniforms
• Hazardous Materials
• Medications
• Perfumes and Colognes
• Political and Pornography
• Pressurized Cans
• Tactical Equipment and Weapons
• Vitamins and Supplements

If you're looking to purchase an item on the list above from the USA and ship to your country, it is best to confirm directly with your local customs office on whether permissible and what, if any, the restrictions are. For other items that you're uncertain about, you may always check with the MyUS professionals via email or through our Live Chat online.

By being knowledgeable about your country's importing legislation, you will be able to ship your items in a seamless and cost-effective manner every time!

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