The following items are not acceptable for carriage via Global
Express Guaranteed service to any international destinations unless otherwise
indicated. (Additional restrictions may apply depending on destination. Various
regulatory clearances in addition to Customs clearance may be required for
certain commodities, thereby extending the transit time.)
Notwithstanding any other provision of the Global Express Guaranteed Service
Guide, we are not liable for delay of, loss of, or damage to a shipment of any
prohibited item. The shipper agrees to indemnify USPS and FedEx Express for any
and all costs, fees and expenses the Postal Service or FedEx Express incurs as a
result of the shipper's violation of any local, state or federal laws or
regulations or from tendering any prohibited item for shipment.
- Alcoholic beverages (e.g., beer, wine, spirits).
- APO/FPO/DPO addresses.
- Collectible and/or irreplaceable items (any item worth more than its
original purchase price or that is not commonly available), including but
not limited to antiques, fine art, or collectible coins and stamps.
- Collect On Delivery (C.O.D.) shipments.
- Human corpses, human organs or body parts, human and animal embryos,
or cremated or disinterred human remains.
- Explosives and incendiary devices.
- Firearms, weaponry, and their parts or ammunition.
- Perishable foodstuffs and foods/beverages requiring refrigeration or
other environmental control.
- Live animals, eggs, larva, live insects, live spiders.
- Ivory and endangered animals.
- Plants and plant material, including cut flowers.
- Cigarettes (including roll-your-own tobacco) and smokeless tobacco
products, as defined by applicable Postal Service regulations for domestic
or international mail.
- Lottery tickets and gambling devices where prohibited by local,
state, provincial, or national law.
- Money (coins, cash, currency, paper money and negotiable instruments
equivalent to cash such as endorsed stocks, bonds and cash letters).
- Pornographic and/or obscene material.
- Shipments being processed under:
a. Duty drawback claims.
b. Temporary Import Bonds.
c. U.S. State Department
e. U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration export permit.
f. Shipments destined to or
being withdrawn from a Foreign Trade Zone.
g. Letters of Credit.
h. Certificate of
Registration shipments (CF4455).
i. Shipments moving into or
out of Foreign Trade Zones or bonded warehouses.
Shipments requiring filing of Electronic Export Information,
or EEI (formerly known as Shipper’s Export Declaration, or SED), or any
such filing of export data.
Hazardous waste, including, but not limited to, used
hypodermic needles or syringes or other medical waste.
Shipments that may cause damage to, or delay of, equipment,
personnel, or other shipments.
Shipments that require us to obtain any special license or
permit for transportation, importation or exportation.
Shipments or commodities whose carriage, importation or
exportation is prohibited by any law, statue or regulation.
Shipments with a declared value for customs in excess of
that permitted for a specific destination.
Dangerous goods, hazardous goods or combustible materials as
defined by International Air Transport Association, by applicable sea or
road transport regulation, or by applicable Postal Service regulations for
domestic or international mail, including but not limited to:.
b. Category A infectious
c. Compressed gases, including
those that are flammable or those that are nonflammable with an absolute
pressure exceeding 40 psi at 70º F or 104 psi at 130º F.
d. Corrosives (liquid or solid).
e. Dry ice (carbon dioxide
f. Flammable materials, including
pyrophoric, flammable, or combustible liquids with a closed cup flash point
below 200º F; or flammable solids, including matches.
g. Magnetized material with a
magnetic field strength of .002 gauss or more at a distance of 7 feet.
h. Poisons, irritants, or
j. Lithium Batteries
Processed or unprocessed dead animals, including insects and
Drugs/narcotics (illegal) or drug paraphernalia.
Packages that are wet, leaking, or emit an odor of any kind.
Wildlife products that require U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service export clearance prior to exportation from the U.S.
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