Dangerous & Hazardous, Prohibited, & Owner's Risk Items
The following information is intended as a guide, however we always recommend that you check the restrictions of your chosen carrier via their website.
We also recommend that you check with the relevant government authorities at the destination/collection country, as each country has different policies as to what can be imported/exported into/from the country. If you are in any doubt, please contact our customer services team.
- Hazardous Items will not be accepted on to any of our services.
- Prohibited items will not be accepted on to any of our services.
- Owner's Risk Goods can be sent but will not be covered against loss or damage.
It is your responsibility, as the sender, to ensure the contents are acceptable. It is important to remember, you are the only person who knows what is inside your shipment. By accepting the parcel, neither Transglobal Express nor the courier acknowledges the contents are acceptable.
Dangerous & Hazardous Goods
The following items are Dangerous and Hazardous goods which should not be shipped under any circumstances.
|Airbags for Cars|
|Ammunition||Includes firearms, weapons, guns and includes parts and spent parts|
|Batteries||Includes wet-cell and lithium|
|Camping Stoves||Includes fuel containers|
|Cleaners & Solvents|
|Compressed Air & Gas Cylinders|
|Fuel||Includes cooking fuel and any other flammable liquid|
|Hair Curlers||(Containing Hydrocarbon Gas)|
|Life Jackets||Includes self-inflating rafts|
|Liquid Bleach & Chlorine|
|Nail Varnish||Includes Nail Varnish Remover|
|Paint & Turpentine|
|Safety Matches||Including Torch and Cigarette Lighters|
|Seat Belts||Including Seat Belt Pretensioners|
|Thermometer||Includes Mercurial Barometer (contains mercury)|
The following items are Prohibited Items and will not be accepted by the carriers.
|Alcohol||Includes any alcoholic beverage
DHL will carry Alcohol.
|Animals||Includes living or dead animals, fish, insects, larvae, pupae etc|
|Animal Products||Including but notlimited to ivory, fur, and garments trimmed with fur|
|Articles of exceptional value||Including works of art, antiques, precious stones, jewelry, gold and silver, collectable coins|
|Body Parts||Including human remains and ashes|
|Champagne||Including other alcoholic beverages|
|Credit or Debit Cards||Including any other bank cards|
|Illegal Drugs||All illegal drugs including Khat. If illegal drugs are found, the police and/or HM Customs will be informed immediately|
|Firearms / Guns (Imitation or Real)||Includes replica firearms, toy guns, weapons and other imitation explosive device or ammunition.|
|Jewellery||Low value costume jewellery worth no more than £50 can be accepted|
|Lab Samples||Includes semen, blood and any other medical samples|
|Medical Samples||Including but not limited to bodily fluids and tissue samples|
|Mobile Phones||No lithium batteries accepted. No more than two mobile phones can be sent.|
|Money||Including cash or cheques, or any other vouchers with a face value|
|Non-flat Pack Furniture|
|Personal Data||Includes packages containing unencrypted personal data in electronic format|
|Perishable Foodstuffs||Non-perishable foods can be accepted, subject to the customs policy of the destination country.|
|Precious Metals||Includes any precious metals or precious stones|
|Printer Ink||Includes any printer ink or toner cartridges|
|Stamps of unusual value|
|Tax Stickers & Banderols|
|Tobacco||Includes all tobacco products|
|Televisions (32" +)||No TV's above 32" in size. No Plasma or LCD TV's are accepted by UPS|
|Watches||Watches with a value of £250 and over are not accepted|
|White Goods||Including fridges and freezers etc|
Owner's Risk Goods
The following items can be sent at the owner's risk but no liability for loss or damage applies.
|Antiques||This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage.|
|Discs||This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage.|
|Documents & Vouchers||This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage.|
|Films||This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage.|
|Glass||This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage. Includes any glass or glass item.|
|LCD Screens / Computer Monitor||This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage.|
|Memory Cards||This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage. Incldes any other data or image storage device.|
|Pottery and Ceramics||This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage. Includes plaster, china, pottery and ceramics.|
|Tapes||This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage.|
|Televisions (up to 32" TV)||This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage. TV's of up to 32" can be sent as a restricted item.|
|Works of Art||This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage.|
- Prohibited: UN classified dangerous goods and any goods specified as such under International Air Transport Association regulations ("IATA"), the Agreement on Dangerous Goods by Road ("ADR") or International Maritime Dangerous Goods ("IMDG") regulations.
- Prohibited: Illegal goods (these are goods which are considered illegal in the origin, the transit points and/or the destination countries and would include but not be limited to pirated goods, counterfeit goods and narcotics)