Shipping restricted goods may cost you time and money


The following items are restricted by different domestic and international institutions.  Before making a purchase, refer to the adjacent chart and avoid unnecessary expenses.


Restricted by local customs policies:


The following items tend to have local restrictions or require special import permits.  Other items may have restrictions related to their hazardous nature.  A hazardous material is anything FLAMABLE, EXPLOSIVE or CORROSIVE.

  • Perishable goods
  • Tobacco and arms
  • Food and beverages
  • Live animals
  • Spray cans or products that damage the ozone layer
  • Seeds-Plants-Wood
  • Explosives and munitions
  • Toxic substances
  • Chemical substances
  • Animal skins and animal products
  • Medicines or drugs containing narcotics
  • Alcohol and any item with alcohol as a main ingredient
  • Fireworks or gunpowder
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Gas, tear gas, or pepper spray
  • Lighters and/or matches
  • Batteries containing chemical products (i.e., lithium batteries)
  • Poison
  • Tools that operate with gas


Please do not attempt to ship any restricted or hazardous products unless you have confirmed your country’s import and/or customs rules and regulations regarding such items.  Any cost associated with the handling, removal, return shipping and/or disposal of such items will be your responsibility and will be charged to your credit card.




While items used daily at home or at work for personal care may not seem hazardous, changes in temperature or pressure can cause a leakage of their contents, generating toxic gases which may also be flammable.




You must declare any and all dangerous materials for BuyShipUSA to be able to ship them.  A violation of the United States Federal Regulations of Hazardous Materials (CFR 49, parts 171-180) will result in a civil penalty up to $25,000 for each violation, and when appropriate, violations are subject to a penalty of up to $500,000 and/or imprisonment up to a period of five years.