Restrictions on Parcels for the USA
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Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country, and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary. The information below is provided in good faith, but Postage Planet is not responsible for it, and it should be viewed as a guide only. Specific restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for clarification please contact the destination country's trade, postal, and customs authorities as appropriate. Business customers are strongly recommended to do this.
Prohibited products are not permitted in the mail under any circumstances.
• All live animals, except honey bees, silkworms, certain insects and leeches.
• All dead animals, except insects and reptiles
• All fresh, chilled or frozen beef, mutton, lamb, pork, or meat from goats, other ruminants or swine originating in any country where foot-and-mouth disease exists.
• All fresh, chilled or frozen pork from countries with hog cholera, swine vesicular disease or African swine fever.
• All fresh, chilled or frozen poultry and products (including eggs) are restricted (prohibited) from countries known to have exotic viscerotropic velogenic (exotic) Newcastle disease.
• Cured and dried meat.
• Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
• Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified
• Milk, cream, or other secretions, organs, glands, or extracts from ruminants or swine from countries in which there is rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease, and/or from countries where hog cholera, swine vesicular disease, or African swine fever is known to exist.
• Other products of animal origin not elsewhere specified or included.
• Inedible by-products derived from ruminants or swine, such as skins, hair, bones, organs or other parts not suitable for food, including intestines and/or where, swine diseases such as hog cholera, swine vesicular disease, or African swine fever exists.
• Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage Except as provided, plants, and plant products which are subject to restrictions or prohibitions of plant quarantines or regulatory orders of the U.S. Department of Agriculture may not be imported into the United States through the mails and should not be accepted for transmittal to that country.
• Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers Heading
• Edible fruit or nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
• Coffee, tea, mate and spices
• Products of the milling industry; malt; starches, inulin, wheat gluten Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
• Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
• Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included
• Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
• Sugars and sugar confectionery
• Cocoa and cocoa preparations
• Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, pastry cooks'
• Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
• Beverages, spirits and vinegar
• Tobacco and manufactured substitutes
• Salt, sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
• Ores, slag and ash
• Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
• Flammable fuels, oils and their products
• Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
• Explosives, flammable materials, such as pyrophoric, flammable, or combustible liquids, and flammable solids, oxidizers, corrosives, liquid or solid, compressed gases and poisons, radioactive materials.
• Narcotics; opium, opiates and the derivatives thereof, and any narcotic, hallucinogenic, stimulant, or depressant drug listed as a controlled substance.
• Regardless of quantity, cigarettes (including roll-your-own tobacco) and smokeless tobacco are prohibited in any type of international mail into the United States nonmailable cigarettes or smokeless tobacco. Nonmailable cigarettes and smokeless tobacco sent in international mail are subject to seizure and forfeiture. Any nonmailable cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products may be subject to seizure or forfeiture, and may be destroyed or retained by the Federal Government for the detection or prosecution of crimes or related investigations and then destroyed.
• Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks
• Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
• Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster Heading.
• Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes Heading
• Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible Explosives, inflammable materials, and mechanical, chemical or other devices of compositions which may ignite or explode, including caps and loaded metal cartridges.
• Photographic or cinematographic goo
• Raw hides and skins (other than fur skins) and leather
• Articles of leather, saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut) Fur skins and artificial fur
• Furs or skins of ermine, fox kolinsky, marten, mink, muskrat and weasel which have originated in the Russian Federation or in the People's Republic of China; also such furs or skins, regardless of origin, which have been dressed or dyed in either of the countries named.
• Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
• Charcoal briquettes. Chapter 45 Cork and articles of cork
• Ground cork.
• Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basket ware and wickerwork.
• Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
• Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
• U.S. notes, treasury notes, gold certificates, silver certificates, fractional notes, certificates of deposit, bills, checks
• Wool, fine or course animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric Heading .Wool, unless relatively free of blood and manure.
• Other vegetable textile fibres, paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn
• Man-made filaments; strip and the like of man-made textile materials
• Man-made staple fibres Heading HS Code 55.01-55.16
• Wadding, felt and non-woven; special yarns; twine, cordage; ropes and
• Carpets and other textile floor coverings
• Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery
• Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use
• Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery.