International Restrictions


It’s really important that you check if your goods are restricted or controlled in the country you’re looking to send them to.

You may need additional certifications or licences to sell these goods, clear customs, or allow your buyer to import them into their country.

Just a few of the most popular restricted goods in the EU include:

  • Rough diamonds
  • Self defence sprays, such as pepper spray
  • Counterfeit goods of any description
  • Some types of nuts including Brazil nuts still in their shell
  • Mercury thermometers and other goods that contain potentially dangerous chemicals

This is not a comprehensive list of restricted or prohibited goods. For a complete list, please visit the European Taxation and Customs Union for more information.

Countries outside of the EU may have different restrictions to Europe in general.

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