List of SkyPostal Prohibited Goods

Well known for its shipping solutions to South and Latin America, SkyPostal offers secure and economic international shipping services globally. In this article, we break down the restricted products and shipment limitations per country.

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Dangerous Goods in All Countries

  • Acetone
  • Aerosol Spray
  • Batteries for Ride-on toys
  • Car Batteries
  • Compressed Air
  • Corrosives
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Fuel
  • Nail Polish
  • Paint
  • Shocks

Prohibited Shipments Per Country

Colombia

Prohibited Goods

  • Ammunition
  • Animals
  • Apparel for military use
  • Beverages/Alcohol
  • Cigars/Tobacco
  • Fertilizers
  • Fine Jewelry - Gold Silver Platinum
  • Foods - perishable
  • Medical equipment
  • Nonprescription medicine
  • Perimeter security elements (security cameras, closed-circuit TV)
  • Plants
  • Poisons
  • Pornography
  • Precious  Stones
  • Seeds
  • Skins
  • Tobacco
  • Toy weapons (Excluding model kits)
  • Used goods
  • Weapons
  • Value - anything over $2000 in value

Restricted Shipments

  • No more than 6 items of the same category
  • Perfumes - no more than 1 per shipment
  • Value - Anything over USD$1000 in value

Peru 

Prohibited Goods

  • Ammunition
  • Animals
  • Antennas
  • Artwork
  • Beverages/Alcohol
  • Casino games and slots machines
  • Cigars/Tobacco
  • Fertilizer
  • Fine Jewelry - Gold Silver Platinum
  • Foods - perishable
  • Laboratory samples
  • Medical equipment
  • Medicines and Dietary Supplements of any kind
  • Pesticides
  • Plants
  • Poisons
  • Pornography
  • Precious Stones
  • Seeds
  • Skins
  • Used auto parts
  • Used clothing
  • Used items
  • Veterinary products, food, additives, and mixtures
  • Weapons

Restricted Shipments

  • Cell Phones - All cell phones require prior approval 
  • Beauty Products - 4 items per shipment - Maximum of 3 shipments per year
  • Tires - Permit may be required based on the class of tire

Costa Rica

Prohibited Goods

  • Ammunition
  • Animals/Skins
  • Grain or Dair Products
  • Plants
  • Meat Products
  • Refrigerator parts, ice cream, and ice makers
  • Used Clothing or Shoes
  • Veterinary Products or for animal use
  • Weapons and their parts
  • Wood Products
  • Beverages/Alcohol
  • Biomedical Equipment 
  • Cigars/Tobacco
  • Chemicals of any kind
  • Compressed air pellets or pistols
  • Cosmetics of all kinds
  • Creams, pills, ointments for medical use or hygiene
  • Fertilizers
  • Fine Jewelry - Gold Silver Platinum
  • Food or drinks of any kind
  • Massagers of any kind
  • Medical equipment
  • Paints
  • Personal Hygiene products 
  • Prescription and Non-prescription medicine
  • Perfumes
  • Poisons
  • Pornography
  • Precious  Stones
  • Soaps, Shampoos, skin cleansers, all hair products
  • Tattoo equipment or inks
  • Tires of any kind
  • Tobacco, nicotine, vapes, and cartridges
  • Used goods of any kind
  • Vitamins and Supplements

Restricted shipments

  • Value - Anything over USD$1000 in value

Mexico

Prohibited Goods

  • Ammunition
  • Animals
  • Insects
  • Bamboo products
  • Beverages/Alcohol
  • Bicycle
  • Binoculars
  • Cables
  • Candies
  • Cash
  • Cigars/Tobacco (include nicotine patches)
  • Coffee, Tea
  • Fertilizer
  • Fine Jewelry - Gold Silver Platinum
  • Firearms
  • Food any kind
  • Glue
  • Liquids and Gels
  • Live Plants
  • Lubricant
  • Medical equipment
  • Medicines and Dietary Supplements of any kind
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants
  • Poisons
  • Pornography
  • Powder
  • Precious Stones
  • Sealers
  • Seeds
  • Skins
  • Spices (salt, pepper, etc)
  • Tattoo ink
  • Thermal grease
  • Tires of any kind
  • Toilets Sinks, bathtubs
  • Toothpaste
  • Toys for children under 3 years of age
  • Toys that resemble weapons
  • Toys with a human shape i.e. Dolls
  • Wax
  • Weapons
  • Wood

Restricted Shipments

  • Cell Phone - maximum of 1
  • Computer equipment and accessories - maximum of 5 items
  • Costume jewelry - maximum of 10 pieces
  • Cosmetics - maximum of 10 items
  • DVD movies - maximum 10 pieces
  • Perfumes - maximum of 1
  • Shoes - up to 10 pairs per consignee
  • Toys - up to 10 per consignee
  • Electronic Toys - up to 2 per consignee
  • Watches - maximum of 1 per consignee
  • Goods made of endangered animal hyde (ex. Alligator)
  • Furniture - 10 pieces
  • Sporting Equipment - 1 item per consignee
  • Home appliances - 3 items per consignee
  • Tools - 2 kits

Ecuador 

Prohibited Goods

  • Ammunition
  • Animals, insects
  • Beverages/Alcohol
  • Cash
  • Fertilizer
  • Fine Jewelry - Gold Silver Platinum
  • Firearms
  • Live Plants
  • Poisons
  • Pornography
  • Powder
  • Psychotropic Substances
  • Sealers
  • Seeds
  • Used Auto Parts
  • Used Cell Phones
  • Used Clothing

Restricted Shipments

  • Ingestible products such as Vitamin Supplements over $400 in value and 4 kilos, requires Permit from Registro Santitario
  • Cell phone - only one permitted per year per consignee

Argentina 

Prohibited Goods

  • Jewelry, high-value items: (art objects, precious gems) money
  • Live or dead animals, human remains, untreated skins, live plants
  • Firearms or its parts, ammunition, knives or axes
  • Compressed Gas, Flammable items, aerosol paint, teargas, hairspray, aerosol spray of any kind
  • Laboratory specimens, biological materials
  • Drugs, cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes.
  • Fur from exotic animals or animals close to extinction
  • Dry Ice
  • Liquids and Powders
  • Electric scooters
  • Beauty products (i.e. creams, cosmetics, perfumes, etc.)
  • Type “A” Batteries
  • Used Items
  • Beauty products (i.e. creams, cosmetics, perfumes, etc.)
  • Food and Beverage of any kind from China

Restricted Shipments

  • Replicas or copies of brands: These cases must be assessed on an individual basis prior to shipment to our facility.
  • Electronics with a Lithium Battery: The shipper must send these items within the IATA norms and regulations according to the nature and quantity of the batteries. Whether permitted or not, these items will be treated and Hazardous Material.
  • Anything over USD$1000 in value

Chile

Prohibited Goods

  • Asbestos
  • Ammunition
  • Animals
  • Beverages/Alcohol
  • Cigars/Tobacco
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Fertilizer
  • Fine Jewelry - Gold Silver Platinum
  • Food
  • Liquids 
  • Medicines and Dietary Supplements of any kind
  • Perfumes
  • Plants
  • Poisons
  • Pornography
  • Precious Stones
  • Seeds
  • Skins
  • Used Tires
  • Weapons

Restricted Shipments

  • Artwork
  • Hair products (shampoo, conditioner, etc.)
  • Cosmetics 
  • Perfumes - 1
  • Skin Products 
  • Value - Anything over USD$1000 in value

Brazil

Prohibited Goods

  • Ammunition
  • Animals
  • Antiques and Art
  • Beverages/Alcohol
  • Cigars/Tobacco
  • Counterfeit Products
  • Fertilizer
  • Fine Jewelry/ Gold Silver Platinum
  • Foods - perishable
  • Ivory
  • Medical equipment
  • Medicines
  • Plants
  • Poisons
  • Pornography
  • Precious and Semi-precious stones
  • Seeds
  • Skins
  • Used goods
  • Weapons
  • Value - anything over $3000

Restricted Shipments

  • Food - nonperishable
  • Medicines and Dietary Supplements
  • Binoculars
  • Value - Anything over USD$1000 in value

Uruguay

Prohibited Goods

  • Ammunition
  • Animals
  • Beverages/Alcohol
  • Cellphones (needs URSEC permits)
  • Cigars/Tobacco
  • Cosmetics or similar products
  • Fertilizers
  • Foods
  • Medicines and Dietary Supplements of any kind
  • Perfumes
  • Plants
  • Poisons
  • Pornography
  • Seeds
  • Skins
  • Veterinary products
  • Weapons

Restricted Shipments

  • Items weighing more than 20 Kilos

Canada 

Prohibited Goods

  • Explosive
  • Highly flammable
  • Radioactive
  • Otherwise dangerous
  • Any item emitting an offensive odor is unacceptable for mailing
  • Precious metals are unacceptable for mailing unless mailed under a written Agreement between the Mailer and Canada Post. These metals include:
    - Gold bullion
    - Gold dust
    - Non-manufactured precious metals

Class 1 – Explosives

  • Ammunition and cartridges
  • Black powder
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators
  • Dynamite
  • Explosive fuses and igniters
  • Fireworks
  • Flash powder
  • Grenades
  • Rocket motors
  • Signal flares
  • Toy and starting pistol caps

Class 2 – Compressed gases

  • Aerosol products (hair sprays, inhalers)
  • Bear and dog spray
  • Camping stove and BBQ cylinders
  • Cigarette lighters
  • Cryogenic liquids (nitrogen, helium, and so on)
  • Cylinders of compressed gas (oxygen, air, acetylene, butane, propane, carbon dioxide, and so on)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Mustard gas

Class 3 – Flammable liquids

  • Acetone (nail polish and remover)
  • Adhesives (glues)
  • Alcohols (butanol, methanol, ethanol, and so on)
  • Camping fuel
  • Cigarette lighter fuel
  • Essential oils (tea tree and eucalyptus oil)
  • Furniture stripper
  • Gasoline
  • Gasoline additives
  • Paints, enamels, lacquers, and so on
  • Perfume and shaving lotion
  • Petroleum products and kerosene
  • Thinners

Class 4 – Flammable substances

  • Charcoal
  • Firestarters
  • Flameless Ration Heaters (FRHs)
  • Fuel tablets
  • Matches
  • Metals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and sodium)
  • Mothballs
  • Oil impregnated fabrics

Class 5 – Oxidizers and organic peroxides

  • Ammonium nitrate products (fertilizer)
  • Bleaching powders
  • Disinfectants
  • Fiberglass repair kits
  • Hair and textile dyes
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Nitrates
  • Organic peroxides
  • Oxygen pellets
  • Pool chlorine and bromine

Class 6 – Toxic and infectious substances

  • Arsenic
  • Bacteria and viruses (hepatitis, HIV, and so on)
  • Chloroform
  • Disinfectants
  • Drugs and medicine
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Infectious diagnostic specimens (blood samples)
  • Used needles and swabs

Class 7 – Radioactive materials

  • Measuring instruments
  • Medical isotopes
  • Smoke detectors

Class 8 – Corrosives

  • Acids (hydrochloric, sulphuric, nitric, muriatic, and so on)
  • Battery acid
  • Caustic soda
  • Cleaners
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain openers
  • Dyes
  • Etching fluid
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Formaldehyde
  • Household bleaches
  • Mercury
  • Mercury thermometers and blood pressure gauges
  • Oven cleaners
  • Paint or varnish remover
  • Potassium hydroxide
  • Rust removers
  • Self Heating Beverages (SHBs)
  • Soda-lime
  • Sodium hydroxide

Class 9 - Miscellaneous

  • Airbags
  • Asbestos
  • Carbon dioxide solids
  • Dry ice
  • Gas-filled shock absorbers
  • Lithium batteries (with or without the device)
  • Gasoline-powered devices - even without gasoline (lawnmowers, chain saws, weed cutters, motorcycles, and so on)
  • Self-inflating life preservers
  • Strong magnets

 

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