What is your country's most dangerous export

What items are prohibited and cannot be delivered through Borderlinx?

Export and import regulations and restrictions

Find your instructions, we will provide a detailed list of products that cannot be shipped. We try to make this page as complete as possible, but we cannot guarantee that it is complete. It is therefore possible that other items that are not mentioned in this list also fall under one of the following categories.

Legal RestrictionsSafety requirements
Some products are forbidden depending on which country they are exported from or to which country they are imported or because of transport regulations. In addition, items are prohibited that are destined for a country that a U.S. or is subject to an international embargo. The Borderlinx service also excludes delivery to certain prohibited natural or legal persons.Products that cannot be safely transported are: flammable products or dangerous objects, e.g. products that are toxic, or that catch fire or explode during transport. This category contains some everyday items, such as aerosols and some cosmetics.

Lithium batteries

As you may know, there is some risk that lithium batteries could burst into flames. New regulations restrict the shipping of certain types of lithium batteries that are considered "dangerous goods". Even if not all lithium batteries are affected by these regulations, check the product information carefully and compare it with the restrictions given below.

CAN be shipped
  • A laptop with the battery outside the laptop MAY be shipped as long as the battery has less than 100 Wh and is packed with the accessories (same box, in a separate box).
  • Camera & camera battery MAY be sent.
    • According to the NEW regulation only 1 battery per shipment with accessories.
    • Must be sent in a box, no longer in a padded mailer or polybag.
ACCESSORIES WITH LITHIUM-ION BATTERIESThe terms have not changed for iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.
CANNOT be shipped
  • With equipment - all copies are prohibited
  • In equipment - all copies are prohibited
  • Unpackaged - All copies are prohibited
  • over 2.7 Wh and less than 100 Wh per battery and more than two batteries per package OR
  • over 2.7 Wh and less than 100 Wh per battery and more than 8 cells per package.
  • E.g. - chargers, battery packs, cell phone batteries, laptop batteries
  • All external battery packs and chargers are now classified in such a way that they are transported and listed as dangerous goods
Other important information
SCREENINGWe will examine the batteries in all electronic items in our Export Hub, and we will not be able to ship items that fall into one or more of the above categories. This may mean that the product has to be returned to the dealer.
DAMAGED or DEFECTIVEWe do not ship lithium batteries (ion or metal) that have been accepted or confirmed to be damaged or defective.
MORE INFORMATIONInternational Air Transport Association (IATA)

Generally prohibited items

Export and import regulations restrict the shipping of the following categories and goods.

CANNOT be shipped
Cash, money and similar items
  • Cash (banknotes and coins)
  • Travelers checks
  • all types of bearer securities
  • counterfeit or counterfeit money
  • Credit cards and credit card readers
  • Cigarettes
  • Electronic cigarettes and liquids
  • Cigars
  • tobacco
  • Tobacco products including chewing tobacco
  • Restrictions apply. Before purchasing lithium batteries and electronic devices that contain lithium batteries, please find out about lithium batteries and electronic products that require them.
  • Some radio transmitters and cordless phones may not be approved for use in your country.
sharp objects
  • For the safety of our employees and transport companies, we prohibit any shipping of sharp objects.
    • Axes
    • darts
    • Arrows and bows
    • Bayonets
    • Etc.
Gambling items
  • Gaming equipment and apparatus
  • Poker chips
  • Lottery tickets and similar winning tickets
Perishable products
  • Frozen items, items that require refrigeration
  • Fresh flowers
  • Live plants, trees, bushes
  • Seeds
  • Perishable foods (e.g. cheese, milk, yogurt, eggs, meat, fish, seafood)
  • Live bait
  • Baby food or related products (US imports only)
  • Syrups such as creamer, flavored syrups, artificial sweeteners
  • Gift baskets with groceries, frozen groceries
  • Nutritional supplements including acai berry tablets and supplements, weight loss supplements, men's hormone supplements, Alertec supplements, anabolic steroids 7, diet pills, fish oil vitamins and supplements, herbal supplements.
  • Bodybuilding accessories, traditional Chinese tonic.
  • Bars, gold and other valuable metals
  • Lots of precious stones
  • Gold, silver and platinum jewelry
  • Antiques
  • rare coins
  • Sex toys, clothing and equipment
  • pornographic materials
  • Erotic publications (e.g. videos and DVDs)
  • Products or drinks that contain alcohol
  • Counterfeit or pirated products; Items that violate intellectual property law (e.g. trademarks, copyrights or patents)
  • Documents and personal mail
  • Ash; human remains
  • Soap


We are encouraged to review every item in this category. It is at the discretion of the authorities whether the product is confiscated for further investigation.

CANNOT be shipped
  • Controlled chemicals, including precursor chemicals or chemicals used in the manufacture of dangerous drugs or psychotic substances
  • Narcotics
  • Illegal drugs, including synthetic cannabis (often sold as "herbal incense", "herbal potpourri", or similar terms)
  • Infectious substances

Firearms and weapons

The following list describes only general categories of these types of products and is not intended to be exhaustive. Each article must be determined individually, depending on the respective ingredients.

CANNOT be shipped
  • Firearms, including
    • revolver
    • Rifles
    • Pistols and other firearms (or parts thereof)
    • Starting guns
    • Riflescopes
  • Ammunition and related products; Cartridges
  • Assault weapons, including
    • Club
    • pepper spray
    • Electric shock devices
    • Stun guns
    • Martial arts weapons
    • Hand grenades
    • Switchblade
    • Throwing knife
    • Brass knuckles, "brass knuckles"
  • Imitation weapons, including
    • Toy guns
    • Toy guns
    • Toy hand grenades

Explosives, toxic and dangerous products

The following list describes only general categories of these types of products and is not intended to be exhaustive. Each article must be determined individually, depending on the respective ingredients.

CANNOT be shipped
  • Radiation-emitting devices and radioactive material
  • Explosives as well as gunpowder and dynamite
  • Bangers and fireworks
  • Fire extinguisher
  • asbestos
  • Cigarette lighter, gas lighters
  • Toxins
  • Products that promote hair growth (e.g. Rogaine)
  • Goods that are potentially flammable, including
    • Perfumes
    • Eau de Cologne
    • Eau de toilette
    • Fragrance spray
    • Make-up remover
    • Aftershave lotion
    • nail polish
    • nail polish remover
    • Some hair care products
    • Aerosols; all products in one spray can
    • Pressurized gas or gas cylinder
    • Fuels
    • petrol
    • Gas lights
    • Machine oil
    • Engine oil
    • Essential oils
    • Lighters with fuel / lighter fluid
    • turpentine
    • thinner
    • cleaning supplies
    • Paint and paint guns
    • Lacquers
    • Pickling
    • Payments
    • Glue and adhesive
    • Paintball tanks, pistols and grenades
    • Printer toner cartridges
  • Laboratory chemicals
  • Chimney cleaner
  • Drain cleaner
  • Oven cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Pesticides and fungicides
  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC)
  • Antifreeze
  • Auto parts including
    • brake fluid
    • Coolants
    • Degreaser
    • Hydraulic fluid
    • Power steering fluid
    • Gear oil
    • Vehicle cleaning solutions
    • High performance additives
  • Please check carefully Lithium batteries and electronic products that need them before buying lithium batteries or electronic products that contain lithium batteries.

Weapons and warfare

We are required to submit every item in this category to the government agency responsible for export regulations for assessment. Depending on their decision, the product can

  • seized by the authority for further investigation, or
  • shipped to you as soon as the agency decides that the export is legal, or
  • we will notify you that it needs to be returned to the dealer, sent to a different domestic address, or disposed of
CANNOT be shipped
  • (War) ammunition
  • Any product that is intended to be used or can be used in chemical or biological weapons, missiles or nuclear proliferation
  • Any item specifically designed, modified, adapted or configured for military purposes or for "dual use" (when used for both commercial and military / police purposes), among others
    • Projection telescopes specifically designed to be used with high power laser systems ("SHLP")
    • Handcuffs, ankle cuffs, ankle cuffs, police batons
    • Polygraph (lie detector) equipment
    • Military helmets
    • Night vision equipment (e.g. glasses, binoculars)
    • Bulletproof clothing; Fragmentation vests
    • Nuclear material
    • Monitoring and listening equipment (including hidden cameras, infrared and thermal imaging cameras)
    • Lasers, radar and sonar systems
    • Telecommunications equipment that is manufactured for use underwater, at extremely high or low temperatures, or that can be exposed to radiation.
    • Spray or mist systems
    • Software that is used for the purpose of active flight control, or that has been developed or modified for the use of "crypto technology" using digital processes, unless authentication or digital signature is involved; military encryption software; Software that uses a key length of more than 64 bits for the symmetrical algorithm.
    • Airplanes and airplane parts
  • All other goods that are subject to government export restrictions or require an export license
  • Items destined for countries that are subject to a US or international embargo.
  • Items that are addressed to persons or companies that are on US or international prohibited lists