Prohibited and Restricted items list

There are certain restrictions as to what you can ship with certain shipping methods. This is list of prohibited and restricted items for all of our shipping methods available.

Global Shipping Restrictions
*USGoBuy currently cannot ship any electronic equipment or any equipment that requires ECCN# (Export Control Classification Number)

*Pressurized gas, canister.

*Firearms parts, gun parts, scope, red dot sight, reflex sight, ammunition etc.
*Flammable, explosive, corrosive items.
*Tobacco products.
*Any restricted items under ITAR, Department of Commerce, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of State and the US Department of Treasury.
DHL Shipping Restrictions

*Any item prohibited by any applicable legislation or regulation restricting transport such as ivory, seeds,
*Hazardous, combustible or explosive material.
*Nail Polish
*Cremated remain
*Firearms parts, gun parts, scope, red dot sight, reflex sight, ammunition etc.
*Perfume, cologne
*Airsoft, bb guns
*Alcohol based hand-sanitizer, flammable liquid
*Live or dead plants or animals.
*Negotiable securities and certificates, precious metal, currency, coins
*Corrosive material
*Perishable Foodstuffs.
*Any restricted items under ITAR, Department of Commerce, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of State and the US Department of Treasury.

 

USPS Shipping Restrictions

*Hazardous, combustible or explosive material.
*Perishable Foodstuffs.
*Live or dead plants or animals.
*Hazardous, combustible or explosive material.
*Alcohol in any form.
*Alcohol base hand-sanitizer
*Corrosive materials, flammable liquid
*Firearms gun parts, scope, red dot sight, reflex sight, ammunition etc.
*Knives (cutlery, sword, tactical knives)
*Cremated remains.
*Lithium Ion Batteries, only 2 per packages and must be installed in devices
*Any restricted items under ITAR, Department of Commerce, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of State and the US Department of Treasury.

FedEx Shipping Restrictions

*Perishable Foodstuffs.
*Live or dead plants or animals.
*Any item prohibited by any applicable legislation or regulation restricting transport such as ivory
*Any restricted items under ITAR, Department of Commerce, US Department of State and the US Department of Treasury.
*Hazardous, combustible or explosive, corrosive materials.
*Negotiable securities and certificates.
*Alcohol base hand-sanitizer, flammable liquid
*Alcohol, liquor
*Cremated remains.
*Firearms parts, gun parts, scope, red dot sight, reflex sight, ammunition etc.
*Any restricted items under ITAR, Department of Commerce, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of State and the US Department of Treasury.

OTHER RESTRICTED ITEMS 
*Any item prohibited by any applicable legislation or regulation restricting transport
*Hazardous, combustible or explosive material.
*Perishable Foodstuffs.
*Alcohol base hand-sanitizer, flammable fragrance
*All Liquids, regardless of container size/type (also oils included in machine parts, etc.)
*Alcohol in any form.
*Corrosive materials.
* Firearms gun parts, scope, red dot sight, reflex sight, ammunition etc. Even Airsoft pistol/guns.
* Pornographic and/or politically offensive material.
* Knives (Cutlery, swords, tactical knives)
*Cremated remains.
*Any restricted items under ITAR, Department of Commerce, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of State and the US Department of Treasury.
*No limit on Lithium Batteries that are installed in devices or packed with devices
*Fake/dummy/replica/game/toy weapons, paintball guns, BB guns, antique weapons, swords, knives, etc.
*Live or dead animals
*Narcotics
*Tobacco (certain destinations)
*International passports (certain destinations)
*Foodstuff, plants/seeds (certain destinations)
*Medicine Drugs, prescription (certain destinations)
*Hazardous cosmetics and creams
*Batteries (Lithium, consumer batteries, car-boat-machine batteries)
*Indecent and pornographic materials
*Items and substances, the possession or use of which is prohibited by law
*Money, payment cards, money orders, traveler cheques, etc.
*Articles of exceptional value: like jewelry, precious metals and stones, diamonds, works of art, antiques, etc

 

For further details, please visit http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm

Shipping lithium batteries from USA

Electronics, mobile phones, digital products in USA are much cheaper than anywhere else in the world, which is why many customers use USGoBuy. Most electronic products contain lithium batteries, they are also limited in the international transport.

Check the list of restricted and prohibited items to ship with USGoBuy.

Due to regulations by the IATA, FAA and the TSA, USGoBuy no longer will be able to ship loose Lithium Ion batteries (PI965) for our customers. This includes spare cell phone, and Laptop batteries, as well as power banks, and mobile chargers. 

When you are ready to send out the package, please confirm which shipping method you can transport the lithium batteries and under which conditions.

DHL ships lithium batteries as long as they are shipped within the guidelines of PI966 and PI967.Packages with more than 2 batteries Require MSDS form to be submitted.

  • PI966 will require rigid outer packaging in order to provide protection from damage or compression from the batteries, the inner packaging must be placed in a strong, rigid, outer packaging.
  • For Example: If your items like laptops, iphones etc. do not come with original box, please place a special request to have the items to be repacked in a cardboard box and then place in the shipping box. Basically double box the items.

*MSDS will be required for the following countries regardless amount of batteries in your package: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

USPS: ships lithium batteries, limit 2 items contains batteries per package, must be installed in the devices

FedEx: ships lithium batteries, no limit

【International parcel forwarder】Consolidation

How Consolidation of Packages Works

Consolidation of packages means the collection of items in a small package to a large package.

Customer select packages that need to be consolidated, then you need to choose a courier to shipping out; we suggest that the USPS size limit (26″ X13″ X13″). We do not recommend consolidating packages bigger than the USPS limit of 26″x13″x13″. These larger packages have an increased risk of damage during shipping.

When the warehouse receives your request, we will check and confirm the items correctly again, according to your demand, we can get rid of the unnecessary items, which may help you reduce the postage.

You have three options:

  • Keep original invoices.
  • Remove all unnecessary packaging (such as shoe boxes).
  • Ship with best choice of carrier if selected one does not work.
  • If you are planning on reselling the products, we recommend “Keep original invoices”.

You can find a larger text box under “Other requirements” on the Consolidation page. You can also attach special requirements, we will be packaged according to these requirements. If you are concerned with fragile items, you can always add additional packaging materials for special requirements. There is also an option to keep fragile items in the original box.

USGoBuy will then attempt to consolidate all your request items into one package, if there are any extra items, we will put them in another package, unless otherwise specified in the “Other requirements”.

Once the consolidation is complete, we will measure the package and weigh it again. If you would like some photos for it, please click the button “Request Photos”.

Please allow up to 1-2 working days to process all consolidation requests.

How to Submit a Consolidation Request

You can maximize your savings by becoming our silver member, which means you can combine several smaller packages into a larger package.

Here’s how it works:

When we receive a new package, we will carry out measuring and weighing, including waybill number and delivery information will be sent to your account, so you can easily manage each package

When we consolidate your various packages, we always find the most efficient method.

First you’ll need to log into your account and click on “My Packages.” This page shows all of your packages in the warehouse. Then select the packages you need to consolidate, click “Pre-Packaging”, and please remember to fill in the items information, which is related to the warehouse to check your goods and customs clearance. You need to select the operation of the package, and then click “Submit”.

When consolidation is complete, we will measure and weigh package again, and then send the latest information to your account.

After that, you will need to complete the following options:

  • Choose shipping address
  • Choose courier as you like
  • You can add shipping insurance
  • You can use coupon or promotion code if you have one
  • Then complete payment after confirmation