Dangerous goods, prohibited, and restricted items

Modified on Thu, 04 Jan 2024 at 06:38 PM

    If a parcel is deemed dangerous, prohibited, or restricted, the courier and/or customs reserve the right to demand payment, seize the parcel, return it at your own expense, or dispose it of. We created this reference (subject to change anytime) to ensure seamless transit and the safety of all package handlers. For international shipments, we want to help you have a smooth customs clearance processing and delivery.

    Some regulated items may require special packaging to be eligible for delivery. However, items that are classified as prohibited and restricted, including those of the same kind, are absolutely a no-no. This also means insisting to ship these parcels is done so at your own risk. In some countries, there may be import regulations for an item, while in some countries, it is completely prohibited. In this article, we shared links to the customs websites of each country and courier guidelines.

Prohibited items

  • Aerosol
  • Animals of any form (alive or dead)
  • Animal antiquities
  • Articles of unusual value
  • Artwork*
  • Batteries / lithium-ion batteries
  • Biological samples
  • Cash, cheques, bills, stocks, other marketable securities, and any restricted or illegal substances**
  • Chainsaw
  • Credit cards or ATMs**  
  • Currency / money / cheque / coin / cash / gold / silver bullions
  • Counterfeit / pirated goods and materials
  • Cyanides or precipitates
  • Dangerous goods* 
  • Driving licence / birth cert / identification card / passport / debit card / credit card
  • Drugs (including prescription ) / narcotics / tobacco
  • Dry ice
  • Engines
  • Electronic appliances
  • Electronic devices/products
  • Examination certificates, passports, and insurance documents that cannot be reproduced**  
  • Firecrackers
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Flammable, ignitable, or volatile items such as fireworks, kerosene, gas canisters, or paint thinner** 
  • Food
  • Furs
  • Hazardous goods / toxic powder
  • Jewelry
  • Knives
  • Lighter
  • Living things** 
  • Liquid
  • Lottery tickets
  • Milk powder
  • Minerals* 
  • Mobile phone / telephone SIM & prepaid cards
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Perishable goods
  • Powerbank
  • Plants (Except for Zepto, ZoomIT, and GoLog Flower Delivery) / seed
  • Prototype Goods* 
  • Religious artifacts and items* 
  • Seat belt tensioner
  • Sexual explicit content
  • Sinks
  • Stamps (unless franked)
  • Steering wheel
  • Temperature-sensitive items which require to be stored in a controlled environment** 
  • Toilet fittings
  • Trophies* 
  • Laptop
  • Waste
  • War savings
  • Weapons (real or fake) 
  • Written drafts, original films, tapes, and film material that cannot be reproduced



Dangerous Goods

There are 9 classifications of dangerous goods. Please review your preferred courier's guidelines when shipping dangerous goods.

Photo taken from dgiglobal.com

Photo taken from asean.org

International Deliveries: Prohibited/Restricted Goods

Quick links:

Malaysian customs ● Singapore customs ● Philippines customs ●  Indonesian customs  Janio's guide for shipping to Singapore and its e-commerce market  Janio's guide for shipping to Malaysia and its e-commerce market  Janio's guide for shipping to Indonesia and its e-commerce market  Janio's guide for shipping to the Philippines and its e-commerce market Aramex's guide to each country's customs  Aramex's complete list of prohibited and restricted items for international shipping Aramex's guide for prohibited, restricted, and dangerous goods for international shipment JnT MY international export guide JnT Malaysia (domestic shipments - prohibited goods)

Make sure to accurately declare your parcel's contents. The list of prohibited, restricted, and dangerous goods may update anytime. 

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