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Prohibited Items
Prohibited Items By Air or Sea


It is important to us that we make your international move as smooth a process as is possible. With this in mind we would like to point out the items which are restricted from your shipment. The list below may impact the customs clearance process both at origin and destination and could result in penalties.

The following cannot be included in your shipment under any circumstances.

Flammable Liquids

E.g. Oils, Petrol, Paint, Paint Thinners, Varnish, Kerosene, Gasoline, Propane, Turpentine, Pure Alcohol, Mentholated Spirits, Photographic Developers, Perfume, Lighter Fluid

Toxins and Poisons

E.g. Arsenic, Polishes, Pesticides, Weed Killers, Poisons


E.g. Flares, Fireworks, Ammunition, Black Powder

Flammable Gases

E.g. Oxygen, Methane, Acetylene, Chlorine Gas, Fire Extinguishers

Radioactive Materials

E.g. Wet Batteries


E.g. Oxides, Mercury, Caustic Solutions, Acids, Solvents, Drain Cleaner, Bleach, Batteries

Firearms / Weapons

E.g. Hand Guns, Military Weapons, Fully Automatic Weapons, BB Guns, Switch Blades, Knives, Swords


E.g. Irritants, Matches, Life Rafts, Scuba Tanks, Aerosol Cans, Pressurized Vessels, Butane Lighters and Refills, Explosive Devices, Compressed Gas & Cylinders (including soft drink makers), Prescription Medicine, Drug & Drug Paraphernalia, Hover Boards, Drones, Animal Skins/Furs

Food / Plants

E.g. Live Plants, Seeds, Fresh Fruits / Vegetables, Meat & Milk Products, Tuna Fish Products, Pet Food

Restricted Items

The following are a list of items that are weight not permitted or will incur taxes and duties or require licences for the majority of international destinations. Please check with your move consultant for any additional country specific restrictions.

The following are a list of items that we would ask you carry within your personal luggage and not include in your shipment

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