Prohibited Items

The following list of items can´t be transported by Liberty Express. If any of these items arrive to our warehouse in Canada, the customer will have to pay costs of destruction of such items or the return to the supplier. Some of them only have specific restrictions for shipment, which means that the entry into the national territory is not prohibited. In that case the customer can contact us for further details.

Prohibited Articles for shipments to Venezuela

  • Gas masks
  • Bullet-proof protective vests
  • Air gun, paint or air ammunition and everything related to ammunition
  • Zip lines or Slingshots (Chinas) of any kind
  • Pepper spray
  • Sledgehammers
  • Electroshock weapons
  • Airsoft guns
  • Ball bearings
  • Marble
  • Articles containing gas or compressed air.
  • Knives of any type and class (including Machetes and axes).
  • Police batons
  • Protective sporting equipment
  • Camouflage articles
  • Helmets of any kind
  • Chest protectors 
  • Protective gloves
  • Golf balls
  • Baseballs
  • Baseball bats
  • Protective face masks.
  • Knee and elbow pads.
  • Pornographic material.
  • Narcotic or psychotropic substances.
  • Bladed weapons.
  • Living or dead animals
  • Securities, cash, traveler’s checks.
  • Liquids or dangerous chemical products.
  • Hallucinogens 
  • Any product whose transportation may involve contraband.

These prohibitions are mandatory without exceptions.

Prohibited Articles for shipments to Colombia

  • Fertilizers
  • Liquor
  • Aerosols
  • Lotteries
  • Alcohol
  • Used machinery
  • Pornographic Material
  • Dangerous Material
  • Living or dead animals
  • Non-prescribed medications in quantities greater than personal consumption
  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Batteries containing chemicals
  • Jewelry; Gold, Silver, Platinum
  • Pressure containers
  • Sprays or deodorants
  • Furs or fur articles
  • Plants
  • Perimeter security elements
  • Gunpowder and explosives
  • Military clothing
  • Hallucinogens
  • Liquid chemical products
  • Fire extinguishers, matches, radioactives or fireworks
  • Tear gas or pepper spray
  • Gasoline or gas
  • Tobacco and Cigarettes
  • Gas Tools
  • Textiles (except samples)
  • Securities, cash or traveler’s checks

Prohibited Articles for shipments the Dominican Republic

  • Money orders, travel checks and cash
  • Air bags
  • Perishable items
  • Living animals and/or animal skins
  • Spray products
  • CO2
  • Seeds, plants and wood
  • Explosives, fuels and corrosives
  • Firearms, bullets and/or ammunition
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Any article whose first ingredient is alcohol
  • Fireworks and gunpowder
  • Gas, tear gas and pepper gas
  • Lighters and/or matches
  • Batteries containing chemicals
  • Poison
  • Pressurized containers
  • Gas-based tools
  • Passports
  • Pornographic material

Prohibited Articles for shipments to Chile

Prohibited articles for import to Chile

  • Used and retread tires
  • Asbestos in any form
  • Pornography and lewd content
  • Toxic or radioactive industrial wastes
  • Flammable articles
  • Psychotropic and narcotic substances (including Cannabis Sativa whether medicinal or not)
  • Aerosols
  • Perfumes containing alcohol
  • Batteries
  • Banknotes and currency in circulation
  • Goods that are dangerous for animals, agriculture or human health (for example, some agricultural pesticides, toys and children’s articles containing toluene, adhesives made with volatile solvents), which are prohibited by Decree of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and other government agencies.
  • Other goods, which according to current legislation, are forbidden to be imported.

Goods that require visas, certifications or approval from Chilean Public Agencies

  • Firearms, ammunition, explosives and chemical, flammable and asphyxiating substances (Competent Body: General Directorate of National Mobilization).
  • Written or audiovisual material related to martial arts intended for teaching, without any limitation, regardless of the person, establishment or entity that carries out the operation (Competent Authority: Dirección General de Movilización Nacional)
  • Alcohol, alcoholic beverages and vinegars (Competent Authority: Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero).
  • Animals, products, by-products and offal of animal or vegetable origin (Competent Authority: Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero).
  • Fertilizers and pesticides (Competent Authority: Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero)
  • Food products or by-products of animal or vegetable origin (Competent Authority: Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero)
  • Foodstuffs of any kind (Competent Authority: SEREMI de Salud)
  • Pharmaceutical products or foodstuffs for medical and/or cosmetic use (Competent Authority: Instituto Salud Pública de Chile)
  • Narcotics and psychotropic substances that cause dependence (Competent Authority: Instituto Salud Pública de Chile / Seremi de Salud)
  • Toxic or hazardous substances for health (Competent Authority: SEREMI de Salud)
  • Substances toxic or hazardous to health (Competent Authority: SEREMI de Salud)
  • Fertile, fissionable or radioactive elements or materials, radioactive substances, equipment or instruments that generate ionizing radiation (Competent Authority: Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear).
  • Hydrobiological resources, whatever their stage of development, including ornamental species (Competent Authority: Subsecretaría de Pesca).
  • Fishing products (Competent Authority: Subsecretaría de Pesca).
  • Radiocommunication equipment. Requires prior authorization for the use of the transmission band (Competent Authority: Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones)
  • Human remains or ashes from the incineration of human remains (Competent Authority: Ministerio de Salud, Hospital San Juan de Dios).
  • Waste and scrap from batteries and accumulators; waste zinc, lead, antimony, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, pharmaceuticals, organic solvents (Competent Authority: Ministerio de Salud).
  • Species of wild fauna and flora protected by the CITES Convention (Competent Authority: Authority defined in accordance with Article IX of the Convention)
  • The importation of cements to be used in the manufacture of resistance elements for public works and buildings (Prior to customs clearance, they must present a Quality Certificate issued by a Construction Quality Technical Control Laboratory, registered in the official Registry of Construction Quality Control Laboratories of the Ministerio de Vivienda y Urbanismo).

Prohibited Articles for shipments to Costa Rica

  • Any flammable, corrosive or explosive products.
  • Any item with alcohol as the first ingredients.
  • Cleaning solutions.
  • Fireworks and gunpowder.
  • Gas.
  • Pepper gas.
  • Lighters.
  • Precious stones.
  • Natural vitamins or any natural product.
  • Airbags.
  • Used shoes or clothes.
  • Certificates of value.
  • Money checks.
  • Passports or any ID documents.
  • Cash and coins.
  • Stamps and tickets of any kind.
  • Ammunition, firearms and parts of firearms.
  • Batteries that contains any chemicals.
  • Poisons.
  • Pressure containers.
  • Matches.
  • Gas powered tools.
  • Psychotropics, or controlled substances.
  • Tattoo machines or any accessories.
  • Manuscripts.
  • Academic titles or any other type.
  • Credit or debit cards.
  • Personal care items.
  • Personal care products.
  • Perfumes.
  • Hair products.
  • Gels.
  • Edible products.
  • Liquor and drinks.
  • Inks and paints.
  • Massagers.
  • Blisters.
  • Medicated gel.
  • Beauty products.
  • Makeup.
  • Soaps.
  • Any spray or product that damage the ozone layer.
  • Medical equipment.
  • Medicines.
  • Supplement pills.
  • Syrups.
  • Suppositories.
  • Wheels and tires.
  • Vapes and essence’s
  • Refrigerators (They require import authorization from the Government Commission of the Ozone Unit Ministry of Environment and Energy)
  • Air conditioners (They require import authorization from the Government Commission of the Ozone Unit Ministry of Environment and Energy)
  • Wood (Require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock)
  • Skins and products of animal origin (Require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock)
  • Veterinary products and accessories (Require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock)
  • Products for animal use (Require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock)
  • Coffee beans (Require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock)
  • Seeds (Require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock)
  • Plants (Require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock)
  • Products and accessories for agriculture (Require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock)
  • Dairy products (Require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock)
  • Flour (Require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock)

Prohibited Articles for shipments to Panama

  • Manure and fertilizers
  • Medicines
  • Passports (original), Identity Card (original)
  • Credit Cards, Checks,
  • Cash.
  • Liquor, Tobacco and Cigarettes
  • Aerosol sprays
  • Food (in any presentation)
  • pornographic material
  • Dangerous material
  • Live or dead animals
  • Non-prescription drugs in quantities greater than personal consumption
  • weapons and ammunition
  • Batteries containing chemicals
  • Jewels; Gold, Silver, Platinum
  • pressure containers
  • Sprays or deodorants
  • Skins or items in skins
  • Floors
  • Perimeter security elements, Gunpowder and explosives
  • military clothing
  • Hallucinogenic products
  • liquid chemicals
  • Fire Extinguishers, Matches, Radioactive or Fireworks
  • Tear or pepper gas
  • gas tools
  • Securities, cash or traveler’s checks

Prohibited Articles for shipments to Peru

The following products cannot be imported according to Local Customs regulations:

  • Lotions and related products.
  • Creams and related products.
  • Cosmetics (with restriction 3 items per box and only 3 shipments per year, only with valid DNI -CE-PASSPORT).
  • Perfumes (with restriction 3 items per box and only 3 shipments per year, only with valid ID -CE-PASSPORT)
  • Used clothing.
  • Used shoes.
  • Used gloves, hats, caps.
  • Vitamins, Supplements, candies, sweets, chocolates, confectionery.
  • All human and animal consumption products.
  • Products that have direct contact with the skin, or it is introduced in the human or animal body.
  • Wigs or natural or real hair extensions.
  • Fertilizers, Chemicals, Herbicides, Oils, Lubricants, Oils and grease.
  • Oils, Lubricants, Fats, Greases
  • Poultry and Animal Feed
  • Live Animals
  • All Weapons
  • Personal Defense Articles
  • Orthopedics articles and medical equipment.
  • Tattoo Machines.
  • Orthodontic Instruments, Electric toothbrushes.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Old bills, cash, jewelry.
  • Feeding Bottles (with restriction 3 items per box and only 3 shipments per year, only with valid ID -CE-PASSPORT).
  • Coffee, grains, seeds
  • Cigarettes and tobacco
  • Natural and canned foods
  • Framed glasses with magnifying lenses
  • Contact lenses
  • Tires
  • Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs
  • Medicines Promoted by Foreign TV
  • Ammunition, Bullets and Gun Accessories
  • Antique Objects
  • Works of Art
  • Pornography and Sex Toys
  • Plants and Flowers
  • Flammable Products
  • School Supplies
  • Massagers in all its forms.
  • Spare parts and used tools.
  • WIFI items or devices
  • Routers, decoders.
  • GPS
  • Air conditioners (requires OTO permit)
  • Band-aids or skin patches.
  • Vibrating sports bands with adhesives or coupons that stick to the skin.

Below is the exact quantity that can be shipped of the following items:

  • 3 pairs of prestigious brand shoes, (per box)
  • 5 watches, (per box)
  • 5 handbags or purses, (per box)
  • 5 toys, (per box).
  • 1 Drone per box.
  • 1 new hair straightener, or 1 pack of 2 units (per box).
  • 2 HOMOLOGATED cell phones (per box).
  • 3 smart watches with SIM input that work as a cell phone, therefore, the model must be also validated and the watch homologated.
  • New clothes with their tags or with a purchase invoice.
  • 3 cosmetics or perfumes (only 3 times a year shipments, for example: 3 boxes each with 3 cosmetics or perfumes), 3 boxes each one with 3 cosmetics or colognes ONLY WITH IDENTITY CARD – CE OR VALID PASSPORT) and only for personal use.
  • 3 baby bottles per box (only 3 times a year shipments, that is, 3 boxes each one with 3 baby bottles ONLY WITH ID – CE OR VALID PASSPORT) and only for personal use. Otherwise it will not be able to enter the country.

Restricted goods:

THERE ARE ALSO GOODS THAT ARE RESTRICTED, THEREFORE THEY NEED AUTHORIZATION FROM THE CORRESPONDING SECTOR TO ENTER PERU:
  • Cellular phones and telecommunication devices (require permission from the Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones – MTC).
  • Medicines, vitamins, equipment and other medical devices (require permission from the Dirección General de Medicamentos, Insumos y Drogas – DIGEMID)

Prohibited Articles for shipments to Spain

  • Live animals
  • Mounted animals (trophies), animal parts such as ivory, shark fin, animal remains or animal products not intended for human consumption and prohibited by CITES. Items prohibited by Conventions and/or local laws
  • Human remains or ashes
  • Precious metals (in bars, ingots, etc.)
  • Legal tender (banknotes or coins)
  • Loose precious or semiprecious stones
  • Weapons, ammunition, explosives and explosive devices
  • Illegal items such as counterfeit* or narcotics
  • Antiques (breakable or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Crude metals
  • Coins
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible material (in accordance with IATA regulations)
  • Jewelry, precious metals or stones
  • Narcotic (illegal) products
  • Cosmetics
  • Food
  • Medicines
  • Seeds and plants
  • Drugs (including tobacco)
  • Gaming devices
  • Imitation and piracy
  • Melatonin
  • Playing cards
  • Pornography
  • Shark cartilage

Prohibited Articles for shipments to the United States

  • Food
  • Medicines
  • Creams or articles for human consumption
  • Unpatented or imitation items
  • Cash
  • Jewelry
  • Credit cards
  • Passports or their derivatives
  • Flammable liquids
  • Pornographic material
  • Poison
  • Weapons
  • War toys
  • Military clothing
  • Seeds and plants
  • Live or dead animals
  • Furs and fur articles
  • Processed food
  • Oils

Prohibited Articles for shipments to Europe

Applies to Spain, Italy and Portugal

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Items of exceptional value (e.g. works of art, collectibles, antiques, precious stones, gold and silver)
  • Dangerous goods/harmful materials
  • Firearms, ammunition, explosives and explosive devices
  • Furs and fur products
  • Ivory products
  • Animals: Live or stuffed (mounted animals or trophies) animal parts such as ivory, shark fin, animal carcasses or animal products not intended for human consumption and prohibited by CITES. Articles prohibited by Conventions and/or local laws.
  • Money and negotiable securities
  • Perishable goods: In order to prevent the introduction of infectious animal diseases into the European Union, the introduction of food and beverages is prohibited.
  • Pornographic material
  • Seeds, plants and vegetables: In order to protect plant products, the import of seeds, plants, fruits, vegetables and flowers from other countries is subject to phytosanitary control and must have the corresponding certificate.
  • Seals of extraordinary value
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Unaccompanied baggage
  • Toys
  • Medical, cosmetic and hygiene products: the import/export of medical, cosmetic or hygiene products is subject to the issuance of the corresponding certificate by the Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios (AEMPS).
  • Medicines: the import and/or export of medicines may only be carried out by laboratories and distribution entities that comply with the legally established requirements. Therefore, the shipment of postal packages containing medicines by individuals or other companies other than the aforementioned is not allowed.
  • Goods that infringe industrial and/or intellectual property rights: The import and export of goods that infringe industrial and/or intellectual property rights is prohibited, and if detected during customs control, they will be retained.
  • Illegal items such as counterfeit or narcotics.
  • Human remains or ashes.
  • Raw metal
  • Jewelry
  • Asbestos
  • Hazardous materials (according to IATA regulations)
  • Melatonin
  • Playing cards
  • Pornography
  • Shark cartilage
  • Items with Alkaline batteries: small sizes are allowed. The battery must NOT be connected to any device to avoid short circuits. Also, they must be labeled with UN2795.
  • Items with Lithium batteries: Packages with equipment containing less than 2 batteries or 4 cells are acceptable. For example: A package containing a laptop computer may have 1 lithium-ion battery and 2 small lithium metal button cells installed. Defective, damaged or recalled batteries are not allowed.

Prohibited Articles for shipments to Guatemala

  • Narcotics or psychotropic substances.
  • Firearms or edged weapons.
  • Jewelry (Diamonds, Gold).
  • Explosive materials. Flammable Aerosols.
  • Cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances, Perfumes, Aerosols, Shampoo, Keratin, Hair ampoule.
  • Tobacco (cigars)
  • Foodstuffs of all kinds
  • Alcoholic Beverages (Wine, Rum)
  • Cash – Credit Cards – Checks, Securities, cash, traveler’s checks.
  • Original ID cards or Passports.
  • All types of fire extinguishers in any form and/or presentation.
  • All types of infectious substances or materials.
  • Experimental laboratory specimens.
  • Viral organisms and cultures of infectious bacteria.
  • All types of cylinders with gases and compressed air.
  • Live or dead animals.
  • Corrosive and flammable liquids and solids, poisons, greasy materials and coloring powders.
  • Elements of radioactive material of any nature.
  • Foodstuffs.
  • Medicines.
  • Cylinders (full or empty).
  • Seeds.
  • Plants.
  • Military clothing.
  • Securities, cash, traveler’s checks.
  • Poisons.
  • Hallucinogenic products.
  • Perimeter security elements (surveillance cameras, closed-circuit TV).
  • Bitcoin machines

Note: There is also regulation for those items whose transportation is prohibited by international or local laws of the destination country.

Prohibited Articles for shipments to Ecuador

  • Used or rebuilt cell phones (The shipment of only one cell phone per year is allowed, completely new, you must have Ecuadorian ID, you must ship only the cell phone in the purchase).
  • Used spare parts of vehicles, motorcycles and 4 wheelers/Quad bikes.
  • Used clothes.
  • Motor vehicles.
  • Explosives and ammunition.
  • Toxic substances.
  • Drugs and narcotics.
  • Seeds, plants, flowers and unprocessed wood.
  • Live animals.
  • Human or animal corpses.
  • Medicines without medical prescription.
  • Fireworks and gunpowder.
  • Firearms.
  • Loaded lighters.
  • Perishable products – Food or other products of rapid decomposition (Fruits, Vegetables).
  • Perishable products – Food or other products of rapid decomposition (Fruits, Vegetables).
  • Batteries with liquid chemicals.
  • Gas based tools.
  • Engines with loaded liquids (oils, gasoline, diesel).
  • Cash.
  • Radioactive products, devices or material.
  • Pornographic material.
  • Jewelry and works of art without exact declared value and insurance policy.
  • Articles with alcohol or sprays. Perfumes, Fragrance Body Mists, Hair sprays and other products with chemicals or aerosols considered dangerous.
  • Alcoholic Beverages

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