Prohibited Commodities for the United States

Prohibited Commodities for the United States

Prohibited Commodities for the United States

Commodities where you should contact your local Customer Service advisor to clarify shipping requirements
Asbestos
Firearms, parts of
Gambling devices
Imitation (replica) firearms, weapons
Ivory
Loose precious stones
Pornography

Shipping Commodities u2013 What You Need to Know
Certain commodities are considered as u201cNon-Documentu201d and need to be accompanied by an invoice and, in some cases, additional customs documentation. Other commodities are considered simply as a u201cDocumentu201d and only require au00a0 Waybill to be completed. The following list explains what you need to do in order to ship various commodities.
Document Commodities (Require only Waybill)
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Blueprints Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Business cards
Cash letters
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled
Cheques, cashier
Computer printouts
Deeds
Diaries
Diskettes
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Invoices, not blank
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Microfiche & microfilm
Money orders
Passports
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Slides Tapes: computer
Transparencies
Visa applications
Commodities where you should contact your local Customer Service advisor to clarify shipping requirements
Asbestos
Firearms, parts of
Gambling devices
Imitation (replica) firearms, weapons

illegal drugs
Ivory
Loose precious stones
Pornography
You will be asked to provide your social security number or tax id number because we must submit a completed entry form to Customs that identifies the ultimate recipient or the importer of record by one of these numbers, as well as the name and address at the time of entry.

Goods being imported into the U.S. must go through United States Customs and Border Protection.

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