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Race Couriers

Prohibited and Restricted Good

If you are unsure if the commodities you are shipping are dangerous or restricted, please contact us and we’ll clarify and answer any questions you may have. All international shipments are subject to security screening and additional charges may apply for exceptional activities.


  • Animals (incl. insects, hatching eggs)
  • Bullion
  • Counterfeit or pirated goods
  • Currency
  • Dangerous goods, hazardous or combustible materials
  • Drugs and narcotics (illegal)
  • Firearms, weapons, knives, ammunition (including replicas), airsoft guns
  • Human remains (incl. ashes)
  • Irreplaceable items
  • Negotiable instruments in Bearer Form
  • Pornography
  • Any item(s), the carriage of which is prohibited by any law, regulation or state of any federal, state or local government to or through which the shipment may be carried.


  • Aerosols (incl. hair spray, deodorants)
  • Airbag inflators and modules or seat-belt pretensioners
  • Alcoholic beverages containing >24% alcohol by volume
  • Batteries/cells including lithium-ion/polymer/metal – alone and in or with electronic devices (incl. Powerbanks)
  • Batteries classified as dangerous such as wet spillable/non-spillable lead-acid/alkaline batteries
  • Carbon dioxide, solid (Dry Ice)
  • Corrosives such as: acids, corrosive paint and dyes, rust removers
  • Environmental waste (incl. used engine oil, used or damaged batteries)
  • Explosives or ammunition (incl. fireworks, flares, sparklers)
  • Flammable liquids (incl. acetone, lighter fluid, solvent-based paints)
  • Flammable solids (incl. magnesium, potassium)
  • Gases (incl. flammable, non-flammable, compressed, toxic gases)
  • Infectious and/or biological substances expected to contain pathogens or other agents
  • Matches, lighters or lighter refills (incl. cigarette lighters containing petrol or butane lighters)
  • Oxidizing materials or organic peroxides (incl. disinfectants, hair dyes)
  • Pesticides, toxic herbicides, and insecticides or poisons toxic substances


  • Alcoholic beverages (incl. beer, wine, spirits)
  • Animal (endangered) products, furs, ivory, plant products and plants (incl. animal skins, cotton, seeds, teas)
  • Antiques or Fine Art or Works of Art
  • Collectibles and/or rare items (worth more than its original purchase or not commonly available)
  • Drugs and pharmaceutical products
  • Foreign lotteries (incl. circulars)
  • Industrial diamonds/carbons
  • Medical samples
  • Milk powder
  • Negotiable instruments in Non-bearer Form
  • Perishable items (incl. flowers, foodstuffs, items requiring temperature control or special handling)
  • Precious metals and stones (incl. jewelry)
  • Publications (certain types may be restricted by law)
  • Soil, earth
  • Toys
  • Tobacco
  • Watches, costume jewelry