International Prohibited items

Tips to International parcel delivery success:

  • Weigh your parcel in kilograms
  • Measure the size of your parcel in cm (Length, Width and Height)
  • Complete the customs declaration form. 
  • If sending multiple items in one order, make sure you list them all, including a description and the value.
  • Print off all labels and paperwork
  • Make sure you're not sending anything that may be a prohibited item (check the full list below).

Prohibited items

All items listed below (or any item similar in description or content) cannot be carried under any circumstances by ipostparcels.com. Any person sending such items may have their order cancelled without notice or refund.

For clarity, Dangerous Goods are substances or articles that can pose a hazard to the health and safety of people or may cause damage to property or the environment (in the event of a leak or spillage).

IMPORTANT:This list is not exhaustive; it exists as a rough guide only. Please check our terms and conditions for more accuracy.

  • Weapons/explosives/munitions
  • Animals/animal parts/livestock and insects
  • Baby Milk (to China Only)
  • Biological Samples
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Firearms including replicas and imitations
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Hazardous Goods
  • Human Remains
  • Infectious substances
  • Lighter fluid and Matches
  • Cosmetics & Make Up

No compensation Items

The below listed items are unsuitable for carriage in our network and as such can only be carried on a no compensation basis.  If such items are dispatched with ipostparcels.com the goods will travel at the risk of the sender and compensation will not be made should loss or damage be incurred.

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Antiques
  • Artwork & Works of Art
  • Bullion
  • Car body panels/bumpers/car seats/Airbags/batteries/windows/windscreens
  • Credit/Debit cards
  • Currency/gift vouchers/Travelers cheques /Money Orders/negotiable instruments in bearer form
  • Ceramics (including Pottery/China/Stoneware/Marble etc.)
  • Designer Goods (including handbags/footwear/clothing/watches/jewellery)
  • Medicines (including over the counter medicines and prescription drugs)
  • Foodstuffs
  • Fossils
  • Furniture (assembled i.e. Sofa’s/Wardrobes/Tables)
  • Glass (including mirrors/light bulbs etc.)
  • Inks and Toners
  • Important Documents (i.e. Passports/tenders/share option certificates etc.)
  • Liquids
  • Paint
  • Perishable Goods
  • Plants
  • Precious Metals and Precious Stones (i.e. Gold, Silver, Diamonds etc.)
  • Stamps
  • Televisions or other electronic graphical display equipment with screen size exceeding 37 inches
  • Tobacco Products
  • White Goods (Fridges/freezers, washing machines etc.)

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Please note if you do not select the “signature required” delivery option, UKMail will not be liable should your items be subsequently lost or damaged after the delivery (see clause 11.7 of the Terms & Conditions). *We define a “Parcel” as a package with dimensions up to 80cm x 80cm x 80cm and a weight of up to 25kg.

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