Prohibited And Restricted Items

Products Not Allowed To Export Across Borders From India
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The following items and any similar items to the ones listed are prohibited from shipping internationally to foreign countries. In case of shipping any of these can result in prosecution, heavy fines or imprisonment. All dangerous goods as defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are prohibited from exporting, unless received special allowance in advance.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and has been compiled as per updates from our carrier partners, but the regulations regarding cross-border restrictions are always subject to changes.

Last Updated: 25 July 2022

  • Aerosols

    Spray paints, air fresheners, etc

  • Alcoholic beverages

    containing more than 70% alcohol by volume (ABV)

  • Ammunition

    Excluding lead pellets and other airgun and airsoft projectiles

  • Batteries

    Including wet spillable lead acid/lead alkaline batteries (such as car batteries)

  • Diagnostic specimens including urine, blood, faeces and animal remains

  • E.g. contaminated dressings, bandages and needles

  • Such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin, LSD, opium and amyl nitrate

  • Including dyes, acids, corrosive paint and rust removers, caustic soda, mercury and gallium metal

  • Including used batteries and used engine oil

  • Including fireworks, flares, blasting caps, party poppers

  • Including petroleum, lighter fluid, certain adhesives, solvent based paints, wood varnish, enamels, acetone & all nail varnish removers

  • Including magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc powder and firelighters

  • Including new, used and empty gas cylinders, ethane, butane, refills for lighters, fire extinguishers and scuba tanks, life jackets, nitrogen dioxide and carbon dioxide canisters including culinary foaming devices and soda stream

  • Including any type of rechargeable battery-powered: self-balancing scooter, mono-wheel, stand-up unicycle or electric skateboard

  • As classified in latest edition of the Technical Instructions for Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air published by the International Civil Aviation Organization

  • Containing flammable liquid or gas (Including used butane, petrol cigar and cigarette lighters)

  • With a field strength of 0.418A/metre or more at a distance of 4.6 metres from the outside of the package

  • Including disinfectants, nitrates and hair dyes or colourants containing peroxide

  • E.g. weedkiller and any chemical used to kill pests and insects including fly sprays

  • Food & beverages requiring refrigeration and other environmental control.

  • Lottery tickets and gambling devices where prohibited by national, provincial, state or local law

  • Corpses, cremated or disinterred remains

  • Including eau de parfum and eau de toilette

  • In any digital or analog form (CD, Cassettes, magazines and USBs)

  • Classified as dangerous goods such as luminous dials from aircraft

  • Including Section 5 firearms, CS gas and pepper sprays, flick knives and other knives that are banned under UK laws, tasers and stun guns

  • Paints, wood varnishes and enamels

  • Poisons

    Toxic liquids, solids and gases including substances that are liable to cause death or injury if swallowed or inhaled or by skin contact, including arsenic, cyanide, fluorine, rat poison


Shipment of some items may depend on the customs of the country you are shipping to. Additionally, goods made in overseas prisons, counterfeit goods; vulnerable goods such as ceramics, china, crystal, glass, mirrors, porcelain, marble are also prohibited from shipping.

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    IEC: A unique 10-digit alpha numeric code required to start import or export from IndiaAD code: A 14-digit numerical code mandatory for exports customs clearanceGST: GSTIN number can be obtained from the official GST portal