The following items are strictly prohibited from shipment, and must not be sent through our services under any circumstance. Any of these items being sent may result prosecution, heavy fines and imprisonment.
- Aerosol cans / sprays
- Animal skins / Furs / Any Animal Parts / Ivory and ivory products
- Box with Hazardous label - Items sent with a Hazardous label attached will be classed as such. DO NOT RE USE OLD HAZARDOUS BOXES
- Dangerous goods - eg Explosives / Fireworks / Radioactive Materials / Deactivated or Replica Weapons and Munitions / Firearms / Swords / Knives / Weapons
- Engines / Generators / Gearboxes or any part containing or having contained oil/petrol unless flushed through
- Fire Extinguishers / Life Jackets
- Food items (Perishable) Outside the EU
- Hazardous materials eg Paint / Adhesives / Chemicals / Flammable resins, solvents, liquids / Compressed Air / Items containing any gases
- Household goods containing flammable or corrosive liquids, such as oven or drain cleaners
- Human or Animal Remains
- Liquids / Adhesives / Paint
- Live animals
- Magnets or items containing ferro-magnetic material
- Money or Negotiable items e.g. stocks and bonds
- Passports / Birth Certificates
- Pornographic materials
- Prescribed Drugs / Medication
- Tobacco and tobacco products
- Wet or Lithium Batteries (Not including Dry Cell)
The following items are deemed unsuitable for shipment by our services, and are therefore restricted. Any of these items being sent may result in surcharges, delays or confiscation by authorities where appropriate. No transit cover or guarantees whatsoever will apply to these items. THESE ITEMS ARE SENT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
- Articles of exceptional value (eg, works of art, antiques, precious stones, gold and silver)
- Food items (Perishable) All areas
- Furniture (Unless Flatpacked)
- Glass / Crystal / Ceramic / Porcelaine/ Plaster / Marble / China / Stone / Resin - (or any item containing these matierals)
- Perishable goods
- Plants / Seeds / Flowers
- Televisions / Plasma & TFT Screens, Monitors
- Unaccompanied baggage / Suitcases
- White Goods -fridges, ovens- (also known as range, stove, cooking plate,
or cooktop), Microwaves, dishwasher, Washing Machine etc.)
We will not accept any materials and products that may be dangerous or hazardous to handling staff.
To comply with strict regulations we will not carry any substances classified as dangerous in the latest edition of the IATA publication.
Also prohibited are: Shipments with inherent vice; Shipments which by their nature are likely to soil, impair or damage persons, merchandise or equipment; Goods the carriage of which is prohibited by law in the country of origin, transit or destination; Goods which attract excise duty or which require special facilities, safety precautions or permits.
It is the sender’s responsibility to comply with current government regulations or laws applicable in each country. Not all commodities can be shipped to all countries.
If you have any questions regarding possible restrictions or prohibitions, we would advise that you, to contact the proper Customs Authority. The following link will assist you in locating the correct website: http://www.wcoomd.org/customwebsites/ Alternatively, please feel free to contact your local depot for further assistance.
Dangerous prohibited goods
City Air Express complies with strict transport regulations. By law we cannot
carry certain goods and substances. Please check these guidelines on prohibited
goods before you arrange despatch.
Class One: Explosives Definition: Any chemical compound, mixture or device capable of producing an explosive-pyrotechnic effect, with substantial instantaneous release of heat and gas. All explosives are prohibited. Examples: Nitroglycerine; Fireworks; Blasting caps; Christmas Cracker Snaps; Igniters; Fuses; Flares; Ammunition, etc.
Class Two: Gases compressed, liquified or dissolved under pressure. Definitions: Permanent gases which cannot be liquified at ambient temperatures; liquified gases, which become liquid under pressure at ambient temperatures; dissolved gases which are dissolved under pressure in a solvent.
All flammable compressed gases are prohibited. Examples: Hydrogen; Ethane; Methane; Propane; Butane; Cigarette lighters; Gas Cylinders for camping stoves, blowlamps, etc.
- All toxic compressed gases are prohibited. Examples: Chlorine; Fluorine, etc.
- All non-flammable compressed gases are prohibited. Examples: Carbon Dioxide; Nitrogen; Neon; Fire Extinguishers containing such gases, etc.
- All aerosols are prohibited.
Class Three: Flammable Liquids Definition: Liquids, mixtures
of liquids, or liquids containing solids in solution or suspension that give
off a flammable vapour. Any liquid with a closed cup flash point below 60.5°
C is prohibited. Examples: Acetone; Benzene; Cleaning Compounds; Gasoline; Lighter
Fuel; Paint Thinners and Removers; Petroleum; Solvents, etc.
Class Four: Flammable Solids Definition: Substances liable to spontaneous combustion. Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases. Solid materials that are liable to cause fire by friction, absorption of water, spontaneous chemical changes, or retained heat from manufacturing or processing, or which can be readily ignited and burn vigorously. Examples: Matches (any type inc. safety); Calcium Carbide; Cellulose Nitrate products; Metallic Magnesium; Nitro-cellulose based film; Phosphorous; Potassium; Sodium; Sodium Hydride; Zinc Powder; Zirconium Hydride, etc.
Class Five: Oxidising Substances and Organic Peroxides Definition: Though not necessarily combustible themselves, these substances may cause or contribute to combustion of other substances. They may also be liable to explosive decomposition, react dangerously with other substances, and be injurious to health. All oxidising substances and organic peroxides are prohibited. Examples: Bromates; Chlorates; Components of Fibreglass repair kits; Nitrates; Perchlorates; Permangamates; Peroxides, etc.
Class Six: Toxic and Infectious Substances. Definition: substances liable to cause death or injury if swallowed or inhaled, or by skin contact. All toxic substances are prohibited. Examples: Arsenic; Beryllium; Cyanide; Fluorine; Hydrogen Selenide; Infectious substances containing micro-organisms or their toxins which are known to cause (or are suspected of causing) disease; Mercury; Mercury Salts; Mustard Gas; Nitrobenzine; Nitrogen Dioxide; Pesticides; Poisons; Rat Poison, etc. Pathogens in Risk Group 4 and selected Risk Group 3 pathogens listed in Schedule 9, part 5 of the latest edition of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations are prohibited. Examples: Clinical, environmental and medical waste; Ebola; Foot and Mouth disease.
Class Seven: Radioactive Material Definition: All materials and samples that are classified as radioactive using Table 2-12 of the latest edition of the International Civil Aviation Organisation's Technical Instructions. Examples: Fissile Material (Uranium 235,etc.); Radioactive Waste Material; Uranium or Thorium Ores, etc.
Class Eight: Corrosives Definition: Substances which can cause severe damage by chemical action to living tissue, other freight, or the means of transport. All corrosive substances are prohibited. Examples: Aluminium Chloride; Caustic Soda; Corrosive Cleaning Fluid; Corrosive Rust Remover/ Preventative; Corrosive Paint Remover; Electric Storage Batteries; Hydrochloric Acid; Nitric Acid; Sulphuric Acid, etc.
Class Nine: Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods Definition: Substances which present dangers not covered elsewhere. Examples: Asbestos; Dry Ice (solid carbon dioxide); Magnetised Material with a magnetic field strength of 0.159 A/m or more at a distance of 2.1m from the outside of the parcel.