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Shipping restrictions

Please take note that we follow strictly to this list of items that
cannot be imported into Singapore and exported out from the
destination countries as indicated below.

Please check this list often for any updates to prevent any delay in your packages.
Click on the tabs below to view the unauthorized items for each country.

 

 

 

Prohibited items for import into Singapore

The following commodities are not acceptable for transport by vPost under any circumstances.

  • Articles, publications of a pornographic or obscene nature
  • Animals
  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos 
  • Bullion
  • Currency
  • Chewing gum
  • Chewing tobacco and imitation tobacco products (e.g. electronic cigarettes, etc)
  • Cigarette lighters in shapes of pistols or revolvers 
  • Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances 
  • Explosives, poisons, radioactive material, compressed gas, corrosive, firearms, flammables and any item which by its nature can potentially cause damage to other items or expose regulatory and customs officers to injury.
  • Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
  • Firecrackers 
  • Firearms, parts thereof and ammunition
  • Furs
  • Fishes and fishery products (including fin fish, crustaceans and molluscs)
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Human remains, including ashes
  • Jewelry, precious metals and stones
  • Laser pointers (requires appropriate licenses from NEA)
  • Medical samples (e.g. biological/diagnostic specimens, blood, urine, bodily fluids, etc.)
  • Meat or animal extracts
  • Narcotics (illegal)
  • Processed egg
  • Pets
  • Perishable foods
  • Reproduction of copyright publications, video tapes, video compact discs, digital video discs, laser discs, records or cassettes
  • Seditious and treasonable materials
  • Supplements claim to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent animal diseases
  • Seed/life plant (requires phytosanitary certificate from the country of origin and an import permit from AVA)
  • Visual media (films, video tapes, discs) that are banned in Singapore by the MDA (please refer to MDA's Media Classification database to determine whether a product is banned)
  • Alcohol products and beverages (Item(s) would be discard at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)

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Prohibited items for export from Japan

  • Any type of standalone batteries 
  • Animals and plants 
  • Beef extract 
  • Chemicals and drugs 
  • Coins and bills 
  • Dangerous goods classified by Japanese local regulation or IATA Dangerous Regulations including any materials with dry ice
  • Flammable items such as perfume / nail polish
  • Items restricted by the Washington Treaty, ie. ivory 
  • Items that require temperature control 
  • Meat or animal extracts 
  • Perishable foods 
  • Precious stones and metal 
  • Restricted or controlled items by the Japanese Government
  • Sanitizers
  • Tobacco, including cigars and cigarettes 
  • Weapons such as guns, swords and knives 

This list may be updated from time to time. Please contact the Japanese Customs for any enquiry.

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Prohibited items for export from USA

  • Any type of standalone batteries 
  • Any additional battery/batteries that is packed in the same package but separated from the device
  • Alcohol products and beverages 
  • Counterfeit goods 
  • Diamonds 
  • Electronic device which contains battery purchased from ebay/ individual seller
  • Engine oils / essential oils 
  • Fuels, gasoline and gas torches 
  • Flammable and toxic content products (e.g. products with Minoxidil, zinc oxide, Rosemary Oil and etc.)
  • Firearms (or parts thereof) 
  • Infectious substances 
  • Lighters with fuel and lighter fluid 
  • Magnets
  • Munitions of war 
  • Meat or animal extracts
  • Nail polish and nail polish removers 
  • Narcotic drugs 
  • Pornographic materials 
  • Perishable foods 
  • Precious metals and Gemstones 
  • Paper currency, coins, credit cards and cheques 
  • Perfumes, colognes, eau de toilette and fragrance sprays 
  • Radioactive materials 
  • Sprays, aerosol cans and compressed gas cylinders 
  • Sanitizers
  • Turpentine and paint thinner 
  • Weapons (swords / knives / guns, etc).
  • Alcohol products and beverages (Item(s) would be discard at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)

This list may be updated from time to time. Please contact the U.S. & European Customs for any enquiry.

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Prohibited items for export from Europe

  • Any type of standalone batteries 
  • Any additional battery/batteries that is packed in the same package but separated from the device
  • Alcohol products and beverages 
  • Counterfeit goods 
  • Diamonds 
  • Electronic device which contains battery purchased from ebay/ individual seller
  • Engine oils / essential oils 
  • Fuels, gasoline and gas torches 
  • Flammable and toxic content products (e.g. products with Minoxidil, zinc oxide, Rosemary Oil and etc.)
  • Firearms (or parts thereof) 
  • Infectious substances 
  • Lighters with fuel and lighter fluid 
  • Magnets
  • Munitions of war 
  • Meat or animal extracts
  • Nail polish and nail polish removers 
  • Narcotic drugs 
  • Pornographic materials 
  • Perishable foods 
  • Precious metals and Gemstones 
  • Paper currency, coins, credit cards and cheques 
  • Perfumes, colognes, eau de toilette and fragrance sprays 
  • Radioactive materials 
  • Sprays, aerosol cans and compressed gas cylinders 
  • Sanitizers
  • Turpentine and paint thinner 
  • Weapons (swords / knives / guns, etc).

This list may be updated from time to time. Please contact the U.S. & European Customs for any enquiry.

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Prohibited items for export from China

  • Artwork, Antiques and Collectibles
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Any type of standalone batteries
  • Currency Cosmetics
  • Counterfeit or Pirated goods or materials
  • Cigarette lighters in shapes of pistols or revolvers
  • Chewing Gums
  • Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances
  •  Dangerous Goods (hazardous or combustible materials) including asbestos, ammunition, explosives, poisons, flammable items, radioactive material, compressed gas, corrosive, firearms and any item which by its nature of packing cause damage to other items or expose officers of Singpost to injury
  • Firecrackers
  • Flammable items such as perfume/nail polish
  • Jewelry, Precious metals and stones including gold and silver
  • Live animals, reptiles, snakes, birds, insects and endangered species of wildlife, and their by-products
  • Medical samples (e.g. biological/diagnostic specimens, blood, urine, bodily fluids, etc.)
  • Meat or animal extracts
  • Pornography
  • Perishable items (e.g. foodstuffs, products require temperature controls, etc.)
  • Radio transceivers and secure communication devices
  • Seeds/life plant
  • Seditious and treasonable materials
  • Sanitizers
  • Tobacco products
  • White powdery substance or item (e.g. baby powder, etc.)
  • Weapons (swords/knives/guns etc.)

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