There are some items you're not able to ship with UPS—no exceptions!

Be sure to read the UPS Guide for Transporting Hazardous Materials when shipping anything UPS considers dangerous. You are liable for any failure to follow the rules.

UPS List of Prohibited Items

The items that UPS prohibits includes but isn't limited to:

  • Shipments prohibited by law

  • Bank bills, notes or currency (Other than coin)

  • Common fireworks

  • Hazardous waste or hazardous waste service

  • Human remains, fetal remains, human body parts, human embryos, or components thereof

  • Ivory

  • Marijuana, including marijuana intended for medicinal use

  • Postage stamps

  • Shark fins

  • Vape products within, to, or from the U.S

UPS also prohibits:

Goods moving under ATA Carnet and all temporary exports and imports; goods moving under FCR, FCT and CAD (Cash Against Document); shipments with inherent vice, 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 (such as ivory); goods which attract excise duty, or which require special facilities, safety precautions or permits.

To learn more about what UPS prohibits, visit the UPS website.

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