Restrictions on shipments

Merchandise HAZ

The following items are not allowed to be shipped:

  • Personal documents (passports, identity cards, credit cards, social security, etc.)
  • Weapons of any kind and their parts
  • Perishable food
  • Cuban cigars
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Explosives and articles containing fuel, gas or gunpowder
  • Medicines
  • Live insects
  • Plants and organic material including flowers
  • Cash
  • Hookahs
  • Flammable or Spray Products
  • Articles containing Alcohol
  • Jewelry
  • Works of Art
  • Electronic cigarettes with liquid nicotine

Hazardous or Flammable Products

In accordance with the Federal Maritime Commission's (F.M.C.) Safety Regulations as of July 30, 2004, and in order to provide adequate protection against hazards to life and property, it was decreed that all merchandise considered Hazardous Material must obtain a special permit to be transported. These goods are:

  • Radioactive Materials
  • Explosives. More than 25 KG
  • Toxic Materials by Inhalation
  • Material Compressed or refrigerated liquid, natural gas or other liquid gas

These can be found in the following items that are most frequently imported:

  • Perfumes in Spray
  • Aerosols
  • Merchandise with gas or compressed air
  • Air Bags
  • Shock Absorbers
  • Safety Belts
  • Gas lighters
  • Spray Painting
  • Magnetized Racks
  • Petroleum CD and DVD Cleaners
  • Explosive charges for nail guns
  • Flammable glue
  • Shaving Gel Spray
  • Acetone
  • Dry Ice
  • Vehicle Oil
  • Disinfectant
  • Thiner
  • Solvent
  • Lithium Batteries