Restricted items to move overseas

Items That A Removals Company Will Not Move Overseas

Avoid restricted items for a trouble free shipment

When you are looking to move overseas you may not even think about the restricted items that you are not permitted to ship. It is imperative to research as much as possible of the items that are not allowed to enter your chosen destination before you decide to pack everything. Make sure that you are aware of what your international removals company will and will not move for an easier and less stressful experience. Some countries operate a zero tolerance to restricted items whilst others are much more relaxed. With zero tolerance, you could even be looking a very hefty fine if items are found with your belongings or at the very least have them confiscated by customs at the port of entry.

Restricted items that will not be tolerated when moving overseas

The list of restricted items can and do vary from country to country, so always make sure you know what these items could be in advance. Here is a list of some items that are not tolerated whatsoever;

  • Illegal Drugs of any kind
  • Offensive weapons such as flick knives and guns
  • Self-defence sprays such as pepper or CS Gas
  • Endangered animal plant species
  • Rough Diamonds
  • Indecent or obscene material
  • Meat or dairy products
  • Tobacco loose or cigarettes
  • Alcohol
  • Motor fuels and petrol
  • Paint
  • Gas cylinders (full or empty)
  • Gas (eg. Propane, butane, hydrogen, helium)

The restricted items when moving to another country is not exhaustive and each country has their own restrictions in place. Great information can be obtained by searching for prohibited and restricted items on the internet.

Custom Regulations with House Removal items

When shipping your furniture and or belongings to another country, you will need to be aware of the customs procedures and formalities. This includes charges in some destinations such as duty and taxes. The more expensive the item, the more you may have to pay in duties and taxes unless your household belongings are exempt from such fees. If that is the case then you will not be required to pay this upon arrival.

Research is key when moving overseas so always check first if any items that you are unsure of are in fact restricted or prohibited either with your agent or with the Embassy or Consulate. For further information about restricted items and house removal services, please contact House Removals Worldwide today.


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