Forbidden Item List

Forbidden Food

  • Honey
  • Milk Powder and Dairy Products
  • Jelly Powder
  • Dried Fruits and Nuts: almond, raisin, walnut, nutlets, dried fruits, nuts, dried apple and dried mango
  • Supplements: vitamin and calcium tablets
  • Instant noodles with sauce, seasoning or soup pack
  • Pineapple Cake
  • Dried seafood: American ginseng, dried mushrooms, fish maw, dried sea cucumber, ginseng, dried scallop, edible bird’s nest
  • Chicken Essence and Pure Chicken Essence
  • Health Soup Package (Ready-made soup material bag, herbal tea bag, medicinal herbs and ready-to-drink soup)
  • Seasoning Powder or sauce
  • Drinks in foil or paper: lemon tea, apple juice, grape juice, mango juice
  • Canned Drinks/Soft Drinks
  • Canned Food
  • Any Food with medicinal materials (including Chinese medicine)

Regarding the shipping restriction of other food and demonstration on food shipping with Spaceship, please refer to: Shipping Food overseas

Restricted Items(commodities acceptable under certain conditions)

Only specific global courier(s) accept shipment of the following special item categories. If your parcel includes these items, please contact Spaceship to get shipment advice in advance so as to make sure that your parcel can arrive the destination smoothly.

Electronic components, batteries delivered separately, dry batteries and lithium batteries delivered separately in batches cannot pass the security check.

*Mobile phone, Laptop, Tablet, and other electronic products with lithium batteries can be shipped with the battery. If you are sending small amount (less than 3), you can use normal packaging. However, if you are shipping more than that, you have to hand in MSDS prove.

More Information: Shipping Tutorial (Electronic products with lithium batteries)

Radio Transceiver

All radios and devices including Bluetooth function/WIFI function


Alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, spirits)

Medical samples (e.g. blood, urine, tissue)

Negotiable instruments (i.e. a variety of financial documents which bring the bearer direct monetary benefit)

Antiques (non-fragile), works of art, fine art

Religious Products


Other International Shipment Forbidden Items



For example eye drop, pain relief patch, anti-dermatitis cream and medicine.

All Powder Products

Products with powder, such as makeup, skincare and personal sanitary products.

Liquid (regardless of the packaging)

Such as alcohol, toner eyeliner, sunscreen, contact lens nursing solution, eye drops, saline, mosquito repellent, gold-plating solution, aluminum paste, glow stick, mercury thermometer, etc.


Beverages containing 24% or more alcohol by volume

Gas, Compressed Gas and Pressure Tank

For example, compressed gas, dry ice, fire extinguisher, gas cartridge, inflatable sphere, life saver, explosive airbag, aerosol, gas lighter, gas cylinder and light bulb

Lottery and Cash

Lottery tickets, gambling equipment, coins and stamps for collection, counterfeit currency and securities, and items equivalent to currency (coins, cash, currency, banknotes and securities



Jewellery, precious metals, stones and minerals

Industrial diamonds

Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)



Plants and plant products

For example, cotton, seeds and tobacco

Tobacco and related products

All cigarettes, e-cigarettes, tobacco and tobacco-related tools, including shisha and e-cigarette products.

Animal or animal products

Ivory and its products


Perishable items



Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)

For example, perfumes, alcohol, aromatherapy, nail polish, gasoline, motor oil, camphor oil, turpentine, tentacles, glue and other flammable and flammable liquids under certain conditions

Corrosive Items

Items that will cause harm to human, products or transportation etc. owing to chemical reaction

Damp Parcel

Damp parcel and parcel with weird smell

Toxic and Infectious Items

For example, poisons, bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi etc. and anthrax, dangerous germs, medical and harmful wastes etc.

Restricted Weapon

Different types of tool/crossbow, only tableware is excepted


Explosive Items

For example, bottled petroleum gas, aerosol, dynamite, detonator, fireworks, bottled coal gas, sporting paper caps, dried ice


Fire-arms, weapons, parts thereof and ammunition

For example, guns, replica guns, fire guns, bullets, cartridge cases, any accessories used for air guns and real guns, and any equipment used for military and combat, or similar purposes

Corpse, Remains, Fur and Fossils

Various types of animal corpse and their organs, human body parts, embryos of humans or animals, incinerated or excavated human remains and fossils, hoofs, horns and their products, dog or cat fur products

Any illegal property prohibited by any law, regulation or statute of any federal, state or local government of any country to or through which the shipment may pass.