Prohibited goods

When sending a parcel, do you know that certain products are banned or regulated? To ensure that your parcels are shipped to any place in the world smoothly, we share the rules with you when it comes to goods. Take the necessary precautions now to ensure that your parcels are not refused.


For safety reasons and because certain products are considered dangerous or present a serious risk when transported, there are restrictions to apply when sending your parcels in France or internationally. The main objective is to avoid any risk of damage to the integrity of people, property or the environment.


There are several lists of prohibited or restricted goods when shipping a parcel that depend on international regulations, country specific rules, or air travel.


Dangerous and prohibited goods


Below is a list of prohibited or regulated goods and products. Before sending your parcels internationally, to France or to the French overseas departments and territories, please check that they comply with the conditions and do not present any danger.


Dangerous goods


Certain goods are dangerous and strictly regulated or prohibited for transport (clean or inside another goods). Below is a non-exhaustive list of dangerous goods that are prohibited when sending a parcel:

  • Explosive materials and objects: fireworks, firecrackers, ammunition, distress flares

  • Compressed gases: propane cylinders, diving cylinders, aerosol cans, butane cartridges, fire extinguisher

  • Flammable liquids: lighters and their refills, oil paints, wood varnishes, solvent-based enamels, glues, perfumes and aftershaves, varnishes, solvents and nail gel

  • Flammable solids: matches, charcoal

  • Lithium batteries and cells: separate or not installed batteries, computers, batteries, hoverboard …

  • Oxidizing materials: swimming pool chemicals, hydrogen peroxides, bleaches

  • Toxic materials and infectious substances: pesticides, agricultural chemicals, mercury compounds, bacteria, viruses

  • Radioactive materials: radioactive waste, radioactive sources, smoke detectors

  • Corrosive substances: liquid electrolyte accumulators, mercury, hydrochloric acid

  • Diverses dangerous products: magnetized objects, carbon dioxide snow, lithium batteries and cells

  • Pharmaceuticals, drugs and medical devices


Prohibited items


Happy-Post can carry many things, but certain items are expressly prohibited. You will find below the list, not exhaustive, in order to send a parcel serenely:

  • Narcotics: all narcotics, psychotropic substances or other drugs prohibited in the country of destination

  • Obscene or immoral objects

  • Counterfeit or pirated goods: radioactive waste, radioactive sources, smoke detectors

  • Animals: living, dead, ivory, organs ..

  • Money and valuables: coins, banknotes, value boards, checks, precious stones, gold, silver, valuable jewelry, precious metals, passport, identity card


The risks


You are responsible for the content of the parcels you deliver to Happy-Post.

A parcel containing prohibited goods exposes you to various risks. Your parcel could be blocked, refused, destroyed or charged with an additional charge. In addition, if your parcel is blocked, you will have to pay costs to recover it, without the possibility of reimbursing you for the shipping costs already incurred. Finally, in the event of a dispute, no complaint will be admissible and you will not be able to claim compensation.

Be sure to pay particular attention to the packaging of your items before sending your parcel. These precautions will allow your goods and parcels to be delivered in good condition. We give you some tips on how to properly pack your items and parcels.

Send a parcel in France or internationally