Prohibited goods

When sending a parcel, do you know that certain products are banned or regulated? To ensure that your parcels can be smoothly shipped to anywhere in the world , we would like to share with you the rules with when it comes to which goods can be shipped. 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 which apply when sending your parcels to Europe or to the rest of the world. The main objective is to avoid any risk of damage to people, property or the environment.


There are several lists of prohibited or restricted goods when shipping a parcel depending 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 or to Europe, please check that they comply with the conditions and do not present any danger.


Dangerous goods

Certain goods are dangerous and are strictly regulated or even prohibited for transport (on their own or or as a part of other 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 etc.

  • 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

  • Diverse 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, which will help you send a parcel in peace:

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

  • Obscene or immoral objects

  • Counterfeit or pirated goods

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

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

  • Fresh non-food and non-auto-refrigerated products

  • Perishables

  • Foodstuffs

  • Alcohol: the import of alcohol (in any form) is prohibited in the following countries: USA, Canada, Sweden and all Muslim countries. However, we advise you against sending bottles of alcohol and Happy-Post cannot be held responsible in the event of a dispute over parcels containing alcohol.


Specific conditions for the USA

If you are shipping to the USA with our Tracked Delivery without signature offer, several items are not allowed.  We invite you to consult the list by clicking here

If you ship goods (or categories of goods) specified in this document, your parcels may be blocked and destroyed (with no recourse or claim possible).

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.

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