Prohibited Items


The following articles are prohibited from shipment to all countries served by CSM Logistics:

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Toxic Substances

Insecticides, Weed Killers.

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Aerosols & Gases

Deodorants, Air Fresheners, Compressed Gas Cylinders, Aqualungs.
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Dangerous Goods

Self-Inflating Life Jackets, Dry Ice, Magnetized Materials.

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Explosives & Gases

Ammunition, Firearms, Fireworks, Flares & Knives.

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Oxidizing Substances

Bleach, Peroxides.

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Corrosives & Batteries

All Battery Types, Acids & Alkalis, Apparatus Containing Mercury (Thermometers).
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Flammable Products and Perfumes

Perfumes, Aftershaves, Lighter/Heater Fuels, Paint, Thinners, Spirit Levels, Matches, Firelighters.

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Gases or liquids that can harm the respiratory system.

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Substances that can be Harmful to skin or cause Oral irritation or Eye irritation.

Also prohibited are: goods moving under ATA Carnet and all temporary exports and imports; goods moving under FCR, FCT and CAD (Cash Against Document); shipments with inherent vice, which by their nature are likely to soil, impair or damage persons, merchandise or equipment; goods, the carriage of which is prohibited by law in the country of origin, transit or destination (eg. ivory and ivory products), goods which attract excise duty (eg. spirits) or which require special facilities, safety precautions or permits. Under applicable law, certain goods may be transported only under prescribed conditions and certain goods are prohibited from transportation by air (eg. liquids in glass containers).

Any printing equipment (such as printers, fax machines, copiers) containing ink or toner cartridges heavier than 500g is not permitted for carriage by air into and from the UK.

It is the shipper’s responsibility to comply with current government regulations or laws applicable in each country. Shipments are subject to inspection and possible delay by customs or representatives of other government authorities.

We reserve the right to refuse or suspend transportation of any package which does not set out contact details for shipper and receiver and of goods which, in our opinion, are not practicable for transportation or are not adequately described, classified or packed and labelled in a manner suitable for transportation and accompanied by necessary documentation.

We will not transport any goods which are prohibited by law or regulation of any federal, state or local government in the origin or destination countries or which may breach any applicable export, import or other laws or endanger the safety of our employees, agents and subcontractors or the means of transportation or, which in our opinion, soil, impair or otherwise damage other goods or equipment or which are economically or operationally impractical to transport.

Failure to comply with these conditions can result in serious consequences, including legal proceedings.

Shipping prohibited articles on a contractual basis with CSM Logistics.

Certain items we list as prohibited will be accepted by CSM Logistics on a contractual basis for shippers with regular volume and the ability to comply with all applicable regulations.

Not all commodities can be shipped to all countries.


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