What You Cannot Ship Internationally

With MyUS Shopping, you can get millions of cool products from the USA delivered to your door, but there are some items we can't legally ship overseas. Banned items are listed below, but please note that each country has its own import laws, so check your country's import guidelines online to avoid customs issues.

Banned Items

  • Prescription medications, including dental & veterinary
  • Prescription medical devices
  • Medical devices not FDA-approved
  • Prohormones, Human Growth Hormones, stem cell treatments, steroids or synthetic versions
  • The following items that are not labeled in English, or without FDA-approved labeling requirements:
    • Non-prescription medications
    • Dietary supplements
    • Cosmetics
    • Food
  • Any food, supplement, drug or cosmetic that has been issued a Consumer Safety Advisory Warning
  • Perishable products of any kind
  • Lab reagents, biologics, cultures, medical specimens
  • Poisonous substances
  • Toxic substances, including inhalation hazards
  • Infectious substances
  • Explosives, fireworks, gun powder, flares or matches
  • Gasoline, diesel or other fuels
  • Lighters containing fuel
  • Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
  • Radioactive elements or products
  • Self-balancing boards (hoverboards)
  • Oxidizing agents
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Firearms, guns & accessories, including replicas
  • BB/pellet/airsoft/paintball guns, parts and projectiles
  • Ammunition, magazines & bayonets
  • Stun guns & tasers
  • Tear gas, mace & pepper spray
  • Gas masks & gas mask filters
  • Law enforcement striking weapons, including saps, batons & billy clubs
  • Handcuffs of any material, including plastic zip tie restraints & straitjackets
  • Body armor, helmets or personal protection articles with kevlar or ballistic ratings
  • Military/tactical/police shields
  • Government, police or military uniforms, IDs and Badges (real or replica)
  • Military training equipment
  • Military and/or dual-use flight helmets and flight jumpsuits
  • Military and law enforcement equipment
  • Thermal imaging, InfraRed or other night vision devices
  • Rifle scopes, laser pointing & aiming devices for firearms
  • Defense articles controlled under the US Munitions List as defined under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
  • Self-propelled vehicles
  • Damaged batteries
  • Any dual-use or commercial article controlled under the Commerce Control List (CCL) as defined under the Export Administration Regulations, where the control status requires a Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) approved export license
  • Counterfeit products
  • Contraband or illegal substances
  • Lottery tickets
  • Gambling devices & accessories
  • Lock picking devices
  • Rough diamonds
  • Live or dead animals or insects
  • Human remains
  • Coral
  • Brazilian rosewood
  • Skin or leather of snakes, alligators, crocodiles, stingrays, and other reptiles or amphibians
  • Skin, fur or leather of nearly all animals, but especially wolves, bears, elephants, rhinos and certain deer and foxes
  • Sturgeon or Beluga caviar
  • Agricultural products, including certain seeds, live or dead plants, unfinished or untreated wood & soil
  • Items containing animal products controlled under the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, or requiring a permit under CITES
  • Any unidentifiable material, substance or chemical

Restricted Items (We Can Sometimes Ship These Items, But Check with Us Before You Buy)

We restrict the export of certain items from the United States based on Federal Government Regulations and/or MyUS Business Policy. Please check below to see if an item you'd like to purchase may be subject to restrictions.

Dangerous Goods 

Many products may be restricted as Hazardous Materials for Transportation (Dangerous Goods). If an item is listed as restricted, we may be able to export the product depending on the classification, quantity, and destination country. Please contact us before ordering any of the following items:

  • Airbags, Airbag Inflators
  • Fertilizers
  • Paint, Varnish, Stains, Paint Thinners
  • Acetone, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover
  • Cologne, Perfume
  • Aerosols, including hair spray, bug spray, shaving creams
  • Compressed gases, including CO2 cartridges
  • Glues and adhesives
  • Dyes
  • Household Chemicals, including:
    • Window/Counter Cleaners
    • Drain/Oven Cleaners
    • Antifreeze
    • Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers
  • Water/Aquarium test kits
  • Large or Strong Magnets
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Lithium Ion or Metal Batteries

Miscellaneous Materials & Items

Certain “specially designed” items, parts, and accessories may be restricted for export. Please contact us before purchasing. Categories that may contain restricted products include:

  • Airplane parts and Aviation Equipment (Example: Gyroscopes, Accelerometers)
  • Aerospace and Propulsion Items
  • Telecommunications & Information Security Equipment (Containing High-End Encryption and Decryption)
  • High Powered Lasers and Sensors
  • Materials Processing Items (Example: Sophisticated Pressure Valves and Metal Piping)

Animal, Reptile, Horticultural & Agricultural Items

The following items and other parts of these animals and reptiles, even when incorporated into a product, can be restricted and may require the submission of an export declaration to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. You may be required to provide the Genus, Species and Country of Origin for export classification purposes. Please contact us before purchasing items that contain:

  • Animal antlers, bones, claws, hair, fur, skin, and teeth
  • Snake, alligator, crocodile, lizard, and other reptile skins
  • Fish skin, shark teeth, shark cartilage supplements, and caviar (fish eggs/roe)
  • Bird feathers and insects
  • Coral, shells, starfish, sand dollars and other marine life
  • Mother of Pearl items commonly found on watches, guitars, and jewelry items
  • Seeds, plants, soil, and other agricultural products

View the Complete MyUS Prohibited & Restricted Item Guide

This information contained on this website is only exemplary and is not a substitute for consulting with the export regulations of the United States and the import regulations into the destination country. As stated in the MyUS.com Terms and Conditions, as the importer of record into the destination country, you are responsible for ensuring that any and all items that you export from the United States using the services provided by MyUS.com comply with all laws and regulations of the United States and the destination country. For additional information about U.S. export regulations, please see the links to Export Regulatory Authorities included in our Prohibited & Restricted Item Guide.