Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Info about prohibited items that you cannot send to Italy via DHL, FEDEX, UPS, USPS


Here are some links about prohibited and/or restricted items that you cannot send to Italy via DHL, FEDEX, UPS, USPS:

    • Verify for Export "Restricted and Prohibited Items" Source: Support section of UPS
    • UPS Store – "locations offer a full range of shipping services through UPS and other domestic/international air carriers."
USPS United States Postal Service
The above links are current. If anyone has any suggestions for other sites, please feel free to post your comment and I'll update this blog entry. For your specific interest, please search the web for further information using Google .

For the above international carriers, it is assumed that the originating location is somewhere in the USA and the destination is somewhere in Italy. When you read the various regulations on either restricted or prohibited items, you may ask yourself, "are they serious" and the answer is YES.

Also, remember on the form for the declared value of the items in the package, if these items are "USED", please state so on the form and note do not list their respective replacement value. There are any number of stories that can be quoted and related by expats who had to pay the equivalent of $50.00 or more for an item that originally sold in the USA for $5.00 or less. This in not limited to just Italy but to other European countries and other countries around the world.

Remember when sending any package outside the USA, there are different rules for shipping than across state lines in the USA. Also. the recipient has to deal with the respective customs/import procedures for packages and its bureaucracy for the country they are living it.

That's it for Tuesday, 22 May 2007: martedì, 22 maggio 2007.

Ciao, Ben

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