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The following articles are prohibited from shipment to all countries served by Europe to Ghana

Alcoholic beverages
Animal skins (non-domesticated)
Articles of exceptional value (e.g., works of art, antiques, precious stones, gold and silver)
Batteries containing liquid
Compressed Gas
Dangerous goods/Hazardous materials (following IATA regulations for Express and Expedited, and following ADR regulations for Standard)
Firearms or air rifles
Flammable products of any type
Hoverboards prohibited with DHL, FedEx, UPS & TNT
Human remains/ashes
Ignitable Gas
Incapacitating Sprays
Ink or Toner Cartridges
Ivory and ivory products
Knives or weapons
Live animals
Meat or animal products
Money and negotiable items
Nail Varnish
Perfume, aftershave and other fragrances
Pornographic materials
Tobacco and tobacco products
TV’s prohibited with TNT and EVRi
White goods (Household & Commercial)

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 (e.g. ivory and ivory products), goods which attract excise duty (e.g. 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 (e.g. liquids in glass containers).

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, paint or otherwise damage other goods or equipment or which are economically or operationally impractical to transport.

Damaged Goods
Europe To Ghana adheres to the air transportation regulations outlined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and to the road transportation regulations outlined by the UN ADR and does not accept Dangerous Goods in its system- nationally or internationally. Local national regulations also apply for road transport.

Individuals or businesses which ship Dangerous Goods without appropriate labelling documentation and packaging can face significant financial and legal penalties. It is also important to remember the following when shipping with ParcelCompare:

If you are reusing packaging or cartons, please ensure that all old labelling is removed. Any dangerous goods labels on a package will cause the shipment to be held and inspected, causing service delays and Inconvenience to you and your customer.

If you are shipping goods that could be potentially seen as Dangerous Goods, but are not, because of their unusual name, appearance etc, it is advantageous to clearly declare on the shipping documentation that the goods are classified as Dangerous Goods. This will ensure the shipment is not delayed unnecessarily. Any misdeclaration will lead to strong penalties for the shipper.

TNT Prohibited Items
Animals of any form (alive or dead)
Animal Blood
Any Hazardous, Combustible, Or Explosive Materials (Any Item That Displays A UN Number)
Any Item Containing Petrol (Liquid, Gas Or Fumes)
Aromatherapy Oil
Bed/Bed Frame
Biological Samples
BSA-Bovine serum albumin
Cash/Credit Cards/Debit Cards
Cheque Books
Christmas Crackers
Counterfeit Currency
Counterfeit Goods
Dangerous Goods
Documents (Outside The EU)
Driving Licence
Drugs (including prescription)
Edible insects
FBS- Fetal bovine serum
Fine Art
Fire Extinguisher
Fire Works/Fire Work
Firearms (Or Parts Thereof) This Includes Replicas, Toys, Antiques, Decommissioned Firearms
Fish (live or dead)
Flat Screen Television
Food Items (Perishable Goods)
Fragile Goods
Hazardous Goods
Herbal Steroids
High Value Goods
Household Furnishings
Human Organs
Human Remains
Infectious Substances
Item Described As “Unknown”
K9/ Canine semen
Live Animals/Insects
Lottery Ticket
Mattress (Either Vacuum Packed / Boxed Or Flat)
Milk Powder
Mobile Phone with or without Sim to any Residential address in Turkey/Pakistan
Munitions Of War
Nail Varnish
Narcotic Drugs
Paper Currency/Coins
Party Popper
Perishable Goods (all)
Pet chews or Pet food
Plant seeds / derivatives
Precious Metals And Gemstones
Printer Toner (International Parcels Only)
Replica Weapon
Seatbelt Tensioner
Serum/ sera
Shower Screen
Slush Syrups
Stamps (Unless Franked)
Steering Wheel
Surf Board
Tobacco/Tobacco Products
Un-Wrapped Metal
Vehicle Bonnet
Vehicle Bumper
Whey/ Milk products
White Goods (Fridges, Ovens, Freezers, Cooker Hoods, Etc)
EVRi Prohibited Items
All toxic substances are prohibited – Such as Arsenic; Beryllium; Cyanide; Fluorine; Hydrogen Selenide; Infectious Substances containing Micro-Organisms or their Toxins which are known to cause (or are suspected of causing) disease: Mercury; Mercury Salts; Mustard Gas; Nitrobenzene; Nitrogen Dioxide; Pesticides; Serum and Vaccines
All liquids are prohibited – Including Gels, Creams, Pastes, Lotions and Oils
Batteries (such as lithium batteries) – Unless included with the equipment they power
Drugs – Any medicinal, narcotic or psychoactive substance controlled under the UK’s current Misuse of Drugs legislations
Gardening and household tools – Unless they are properly protected
Illegal items – Goods which are illegal, the carriage of which is illegal, or the supply of which to the recipient is illegal
Magnetised material – With a magnetic field strength of 0.159A/m or more at a distance of 2.1m from the outside of the package
Miscellaneous manufactured articles – Goods made in foreign prisons, except those imported for non-commercial purpose of a kind not manufactured in the United Kingdom, or those in transit
Misleading endorsements – Parcels must not bear words, marks or designs which are unauthorised and which may reasonably lead the recipient to believe it has been sent On Her Majesty’s Service
Oxidising substances and organic peroxide – These are substances such as disinfectants and may cause or contribute to combustion of other substances. They may also be liable to explosive decomposition, react dangerously with other substances and injure health. For example: Bromides; Chlorates; Components of Fibreglass Repair Kits; Disinfectants; Nitrates; Per Chlorates; Permanganates and Peroxides
Paints and inks – Both solvent and water-based products are prohibited, this also includes varnishes (including nail varnish), enamels and similar substances
Pathogens – Things that can cause disease, such as a virus. Pathogens in the Risk Group 4 and selected Risk Group 3 listed in Schedule 9, Part 5 of the latest edition of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations are prohibited. For example: Clinical; Environmental and Medical Waste; Ebola and Anthrax
Perfumes and aftershaves – As well as being classed as liquids, these are flammable and are prohibited
Pesticides – Any chemical that is used to kill pests and insects
Poisonous (toxic) and infectious substances – Substances that are liable to cause death or injury if swallowed or inhaled, or by skin contact
Pressurised containers – Such Aerosols, Oxygen Tanks or Fire Extinguishers
Radioactive materials – Radioactive materials and samples that are classified includes varnishes (including nail varnish), enamels and similar substances Civil Aviation Organisations’ (ICAO) Technical Instructions. For example: Fissile Material; (Uranium 235, etc); Radioactive Waste Material; Thorium or Uranium Ores, etc.
Sharp instruments – Including Knives, Scissors and Axes
UN2814 or UN2900 Infectious substances – These are classified at Division 6.2 of the 2005–2006 Edition Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air published by International Civil Aviation Organisation, (ICAO)
Vehicle parts – Parts which are over our weight limit (15kg) or that are outside of our dimension limits. We also exclude any parts that contain liquids
Weapons and replica weapons – Including decorative, deactivated or air powered weapons
DPD Prohibited Items
Any goods prohibited by the law or regulation of any government or public or local authority of any country where the goods are carried
Any goods which require temperature controlled transport
Cash (including cheques or vouchers)
Dangerous goods
Documents which can be exchanged for cash or goods
Flammable goods
Glass (porcelain, earthenware or other similar materials)
Hazardous goods
Jewellery, fur, antiques, works of art or precious metals
Live or dead animals
Negotiable instruments (including cheques and any vouchers with a face value)
Non excepted batteries
Perishable or frozen food
Personal effects (suitcases or personal belongings)
Shipments sent in wooden boxes
Televisions or monitors with screens larger than 37″
UPS Prohibited Items
LCD and flat screens TVs of 32 inches or larger are not accepted by UPS (manufacturers require upright position during transport which UPS cannot guarantee)
Perishable goods
Personal effects (suitcases or personal belongings)
Unaccompanied baggage (except via MBE Centres to selected countries)
Watches exceeding the value of 500USD
ParcelForce Prohibited Items
Aerosols for toiletry or medicinal purposes.
Aerosols for any other purpose (including spray paints, etc.)
Alcoholic beverages containing more than 24% alcohol by volume (ABV)
Arms and Ammunition
Batteries that are classified as dangerous goods and certain used batteries, new wet, non-spillable
Batteries, specifically new and used lithium batteries when not sent with or connected to an electronic device.
Biological Substances
Bladed Products
Car Parts (panels, doors, bumpers and bonnets are prohibited. Other car parts are acceptable as long as packaging guidelines are followed)
Christmas Crackers
Clinical and medical waste (e.g. contaminated dressings, bandages and needles).
Controlled drugs and narcotics
Corrosives (including dyes, acids, corrosive paint and rust removers, caustic soda, mercury and gallium metal).
Counterfeit currency and counterfeit stamps are prohibited.
Dry Ice
Electronic devices sent with lithium batteries
Environmental waste (including used batteries and used engine oil).
Explosives (including fireworks, flares, blasting caps, party poppers).
Financial documents
Flammable liquids (including petroleum, lighter fluid, certain adhesives, solvent based paints, wood varnish, enamels, acetone and all nail varnish removers).
Flammable solids (including magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, zinc powder and fire lighters).
Gases, including flammable, non-flammable, toxic and compressed gases
Hoverboards and electric scooters are prohibited to all destinations (UK and international)
Human and animal remains – Human remains (including ashes) and dead animals (including preserved animal parts and skins) are prohibited.
Illegal lottery tickets – Tickets and related advertisements for illegal lotteries are prohibited.
Indecent, obscene or offensive articles
Infectious substances and pathogens
Lighters and refills containing flammable liquid or gas (including new, used and empty butane, petrol cigar and cigarette lighters).
Liquids over 1 litre
Living creatures, bees, spiders fish fry and coral are all prohibited from our UK and International services.
Magnetized material (with a field strength of 0.418A/metre or more at a distance of 4.6 metres from the outside of the package).
Matches (including safety matches).
Miscellaneous manufactured articles – Goods made in foreign prisons, except those imported for a non-commercial purpose of a kind not manufactured in the United Kingdom, or those in transit.
Misleading endorsements
Nail varnish, polish or gel
Oxidising materials or organic peroxides (including disinfectants, nitrates and hair dyes or colourants containing peroxide).
Perfumes and aftershaves
Perishables Frozen / fresh pet food and meat for human consumption are prohibited.
Pesticides (e.g. weed killer and any chemical used to kill pests and insects including fly sprays).
Poisons, toxic liquids, solids and gases
Radioactive materials and samples (Classified as dangerous goods such as luminous dials from aircraft).
Waste, dirt, filth or refuse
Weapons (including Section 5 firearms, CS gas and pepper sprays, flick knives, and other knives that are banned knives under UK laws, tasers and stun guns).
FedEx Prohibited Items
Animal Blood
BSA- Bovine serum albumin,
Edible insects
FBS- Fetal bovine serum,
K9/ Canine semen
Pet chews or Pet food
Plant seeds / derivatives
Serum/ sera
Shower Screen
Whey/ Milk products
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