3 items that are risky to send to USA

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When it comes to international shipping, one frequently asked question is whether an item can be shipped to a specific country. As a courier that provides international shipping, JustShip often encounters customers who have various worries about shipping certain items internationally. This is understandable, as shipping prohibited items can result in rejection at customs and consequently, high return shipment fees.

After accumulating most of the enquiries, here are the top 3 items that you will need to take note of when shipping to USA:

1. Food

Most countries restrict the shipment of meat or food that has traces of meat in its ingredients due to various health concerns. Especially for a country like the USA, meat is strictly prohibited in shipments. Hence, any food that contain traces of meat in their ingredients may also encounter the risk of failing to clear customs. Some examples of food with traces of meat may include items such as chicken flavoured seasonings found in instant noodles, chicken essence, and more. Therefore, if you are planning to ship food, you are encouraged to check and declare the items carefully to avoid failing to clear customs due to insufficient information.

2. Cosmetics

Cosmetics are also restricted goods that are tricky to ship to the USA. If your cosmetics contain ingredients that are prohibited or restricted, it might result in your shipment being denied by the customs and sent back or disposed of. Some examples of ingredients that are restricted or prohibited when shipping to the USA would be any type of alcohol, tetrahydrocannabinols, and more. Therefore, if you are planning to ship any type of cosmetics to the USA, do pay close attention to the ingredient list.

3. Pens

Although pens are not listed as a prohibited or restricted on FedEx’s website, your shipment might be delayed or denied by the customs if the pens contain ink. If you are planning to ship to the USA, you are required to provide extra paperwork (Toxic Substance Control Act Certification, TSCA).

Other than the three items mentioned above, there are many other items that are tricky to ship. If you are uncertain about what you are planning to ship, feel free to contact us via whatsapp at (+65) 9118 7971 where we will answer your enquiries.

Shipping Internationally from Singapore can be a hassle most of the time and it requires a reliable and efficient delivery service to get the job done. If you have never shipped to the USA before, you might be unaware of what items can or cannot be shipped to the USA or the taxes you might encounter. Hence, it’s important to research things to know when shipping items to the USA before you ship your items there.

JustShip offers international shipping services to countries including the USA at affordable rates! We ensure that your items will be safely shipped with professional packing services and deliver them within 2-5 working days! Want to ship items to the USA today? Create a shipment with us and we’ll pick your items up from your doorstep for free the next weekday! For enquiries, feel free to contact us on whatsapp or email: hello@justship.sg!

June 15, 2021
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