As you start packing up your home for your international relocation, you might be wondering whether there are some items international removal companies can’t or won’t move. While some items are common knowledge, others can be a little confusing. Every country’s customs rules and regulations are different and while some countries might allow some items, there are some things that should never be packed in your shipping container.
Rather be safe than sorry! Take time to familiarise yourself with these typically restricted items since it will save you time and give you more peace of mind.
While some countries do allow some types of firearms to be imported if you follow the proper customs procedures, most don’t for security reasons. Explosives, however, is a no-go no matter where you go.
Certain countries might allow you to bring in alcohol with your household shipment. Ask your international removal company for guidance before assuming your destination country is one of them.
Narcotics are illegal everywhere in the world and should NEVER be included in your shipment.
4 Agricultural goods such as houseplants and seeds
Horticultural products can’t be included in your household shipment. Even household plants can’t be imported either. While your destination country might make an exception, you’ll have to give them a valid explanation.
5 Pornographic magazines and materials
It depends on the country you move to but it is never a good idea to include pornographic materials in your shipment.
Any household chemicals or toxic substances should be left in your home country to avoid explosions inside your container.
7 Spray cans
Spray cans are pressurised and since the temperatures fluctuate a lot during shipment, these cans can burst. Not only will this damage your possessions, but it can cause a fire if there is a hazardous substance inside the can.
While it isn’t forbidden to bring money from your home country with you, you will have to declare it when it’s more than a certain amount.
9 Pirated materials
Distributing pirated materials are illegal since people tend to smuggle it in and sell them for next to nothing. You can be sure that customs will be on the lookout for these type of items.
For a less stressful moving experience, make sure you know exactly what is allowed in your container. When you hire a knowledgeable and reliable international removal company, they will be able to guide you when packing your possessions. Make sure they are familiar with your destination country. Contact BusyBee Removals for a free quote for your international move today.