Argentina Prohibited and Restricted Items

FedEx Cross Border is unable to ship prohibited and non-approved restricted items on behalf of its customers.

FedEx Cross Border has prepared a global list of prohibited and restricted items that apply regardless of a shipment's destination. In addition to these global prohibitions and restrictions, individual countries or territories may impose further prohibitions or restrictions on the importation of certain items.

You can refer to the FedEx Cross Border global lists and the Argentina country-specific list to help determine whether or not your product is prohibited or restricted for shipment.

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Country Specific List for Argentina

Argentina Import Prohibitions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal products
  • Animal skins
  • Artwork
  • Asbestos fibers of the Amphibole and Chrysotile variety (Crocidolite, Amosite, Actinolite, Antofilite and Trimolite) and products containing these fibers
  • Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
  • Certain food additives and colorants
  • Certain toxic substances contained in pharmaceutical products, cosmetics and toys
  • Chemicals, Haz and Non-Haz
  • Clocks/watches
  • Coffee and Coffee Samples
  • Cologne and Perfume, Haz and Non-Haz
  • Communications equipment
  • Compact discs
  • Cosmetics
  • Dangerous residues (chemicals)
  • Diplomatic mail
  • Diskettes
  • Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
  • Electronic equipment
  • Eye glasses and contacts
  • Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
  • Films: promotional, training
  • Foodstuffs
  • Fotolithos
  • Grain samples
  • Liquids, Haz and Non-Hazardous
  • Measuring apparatus
  • Medical samples
  • Medical/dental supplies & equipment
  • Military equipment
  • Personal effects
  • Phones/modems
  • Plants and Plant Products
  • Products containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Seeds
  • Ship spares
  • Shoes
  • Soil samples
  • Substances containing sodium/calcium cyclamate
  • Tapes, video cassettes
  • Tea
  • Textile articles
  • Tobacco
  • Toys
  • Used Automobiles
  • Used Boats
  • Used Clothing
  • Used Medical supplies
  • Used Motorcycles and Velocipedes
  • Used Spare parts
  • Used Tires

Argentina Import Restrictions

Argentina has restrictions on consumer goods at import (Resolution No. 3252). Under the Anticipated Imports Sworn Statement (Declaracion Jurada Anticipada de Importacion - DJAI), importers must declare shipments they wish to import into Argentina prior to shipping. Shipments allowed to be cleared under the express regime are exempt from this regulation. Argentina customs regulations for express shipments limit the weight/value per shipment to 5kg or US$1. However, any shipment sent International Priority Broker Select Option (IP BSO) or express shipments containing restricted commodities regardless of value that cannot be cleared under the express regime are subject to DJAI. Per customs, shipments that do not meet the new DJAI requirements will be returned to the shipper at their expense. The commodities listed below have a higher tendency of being subject to DJAI requirements:

  • Aircraft parts
  • All electrical devices that have a power supply requiring more than 5 volts to operate
  • Cell phones
  • Cosmetics
  • Digital cameras
  • Finished textiles (samples that are not mutilated)
  • Food and beverages
  • Laptops (valued over US$1 or with power supply)
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Products containing animal or vegetable origin
  • Promotional items for conferences that exceed 5kg weight or valued over US$1,000
  • Sunglasses
  • Used clothing

Contact the FedEx Cross Border Compliance Team

Please note that these lists are provided as a reference only. For any questions about prohibited and restricted items, email the FedEx Cross Border Compliance team.