Austria 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 Austria 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 Austria

Austria Import Prohibitions

  • Atlantic red tuna fish originating from Belize, Panama, or Honduras
  • Toys and games containing copper sulfate
  • Items having a flexible metal blade entirely contained in a plastic, paper, or fabric sheath
  • Illicit Narcotics and Drugs
  • Bonsai plants, citrus plants and grapevines
  • All forms of asbestos fibers
  • L-trytophane and any items having L-trytophane as an ingredient
  • Rubber erasers that are similar in appearance to food products that are easily ingested
  • Medical thermometers containing mercury intended for human consumption
  • Certain U.S. Beef hormones
  • All products containing the biocide dimethylfumarate (DMF)
  • Items shipped from Japan: food, nutritional supplements, proteins, living animals and any fluid substances from animals
  • Nutritional supplements (for exceptions, contact Austrian customs)

Due to the risk of contamination with E. coli bacteria possibly linked to the recent outbreaks in Germany and France, the emergency measure prohibits with immediate effect the importation of seeds and beans from Egypt to all EU countries. The commodities are:

  • Rocket sprouts
  • Beetroot sprouts, radish sprouts
  • Leguminous vegetables, shelled or unshelled, fresh or chilled
  • Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split
  • Soya bean sprouts
  • Soya beans, whether or not broken
  • Sugar beet seeds
  • Lucerne (alfalfa) seeds
  • Vegetable seeds
  • Mustard seeds, for sowing
  • Other mustard seeds
  • Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Lucerne (alfalfa) sprouts

Austria Import Restrictions

  • Aspirin (including pain relieving medicines)
  • Dairy Products
  • Melatonin
  • Viagra
  • War Material (except for Austrian Ministry of Defense)

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.

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