India 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 India 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 India

India Import Prohibitions

  • Advertising brochures/pamphlet
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal products
  • Animal skins
  • Australian Lupin Seeds
  • Baby Gender Test Kits
  • Bird's eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked
  • Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
  • Catalogs
  • Cereals other than seed quality (through FCI)
  • Certain animals and plants and parts or products falling under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna)
  • Chemicals, Haz and Non-Haz
  • Circuits & circuit boards
  • Coal & firewood
  • Coffee
  • Computer software
  • Cotton seeds
  • Credit card blanks (NI)
  • Credit cards (NI)
  • Deeds
  • Diplomatic mail
  • Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
  • Fabrics & fabric samples
  • Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
  • Films: entertainment
  • Films: promotional, training
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Foodstuffs
  • Gems and jewelry containing precious and semi-precious metal/stones in all forms is prohibited regardless to the value and must be shipped as Broker Select Option (BSO) to Export Oriented Units (EOU), Special Economic Zones (SEZ) or Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ) only
  • Grain samples
  • Guts, bladder and stomach of animals other than fish

India Import Restrictions

  • Indian Passports are prohibited for carriage by anyone except the holder of the passport. Non-Indian Passports from UN Commission, High Commissions & Consulates are acceptable.
  • Industrial equipment
  • Inorganic Chemicals
  • Jewelry (containing precious metals/stones)
  • Labels
  • Leather goods
  • Liquids, Haz and Non-Haz
  • Live Animals other than defined under Wild Life Act 1972
  • Live plants
  • Maps
  • Meat of Bovine Animals
  • Meat of Wild Animals
  • Medical samples
  • Medical/dental supplies & equipment
  • Money Orders
  • Natural Abrasives - Emery, Natural
  • Negatives, including x-rays, films
  • Nutmeg, mace and cardamom
  • Oil products
  • Organic or Inorganic Compounds of (i) Precious Metals, (ii) Rare Earth Metals, (iii) Radioactive Elements of Isotopes
  • Passive Night Vision Goggles
  • Passports
  • Perishables
  • Personal Baggage
  • Personal effects
  • Petroleum Oil
  • Phones/modems
  • Pig Fat, Fat of bovine animals, sheep or goat
  • Plants and Plant Products
  • Plants
  • Potatoes, Garlic
  • Price tickets for garments

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.