Ireland 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 Ireland 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 Ireland

Ireland Import Prohibitions

  • All products containing the biocide dimethylfumarate (DMF)
  • Cereal Seeds of the second generation (C2 Seed)
  • Child Pornography
  • Coin, counterfeit and imitation
  • Collectible Coins
  • Copyrights
  • Counterfeit or pirated goods
  • False trademarks
  • Food imitations
  • Government Guarantees
  • Indecent or obscene prints
  • Offensive Weapons
  • Oral/smokeless tobacco
  • Oral/smokeless tobacco products
  • Seal pups' skins
  • Tea unfit for human consumption

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:

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

Ireland Import Restrictions

  • Animal Products
  • Animal Remedies
  • Aquaculture Animals and Products
  • Assay Marks
  • Bags & Wrappers
  • Bees
  • Books and periodical publications
  • Certain pre-packed foodstuffs and other goods
  • Cetacean (i.e., whale) products
  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), Halons
  • Citizen band radios
  • Conifer Packing Wood
  • Dairy products
  • Drugs
  • Endangered species
  • Explosives
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Fish
  • Footwear
  • Hay, straw and peat moss litter
  • Iron and Steel Products
  • Live Animals
  • Lottery Tickets, counterfoils and coupons and any document containing information relating to a lottery
  • Medicinal Products
  • Milk & Cream
  • Molasses, treacle, golden syrup, malt, yeast, hops, treacle meal and molassine meal
  • Pesticides (including plant protection products)
  • Plants and plant products, organisms and cultures harmful to plants
  • Porcelain or china
  • Rabbit Meat and Farmed Game
  • Radioactive substances and irradiating devices
  • Seed Potatoes
  • Semen and embryos of animals
  • Tableware or Kitchenware, ceramic
  • Tea
  • Textiles, textile garments
  • Therapeutic substances for animal use
  • Tobacco
  • Traps, snares, nets, etc.
  • Vaccines and sera – for animal use
  • Veterinary medicinal products and any substances having a growth-promoting effect on animals
  • Video recordings
  • Waste
  • Wild animals and wild birds
  • Wild Game
  • Wine, Spirits and Tobacco
  • Wood & Bark
  • Wool

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.