Italy 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 Italy 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 Italy

Italy Import Prohibitions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All forms of asbestos fibers
  • All products containing the biocide dimethylfumarate (DMF)
  • Animal products
  • Animal skins
  • Atlantic red tuna fish (Thunnus Thynnus) originating from Belize, Panama, and Honduras
  • Biological Substance Cat B, UN3373
  • Books: hardback/paperback non-comm
  • Certain U.S. Beef hormones
  • Chemicals, Haz and Non-Haz
  • Coffee and Coffee Samples
  • Cologne and Perfume, Haz and Non-Haz
  • Cosmetics
  • Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
  • Fabrics & fabric samples
  • Food Supplements/Additives & Vitamins that contain Stevia
  • Foodstuffs
  • Illicit Narcotics and Drugs
  • Items having a flexible metal blade entirely contained in a plastic, paper, or fabric sheath
  • Leather goods
  • Log and Timber products from Liberia (wood-chips, poles, post, fence pickets, sheets, flooring, molding, pallet, tool handles, barrels, crates, tableware/kitchenware, shutters, blinds, cases/boxes/chests for jewelry and silverware clothes hangers, clothespins, toothpicks, etc.).
  • L-trytophane and any items having L-trytophane as an ingredient
  • Medical samples
  • Medical thermometers containing mercury intended for human consumption
  • Medical/dental supplies & equipment
  • Oil products
  • Perishables
  • Personal effects
  • Phones/modems
  • Plants and Plant Products
  • Radio equipment
  • Rubber erasers that are similar in appearance to food products that are easily ingested
  • Seeds
  • Ship spares
  • Shoes
  • Tea
  • Televisions, television equipment
  • Textile articles
  • Tobacco
  • Tobacco and Manufactured Tobacco substitutes
  • Toys and games containing copper sulfate
  • Works of art
  • Yarn

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

Italy Import Restrictions

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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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