Netherlands 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 Netherlands 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 Netherlands

Netherlands Import Prohibitions

  • Animals, Birds and other Livestock
  • Animal carcasses or products
  • Alcohol (liquor/wine) shipped within the European Community, acceptable from outside the EU
  • Certain Agricultural Products
  • Counterfeit coins and bank notes, passports, etc.
  • Child pornography
  • Embryos of animal, birds and other
  • Explosives
  • Counterfeit or pirated goods
  • Laser Pointers class III and IV
  • Laser Gadgets Class II, III, and IV
  • Fish and Fish products
  • Flours and meal of animal origin
  • Goods bearing false origin statements
  • Goods infringing a trademark
  • Goods infringing a copyright
  • Ozone-depleting substances
  • Unregistered pharmaceutical products
  • Semen
  • Soil
  • Tasers and similar products (objects which can paralyze or hurt persons using electrical shocks)
  • Waste products
  • Weapons
  • All products containing the biocide dimethylfumarate (DMF)
  • All Tobacco Products (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco & etc.)
  • Seeds
  • Thea Leaf/Dried (China Origin)

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

Netherlands Import Restrictions

  • Animals, Birds and other Livestock
  • Animal carcasses or products
  • Certain Agricultural Products
  • Goods containing a high level of cadmium
  • DHEA
  • Drugs/Pharmaceuticals
  • Embryos of animal, birds and other
  • Products subject to Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  • Melatonin
  • Milk powder
  • Fish and Fish products
  • Flours and meal of animal origin
  • Ozone-depleting substances
  • Poultry
  • Semen
  • Viagra
  • Wood
  • Goods traveling under an ATA Carnet
  • Motorcycle helmets
  • Edible starches
  • Fillings for cushions, bedding, toys, clothing and furniture
  • Textiles
  • Beverages
  • Plants; live plants, cuttings and including seeds for same. Flower seeds are accepted with commercial invoice. Sunflower and all other seeds (vegetable, etc.) are prohibited.
  • Preparations for smoke treatment of foodstuffs
  • Rubber condoms
  • Fuel Oil
  • Agricultural chemicals and equipment
  • Soft drink containers
  • Certain rubber tubing
  • Glassware

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.