New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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 New Zealand

New Zealand Import Prohibitions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal products
  • Biological Substance Cat B, UN3373
  • Clam/Tortoise/Turtle Shells
  • Ceramic products
  • Cotton seeds
  • Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
  • Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
  • Dry Ice
  • Eggs/Egg Product
  • Films: entertainment
  • Flammable Nightwear
  • Flick Knives
  • Foodstuffs
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Honey/Honeycombs/other bee products
  • Ivory
  • Log and Timber products from Liberia (wood-chips, piles, post, fence pickets, sheets, flooring, molding, pallet, tool handles, barrels, crates, tableware/kitchenware, shutters, blinds, cases/boxes/chests for jewelry and silverware, clothes hangers, clothes pins, toothpicks, etc.)
  • Medical samples
  • Medical/dental supplies & equipment
  • Military equipment
  • Perishables
  • Personal effects
  • Popcorn
  • Propolis
  • Reptile Skins (Shoes, Leather Goods, Finished/Unfinished textiles that are made with or have reptile skins attached)
  • Soil
  • Soil samples
  • Straw
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Tobacco
  • Whale bone

New Zealand Import Restrictions

  • N/A

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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