Portugal 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 Portugal 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 Portugal

Portugal Import Prohibitions

  • All forms of asbestos fibers
  • All products containing the biocide dimethylfumarate (DMF)
  • Animal products
  • Atlantic red tuna fish (Thunnus Thynnus) originating from Belize, Panama, and Honduras
  • Certain U.S. Beef hormones
  • Cologne and Perfume, Haz and Non-Haz
  • Cosmetics
  • Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
  • Drugs, Non-Prescription
  • Explosives and Radioactives
  • Foodstuffs
  • Illicit Narcotics and Drugs
  • Items having a flexible metal blade entirely contained in a plastic, paper, or fabric sheath
  • Ivory
  • L-trytophane and any items having L-trytophane as an ingredient
  • Medical samples
  • Medical thermometers containing mercury intended for human consumption
  • Plants and Plant Products
  • Precious metals & stones
  • Rubber erasers that are similar in appearance to food products that are easily ingested
  • Textile articles
  • Tobacco and Tobacco Leaves
  • Toys and games containing copper sulfate

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

Portugal 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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