South Africa 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 South Africa 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 South Africa

South Africa Import Prohibitions

  • Ammunition
  • Coffee and Coffee Samples
  • Cotton seeds
  • Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
  • Dry Ice
  • Furniture
  • Furs
  • Grain samples
  • Honey, beeswax, bees and their larvae or eggs, used beehive appliances
  • Personal Effects
  • Plant products
  • Plants
  • Plants, seeds, bulbs, raw cotton
  • Pornographic or objectionable materials
  • Seeds
  • Ship spares
  • Shoes
  • Tea
  • Textile articles
  • Tobacco and Tobacco Leaves
  • Uncooked meat/poultry
  • Uncut diamonds
  • Unwrought gold

South Africa 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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