Complete list of TNT prohibited and restricted items for shipping
Before you book an international delivery with TNT, it is important to check their shipping restrictions and the list of prohibited and restricted items for shipping. Get familiar with the applicable regulations to make sure your shipment is fully compliant and that it will be delivered without issues. To make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of prohibited and restricted items that cannot be shipped with TNT.
TNT List of prohibited items
The following list contains all items prohibited for shipping by TNT, considering the courier’s shipping regulations in various EU countries. Items are deemed prohibited either because they are potentially dangerous or because local laws and conventions forbid their handling and delivery.
- Antiques, works of art
- Cytostatic drugs
- Dangerous goods, in particular radioactive materials, explosive goods, weapons, munitions and goods that could cause harm to other goods, the environment or people, or in respect of which the transportation, import or export is prohibited by applicable law
- Live plants and live animals, excluding invertebrates, provided that the sender takes all measures to ensure safe, animal-friendly transportation without special handling
- Money, coins, securities
- Perishable goods and temperature-sensitive goods, as well as mortal remains
- Precious metals, jewellery, precious stones
- Shipments whose content, external appearance, transportation or storage contravene a statutory or official prohibition, or which would require special equipment, safety measures or authorisations
- Stamps or other tokens
- Biological substances such as blood samples, live or dead animals, fur, human organ or remains
- Other items such as asbestos, porn, ivory, passports, endangered plants, tobacco and alcohol
- Unique items and other goods of exceptional value
TNT List of restricted items
The following items are considered restricted by TNT because they fall under specific shipping regulations imposed either by the carrier or the local country laws, but it is still possible to transport them under specific contracts. The complete list of restricted items depends on the quantity of goods being shipped and countries of origin, transit and destination of the shipment. Here are a few examples:
- Awkwardly sized goods such as agricultural equipment, vehicles, furniture
- Biodegradable items such as food, perishable items, organic and industrial waste
- Dangerous goods such as dry ice, perfume, lithium batteries
- Items of high value such as jewellery, precious metals, antiques, fine art, gemstones and currency
Restricted vs prohibited items by TNT
The list of TNT prohibited items contains the articles that the courier company cannot carry. However, there are several items that, even though they are strictly regulated, it is still possible to organise a transport service in certain conditions. Such items are the ones contained on the restricted list. To get approval for transporting restricted items, the shipper must provide documents and certificates that prove they are entitled to move and store these items without danger. In most cases, business clients are the ones benefiting from this special transport after establishing contracts directly with TNT to deliver their restricted goods.
TNT Shipping restrictions – Countries not covered
Besides following the TNT shipping restrictions, the shipper should also be aware of any regulations imposed by the country’s laws. We recommend checking the rules applicable to the countries of origin, transit and delivery of your shipment. Even though this courier company offers transport services in over 220 countries and territories around the world, according to the TNT shipping restrictions, these are the locations where they do not operate:
- North Korea
- South Sudan
Shipping with TNT via Eurosender
At Eurosender, we work with a vast network of logistics providers, including TNT and several other international couriers. To ensure your delivery goes as planned, we strongly advise you to make sure your shipment is fully compliant with the TNT list of prohibited and restricted items and any other shipping restrictions. Once everything is checked, use our booking tool below to instantly check the shipping price provided by multiple courier providers and schedule your delivery right away!
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