Shipping CBD in Europe, UK and Internationally

Can you send CBD in the mail or by courier?

Shipping CBD products internationally for medicinal purposes is very popular, yet many e-commerce sellers struggle to understand the best way to ship them while following all relevant regulations. Check the guidelines on shipping CBD oil, gummies, cream and other CBD products internationally via courier before booking the service.

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Regulations on shipping CBD in Europe, the UK and internationally

Is it legal to ship CBD internationally? In most cases, the answer is yes if the product is THC-free, however, certain guidelines must be followed. In the last years, many countries worldwide started legalising the usage and shipping of CBD oil and other products as long as they contain a low concentration of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana). In several countries and many US states, THC is still illegal.

Bear in mind that not all postal and courier companies allow CBD shipping with their services, even if CBD products are legal in the shipping countries.


Every European country has different laws regarding CBD and cannabis, so it is difficult to provide a concrete answer about CBD shipping in Europe. The laws and regulations are constantly changing, so you will have to check the status of CBD for your specific route. Regarding sending CBD oil by mail or courier in the UK, this is legal as long as the product is completely THC-free.


In the USA, while the federal limit of THC is 0.3%, the status of CBD differs in each state. In some states, you can send hemp-derived CBD by mail if the THC content is under 0.3%, while in other states, the CBD product must not contain any THC.


Canada has legalised cannabis products both for medicinal and recreational purposes. Sending CBD by mail or courier is allowed within Canada as long as the shipment follows federal, provincial and municipal government regulations. However, sending CBD privately by mail or courier across the Canadian border is not allowed.


Can shops send CBD products overseas by mail or courier?

The rules for businesses can be slightly different than for consumers. For B2B and B2C shipments, licensed companies can send CBD by courier if they have all the necessary documents and make a shipping contract with an authorised provider.

In most cases, the sender and the shipping company need to agree on the shipping conditions so both parties are aware of the nature of the goods being transported. Send us a message through the chat if this is your case, and let’s discuss the ways we can help you!


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How to pack CBD products for shipping in a package

Follow these steps to pack CBD oil, gummies, and other hemp-based CBD products for shipping:

  1. Don’t remove the original packaging, as it serves as an additional layer of protection.
  2. Put the CBD product in a leak-proof Ziplock bag to avoid any leakage, and wrap it in bubble wrap.
  3. Fill a cardboard box with cushioning materials and place your item inside.
  4. Seal the box with adhesive tape. Reinforce the corners and edges to prevent tears during transport.

How to pack CBD products for shipping on a pallet

For businesses shipping CBD oil, gummies, and other CBD products with the pallet delivery service in the UK, Europe or internationally, the best way to ship safely to your customers is to prepare the pallet as follows:

  1. Pack the CBD products in boxes following the instructions above for shipping a package.
  2. Line the surface of the pallet with sheets of corrugated cardboard.
  3. Place sheets of cardboard or polystyrene between each box to prevent them from knocking against each other.
  4. Place the boxes on top. Make sure that they are not sticking out from the surface of the pallet. Follow the weight specifications of the pallet manufacturer.
  5. Secure the shipment on the pallet with straps and wrap it tightly with stretch film or bubble wrap.


FAQ on sending CBD internationally in the mail or by courier

Can I ship CBD products with every courier company?

No, each courier company has its own rules regarding shipments with restricted and prohibited items. For example, DHL, FedEx, TNT and UPS will not ship parcels that contain CBD products within the content.
Before booking any delivery service, we recommend checking the rules of the designated courier for your route. When shipping with Eurosender, please know that these items are not allowed when booking the Express or Regular Plus shipping services. The courier may refuse to collect the parcel if it contains prohibited items such as CBD products. If you need further assistance, you can reach us by chat, phone or email before shipping to discuss your options.

Is it legal to ship CBD products internationally?

In most cases, CBD products are only legal to ship if they derive from the hemp plant, a type of cannabis plant that contains less THC than marijuana. That being said, you will have to check the local regulations regarding the status of CBD and the allowed THC limits to ensure you are not breaking any laws. You will also have to check courier rules about CBD shipping before booking their services.

Can CBD be shipped to Ireland?

CBD may be shipped to Ireland but certain rules and guidelines must be followed.
Although CBD is not an illegal substance (as long as it derives from hemp and not marijuana), it is not recognised as a medical product in Ireland. This means that when shipping CBD to Ireland, the product must be labelled as a food supplement or food flavouring product. It may not be labelled as a health or medicinal product.
Before shipping CBD to Ireland, make sure you check the current rules on the official websites of the government and customs authorities, as these are subject to change.

Can I send CBD oil in the mail from Germany to the UK?

Yes, you can legally mail or ship hemp-derived CBD oil from Germany to the UK as long as it complies with German and UK laws regarding THC percentage.
When it comes to shipping with Eurosender, CBD and cannabis products are included in the list of restricted and prohibited items, which means they can only be sent at your own risk.

Are CBD products banned in any country?

Yes, CBD products are banned in some countries, such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt, Russia and Malaysia.

Does insurance apply when shipping CBD oils, gummies or other products internationally?

Even though most Eurosender services include basic insurance for free, parcels that include CBD products or other restricted items are not covered. Therefore, if you decide to ship CBD as an individual across Europe or internationally, you do so at your own risk.

Take these guidelines into consideration when shipping CBD products internationally. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your parcel without restriction. If you decide to send CBD oil by mail or courier, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transport of your shipment.


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