How to ship CBD products internationally

The growing popularity of CBD products in Europe and globally has made online businesses selling CBD products flourish. As a result, this has led to an increased demand for shipping CBD oil, edibles and other products internationally. But can one ship CBD products via courier?

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*Please have in mind that some courier companies may include cannabis products in the list of prohibited items. For any clarifications, please contact our team of specialists via chat.

We have gathered the most important information about shipping cannabis products and compiled it in our guides, so you won’t need to do your own research. Check everything you need to know on how to:

Regulations on buying and shipping CBD

In the last years, many countries worldwide started legalising the usage and shipping of CBD products as long as they contain a low concentration of THC.

In Europe & USA

In the USA, CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC can be legally purchased and sent by mail within the same country, whereas in the EU, a THC concentration of up to 0.2% is allowed.

In Canada

Canada has legalised all cannabis products both for medicinal and recreational purposes. However, there are limits on the quantities one is allowed to possess in public.

In Australia

Australia has strict regulations and only allows buying and shipping CBD products containing less than 0.005% THC.

Since the regulations on buying and shipping CBD products can vary so much from country to country, we strongly recommend shippers check what rules apply in both countries of collection and delivery, as well as the courier regulations before booking a delivery.


PACKING YOUR PRODUCTS

How to pack CBD products for shipping internationally

When shipping CBD products, make sure you prepare your parcel well. Follow these steps for correctly packing CBD oil, beauty products, edibles and other CBD products for international 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 your box with cushioning materials and place your package in the middle.

4.

Seal the box with adhesive tape. Also, tape in the corners and edges to prevent it from tearing during transport.

Most frequently shipped CBD products in Europe and internationally

Many CBD products are available on the market nowadays, and people send CBD products in the mail or by courier all over the world. Here are a few examples:

  • CBD extracts to use in food preparations or for medicine.
  • CBD skin and hair products, including CBD creams, bath bombs, face masks, serums, soaps, beard oil, shampoo/conditioner, lip balm, etc.
  • CBD capsules and pills for medicinal purposes. These can be filled with CBD extract, oil, powder or herbal additives.
  • CBD vape oils.
  • CBD edibles like CBD gummy bears, candy, chocolate, cookies, power bars, butter, cooking oil, etc.
  • CBD pet products.
  • CBD drinks are gaining popularity as well. Beer, water or soda can contain CBD. Even multinationals like Coca Cola and AB InBev are experimenting with CBD infused beverages.

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FAQ’s about shipping products and oils made from CBD and hemp

Is insurance included when shipping CBD or hemp products and oils?

When shipping other types of CBD or hemp products the insurance depends on the logistics provider and their regulations.

Liquids, including hemp and CBD oil, are on the list of prohibited and restricted items of most courier companies, however, people ship hemp or CBD oil abroad and in Europe among other belongings. Please consider that shipping such items is under the responsibility of the customer so that insurance does not cover any damages of restricted items.

Can I ship CBD products with every courier company?
It is important to note that not all courier companies will ship your CBD products internationally or domestically. For example, DHL will not ship products containing cannabis. Each courier has specific rules and requirements for different shipments, so we recommend checking this further with the designated courier for your route. Alternatively, you can reach us by chat, phone or email before shipping to discuss your options further.
Is it possible to ship hemp products abroad?
It is possible to ship hemp products abroad within the legal limits, as hemp products have considerably fewer restrictions than shipping other cannabis products. Nevertheless, you should always check local restrictions and courier regulations before deciding to ship hemp products.
How to prepare hemp products for shipping?

Packing and shipping products made from hemps, such as alcohol, butter, clothes or cosmetics, you can follow our guidelines for shipping a wide range of products.

If you need to ship hemp oil, consider our guidelines for shipping CBD oil above, and consider keeping the item in its original packaging for added protection.

Are CBD products banned in any countries?

Yes, CBD products are banned in the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Malaysia, so please bear this in mind before deciding to ship to and from these destinations.

Is it legal to send CBD oil through the mail?

European Union:

Yes, under 0.2% THC.

United Kingdom:

Yes, up to 1mg of the substance per container.

Australia:

Yes, under 0.005% THC.

United States:

Yes, under 0.3% THC and derived from hemp, rather than cannabis.


Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping CBD and hemp products within Europe or abroad. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship CBD or hemp products, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.