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Banned Commodities

Banned Commodities
Certain items are banned or restricted for carriage on our services because of the restrictions imposed by the Bureau Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and/or the Regulatory Requirements of the State. Listed below are the various categories of Banned and Restricted Commodities.

Banned Commodities - All Services
Restricted Commodities - Domestic Priority
Prohibited Items for International Services

Banned Commodities - All Services

The following commodities are banned 
  • Currency
  • Indian Postal Articles
  • Liquids & Semi-liquids
  • Philately Items
  • Pornography
  • Bullion
  • Drugs and Narcotics (Illegal)
  • Firearms, parts thereof and ammunition
  • Precious & Semi-Precious Items
  • Radioactive Material
  • Commodities banned by Law at any given time without prior notice
  • All IATA Restricted Items and Dangerous goods

Restricted Commodities - Domestic Priority

The following commodities are restricted on the Domestic Priority Services, but may be accepted on the Air Package Express Services:
  • Electronic and Electrical Products and Spare Parts with battery source
  • Single package over 32 kgs
  • Oversized packages (max. dimensions accepted: 32"x19"x19").)
  • Domestic Priority shipments destined to locations where octroi or Sales Tax is applicable i.e. Haryana, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab and Rajasthan, would be subject to octroi levies irrespective of value. Check Domestic Regulatory and the Sales Tax Act for items falling under Sales Tax purview.
  • Commodities banned by law at any given time and without prior notice.

Prohibited Items for International Services

The following items are unacceptable for carriage via International Service to all international points:
  • Firearms, parts thereof and ammunition
  • All Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA
  • C.O.D. (Cash on delivery) shipments
  • Corpses, cremated or disinterred remains
  • Foodstuffs/Perishable (Food and beverages requiring refrigeration or other environmental control)
  • Gambling Devices: Lottery tickets and gambling devices where prohibited by national, provincial, state or local law.
  • Live animals and plants (Note: Cut flowers are acceptable to Canada )
  • Money (Coins, Cash currency, Paper money and Negotiable Instruments.
  • Pornography
  • Shipments being processed under:
    • Carnets*:(allows temporary import for display, etc. without    duties)
    • Drawback Claims*:(request for refund of import duties at    the time of export)
    • Temporary Importation Bond*:(allows temporary import for    repair, etc.)
    • State Department Licenses*:(May be referred to as "ITAR",    munitions, list, "military", "dsp-5", "dsp-61", "dsp-73", or   "dsp-85"   shipments)
    • Inbond Shipments*:(shipments moving in or out of customs    bonded warehouse or free trade zone, FTZ)
    • Certificate of Registration Shipments*:(shipments requiring    presentation to U.S. customs prior to export)
    • Drug Enforcement Agency*:(DEA) Shipments (Shipments    regulated by DEA)
  • Dry Ice (including that used for packaging).

  • Any shipment which would be likely to cause damage, or delay    to equipment, personnel or other shipments
  • Any shipment which may require the carrier to obtain a license    for its transportation
  • Any item whose carriage is prohibited by any law, statute or    regulations of the country of origin or destination, or of any    country through which the shipment may transit.

Dangerous Goods Prohibited

Dangerous Goods Prohibited
Dangerous Goods are not accepted for carriage. The list given below is not exhaustive and is issued mainly for your guidance. An exhaustive list may be seen in the current "IATA DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS" handbook, or you may Contact Us for further assistance.
  • Explosives
    • Articles and substances having a mass explosion hazard
    • Articles and substances having a projection hazard
    • Articles and substances having a fire hazard and/or a minor blast hazard
  • Gases
    • Flammable Gas
    • Non-flammable, non-toxic gas
    • Toxic gas
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Flammable Solids
    • Flammable Solids
    • Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
    • Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
  • Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxide
  • Toxic and Infectious Substances
  • Radioactive Material
  • Corrosives
  • Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods - please Contact Us for more information.
  • Prohibited and Restricted Articles - please Contact Us for details.