Customs | Regulatory | Banned Commodities | Dangerous Goods

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 on ALL services of Blue Dart Express Ltd.:

Please Contact Blue Dart for further details.


  • 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.


*Conditions Apply. Specific items could be cleared as per prevailing Security/Operational norms.

Restricted Commodities - Domestic Priority

The following commodities are restricted on the Domestic Priority Services, but may be accepted on the Dart Apex (Air Package Express) and Dart Surface line(Surface 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 would be cleared subject to existing regulatory requirements.
  • Commodities banned by law at any given time and without prior notice.


Please Contact Blue Dart for further details.

Prohibited Items for International Services

The following items are unacceptable for carriage via International Service by DHL 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).
    • Inbound 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).


    Please Contact Blue Dart for further details.

  • 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.


Please Contact Blue Dart for further details.

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