What items are prohibited from shipping to the UK?
There are a number of items banned from import into the UK. Most of these are consistent with the EU’s own banned list. Items banned for import include:
- Endangered plants and animals
- Rough diamonds
- Meat and dairy for personal consumption (from most non-EU nations).
- Food or plants that are diseased or were grown outside the EU.
- Pirated media
Remember to check what you are planning to ship to the UK will definitely be allowed into the country before you send. The UK government’s page on banned items may be useful for this.
You should also be aware of ParcelBroker’s prohibited items, to ensure that you’re not sending any materials that aren’t permitted by our shipping policy.
Are there any other considerations for sending a parcel from the USA to the UK?
When shipping a parcel to the UK, you must be sure you can find a courier which can actually carry out the delivery. The tool at the top of this page will tell you which companies can deliver your item and gives you a quote for postage with each.
When providing the weight and dimensions of your parcel, it is vital you measure correctly. Inaccurate values could lead to hefty extra costs being incurred!
Ensure your parcel is packaged as safely as possible. As goods can travel between the USA and the UK so quickly, it can be easy to forget how many people handle them and how many vehicles they are moved between. You must keep all items tightly wrapped and secured, or there is a chance the item you are sending could become damaged.