Regulatory - Banned Commodities

Banned Commodities - All Services

The following commodities are banned on ALL services of IFCO:

  • 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 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 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. In Gujarat, octroi is only applicable for the locations of Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar. Other locations are not subjected to Octroi. 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 by IFCO 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.