Air Freight Customs and Security

Customs & Security Information

All shipments moving as airfreight are subject to security screening, regardless of destination. Shipments will be X-rayed and their contents inspected to ensure that they are safe for transit.

All freight shipped to and from territories outside of the European Union are subject to Customs Clearance. This also applies to special and overseas territories (e.g. Channel Islands, Canary Islands, Falkland Islands, etc).

Due to the number of countries and destinations we ship to, we are unable to advise on specific customs policies within this document however please do not hesitate to contact us at in relation to your specific request and we are confident in stating we will be able to assist without reserve.

Please find below some general advice to help you.

Your Responsibilities

As the shipper, it is your responsibility to:

Ensure that you send no prohibited or restricted items:

Some governments restrict or prohibit the entrance of certain items into their country—for example, certain foodstuffs. Restrictions can vary vastly from country to country, please contact us for further information

Dangerous, Hazardous & Prohibited Items

Dangerous goods by air

Our staff are not only competent and compliant they are also qualified by IATA to prepare the paperwork for shipments of dangerous goods by air.  Their extensive knowledge of airline routings and access to the best carriers, ensures that TR Logistics are the best choice when it comes to the movement and shipping of your dangerous goods by air freight.

We act as a consultancy, advising, liaising with customs at the destination country that you wish to send to.. If you are in any doubt, please contact the TR Logistics team at

Dangerous & Hazardous

The following items are Dangerous and Hazardous goods and MUST ALWAYS be declared. If this is ignored and found within your consignment, items will be destroyed and you could be fined.

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  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Airbags for Cars
  • Ammunition & Guns
  • Batteries
  • Camping Stoves
  • Christmas Crackers
  • Cleaners & Solvents
  • Compressed Air & Gas Cylinders
  • Diesel, Fuel & Gasoline
  • Dry Ice
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Hair Curlers
  • Helium
  • Infectious Substances
  • Insecticides
  • Life Jackets
  • Liquid Bleach & Chlorine
  • Magnets
  • Nail Varnish
  • Paint & Turpentine
  • Pepper Spray
  • Perfume & Aftershave
  • Radioactive Material
  • Safety Matches
  • Seat Belts
  • Thermometer

Some governments restrict or prohibit the entrance of certain items into their country—for example, certain foodstuffs. Restrictions can vary vastly from country to country and you should check this with our team who can advise you accordingly


It is your responsibility, as the sender, to ensure the contents of your consignments are acceptable and meet all policy and safety requirements. It is important to remember that you are the only person who knows what is inside of your shipment. Hazard Labels

Please note: If you are re-using second-hand packaging, please do not use any packaging with hazard labels, including UN numbers. Your consignment may be stopped and held even if you attempt to cover up the old labels.

Typical hazard Labels

Restricted Items

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Restrictions may apply on the following items which can vary depending on carrier or country of destination. Please contact our team for further information,

  • Alcohol & Champagne
  • Credit or Debit Cards
  • Jewellery & Watches
  • Mobile Phones/Devices
  • Passports