Shipping perfumes internationally can be a tricky business. While many fragrance stores will ship abroad, there are certain regulations and restrictions that must be followed in order to do so safely and legally. In this article, we'll discuss the rules and regulations surrounding international shipping of perfumes, as well as the potential risks and costs associated with it. Perfumes cannot be shipped by air transport, but must be shipped by land.
This is due to the alcohol content in many fragrances, which can be a fire hazard. Shipments containing perfumes generally fall under the UN 1266 classification of dangerous goods regulations. To move these items safely and in compliance, they must be packed, marked and documented in accordance with these regulations. Although many stores will ship internationally, there may be an additional cost to cover any surcharges from shipping companies to cover the additional costs of the declaration.
Additionally, there is always a risk that your package will be opened and examined at customs and they will consider it an infringement and then fines will be charged and the package sent back. If you intend to pack perfume for shipping abroad, you need to make sure that it is properly packaged. Even if you use custom packaging, there will still be plenty of room for your perfume bottle to move inside your package. It is worth it in case your package disappears or if your perfume bottles are damaged during transport.
As a licensed Dangerous Goods shipper, OPAS can ship perfumes to many destinations, but there are additional costs and some limitations on the service that can be used, from one country to another. In conclusion, while it is possible to ship perfumes internationally, it is important to understand the rules and regulations surrounding international shipping of perfumes. It is also important to make sure that your package is properly packaged in order to avoid any potential issues with customs or other authorities.