Umac Prohibited Items

UMAC Forwarders Express Inc. has established a set of guidelines regarding prohibited items and materials that they do not accept for transport. These guidelines aim to ensure the safety and compliance of their shipping services. The following items are not accepted by the company:

  1. Currency: UMAC Forwarders Express Inc. does not transport currency.
  2. Firearms/Ammunitions: Firearms and ammunition are not accepted for transport.
  3. Explosives/To Guns: Explosives and devices resembling guns are prohibited.
  4. Precious Metals: Items made of precious metals are not accepted.
  5. Money Orders: Money orders are not transported by the company.
  6. Traveler’s Checks: UMAC Cargo Express does not carry traveler’s checks.
  7. Precious Stones: Items containing precious stones are not accepted for transport.
  8. Drugs: Any form of drugs is prohibited.
  9. Perishables: Perishable items are not accepted due to their nature.
  10. Negotiable Instruments in bearer form: Electrical appliances, lewd, obscene, or pornographic materials, gambling paraphernalia, industrial carbons and diamonds, communication equipment and computers, combustible materials, motor vehicle parts, microwave ovens, and other items whose carriage is prohibited by the law or regulations of any government are not transported.

UMAC Forwarders Express Inc. also provides a list of prohibited and restricted items for import and export via Balikbayan Box. These items are considered illegal to ship, based on information from the US CBP website and the Philippine Bureau of Customs. Some of the prohibited and restricted items include:

  • Absinthe (alcohol)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dismantled auto parts (Chop chop)
  • Cultural artifacts and pottery
  • Dog and cat fur
  • Firearms, explosives, and guns, including parts
  • Food products such as cheese and meat
  • Hazardous materials
  • Trophies, gold (Haitian)
  • Meats, livestock, and poultry
  • Merchandise from embargoed countries
  • Textiles (rolls)
  • Trademarked and copyrighted articles
  • Fluids and perishable food items
  • Automobiles (any parts)
  • Biological items
  • Ceramic tableware
  • Defense articles or items with military or proliferation applications
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Fish and wildlife
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Game and hunting items
  • Animal hide drums
  • Medication
  • Pets, plants, seeds, and soils
  • Used clothing or shoes of commercial quantity (Ukayukay in bales/boxes)
  • Pornographic materials

It is important to note that all restricted items are subject to seizure and will be destroyed. Both the shipper and the consignee may also face prosecution.

UMAC Forwarders Express Inc. provides additional information about regulations concerning the importation and exportation of certain products. For example:

  • Defense articles or items with military or proliferation applications require a license before exporting abroad.
  • Importing or exporting products containing dog or cat fur is illegal in the United States, and penalties may apply.
  • Drug paraphernalia is prohibited from being brought into the United States, and there are consequences for violating this regulation.
  • Importing or exporting firearms and ammunition requires compliance with regulations set by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
  • Importing or exporting certain fish, wildlife, and products made from them may be subject to restrictions and permits.
  • Different regulations govern the importation of food products, including limitations on bringing meat products.
  • Importing gold is allowed, but there are restrictions on items originating from certain countries.
  • Medications have specific rules and guidelines for importation, and carrying prescriptions or statements from physicians may be necessary.
  • Textiles, clothing, and trademarked or copyrighted articles are subject to certain rules and enforcement by customs.

It is important to adhere to these guidelines and regulations to ensure compliance with the law and a smooth shipping process.