Although we can typically arrange to ship virtually any commodity, many items are prohibited or restricted from standard services.


All shipments containing used automotive parts such as engines and gearboxes that may have been exposed to potentially hazardous/ flammable/ toxic etc. substances MUST be drained of all fluids and certified as such before collection can be arranged. The parts MUST either be crated or strapped to a pallet. Failure to do so will cause delays or could result in the item being stopped in transit for the customer to collect at their own expense.

The list below, though not exhaustive, shows the majority and type of goods that are not permitted for carriage through our standard services. Please read this and if you remain uncertain, contact our Customer Services Team on support@alfasent.com



  • Animal products such as skins, furs, horns (including Ivory and Ivory products).
  • Goods of exceptional value such as works of art, antiques, precious metals or stones.
  • Money or any items considered as negotiable items, e.g. credit or bankcards, stocks, and bonds.
  • Dangerous or hazardous materials. These include items considered to be inflammable, explosive, corrosive, toxic, magnetic, radioactive, biohazards, pressurised containers etc.
  • Live animals, e.g. cattle, sheep, pigs, chinchillas, ocelots or the Reticulated Python of South East Asia.
  • Perishable items.
  • Counterfeit or pirated goods or materials.
  • Narcotics; illegal drugs.
  • Human remains.
  • Pornography.
  • Dry ice.
  • Medical samples.
  • Jewellery; including watches, rings, necklaces, pendants or brooches.
  • Perfume and other, similar, alcohol based products.
  • Weapons or items that may be construed as lethal. These included guns, knives, swords, daggers replicas or otherwise.
  • Plasma Screens
  • Tobacco
  • Any type of refrigeration units eg. fridges, freezers etc
  • Large bulky car parts including but not limited to bodywork, bonnets, skirting, bumpers, car wings, car doors, spoilers, grills, car boots and windscreens unless boxed or crated with suitable internal packaging.

While not prohibited, unless a licensed distributor in both the country of origin and the U.S.A. shipments of alcohol are not allowed for carriage.

While not prohibited, foodstuffs destined to the U.S.A. are strictly regulated. We advise you contact www.fda.gov and investigate the Prior Notice for entry of foodstuffs guidelines.