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Let's talk about the difference between general cargo, sensitive cargo and contraband in international express delivery?

October 20,2022

1. General goods refer to ordinary goods. It has no security risks, and the goods that do not contain sensitive goods and contraband are all general goods.
General goods are goods that can be exported. General goods include textiles, fibers and their products; machinery, vehicles and electrical equipment; scientific, precision instruments, instruments and accessories; newspapers, magazines, periodicals, blind readers, books and other publications. However, products with batteries such as mid-to-high-end cameras, mobile phones, computers, and small precision instruments are general goods from the perspective of international customs, but sensitive goods from the perspective of international air transportation.
2. Sensitive goods are between general goods and contraband. Generally speaking, sensitive goods in China are goods that are restricted for export.Air transportation  and official international express channels  do not accept the transportation of sensitive goods, but they are not completely impossible to transport. Looking for a powerful freight forwarding company, you can mail them through special channels.

Sensitive goods include:

1. "Electrical" (including batteries) goods ( electrical equipment may contain batteries; electric equipment such as lawn mowers, golf carts, wheelchairs, etc., may contain batteries);
2. Magnetic products ( speakers, microphones, speakers, headphones, motors, motors); powders, pastes and liquids, gases; cosmetics, food, medicines, drinks, sex toys, etc.;
3. Contraband refers to some things that are expressly forbidden to be transported in my country and internationally. Any export involving such items is illegal. Contraband is prohibited from exporting.

Prohibited items mainly include:

1. Various dangerous articles with explosiveness, flammability, corrosiveness, toxicity, strong acidity, alkalinity and radioactivity, such as detonators, gunpowder, firecrackers, gasoline, alcohol, kerosene, tung oil, raw lacquer, matches, pesticides, etc. Chemical products in "Hazardous Chemicals Practical Handbook" published by Industrial Press.
2. Narcotic drugs and psychoactive substances, such as opium, morphine, cocaine (Gaogan), etc.; items that are prohibited from circulation or delivery by national laws, such as arms, domestic or foreign currency, etc.;
3. Perishable items, various live animals (such as fresh fish, fresh meat, etc.).
4. Items that impede public health, such as bones (including those that have been incinerated), animal skins that have not been tanned, animal bones that have not been prepared with medicine, etc.
5. Reactionary newspapers, books, windows or obscene materials, etc.
6.If the chemical products you submit are not listed in the "Hazardous Chemicals Practical Handbook", you must provide the appraisal certificate issued by the first-level chemical product appraisal department in the local market, which proves that the relevant items are non-hazardous chemical products. The relevant appraisal department must be responsible for the appraisal result.