Items that vPost does not ship from Japan

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Items that vPost does not ship from Japan

This list may be updated from time to time. Last updated 08/12/2021.

Items that are considered dangerous, prohibited, or restricted cannot be imported into Singapore using vPost.

Customs Authorities in both countries employ strict measures to monitor each item processed. The list below is not a comprehensive list but a list of common items that you cannot send using vPost.

We reserved the rights to advise you that the products are not accepted for import while the list did not specifically indicate the limitations.

Where appropriate, we will contact you to discuss and agree on an appropriate action to take; use reasonable efforts to return the item to merchant at your cost; or dispose the item in any manner we deem fit without being liable to you, if a re-direction is required, additional charges are applicable for such re-direction.

The list below serves as a guide on products that vPost does not ship.

This list is not exhaustive and may be updated by vPost regularly according to the latest import and export regulations from various countries and any other transport or freight restrictions that we receive and only includes some of the most common items.

These restrictions are in addition to the list of dangerous and prohibited goods into Singapore, please click here for the list of import restrictions to Singapore.

  • Bringing in more than 3 months’ supply of all supplements are subject to Customs/HSA/SFA Regulations & Clearance. Please visit for more information here
  • For any Fragile or breakable items (Refer to our T&C here (Under Clause 15) for the liability for such items)
  • All kinds of Alcohol-based / Flammable products (e.g. perfumes, cologne, toners, sanitizers etc)

    All kinds of Alcohol-based
  • Any external battery powerbank for smartphones or tablets devices

    Any external battery
  • Perishable foods (e.g., cheese, yoghurt, eggs) (would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address

    Perishable foods
  • Meat or animal extracts (would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)

    Meat or animal extracts
  • Processed foods more than 5kg and above SGD100 (food products that are not classified as meat, seafood or fresh fruits and vegetables)

    Processed foods
  • All Electronic device which contains battery purchased from ebay/ individual seller (Used items shipped do not comply and are illegal to ship)

    All Electronic device
  • Any type of standalone batteries

    Any type of standalone batteries
  • Animals and plants (would be discard at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)

    Animals and plants
  • Wireless earbuds – Wireless earbuds case contains Li Batt and acts like a portable charger. This is prohibited from air transportation.

    Wireless earbuds
  • Essential oils, diffuser oils, fragrance oil and perfume oil

    Essential oils
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  • Nintendo Switch
  • Any unidentifiable material, substance or chemical (would be discard at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)
  • Intoxicating liquors
  • Fertilizer
  • Tobacco products
  • Motor vehicles
  • Petroleum products
  • Charcoal
  • Chemicals and drugs
  • Medicine & all class under pharmaceuticals eg: Hepalyse Pulse
  • Coins and bills
  • Paper currency, coins, credit cards, cheques and stamps (Item(s) would be discard at Origin)
  • Dangerous goods classified by Japanese local regulation or IATA Dangerous Regulations including any materials with dry ice
  • Super Capacitors or Capacitors
    Example: UN3508, with energy storage capacity greater than 0.3Wh unable to ship via Air Freight
  • Flammable items such as perfume / nail polish
  • Imitation tobacco products (e.g. electronic cigarettes, etc)
  • Items restricted by the Washington Treaty, ie. ivory
  • Items that contains Aloe, squalene, sharks’ extract or coral (eg: certain types of cosmetics or lip balm)
  • Items that require temperature control
  • Laser apparatus such as laser pointers that are found to have emission powers
  • Seeds / live plant
  • Squalane (not 100% plant based)
  • Precious stones and metal
  • Restricted or controlled items by the Japanese Government
  • Weapons such as guns, swords and knives
  • Items that are not labeled in English (Dietary supplements/ Cosmetics/ Food)
  • Any food, supplement, drug or cosmetic that has been issued a Consumer Safety Advisory Warning by Authority (HSA or etc)
  • Any unidentifiable material, substance or chemical.

We reserved the rights to advise you that the products are not accepted for import while the list did not specifically indicate the limitations.

For more information concerning dangerous and prohibited goods, you may go to Singapore Customs website.

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