Prohibited & Restricted Imports

Bangladesh places controls on imports of some items currently listed in the Import Policy Order 2015-2018 at the website of the Office of the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports (

Prohibited Items

The following articles are prohibited from shipment to all countries served by RGS:

  • Dangerous goods / Hazardous materials (following IATA regulations for Express and Expedited, and following ADR regulations for Standard)
  • Explosives
  • Firearms or air rifles
  • Flammable products of any type
  • Furs
  • Ignitable Gas
  • Incapacitating Sprays
  • Ink or Toner Cartridges
  • Ivory and ivory products
  • Knives or weapons
  • Live animals
  • Meat or animal products
  • Money and negotiable items
  • Nail Varnish
  • IATA restricted articles
  • Passports
  • Perfume, aftershave and other fragrances
  • Plants
  • Poisons
  • Pornographic materials
  • Seeds
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • White goods (Such as cookers/fridges/washing machines)
  • Currency(Cash & Cash equivalent instruments in bearer form)
  • Dangerous goods
  • Precious & Semi-Precious Items
  • Commodities banned by Law at any given time without prior notice
  • Any transport which would be likely to cause damage, or lag to equipment, personnel or other shipments
  • Liquids & Semi-liquids
  • Any item whose carriage is prohibited by any law, statute or regulations of the country of origin or destination, or of any country through which the shipment may transit.
  • Foodstuffs / Perishable (Food and beverages requiring refrigeration or other environmental control)
  • Live animals & plants
  • Acids
  • Aerosols
  • Aftershave
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal skins (non-domesticated)
  • Articles of exceptional value (e.g., works of art, antiques, precious stones, gold and silver)
  • Batteries containing liquid
  • Bleach
  • Compressed Gas

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Below are the full listing of prohibited items / goods that are not allowed to be loaded on an airplane.

Please refer to this guideline before sending your shipments.

  • CLASS-1 Explosive
  • CLASS-2 Gases
  • CLASS-3 Flammable Liquid
  • CLASS-4 Flammable Solid
  • CLASS-5 Oxidisers & Organic Peroxides
  • CLASS-6 Toxic & Infectious Substances
  • CLASS-7 Radioactive Material
  • CLASS-8 Corrosives
  • CLASS-9 Miscellaneous
  • Other Hazardous Labels