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  • 12-08-2015 6:59pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,795 ✭✭✭ Shane St.


    Hey guys,
    Is there rules for what items you can and can't send abroad. Will need to post a package to Canada in the next month. Will include some books and drink. Is this allowed?
    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 707 Bayberry


    Shane St. wrote: »
    Hey guys,
    Is there rules for what items you can and can't send abroad. Will need to post a package to Canada in the next month. Will include some books and drink. Is this allowed?

    It took about 45 seconds to find this on the An Post website:

    Check the full list of items restricted from the outbound International Mail services.
    http://www.anpost.ie/AnPost/MainContent/Personal+Customers/Sending+Mail/Speed/Prohibited+items.htm


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,795 ✭✭✭ Shane St.


    Darn cant send any drinks. Is that just An post who wont ship or will no courier?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,098 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sam Russell


    Shane St. wrote: »
    Darn cant send any drinks. Is that just An post who wont ship or will no courier?

    They definitely sell Irish Whiskey in Canada so someone manages to get it out there.

    You can take it as duty free as well, but only accompanied. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 707 Bayberry


    Shane St. wrote: »
    Darn cant send any drinks. Is that just An post who wont ship or will no courier?

    There are two obvious reasons why you aren't allowed to send alcoholic beverages in the general mail. One is it's a liquid, so if the packaging is broken, it'll spill and damage other items in the same container, not just your package.

    The second is Duty/Tax. Typically rates of tax on alcohol are much higher than on other items, so they don't want people evading those taxes by sticking it in the mail. That also affects other liquids that aren't taxed, though, because the postman can't tell whether a higher rate of duty applies to one bottle than another, so it's simpler to just ban it all. That also applies to couriers - if anything, they're even more likely to pay attention to issues of Duty/Tax than the general post will be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 315 ✭✭ moyners


    They definitely sell Irish Whiskey in Canada so someone manages to get it out there.

    You can take it as duty free as well, but only accompanied. :)

    It might be cheaper all round to order the drink from an online retailer in Canada (if they have what you want) and get them to deliver as a gift.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,795 ✭✭✭ Shane St.


    Ok cheers guys!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,781 ✭✭✭ Carawaystick


    You also cannot post luggage abroad...


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,098 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sam Russell


    But you can post here! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,088 ✭✭✭ GerardKeating


    Bayberry wrote: »
    There are two obvious reasons why you aren't allowed to send alcoholic beverages in the general mail. One is it's a liquid, so if the packaging is broken, it'll spill and damage other items in the same container, not just your package.

    The second is Duty/Tax. Typically rates of tax on alcohol are much higher than on other items, so they don't want people evading those taxes by sticking it in the mail. That also affects other liquids that aren't taxed, though, because the postman can't tell whether a higher rate of duty applies to one bottle than another, so it's simpler to just ban it all. That also applies to couriers - if anything, they're even more likely to pay attention to issues of Duty/Tax than the general post will be.

    They also do not like Liquids in airmail, cannot screen them easily.


  • Registered Users Posts: 707 Bayberry


    They also do not like Liquids in airmail, cannot screen them easily.
    Liquids were banned long before that type of scanning was common.


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