Exploring International Products?

While the world of trading & imports is full of possibilities, it’s essential to be aware of certain restrictions. Some items may be legally prohibited from shipment due to customs regulations and restrictions enforced by Pakistan customs, freightliners, and airlines.

The specific list of prohibited items can vary, influenced by the regulations set forth by the Pakistani government and customs. In general, the following categories are often restricted from being shipped to Pakistan from China.

  • Prescription medications, including those for dental and veterinary use.
  • Prescription medical devices.
  • Medical devices that lack approval.
  • Prohormones, Human Growth Hormones, stem cell treatments, steroids, or synthetic versions.
  • Items without labeling in English or without FDA-approved labeling requirements, such as non-prescription medications, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and food.
  • Pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.
  • Radioactive elements or products.
  • Self-balancing boards (hover boards).
  • Oxidizing agents.
  • Fire extinguishers.

  • Any food, supplement, drug, or cosmetic that has been subject to a Consumer Safety Advisory Warning.
  • Perishable products of any kind.
  • Lab reagents, biologics, cultures, and medical specimens.
  • Poisonous substances.
  • Toxic substances, including inhalation hazards.
  • Firearms, guns, and accessories, including replicas.
  • BB/pellet/airsoft/paintball guns, parts, and projectiles.
  • Ammunition, magazines, and bayonets.
  • Stun guns and tasers.
  • Tear gas, mace, and pepper spray.
  • Any unidentifiable material, substance, or chemical.
  • Fire extinguishers.

  • Infectious substances.
  • Explosives, fireworks, gunpowder, flares, or matches.
  • Gasoline, diesel, or other fuels.
  • Lighters containing fuel.
  • Meals Ready to Eat (MRE).
  • Gas masks and gas mask filters.
  • Law enforcement striking weapons, including saps, batons, and billy clubs.
  • Handcuffs made of any material, including plastic zip tie restraints and straitjackets.
  • Body armor, helmets, or personal protection articles with kevlar or ballistic ratings.
  • Military/tactical/police shields.
  • Tobacco products (including E-cigarettes and vaping products) for FedEx, DHL, UPS, and USPS carriers.
  • Oxidizing agents.


Please refer to Pakistan customs Prohibited & Restricted Item Guide for a comprehensive overview. It’s important to note that the information presented on this website serves as an example and should not be considered a replacement for seeking guidance from both the export regulations of China and the import regulations of Pakistan. 

As outlined in Bachao Terms and Conditions, as the individual responsible for importing goods into the destination country, it is your duty to ensure that all items exported from China using our services comply with the laws and regulations of both China and Pakistan. 

For further details regarding Pakistan import regulations, please consult the links to Import Regulatory Authorities.