Domestic & International Mailing Restrictions

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No smoking symbol. Since outbound international mail starts through our domestic U.S. Postal System, any items that are prohibited in domestic mail can’t be mailed internationally. And beyond the U.S. mail there still may be other restrictions to consider in destination countries.

In addition to obvious restrictions against shipping explosives and firearms and infectious disease materials, many countries prohibit or restrict lottery tickets, currency and coins, medicines and vitamins, food products, live plants and tobacco products.

Closeup of caution tape.In addition to international restrictions there are also size and weight descriptions for all classes of mail, domestic and international. We at Metzgers are mailing experts and can help you with your mailings and understanding restrictions. The USPS Customer's Guide to Mailing also illustrates the proper way to prepare a package for shipment and how to manage around restrictions. That guide and other information is available, for free, at, the website for the U.S. Postal Service.

Our printing and mailing experts are always available to assist you. You can reach us by filling out this form.


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