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2021 Ship medicine, prescription drugs and health supplements internationally

Last updated time : 2021-08-05

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Ship prescription drugs, medication, medicine, health supplements

 

Thinking about shipping prescription drugs, medicine or health supplements internationally?

Things you need to be aware of before you ship internationally

 

With drugstores everywhere in Hong Kong, one of the most easily obtainable things would be health supplements and medications. Obviously, it’d also make a nice gift to show your care to your friends and families living abroad since there are so many products to choose from. However, are you aware of the regulations and restrictions imposed by the Customs on medicine and health supplements?

 

If you’re thinking about shipping prescription medicine and health supplements internationally, here are several important things to make note of before you start packing them.

 

Ship internationally: prescription drugs and medicines

  1. 1. All products that contain drugs and medicine are contraband items in Controlled Imports, hence these products aren’t allowed to ship internationally.
  2. 2. Restricted products include but are not limited to Chinese and Western oral drugs, and topical medical product such as ointment.

 

Ship internationally: health supplements and vitamins

Most countries have different regulations and restrictions on health supplement products, and some may require a pre-declaration.

Below are the regulations of several popular countries on the import of health supplements and vitamins:

Ship to Taiwan: health supplements and vitamins

  1. 1. You can at most ship 12 bottles/ boxes of ingot or capsule supplements, and a maximum total of 36 bottles/ boxes; the maximum weight is 6KG.
  2. 2. Beware that while vitamins with high dosage may be considered as a health supplement in other countries, it is in fact counted as a medicine in Taiwan, hence you can only ship at most 2 bottles/ boxes.
  3. 3. Oral ingot or capsule supplements are not allowed to exceed 2400 pills.
  4. 4. Remember to fill in the pre-declaration form, and input the type and name of the health supplements, such as Vitamin C or Probiotics etc.
  5. 5. We suggest that you mark down the details of your health supplement, so you can refer to it anytime.

 

Ship to Japan: health supplements and vitamins

  1. 1. The Government of Japan has strict regulations on the import of health supplement and vitamins, hence these products aren’t allowed to ship there.

 

Ship to Korea: health supplements and vitamins

  1. 1. The maximum amount of health supplements is 6 bottles/ boxes per head.
  2. 2. Remember to fill in the pre-declaration form, and input the type and name of the health supplements, such as Vitamin C or Probiotics etc.
  3. 3. We suggest that you mark down the details of your health supplement, so you can refer to it anytime.

 

Ship to UK: health supplements and vitamins

  1. 1. Remember to fill in the pre-declaration form, and input the type and name of the health supplements, such as Vitamin C or Probiotics etc.
  2. 2. We suggest that you mark down the details of your health supplement, so you can refer to it anytime.

 

Ship to Canada: health supplements and vitamins

  1. 1. Remember to fill in the pre-declaration form, and input the type and name of the health supplements, such as Vitamin C or Probiotics etc.
  2. 2. We suggest that you mark down the details of your health supplement, so you can refer to it anytime.

 

Ship to US: health supplements and vitamins

  1. 1. Must fill in the Prior Notice at least 4 hours before shipment on the website of U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and obtain Prior Notice Confirmation.

 

Ship to Spain: health supplements and vitamins

  1. 1. The Government of Spain has strict regulations on the import of health supplement and vitamins, hence these products aren’t allowed to ship there.

 

If you have further questions, Fulffy is always here to help~

 

Frequently asked question

Can I ship prescription drugs/ medicine internationally?

No, all products that includes drugs and medicine are contraband items, which means they are not allowed to ship overseas.


Can I ship health supplements internationally?

Depends on the country you plan to ship to, different countries have their own regulations and restrictions. For example, some may require a pre-declaration or completely ban them.


Which countries allow me to ship health supplements?

Taiwan, Korea, UK, Canada, US etc.