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If you’re here reading this, you would probably already be looking for a company to help you with your “sensitive” items shipping from China.
We know many of our competitors who simply refuse “sensitive” items shipping, either tossing it away or refusing to sign for the packages and leaving it in courier limbo – where the package isn’t returned to the sender yet nor is it actually signed…. and we have the first-hand experience of this since we too, are avid shoppers ourselves who started Sheep in the first place to address this problem.
So does Sheep ship “Sensitive” Items?
Yes we do. 100% – and at no extra charge. All we ask is that you help us flag it out correctly so that we can use the right channels of declaration.
What exactly are “Sensitive” Items?
Honestly, each country has its own definition of what is sensitive. For example, the customs of a culturally conservative country such as China would take exceptional interest in products such as sex toys, certain forms of media and books, religious media, etc – while the airlines would be more concerned about cargo safety such as “Hey, is this flammable? Is this packed sufficiently to prevent combustion?”.
That said, to give you a good idea of what constitutes as such:
Any product which contains any form of liquids will be classified as sensitive goods. Flammable liquid is strictly prohibited.
- Commonly Transported Liquids
- Perfumes, Fragrances, Colognes
Any product which has a magnetic component will be classified as sensitive goods.
- Commonly Transported Products with Magnetic Components
- Magnets (duh)
- Fridge magnets
- Microphones and Karaoke Machines
- Speakers and Soundbars
- Radios and Walkie Talkies (also, you might need to check with IMDA whether you’re allowed to operate this)
- Headsets and Earpieces
Any product which is operated by battery (cell, conventional or rechargeable) is classified as sensitive goods.
- Commonly Transported Products with Batteries
- Rechargeable products
- Bluetooth products (i.e, speakers, stylus, remote controls, etc)
- Power banks
- Electronic shavers
Any product, no matter whether it is authentic or a replica, which brand is under customs export or import control is considered to be sensitive goods. This is due to certain prohibitions of parallel import/export for the brands.
- Commonly Transported Branded Goods
Motors & Generators
Any appliance which has a motor or generates electricity are also considered sensitive goods.
- Commonly Transported Products with Motors or Generators
- Power supplies
- Blenders and mixers
- Electric fans and blowers
- Clock (digital or analog)
- Hair dryers and curlers
- Portable generators
Powder, Paste & Granule
Anything which is in powder, paste and a granular form are, unfortunately, considered sensitive goods. too
- Commonly Transported Powder, Paste & Granule
- Milk or beverage powders
- Aquarium soil
- Kinetic sand
- Paper clay bars
Anything which applies to the skin or which usage involves bodily contact is classified as sensitive goods.
- Commonly Transported Products
- Cosmetics (Lipsticks, Blushers, Eyeliners, etc)
- Lotions and Mineral Oils
- Menstrual cups
- Sex toys
- Facial cleansers
Any electronic which have an integrated circuit (processor, microchip, memory) is classified as sensitive goods.
- Commonly Transported Electronics with Integrated Circuit
- Digital Cameras
- Computers, Laptops and Monitors
- Mobile phones and tablet devices
- Media players, TV boxes, etc.
- USB thumb drives, SD cards, memory cards, etc
Anything religious by definition is sensitive goods. Anything related to satanic cults are also prohibited.
- Commonly Transported Religious Goods
- Religious books
- Religious media
- Religious clothes
- Religious accessories
Food & Medicine
All food (fresh, raw, cooked and processed) and medicine (spray, powder, pill and syrup) are sensitive goods. Perishable and meat products (canned, cooked and processed) are strictly prohibited.
- Commonly Transported Food & Medicine
- Dried goods
- Dried foods
- Pills (even over-the-counter medicine)
- Syrups or cough mixtures
- Tea leafs
- Instant single-serving hotpots
- Instant noodles
Oh, that’s all that is considered as “sensitive”?
Not really, this list might be subject to change in the future. We’ll do our very best to keep you updated along the way, but please help us out by declaring the items correctly.