Restricted Items


To avoid delays and issues with any of your shipments, please be sure to review what is acceptable for delivery and what items might require import permits.

Restricted or prohibited items are items that are defined as any quantity of flammable, explosive or corrosive materials. All camouflages items, or any other items of this nature deemed by the FAA (US Federal Aviation Administration), US Customs and/or but not limited to the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

We have provided you with a comprehensive list and information for your knowledge and research prior to the use of our service. If at any time you are in doubt of your shipments, please contact us at before ordering the item(s) in question. If we receive any illegal substance at our Miami location, we will report this to the US CBP (Customs and Border Patrol) who will confiscate any or all items after they have been tested.


Please review the most common restricted or items requiring an import permit:


Include but not limited to

Firearms, firearms parts, and swords
Ammunition, explosives or weapons of any kind
Any item with alcohol listed as the first ingredient
Lighters and Matches
Animals dead or alive, Animal skins
Bamboo articles, Honey
Pressurized Containers
Gas / Gas powered tools
Tear Gas or Pepper spray
Any Currency (i.e. cash/money orders/stamps)
Wet-cell Batteries
Live Plants and perishables
Human remains, including ashes
Illegal Substances and Rolling Paper
ALL Camouflaged Items
Cleaning solutions, flammable liquids or solids


Include but not limited to

Refrigerators Animal oils, fats and greases, unrefined
Vegetable fats Left Hand Drive vehicles
Feathers Air conditioning units
Oilseeds, beans, nuts Vitamins, Food supplements
Chillers, Freezers Live poultry
Dibromochloropropane (DBCP) Ship and boats (under 250 tonnes)
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB) 2, 4, 5_Trichlorophenyl (2, 4, 5_T)
Soil, plant, plant material, seeds, etc. Chlordimeform
Thallium and its salts Lead Arsenate
Aldrin, Dieldrin and Endrin Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and mixtures containing Ozone DepletingSubstances (ODS).
Fish, Shrimp, Lobster, Crab Meat, Copra
Used Right Hand Drive Garbage compactors exceeding 15 tonnes (15000 kg) MGW
Fatty acids and solid residues from the treatment of oils and fats
Dichlorodiphenyl Trichloroethane (DDT)
Oilseed cake, meal, and other vegetable oil residues
Equipment requiring the use of Ozone Depleting Substances – Such as: Air or Vacuum Pumps and Compressors and their parts, Dehumidifiers, Air Conditioning Machines/Units and their parts, Refrigerators / freezers and heat pumps and their parts.
Coconut in all forms including coconut seedlings, copra, desiccated coconut, coconut milk, and coconut cream (EXCLUDING Coconut oil)

Can I Import Seeds?

If you are interested in importing seeds, please follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Import permit
You must obtain a permit particularly for the seeds you want to import. Follow the steps in the Plant Quarantine Import Permit (click to download)
Step 2: Phytosanitary Certificate
This certificate can be obtained from your seed supplier, we recommend to only purchase from suppliers that can provide this certificate.
Step 3: Purchase invoice and documentation
We will need to receive the invoice, import permit, and phytosanitary certificate before shipping your package from our Miami location, you can send this to


You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all documents provided and validation at the time of shipment.
At any time during this process, customs has the right to seize and destroy your seeds if any of your documentation are found to be fraudulent or incomplete. Note, you will still be liable for your shipment fees to RPM Express Couriers.