Spaceship Air Prohibited Item

The list of Prohibited Goods

If Spaceship or customs find any prohibited items in the shipment, the sender/Spaceship account owner will need to pay a minimum processing fee of HKD 1,000, in addition to the pre-paid shipping cost and other related costs. Payment of these fees does not limit or exclude any relevant legal responsibility that the customer may have for violating international transportation regulations. Spaceship is not responsible for any prohibited items in the shipment, and Spaceship, couriers, and customs reserve the right to conduct a full investigation on the shipment, sender, and/or recipient.


Spaceship Air does not accept the general prohibited items as well as the goods listed below.

  • Counterfeit product
  • Food
  • Tobacco
  • Human hair
  • Country flag or any product with country flag
  • Strong magnetism (such as salvage magnets, magnetic cubes, magnets, etc.)
  • Baby formula
  • Nail Polish
  • Glue
  • Perfume
  • Pure batteries
  • Marker (dependent on material)
  • Printer Ink
  • Magnetized material
  • Spray
  • Dry Ice
  • Vaccines
  • Automobile parts
  • Laboratory testing equipment
  • Camping expeditionary equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Self-defense product such as throwing stick, alarm, knives, etc
  • Table knife, kitchen knife
  • Industrial material
  • Illegal publications, printed materials, audio-visual products and other promotional materials
  • Multi-purpose sporting goods: such as baseball bats, darts, compound bows, bows and arrows and other visually offensive products
  • Spy equipment ( Such as hidden eavesdropping equipment, photo-stealing equipment, burst transceivers, one-time codebooks, steganography tools, electronic monitoring and interception equipment used to obtain information, etc.)
  • Goods subject to Antidumping/Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD), goods subject to quota, certain  tobacco and alcohol products, and goods taxed under the Internal Revenue Code, are not  permitted to be filed under Entry Type 86.
  • Product that requires inspection or fee collection from Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Japan Prohibited Items:

Category 1: Food and Equipment
Please note that any food-related or food-contact products are subject to food safety laws and quarantine regulations.

  1. Various food molds such as cake models, cake molds, food molds, cake toppers, and cake umbrellas.

  2. Bottles, jars, bowls, cups (including pet water cups, water bottles, and straws).

  3. Various kitchen supplies such as tableware, knives, teapots, spoons, plates, cake stands, and disposable beverage bag sets.

  4. Food thermometers, food wrapping paper, juicers, microwave ovens, and draining baskets.

  5. Faucets, water screening programs, and related products.

  6. Pacifiers, mouth braces, and teeth grinding-related products.

  7. Products that are clearly unrelated to food can be shipped upon providing evidence.

Category 2: Cosmetics
Please note that an import license is required for cosmetics.

  1. Acne rejuvenation cream, perfume, eye cream, soap, growth fluid, concealer, acne cream, essence, essential oil, purifying fluid, lip gloss, lip mask, face masks, eye shadow, nail polish, scar patches, hand soap, etc.

  2. Non-infringing false eyelashes and makeup brushes can be shipped.

Category 3: Medical Devices, Therapeutic Supplies, and Beauty Apparatus
Spaceship does not accept medical devices, therapeutic supplies, and beauty apparatus. Medical devices refer to instruments, equipment, appliances, in vitro diagnostic reagents, calibration materials, and other similar or related items used on the human body. Therapeutic supplies utilize physical factors to generate beneficial responses for preventing and treating diseases. Beauty apparatus refers to instruments used for cosmetic purposes.

  1. Facial massagers: Manual ones can be shipped (if they do not infringe), electric ones cannot be shipped. Non-electric massagers without obvious medical use can be shipped.

  2. Beauty devices in direct contact with the human body cannot be shipped, including blackhead removal devices, hair removal devices, mole pens, ear guns, physiotherapy supplies (related to acupoints), fascia guns, abs abdominal muscle stickers, acupuncture pens, tattoo supplies, ear piercing supplies, body-related supplies with microneedles, flaring devices, measuring rulers, face-lifting devices, dental supplies, electric wrist force devices, etc.

  3. Massage pillows can only be shipped one per parcel, while there is no limit to the number of ordinary pillows.

  4. Syringes, injection needles, dental scalers, and iodophor cotton swabs (regular cotton swabs can be shipped).

  5. Airbrushes and massage pens.

  6. Alcohol testers (with liquid).

  7. Dental instruments, sphygmomanometers, thermometers, and forehead thermometers can be shipped, but each recipient is limited to one parcel per day.

Category 4: Toys and Products for Infants and Young Children (Under 6 Years)
Early education toys and products suitable for infants and young children under the age of 6 are not eligible for shipping. It is recommended that the products have a label indicating suitability for children aged 6 and above.

Category 5: Other Products

  1. Fluorescent pens can be shipped. Please be aware that when declaring fluorescent sticks, distinguish between electronic and fluorescent agent categories.

  2. Solar belts with batteries.

  3. Electric blankets, electric gloves, electric socks, and electric handlebars.

  4. Commemorative coins that are not coins used in a specific country can be shipped (coins with face value cannot be shipped).

  5. Leather products (such as leather shoes, leather bags, leather clothing) are not accepted. Shoe cream (solid form) can be shipped.

  6. This channel does not accept textile products except for clothing (such as hammocks, pet seat covers, cushions, tents, etc.).


As regulations are constantly updated and changed, it is recommended to contact local customs before shipment to avoid any unnecessary delays or returns. Spaceship is not responsible for any information provided by third parties or posted on this page.



Last Updated:  4 Dec 2023