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Shipping Aerosol Cans Overseas

Hi,

Does anyone have experience with shipping hazardous items abroad? Specifically, new and unopened aerosol cans?

We just started our transition process back to Australia. While living here for so many years we accumulated personal items, products which we know we can't get in Oz and would like to take with us.

I just found out from our removal company that aerosol cans are not permitted in their containers (surface shipping). Initial inquiries to DHL and UPS came back with negative responses, they do not do it either. At the same time these type of products get shipped around the world all the time.

Does anyone know a way to get around this problem? No "nay sayers" or "critics" please, why we shouldn't or couldn't. But any constructive feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Shipping Aerosol Cans Overseas

Do the mover need to know that there are aerosol cans in the shipment?

Assuming they are just cans of your favourite underarm spray, could you not just pack them in a box of 'miscalanous food items'


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Re: Shipping Aerosol Cans Overseas

Unless it's a can of promescent and you really need it,I would just not do it.
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Re: Shipping Aerosol Cans Overseas

It's not allowed except by special shippers.

I've looked into it in the past.

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Old 17.10.2016, 12:17
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It's not allowed except by special shippers.

I've looked into it in the past.

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Thanks for the constructive feedback Tom. Do you know any of these special shippers? Neither DHL, nor UPS was able to help me or point me to the right direction.

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Old 17.10.2016, 13:33
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Thanks for the constructive feedback Tom. Do you know any of these special shippers? Neither DHL, nor UPS was able to help me or point me to the right direction.

BF
Nope.

The company I wanted to buy some aerosol stuff from in the US could arrange it, but shipping was like 2x the cost of the product (some stuff at USD 60/can), so I declined.

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Re: Shipping Aerosol Cans Overseas

Pressurised containers are treated as Hazardous goods and therefore are not carried by the regular couriers. As Tom says the 'specialists' in transport of hazardous goods will charge a sizeable premium so not worth it.

Not advisable to try and sneak them through either. Your packages will be x- rayed at least once, if they spot them the aerosols your items will be stopped wherever they are. They will usually not remove them for you so you will need to retrieve ( oh and you lose your shipping costs ).
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What on earth is so critical and uniquely Swiss that you can't get in Oz?
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Re: Shipping Aerosol Cans Overseas

@John_H, @st2lemans(Tom), U360213: thank you for your time to provide informative feedback.

@RufusB : there are products which you can't get in Oz, not necessarily Swiss. I never said critical, but some things are important to one, not so much to others. As per my initial post, please only provide constructive feedback and avoid sarcastic or judgemental statements with no added value.

I tend to agree, bypassing the rules could be risky. They have been put in place for a reason, not only to inconvenience customers. I will search for special shippers (Samsung Galaxy Note S7 shipping companies?) to find out costs, then decide if it's really worth it for us or we have to say goodbye to them.
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What on earth is so critical and uniquely Swiss that you can't get in Oz?
Sad you did not answer it. Because something can be packed in small quantities in your luggage.

Delta for example has the following rules:
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Personal care items, such as cologne and hairspray, are allowed in checked baggage without prior approval, as long as there are less than 16 ounces of each item and less than 70 ounces total. Personal care items in smaller quantities, which comply with TSA rules may also be placed in carry-on baggage.
http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...ted-items.html

Other than that you may find or get your answer in a special forum like: http://www.gefahrgut-foren.de/
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Re: Shipping Aerosol Cans Overseas

I have taken large cooking-spray oil cans (up to 4 at a time) on Delta, Easy Jet, Air Europa etc., in checked baggage, and no problem.

http://www.costco.co.uk/view/p/kirkl...-x-482g-877981
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@John_H, @st2lemans(Tom), U360213: thank you for your time to provide informative feedback.

@RufusB : there are products which you can't get in Oz, not necessarily Swiss. I never said critical, but some things are important to one, not so much to others. As per my initial post, please only provide constructive feedback and avoid sarcastic or judgemental statements with no added value.

I tend to agree, bypassing the rules could be risky. They have been put in place for a reason, not only to inconvenience customers. I will search for special shippers (Samsung Galaxy Note S7 shipping companies?) to find out costs, then decide if it's really worth it for us or we have to say goodbye to them.

Well that's me told! 'Tis a discussion forum. The soliloquy forum is elsewhere. I was neither judgemental nor sarcastic. I was bewildered and on the amazed side.

And what ASwissInTheUS said: it may be transportable in the hold of a plane... or it may be in OZ now.

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Well that's me told! 'Tis a discussion forum. The soliloquy forum is elsewhere. I was neither judgemental or sarcastic. I was bewildered and on the amazed side.

And what ASwissInTheUS said: it may be transportable in the hold of a plane... or it may be in OZ now.
@RufusB: OK, I do apologise if I misread and overreacted on your message. Stressful times...

@ASwissInTheUS, @Borinquen: many thanks for the info!
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