Shipping Guides2018-04-16T11:29:14+08:00


Duty & Taxes:

In general, imports into HKSAR are tax-free except:
* the four types of dutiable commodities which are subject to excise duties, irrespective of whether they are imported or locally manufactured. These goods are liquors, tobacco, hydrocarbon oil and methyl alchohol

For more information please visit:

Please be aware any duties and taxes collected by Hong Kong government are not included in your ZipX shipping charges. You will need to pay those fees when your items are delivered.

In addition to the prohibited / restricted commodities listed here, it is also prohibited to ship the following commodities to Hong Kong:

Transit Times2017-06-16T02:46:35+08:00

Average Transit Time excluding payment confirmation: 2-5 working days + 1 day for remote areas

Toy Guns2017-07-04T03:34:37+08:00

Any form of toy gun or gun replica is prohibited. It requires an International Special Commodities Contract, in addition a shipper declaration to certify the toys muzzle energy is less than 2 joules is also required.

ZipX carefully manages the smooth transition of cargo from country to country and works closely with local custom to minimize the risk of delay when moving freight across international borders. Our dedicated professionals around the world possess multilingual capabilities and a clear understanding of the specificity of trade regulations and agreements at global, regional, national and local levels. You can rely on our licensed customs brokers in many countries that provide our customers hassle-free customs clearance service and professional solutions based on customers’ shipping needs.

Not sure if you can ship an item? Our customer service team can help you find out if the products you want to purchase can be shipped to your country.

Tobacco Products2017-06-16T02:56:40+08:00

Any form of smokeless tobacco product is prohibited

Prohibited items by law2017-06-16T03:00:02+08:00

Any Items(s), the carriage of which is prohibited by any law, regulation or stature of any federal, state or local government from to or through which the shipment may be carried

Products made in Iran2017-06-16T03:03:34+08:00

Current embargo prohibits products made in Iran to be shipped in our service.


In any media form

Perishable items2017-06-16T03:10:55+08:00

For example: flowers, foodstuffs, items requiring temperature control or special handling


Dangerous and non-dangerous

Lithium Batteries2017-06-16T03:16:01+08:00

All types of Lithium Batteries are prohibited on Cathay Pacific Flights.

Human remains2017-06-16T03:18:10+08:00

Including ashes

Electronic Cigarette2017-06-16T03:20:25+08:00

This item requires an import license and can only shipped with an International Special Commodities contract.

Drugs / Medicine2017-06-16T03:23:26+08:00

Shipments of drugs / medicine require an import license. Viagra and any dangerous drugs shipments consigned to individuals for personal consumption are prohibited and no import license will be issued by the Health Department in Hong Kong.

For a list of dangerous drugs please visit:

Defense Articles / Commodities2017-06-16T03:25:19+08:00

Includes the following but not all inclusive and only serves as a general guideline: Military equipment & parts, weapons & firearms, night vision goggles, ammunition, explosives, missiles & artillery, military training equipment and protective personnel equipment, military electronics, space systems, nuclear weapons, military aircraft parts, military motor vehicles, tanks, submersible vessels.

Dangerous goods2017-06-16T03:27:04+08:00

Hazardous or combustible materials, including asbestos, as defined by IATA regulations.


Pirated or fake goods or material


Hazardous or non-hazardous


Money, Bullion or Negotiable instruments in bearer form


Animals, animal products, plant and plant products (e.g. animal skins, cotton, seeds)

Alcoholic Beverages2017-06-16T03:46:25+08:00

Imports of liquor with an alcoholic strength of not more than 30% by volume measured at temperature of 20 Celsius degrees will be duty free.


Before you shop and ship an item with ZipX, know that due to US export regulations, carrier restrictions and HK import regulations that certain items cannot be shipped. This list consists of common items that are frequently bought online but are in actual fact restricted or prohibited for US – HK, for more information you may visit this links for a detailed guide:

Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security: