But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you can’t ship them.
It’s your responsibility to ensure your chemicals are properly declared, packed and labelled.
You need to be aware of the regulations in both the export and import countries. Do you require a Certificate of Free Sale? And what dangerous goods label do you need?
For all the answers, get in touch with our experts. They will walk you through the shipping process.
We handle all packages with care. But some require a little more care than others. When shipping chemicals, consider making use of our additional dangerous goods services.
With decades of experience moving dangerous goods around the globe, we have strict procedures in place to ensure your shipment is safe and compliant at all times.
Furthermore, if your dangerous goods shipment is especially urgent, fragile or awkwardly shaped, you can make use of our Special Services.
When packing liquid chemicals, make sure each beaker is surrounded by enough absorbent material to soak up all of the liquid in the unlikely event of a spillage.
To reduce the chances of this happening, pack any beakers in tough, airless, zip-lock bags.
Finally, place your bagged-up beakers in a new, sturdy container surrounded by enough padding to stop any movement during transit.
Most chemicals are prohibited from import without a fully completed Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Exemption Certificate or equivalent.
You may well need additional licences and permits on top of the required certificate. This will depend on what you’re shipping and where you’re shipping it to.
The best place to get all the information you need is the relevant government website. Or just give us a call. We’ll be happy to help.