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Which items can i buy on ebay?
I want to buy some items on ebay like Jaggery, knives, triphala powder. But i'm worried that the custom office will block these items.
list of prohibited goods:
-Ball valve bottles.
-Explosive caps for toy pistols and guns containing a mixture of potassium chlorate and red phosphorus
-Fire crackers of a type commonly known as “pétard rapes”
-White phosphorous matches
-Motor vehicle rubber tyres which, have been remoulded, recapped or regrooved
-Kerosene stoves of a type commonly known as "lampes vertes" and parts thereof
-Ivory and Tortoise Shell
-Underwater fishing guns
-Sugar and chocolate confectionery and bubble/chewing gum in the form of cigarettes
-Second-hand motor vehicle spare parts and accessories as follows:
(a) Tubes and wheels;
(b) Macpherson strut assembly;
(c) Injector nozzles;
(d) Chassis and parts thereof;
(e) Brake linings;
(f) Clutch nut and parts thereof;
(i) Engine mountings;
(k) Oil seals;
(l) Ball joints;
(n) Shock absorbers;
(o) Coil spring, leaf spring and torsion bar;
(p) Body shells of motor-cars or any parts of motor-cars originally welded by the manufacturer to their structured body shells or chassis;
(r) Second-hand motor vehicles tyres other than second-hand motor vehicle tyres imported by any firm operating in the export processing zone for re-export as retreaded tyres.
-Toy motor-cyclists helmets
-”Roll your own cigarettes” papers imported under H.S. Code No. 48.13
-Electric Water Heater with bare element and parts and accessories thereof
-Portable electric lamps commonly known as laser penlights/torches of 1MW (milliwatt or more)
-Toy pistols and guns with projectiles
-Containers performing the function of “Aerosols” using C.F.C's (Chlorofluorocarbons) as propellant with contents other than pharmaceutical products.
The following items containing C.F.C's (Chlorofluorocarbons) as refrigerant or blowing agent- Refrigerators, freezers, refrigerating cabinets, showcases, counters and other refrigerating or freezing furniture, chilling units, coolers, air-conditioners (including motor vehicle air-conditioners), automatic beverage-vending machines, incorporating refrigerating devices, cold-room equipment, refrigerated transport vehicles, refrigerator insulation, freezer insulation, foam packing, dehumidifiers, fishing boat refrigeration equipment, and styrofoam.
-Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos) and its products.
-Polybrominated Diphenyls(PBB) and its products.
-Polychlorinated Diphenyls(PCB) and its products.
-Polychlorinated Terphenyls(PCT) and its products.
-Tris (2,3 – Dibromopropyl) Phosphate and its products.
-PVC teethers and teething rings.
-Rolling machines (other than rolling machines of industrial types) used to manufacture cigarettes.
-All round logs and timber products from Liberia.
-Asbestos fibres as follows
-Toy known as “Yoyo water ball”.
-Any jelly confectionery including jelly mini cups or mini capsules which are intended for human consumption and contain E425 (konjac), including konjac gum or konjac glucomannane.
-Any jelly mini cup or any jelly mini capsule which is intended for human consumption and which contains food additives E400 (alginic acid), E401 (sodium alginate), E402 (potassium alginate), E403 (ammonium alginate), E404 (calcium alginate), E405 (propane – 1,2 – diol alginate), E406 (agar), E407 (carrageenan), E407a (processed eucheuma seaweed), E410 (locust bean gum), E412 (guar gum), E413 (tragacanth), E414 (acacia gum), E415 (xantham gum), E417 (tara gum) and E418 (gellan gum).
-Batteries containing mercury
-Aerosol spray containing benzene
-Cosmetic products containing vitamin K1 (Phytonadione)
-Food products of Japanese origin
-Agricultural commodities of Japanese origin
-Fishing hook of small size
list of prohibited chemicals:
Aminobiphenyl and its salts
Asbestos Fibres Actinolite
Asbestos Fibres Amosite
Asbestos Fibres Anthophyllite
Asbestos Fibres Crocidolite
Asbestos Fibres Chrysotile
Asbestos Fibres Tremolite
Benzidine and its salts
Bis (2-chloroethyl) sulphide
Bis (chloroethyl) ether
Bis (Chloromethyl) ether
Ethyl Methyl Sulphonate (EMS)
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
Lead – tetraethyl and tetramethyl
Methyl Chloromethyl Ether
2-Naphtylamine and its salts
Pentachlorophenol, its salts and Esters
Phenyl beta Naphthylamine
Polybrominated Bipenyls (PBBs)
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Polychlorinated Terphenyls (PCTs)
2,3,7,8 - Tetrachlorodibenzo-p- dioxin (TCDD)
Tris (2,3 Dibromopropyl) Phosphate
Tris-(1-aziridinyl) phosphine Sulphide