Can I sell a leather good to Italy?

  1. I think I saw something posted recently where people in the US cannot sell leather goods to Italy. I've got an Italian bidder on an iPod holder. Can someone confirm or deny? Many thanks!
     
  2. Technically you can sell. But you cannot ship. Things you cannot ship to Italy include anything leather, not just that, you also cannot ship anything sewn together, so no clothing either.
     
  3. OK, thanks for confirming. I just canceled the buyer's bid.
     
  4. well thats news to me.....
     
  5. I don't know that shipping leather goods or clothing to Italy is prohibited... The USPS website says that that leather is, however I heard that the list on the USPS website is very out-dated. I just checked Canada Post's website and it makes no mention of either item being prohibited. I shipped a leather bag to Italy several months back with no problems. So I'm just wondering which website is correct. ???
     
  6. From the USPS.com
    http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/il_008.htm#ep1391182

    Country Conditions for Mailing — Italy

    PROHIBITIONS:
    Albums of any kind (of photographs, postcards, postage stamps, etc.).
    Articles of platinum or gold; jewelry; and other valuable articles unless sent as insured packages.
    Artificial flowers and fruits and accessories for them.
    Bells and other musical instruments and parts thereof.
    Cartridge caps; cartridges.
    Clocks and supplies for clocks.
    Compound medicaments and medicines.
    Coral mounted in any way.
    Ether and chloroform.
    Exposed photographic and cinematographic films.
    Footwear of any kind.
    Haberdashery and sewn articles of any kind, including trimmings and lace; handkerchiefs; scarves; shawls, needlework including stockings and gloves; bonnets, caps, and hats of any kind.
    Hair and articles made of hair.
    Leather goods.
    Lighters and their parts, including lighter flints.
    Live bees, leeches, and silkworms.
    Nutmeg, vanilla; sea salt, rock salt; saffron.
    Perfumery goods of all kinds (except soap).
    Playing cards of any kind.
    Postage stamps in sealed or unsealed letters.
    Radioactive materials.
    Ribbons for typewriters. Live bees, leeches, and silkworms. Parasites and predators of harmful insects.
    Roasted or ground coffee and its substitutes; roasted chicory.
    Saccharine and all products containing saccharine.
    Salted, smoked or otherwise prepared meats; fats; and lard.
    Tobacco.
    Toys not made wholly of wood.
    Treated skins and furs.
    Weapons of any kind and spare parts for them.
    Live plants and animals.
    Arms and weapons.
    Human remains.
    RESTRICTIONS:
    Coins; bank notes; currency notes (paper money); traveler's checks; jewelry; and other precious or valuable articles must be enclosed in an insured parcel post package in order to be mailable to addressees in Italy.
    Postage stamps for philatelic purposes are admitted in registered letter-post shipments on condition that the package bears a completed Form 2976 and the addressee complies with the Italian financial regulations.
     
  7. This is a USPS link to all countries - keep in your favorites folder as it always comes in handy!

    Keep in mind these rules apply to USA exports only. The agreements are specific between the USA USPS and the customs dept for a specific country. Other countries, like Canada, will have their own specific custom agreements between Canada and X' country customs.

    http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immctry.htm
     
  8. I'm from Italy and i know...that list of forbidden items is just crazy!!:sweatdrop:
    But i always purchase leather items (bags,shoes,accessories) and clothes and i never had any issue,even when they opened my parcels for postal inspections...:tup:
    What you should care about when ship to Italy is declared value on custom forms...they are quite careful about it here!:rolleyes::supacool:
     

  9. Blimey! :wtf:

    Is there anything you can send? :shrugs:

    Maybe they should provide a list of non-prohibited items, instead? It would probably be shorter. :yes: :lol:
     
  10. I have shipped bags to Italy with no problems. I too was very concerned about that list so I had the buyer pay via wire transfer.
    I don't think Italian customs is concerned with one item, ykwim?
    Cheers,
     
  11. Well, I guess the jury is out on this one.

    As it turns out, my item is going to a lovely buyer in Australia. Thanks all!
     
  12. "Human remains".... are you kidding me?!?
     
  13. Wow - you knew!! I have friends in Italy and we send stuff back and forth, but her husband's in the US military so I send to the base address and she sends from there as it's cheaper and faster so Italian customs was never an issue. The laws seem to get enforced randomly there other than a few that they are really strict on so I can see how this doesn't get enforced at all. I guess that's why my Marc Jacobs stuff was such a hit in Italy - it doesn't get exported to there - interesting....