FXF 100 Rules Tariff

Prohibited or Restricted Articles

US Section 1
US/Canada Section 2A
Intra Canada Section 2B
US/Mexico Section 3

Effective Date January 5, 2015

Item 780


Prohibited or Restricted Articles
  1. Alcoholic Beverages
    Only licensed entities may ship alcohol of any type with FedEx. For more information, go to fedex.com/us/wine. Consumers may not ship alcohol.
    1. Licensee to Licensee. FedEx will accept alcohol shipments (beer, wine and spirits) when both the shipper and recipient are either licensed wholesalers, licensed dealers, licensed distributors, licensed manufacturers or licensed importers, subject to additional requirements and all applicable laws and regulations. Contact your FedEx account executive for complete details.
    2. Licensee to Consumer. FedEx will accept wine shipments from licensed entities directly to consumers, subject to additional requirements and all applicable laws and regulations. Contact your FedEx account executive for complete details. Shipments of beer or spirits to consumers are prohibited.
  2. Firearms
    1. Carrier will transport and deliver firearms as defined by the United States Gun Control Act of 1968, between areas served in the U.S., but only between:
      1. Licensed importers; licensed manufacturers; licensed dealers; licensed collectors; law enforcement agencies of the U.S. or any department or agency thereof; and law enforcement agencies of any state or any department, agency or political subdivisions thereof; or
      2. Where not prohibited by local, state and federal law, from individuals to licensed importers, licensed manufacturers or licensed dealers (and return of same).
    2. Carrier cannot ship or deliver firearms C.O.D.
    3. Upon presenting the goods for shipment, the person tendering the shipment to Carrier is required to notify Carrier that the shipment contains a firearm. The outside of the package(s) must not be marked, labeled or otherwise identify that the package(s) contains a firearm.
    4. The shipper and recipient must be of legal age as identified by applicable law.
    5. The shipper and recipient are required to comply with all applicable government regulations and laws, including those pertaining to labeling. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can provide assistance.
    6. Carrier will transport small-arms ammunition when packed and labeled in compliance with local, state and federal law, and the Hazardous Materials section of this Service Guide. Ammunition is an explosive and must be shipped separately as hazardous materials. You agree not to ship loaded firearms or firearms with ammunition in the same package.
  3. Hazardous Materials
    1. All shipments containing hazardous materials must be properly classified, described, packaged, marked, labeled and in proper condition for transportation according to applicable regulations and requirements. Carrier accepts only certain hazardous materials as listed in the current copy of the Shipping Hazardous Materials Guide, which is incorporated herein by reference. Carrier does not accept for transportation hazardous waste and biohazards such as blood, urine, fluids and other noninfectious diagnostic specimens. All items classified as Hazardous Materials are prohibited on shipments to, from and within Mexico regardless of quantity.

      You are prohibited from tendering the following items for shipment, and they will not be accepted:
      1. Explosives, Canada– Import from US – (Class 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5)
      2. Explosives, Domestic - (Class 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5)
      3. Explosives, Mexico- (All Classes & divisions)
      4. More than 100 pounds of NA3178, Smokeless Powder for small arms on any motor vehicle
      5. More than 100 pounds of NA0027, Black Powder for small arms on any motor vehicle
      6. Nitrocellulose (Except UN3270)
      7. Poisonous/Infectious Substances:
        - Infectious substances Div 6.2
        - Poison materials (with inhalation toxicity) Zone A
        - Poison materials (with inhalation toxicity) Zone B bulk (over 119 gallons)
      8. Radioactive materials regulated by the D.O.T. (includes excepted packages)
  4. Prohibited Items
    You are prohibited from tendering the following items for shipment except for antique furniture described in NMFC Items 100240 or 100260, or pictures or paintings described in Items 100240, 100260 or 149420, the following property will not be accepted for shipment nor as premiums accompanying other articles:
    1. Money, cash, bank bills, coins, currency, paper money and negotiable instruments equivalent to cash, such as endorsed stocks, bonds, drafts and cash letters.
    2. Collectible coins and stamps.
    3. Postage stamps.
    4. All live animals and live Poultry.
    5. Live insects.
    6. Animal carcasses. (Taxidermy, animal heads and other parts for taxidermy may be accepted but must be properly packaged; however, they will not be accepted for any Intra Canada or cross border shipments.)
    7. Human corpses, human organs or body parts, human and animal embryos, or cremated or disinterred human remains
    8. Shipments or commodities that are prohibited by applicable local, state or federal law or require us to obtain a local, state or federal license for their transportation
    9. Shipments that may cause damage or delay to equipment, personnel or other shipments.
    10. Lottery tickets and gambling devices where prohibited by local, state, federal, provincial or national law.
    11. Hazardous waste, including, but not limited to, used hypodermic needles or syringes, or other medical waste.
    12. Packages that are wet or leaking.
    13. Pornographic and/or obscene material which is prohibited by law.
    14. Biological Products.
    15. Etiologic agents.
    16. Deeds.
    17. Household Waste, Industrial Garbage.
    18. Letters, with or without stamps, unless Consignor/Consignee is U.S.P.S.
    19. Liquids, in bulk, requiring special tank truck equipment.
    20. Nitrocellulose (Except UN3270).
    21. Notes.
    22. Revenue or Tax Stamps.
    23. Valuable papers of any kind.
    24. Tires that can be defined as used, defective, scrap, salvage, waste, or are otherwise other than new. Aircraft tires are expressly exempt from this prohibition and are not considered as restricted articles.
    25. Perishable foodstuffs and foods and beverages requiring refrigeration or other environmental control.
    26. Freight requiring refrigeration or protection from heat, excluding shipments protected by the Consignor.
    27. Carbon Black or fine powder particles demonstrating similar characteristics to Carbon Black.
    28. Fresh Foods: including Milk, Cream Vegetables, Fruits, and Meat.
    29. Envelopes or wrappers, government stamped, in shipments weighing 30,000 pounds or more.
    30. Articles of extraordinary value (extraordinary value is defined as items valued in excess of $50 per pound per package).
    31. Vehicles, Motorized/Self Propelled – Canada Import from US.
    32. Artwork, including any work created or developed by the application of skill, taste or creative talent for sale, display or collection. This includes, but is not limited to, items (and their parts) such as paintings, drawings, vases, tapestries, limited-edition prints, fine art, statuary, sculpture and collector’s items.
    33. Film (including moving picture films), photographic images (including photographic negatives), photographic chromes and photographic slides.
    34. Any commodity that by its inherent nature is particularly susceptible to damage or the market value of which is particularly variable or difficult to ascertain.
    35. Antiques or any commodity that exhibits the style or fashion of a past era and whose history, age or rarity contributes to its value. These items include, but are not limited to, furniture, tableware, glassware.
    36. Museum exhibits.
    37. Collector’s items such as sports cards, souvenirs and memorabilia. (Collector’s coins and stamps may not be shipped).
    38. Jewelry, including, but not limited to mounted gems or stones (precious or semiprecious), industrial diamonds, and jewelry made of precious metal.
    39. Furs and fur pelts.
    40. Precious metals, including, but not limited to, gold and silver bullion or dust, precipitates or platinum (except as an integral part of electronic machinery).
    41. Stocks, bonds, cash letters or cash equivalents, including, but not limited to, food stamps, postage stamps (not collectible), traveler’s checks, lottery tickets, money orders, gift cards and gift certificates, prepaid calling cards (excluding those that require a code for activation), bond coupons, and bearer bonds.
    42. Any commodity described in the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) as Class ‘0’. In those cases where the Carrier inadvertently picks up such commodities, the Carrier will apply rates equal to Class 300 to the shipment.
    43. Any item otherwise prohibited by federal, state or local law, rule or regulation.

      Notwithstanding any other provision of the FedEx Rules Tariff, we are not liable for delay of, loss of or damage to a shipment of any prohibited item. The shipper agrees to indemnify FedEx for any and all costs, fees and expenses FedEx incurs as a result of the shipper’s violation of any local, state or federal laws or regulations or from tendering any prohibited item for shipment.
  5. Items Requiring Prior Authorization
    Carrier must approve in writing prior to accepting the following items.
    1. Aircraft disk brakes – carbon.
  6. Household Goods
    FedEx Freight may accept household goods ("HHG") only when each of the following conditions is met:
    1. The shipment is picked up and delivered entirely within FedEx Freight's territory.
    2. A HHG mover or broker is the requester of and debtor for the transportation services requested. A HHG mover or broker is a commercial business that is properly licensed, certified, and insured per applicable city, county, state, federal, and any other applicable law or regulation.
    3. Pickup and Delivery service must occur at a HHG's facility or a military installation.
    4. The freight is tendered in a single container only (crate, liftvan or other FedEx approved container).
    5. The freight is power loaded by the Shipper.
    6. The freight is power unloaded by the Consignee.
    7. The Bill of Lading must state that the articles are released to a value not to exceed 10 cents per lb at CL 100 (no lower class exceptions).
    8. The Consignee name and address on the Bill of Lading must match the Consignee name and address on the container. Each Bill of Lading must show HHG or Broker as the Third Party payor of the freight charges.
    9. Carrier agrees to transport such merchandise as HHG or Broker may tender to Carrier,excluding any prohibited merchandise or articles more particularly described in this Item 780. The parties agree that Carrier shall have no liability whatsoever for any Prohibited Items and that HHG or Broker shall fully indemnify and hold harmless Carrier for any claims that may arise against Carrier with respect to such Prohibited Items.
    10. All claims for loss, damage or delay must be filed with Carrier by HHG or Broker. All claims by HHG’s or Broker’s customer for loss, damage or delay must be filed against HHG or Broker and any claim filed direct with Carrier by HHG’s or Broker’s customer will be declined.
    11. Except as otherwise set forth in this Item 780, all other terms and conditions of the FXF100 Rules Tariff shall apply.
  7. Tobacco Products
    Tobacco products will be accepted only when shipped from a licensed dealer or distributor to another licensed dealer or distributor. The shipper is solely responsible for compliance with any applicable regulations, which may vary from state to state.