Shipping lithium batteries from USA

Electronic devices, mobile phones and gadgets in USA are much cheaper than in the rest of the world. That’s also the reason why they are one of the most shipped products of Shipito customers. Most electronics contain lithium battery, and there are some restrictions as to which shipping method is able to ship these batteries and which not.

Check also our list of restricted and prohibited items to ship with Shipito.

If you want to ship products with lithium batteries with Shipito, you have to mark this on your customs declaration form:

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When you are ready to mail out your package, be careful which shipping method accepts lithium batteries and under which conditions

DHL – ships lithium batteries, no limit. Require MSDS form submitted if over 2 batteries.

  • PI965, PI966 will require “rigid outer packaging’s” in order to provide protection from damage or compression from the batteries, the inner packaging’s must be placed in a strong, rigid, outer packaging.
  • For Example: If your items like laptops, iphones etc. do not come with original box, please place a special request to have the items to be repacked in a cardboard box and then place in the shipping box. Basically double box the items.

*MSDS will be required for the following countries regardless amount of batteries in your package: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Republic of (South Korea), Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

TNT – ships lithium batteries, no limit. Starting July 8th, TNT stops shipping Lithium Ion Battery by itself (PI965) to all countries. TNT ships items with inserted battery (PI967) and Lithium Ion Battery that’s package with equipment (PI966).

FedEx – ships lithium batteries, no limit

USPS – ships lithium batteries, limit 2 items contains batteries per package, must be installed in the devices

Boxberry – ships lithium batteries, no limit on batteries which are installed in the device, limit 2 loose batteries per package

Airmail – no lithium batteries can be shipped

Australia preferred carrier – Not shipping loose Li-ion battery (PI965). No limit on PI967 and PI966 batteries, but MSDS required for each product

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