Originally Posted by cacio
It is not a US law, it is a USPS regulation, so shipping through other carriers is not subject to the rules. Ebay shippers use parcel post usually, and if you noticed the perfume is now wrapped in tons of plastic that takes hours to remove, and surrounded by sheets of paper.
And then of course there are people who simply answer "no" when asked "does it contain perfume or hazardous liquids".
My understanding is different then yours.
It has to do with transporting by Air and this is not just a US Ban, but worldwide ban. Most postal clients use commercial air to move their freight, and with the ban, they legally are not allowed to transport. The funny thing about this, if you are flying, you can put the perfume in the cargo hold, but as a commercial customer, by law, you cannot.
Companies like UPS, DHL, Fedex mostly use their own fleet of aircraft, so they have more flexibility in what they may carry.
If you will note, the paperwork that is pasted to the carton you receive from overseas always says something other than Perfume.