Originally Posted by Dr_Rudi
Thanks. I was going to swap you the Habit Rouge - however, I went to check with Australia Post, and they won't let me post it. Here's what they had to say:
Perfumes with flammable solvents are banned from Domestic and International Post and are classified as dangerous goods by the United Nations Committee of Experts. A dangerous good is an article or substance which is capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment.
Perfumes with flammable solvents are defined as a Class 3 Flammable Liquid. Under certain conditions perfumes and perfumery products with flammable solvents can give off a flammable vapour capable of being ignited in air when exposed to a source of ignition. This would have devastating effects in a confined space like the hold of an aeroplane. Transport of dangerous goods is regulated to prevent accidents to persons or property, the environment and other goods.
The carriage of perfumes with flammable solvents is not permitted by Australia Post Standard Terms Conditions or the Universal Postal Union and is also enforced by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Regulations which prohibits the carriage by air. The only conditions under which Australia Post would carry perfumes and perfumery products with flammable solvents are:
* When the customer has an individual contract with Australia Post for the carriage of Consumer Commodity Dangerous Goods. The goods are transported by road under strict conditions dictated by the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADGC) and supporting legislation.
* When the customer has provided a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or similar documented evidence proving that the product with flammable solvents is not classified as a dangerous good.
Australia Post will verify and approve the article for lodgement upon receipt of a MSDS.
Sorry Alex - that all seems too hard - or it means lying when I post the parcel, which I'm not inclined to do.
Hope you can find a Melbourne swap - Renato - TdH must be the only thing you don't have in your wardrobe (and you need it). Jathanas, how about you ?
Can one of our Melbournians help Alex out?
I paid a visit to Australia Post office today and inquired regarding the above. I was told that it is true for all parcels sent by air (plane), however, Australia Post permits sending of fragrances interstate if it is sent by Regular parcels - Road service for parcels weighing up to 20kg throughout Australia.
So, it's no problem there. This is why anyone can send a parcel from Oz to overseas, only by sea. I myself sent a bottle of Adolfo Domingues to Switzerland to BN buyer, narcus. He received it without any problems, just had to wait a bit longer.
So, it is possible. You just have to mention at the office that you are sending it as Regular parcel, which means by road, not air.
If you still ok with the swap, pm me and I'll provide my postal address.