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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Bringing restricted items to Jersey

​​​Items which need a permit

You cannot bring some goods into Jersey without a valid licence or permit. They include:​

  • liquid milk
  • illegal drugs
  • endangered animals and goods made or taken from them
  • firearms, ammunition, accessories and other weapons
  • explosives and firewo​rks
  • chemicals for making weapons
  • flick knives, gravity knives ​and CS gas sprays
  • indecent and obscene material

The documents below form the legal basis of most, but not all, restrictions on imported goods. Contact Customs for more information.

Customs and Excise (Import and Export Control) (Jersey) Order 2006 on Jersey Law website

Open General Import Licence

Moving or trading endangered species

International movement and trade of some species of animals and plants is controlled so it does not threaten their survival. This includes:

  • ​their derivatives
  • antiques and clothing made or containing CITES-listed species
  • pets​

Species are listed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES)​. You may need a CITES permit to import, export or re-export CITES-listed species.

Find more information and apply for a permit on moving or trading CITES-listed species.

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