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Alcohol, tobacco, and tobacco products

The mailing of alcohol or intoxicating beverages into the U.S. isn’t allowed.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will seize it when discovered.

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will no longer accept packages, in any quantity, containing:

  • Cigarettes
  • Roll-your-own tobacco
  • Smokeless tobacco

Non-mailable cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are subject to seizure and forfeiture. Senders of non-mailable cigarettes or smokeless tobacco are subject to criminal penalties.

For more information, contact the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) at 1-202-927-5000 or 1-202-927-8100 (long distance charges will apply).

We’re providing this information as a convenience only. All of this information is subject to change without notice, and we don't guarantee its accuracy or completeness. It's your responsibility to make sure that you are complying with all applicable requirements when you send or receive international mail items.