Are you wondering where you might be able to ship CBD and other hemp-derived products internationally? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve included the list of countries that have legalized hemp-derived CBD products, as of 2019. However, you may want to buckle up for a bumpy ride if you plan on shipping CBD internationally…because you might hit some obstacles along the way.
Your CBD Must Be Hemp-Derived and Contain Less Than 0.2% THC to Ship It Internationally
Before you do anything here, you need to make sure your CBD products meet the following requirements:
- It must be extracted from industrial hemp
- It must contain less than 0.2% THC content
If you can say “yes” to both of these guidelines, then read on!
Do the Proper Research Before You Ship CBD Internationally (and Prepare for Complications)
While the United States has legalized domestic shipments of CBD products at less than 0.3% THC content, other countries might not be so lenient. The rules vary from country to country, and policies in many countries are still changing to this day. So, even if a particular country has legalized CBD products, you’ll likely hit complications when you attempt to send CBD beyond its borders.
Therefore, we suggest doing the proper research for each country you’re shipping to, and making sure you’re meeting each of these countries’ individual standards. It’s a bit of a pain…but it’s best to do it the right way, especially for shipments like these.
The Countries That Have Legalized CBD Products (as of 2019):
- United Kingdom
- South Korea
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Republic of Slovenia
- South Africa
- Virgin Islands
- New Zealand
The Following Countries Ban CBD Products Altogether
- United Arab Emirates
Want a comprehensive breakdown of every foreign country’s rules and restrictions? If so, check out the US Postal Service’s individual country listings. This is a fantastic resource to have on hand, since it provides a breakdown of all the products and shipments that each foreign country allows for and restricts, all in one place.