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Shipping Lipo Overseas - 07.12.2019, 01:56 AM

Hello guys,

I haven't been on the forums for eons. As a matter of fact, I haven't been in the RC hobby for the past few years. So I came back to complain about the new policies of not shipping any lipo batts internationally... I wonder what I should do if indeed buying lipos online is impossible.
Any suggestions would be great. There aren't any LHS in Saudi Arabia, and the ones that claim to be a LHS do not carry good lipos.


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08.08.2019, 11:29 PM

I thought any laws regarding lithium had to do with the amount of watt hour and anything bellow what your law says is legal is you can ship them in. I'm pretty sure Saudi Arabia's shipping company can tell you what can be legally shipped.
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08.08.2019, 11:41 PM

Found this in UPS' website: https://www.ups.com/assets/resources..._batteries.pdf
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08.13.2019, 04:49 PM

These are the terms and conditions of shipping batteries according to a famous mail service in the GCC:

Terms and Conditions:
Batteries can be shipped from USA only.
The limit of Batteries per shipment is 2 batteries only. Any additional Batteries will be split into multiple shipments.
The type of Batteries that can be shipped are Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Batteries only.
The maximum capacity per Battery that can be shipped is 100WH.
This service is only available for Shop & Ship members in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman only.
The delivery time is up to 15 days.
A service charge of USD 5 will be added to the shipping fees for each shipment.


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08.16.2019, 03:39 PM

When I used to send electronic components to my clients, I always looked at the laws of the certain country I was shipping to and 100% of the time I would find a way to save my client more money, most of the time with either less or no import duties. Now, in the case of lithium batteries, are they only for Lithium-Ion? Are they categorizing all Lithium batteries as Lithium-Ion? If that is not the case, it can only mean Lithium-Polymer that we use in our hobby is excluded from the shipping laws. Loopholes can be amazing at times .
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