International trading policy
Listing items globally can be a fun and rewarding experience and is one of the unique benefits of using eBay. At the same time, it's important that all listings and transactions comply with applicable laws. Members are responsible for making sure their transactions are lawful in both the country of the seller and the country of the buyer.
We strongly encourage all members to learn about the laws in their own country as well as the countries where they plan to do business. If you're posting worldwide, please be aware that your item may not appear in the search results in countries where the item is not allowed.
You can exclude countries you don't want to post to by selecting buyer requirements.
Make sure your listings follow our guidelines. If they don't, they may be removed or removed from search results on sites where the item is not allowed, and your buying and selling privileges could be restricted.
Here are some examples of items that may be legally prohibited or restricted, or that breach our policies:
Visit the World Customs Organization for more information about customs regulations around the world. You might also want to contact a specific country's embassy for guidance.
We encourage all sellers and buyers to comply with all governmental laws and regulations, both domestic and abroad. Since the import and export of items are highly regulated by law or may cause harm to eBay or our members, members should educate themselves on the laws governing the import and export of items prior to listing those items.
Important: This information is not intended to be legal advice. If you have any doubts about whether an item can be sold on eBay, we encourage you to consult a lawyer.
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